Mumbai, India/September twenty sixth, 2023– The IWFCI INDIA NATIONAL CHAPTER ‘Women Entrepreneurship Awards 2023’ has been instituted to encourage, acknowledge, reward and have fun ladies entrepreneurs who’ve established profitable micro, small and medium enterprises. The International Women’s Federation of Commerce and Industry (IWFCI) is a non-profit, non-government group that was shaped in 1992 in Melbourne, Australia by Ms. Diana Abruzzi.
IWFCI INDIA was established to satisfy the rising wants of girls in enterprise and in recognition of their growing contribution to the world of commerce, the group and to authorities.
IWFCI India, registered as Forum of Women in Commerce and Industry, a Section 8 Company registered underneath the Companies Act, 2013, is dedicated to supporting entrepreneurial abilities in ladies and helps them to scale up their companies by way of the community of IWFCI world chapters. IWFCI India has been conducting many occasions and actions within the current previous to advertise their imaginative and prescient and have been capable of depart a significant influence amongst budding ladies entrepreneurs.
A particular award was instituted for an impressive ladies entrepreneur for displaying exemplary entrepreneurship. This award ‘Women Entrepreneur Award 2023’ was conferred on Bengaluru-based Suhasini Sampath, Founder of Sprout Life Foods and formulator of the Yoga Bar for well being and health.
The ‘Women Social Entrepreneur Award 2023’ was bagged by Alina Alam, Founder and CEO of ‘Mitti Social Initiatives Foundation’. Their imaginative and prescient is to empower the lives of individuals with disabilities and foster incapacity inclusion by way of sustainable livelihood alternatives. The Mitti Cafés function in main airports in India.
The ‘Women Business Entrepreneur Award 2023’ was bagged by Bangalorean Aruna Sampige of ‘Roots Reforms Initiatives Pvt. Ltd’. The organisation works on bridging the hole in ‘entry’ and ‘decisions’ of economic companies to ladies within the unreached segments.
Women entrepreneurs (one every from the enterprise sector and from the social sector) from micro, small and medium measurement companies have been conferred with the IWFCI Women Entrepreneurship Awards. Each award carries a money prize of Rs. 50,000 every, a trophy and a quotation.
The occasion ‘IWFCI Entrepreneurship Summit and Women Entrepreneurship Awards 2023’ noticed a large attain amongst IWFCI members throughout 14 chapters across the globe, members of assorted enterprise networks, budding administration pupil entrepreneurs and most people.
Chief visitor, Rajesh Dembla, Founder Zoozle.in mentioned “Women will contribute over 60% of the expansion that the business will see on this decade. The world of entrepreneurship is about to alter on its head. Any organisation that doesn’t have about 45% ladies of their management, will stop to supply related merchandise within the subsequent few years.”
Ms. Diana Abruzzi, Founder and International Chair of IWFCI spoke on ‘The Building of the Entrepreneurial Mindset impacting Global Economies”
Ms. Archana Shiroor, Chief Human Resources Officer of Yes Bank mentioned that in line with the Boston Consultancy Group (BCG) there will likely be a 90% development in ladies led companies within the subsequent 5 years. And IWFCI INDIA is all poised to assist ladies face the challenges of the altering world.
Dr. Rema Ramchandran, Director IWFCI-India in her opening remarks mentioned that we’re right here to have fun the achievements and contributions of excellent ladies entrepreneurs who’ve defied norms and shattered glass ceilings. Your resilience, creativity, and dedication haven’t solely impacted the enterprise world however have additionally impressed numerous people across the globe.
IWFCI INDIA is led by Dr. Daphne Pillai, a number one educationist for over 30 years, who’s the Chairperson of the Management Board, Mahatma Education Society and co-founder of the Pillai Group of Institutions which runs 48 instructional establishments the place 30000 college students’ examine yearly. She was felicitated for her contribution to training and particularly for her efforts to empower the underprivileged ladies in society by way of Adult Literacy Drives and Skill Development Programmes by varied worldwide ladies’s organisations. She firmly believes that “ladies are naturally empowered however solely want the encouragement and the appropriate surroundings to blossom, and it’s for us to step in, step out and climb up”.
She was the winner of the ‘Assocham Women Achiever of the Year Award – 2019’ which was held collectively with the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Govt of India. The award was conferred on her by the Hon. Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani.
Dr. Daphne Pillai can also be the founding father of the Soroptimist International Bombay Chembur, a ladies’s worldwide group which works for the welfare of girls and works in direction of “Educating, Empowering and Enabling” ladies to construct higher lives for themselves.
Dr. Daphne PIllai says “It’s crucial for society to recognise ladies entrepreneurs and their contribution to the financial development of the nation. It can also be vital for ladies to have function fashions to emulate. The IWFCI-INDIA Women Entrepreneur Awards have fun ladies’s initiative, drive and dedication to make their companies profitable and thus they turn into function fashions to different ladies who want to enter the entrepreneurial house.”
“The Women’s Reservation Bill not too long ago handed in Parliament will present for ladies’s political participation and determination making in authorities coverage and planning. This will in flip have a serious influence on ladies entrepreneurs throughout all spectrums who will likely be beneficiaries of presidency applications, schemes and funding for his or her entrepreneurial initiatives and monetary empowerment.”