Indian Women Network (IWN), a special initiative spread across Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Goa by Confederation of Indian Industries, aims to bring together and mould professional and striving women into successful entrepreneurs. The initiative was launched in the city to give common platform for women from different field to come together and share ideas.
An initiative was launched for the first time in Pune on June 20 to encourage as many women as possible. Vaidehi Banerjee of AMRITA institute said "CII event would add value to what I already know. I would also like to know the skills we need to know as women and focus on that."
A very determined student of Marathwada Mitramandal college of engineering, Kalyani Bhagwath, had always dreamt of joining the Persistent Systems company. "the opportunity to attend this programme has encouraged me to pursue my dreams. I think the situation of the women right now will improve and they will guide us to a better future."
Kanchan Rode, Another aspiring student of MIT AOE Alandi, was awaiting the talk of all the successful women in the program. "I want to know and see the lady achievers which will inspire me to build myself. It will give me an idea of where I stand and how to go about it for my better future."
Whereas, the Project manager, HR consulting and outsourcing with Arthtech knowledge solutions private limited was not very familiar with the topic and said "this is something new for me. I want to know the opportunities for women in these changing times, the options available, and how to get started in a new field"
Dr. Uma Ganesh, chairperson Indian Women Network, chief executive officer global talent track private limited launched a website for easy access to the various options available for women in all the
branches of a career, all over the city. Dr Ganesh stated "the objective is to provide a platform for women to face unique challenges, learn, grow, interact and aspire for greater good. The members of Indian women network and confederation of Indian industry can support them. The committee setup handles women from the three stages that is the professionals, women post sabbatical period and the graduates."
Its said that the statistics of women workforce in all industries is only 30%. The main focus was on the Young India which comprises of undergraduate women and girls who will take over the corporate sector in the coming years.
"New companies act has been introduced to bring more women into the corporate world. The act says that atleast one board member should be a woman." Said Anshoo Gaur, president and head of Amdocs Development Centre India Private Limited.