Ujjwala Singhania has been appointed as the National President of FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO), the oldest women-led & women-centric business chamber of Southeast Asia. She took over as the 38th president of FLO at the FLO’s 37th Annual Session in presence of Smriti Irani, Minister for Women & Child Development; Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister for Rural Development; Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister for Development of North Eastern Region, Government of India among others.
As the 38th National President of FLO, Singhania will focus on empowering women by facilitating an enabling environment that promotes entrepreneurship, industry participation and economic development of women. Under her leadership, FLO will carry out many interventions towards fostering larger contributions of women in India’s industrial and economic growth story.
Speaking on her new role, Ujjwala Singhania, said “It’s an honour for me to be the National President of an organisation like FLO which has had such an illustrious history of working towards the development and empowerment of women. I have been a part of this women’s consortium for over 19 years and the collective mission of the organisation is to encourage and facilitate women to showcase their talents, skills, experiences and energy across sectors and verticals for a truly inclusive economic growth trajectory. This will not only help me to drive a wave of positive impact in their lives but will also assist me to put an optimistic impact on the entire society at large.”
“Women are making vital contributions to the nation’s industrial output. However, with less than 14 percent women entrepreneurs in India and the country’s female workforce participation declining, we need to unlock the vastly untapped potential. FLO believes that in the wake of Atma Nirbhar Bharat and the fourth industrial revolution, it is an opportune time for us to promote enterprises and build the start-up ecosystem,” Singhania further said..
For women to succeed as entrepreneurs, FLO will continue to provide the requisite skills, opportunities, and access to information and knowledge. Women already contribute largely to the SME sector which plays a vital role in industrial development of our country. FLO is committed to sustainable industrial development as a means of achieving economic prosperity, both for women and the country”, she added.
Other Initiative verticals like textiles and rural development planned for this year will support local-level scaling up of enterprise and economic development initiatives for women. interventions for the promotion of India’s handloom and textile industry, help women associated with agricultural activities, promote women’s participation in national and international trade.
Apart from all this FICCI Ladies Organization will also organise conclaves, trade expos and set up industrial parks for 100 percent women-owned manufacturing industries. This will enable them to carry out transformational changes in the lives of women.
Singhania hails from the fourth generation of one of India’s leading business families, the JK Organisation. She is a director at JK International, a firm that invests, through private equity and venture capital. She is also a director at General Data, a company specialising in software development and engineering analysis.
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