Women are known for their ability to wear multiple hats and are champions of multitasking” said H.E. Mr. Venu Rajamony, IFS, Ambassador of India to the Netherlands during the first round of virtual consultation organized under the tutelage of the Women of 7 Continents (W7) initiative by FICCI FLO. He elaborated on the 3-fold challenge that FLO has been focusing on and highlighted the need to reach out women across globe and facilitate joint initiatives in order to empower and support women entrepreneurs towards becoming an integral part of the workforce enabling societal transformation and economic development in India”.
H.E. Mr. Rajamony said “It is extremely important to bring women into the economy, enable & nurture them as entrepreneurs in India to act as catalyst, an agent which works both for skilling as well as empowerment of women in the larger developmental process. It will automatically bring benefit to the society & nation as a whole”
“In 2018, over 6 in 10 women were working in Netherlands and a third of women in Netherlands were entrepreneurs. Keeping that in mind, I think there is great potential for joint initiatives to address the challenges in empowering women and creating a sustainable life” he further added
Jahnabi Phookan, President, FLO said, “Deepening the synergy and enhancing the collaboration between two countries is the need of an hour. Our wider goal is to create a worldwide forum for exchange of information, experience, visibility and connectivity among women business owners and the #W7 will the same objective and to support, initiate and improve efforts to integrate women vendors in the global value chain”
Namita Taneja Krul Vice President Finance of the Netherlands India Chamber of Commerce and Trade (NICCT) and the Founder and CEO of Meri Body said, “For years NICCT has acted in promoting business relationships between the Netherlands & India & we at NICCT believe that the economies of both the countries are mutually complementary in many ways & the ongoing relationship evolving & growing stronger with the help of the embassies. We will be happy to help and support women entrepreneurs during their business journey, on both sides of this corridor”
The other eminent speakers during the webinar includes Ingun Bol, Founder & President of Female Wave of Change, Dr. Saskia Harkema, Co-founder of Move in2 the Future
The session was moderated by the Day Chair Dharitri Patnaik, Chapter Chairperson, Bhubaneshwar
About FICCI FLO : FLO is the women wing of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). FLO was established in 1983, as a division of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) which is the apex body of industry and commerce in India. FLO has been promoting entrepreneurship and professional excellence among women through workshops, seminars, conferences, training and capacity building programmers, etc. As an All India Organisation for women, FLO has 17 Chapters pan India – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Kanpur, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Northeast, Pune, Amritsar, Northeast & Uttarakhand, with its Head Office in New Delhi. Its members comprise entrepreneurs, professionals, and Corporate Executives.