Exploring the Realm of Business Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs of India & Netherlands

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New Delhi, 28 October 2020. “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 thefirst round of virtual consultation organized under the tutelage of the Women of 7 Continents (W7) initiative by FICCI FLO. Heelaborated 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

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