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FORE School of Management takes part in ICC NCW ‘Women Empowerment Summit 2022’

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FORE School of Management participates in ICC NCW Women Empowerment Summit

The Women Empowerment Summit 2022 was most recently organised by the National Commission for Women (NCW) and the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Five women who excel in their respective fields participated in a panel discussion at the summit on the topic of “Role of Women in Progressive Economy,” including Prof. Sriparna Basu, Professor of Communication at the FORE School of Management; Lakshmi Krishnan from the Society for the Promotion of Women and Child Welfare; Bhawna Agarwal, Country Head India for HPE; Rashmi Ranjan, AGM at SIDBI; and Tripti Khanna from the Gramin Vi Jyotsna Chauhan, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Smartworld Developers, moderated the conversation. 
Prof. Sriparna Basu, Professor of Communication, FORE School of Management, stated that “women nowadays need to be adequately trained, in particular on the lines of skill development and entrepreneurship, career mentorship, women-friendly legislation, and how to use technology to improve employment generation capabilities.” 
Both rural and urban areas need to be prioritized in terms of skill development. Not only training but also capacity building and skilling with a focus on techniques are required. It is necessary to identify entrepreneurial possibilities because job creation does not happen on its own. As an illustration, the private sector (Airbnb trained women in Homestay Services) demonstrates how everyone, not just certain NGOs and the government, must share responsibilities. Companies tend to avoid their CSR responsibilities by simply making financial contributions rather than getting actively involved at the local level.

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Career mentoring is crucial since many people are unsure of how to use their newly learned talents. They require instruction on how to access assistance for launching their own ventures or joining ventures that are already up and running. And after completing senior secondary education, this appropriate mentoring should begin. Everyone should be able to use digital literacy to further their education because it is a necessity of the modern world. 
Offices, factories, and all other workplaces need to have women-friendly policies or an environment that supports them. Women who were neglected after covid need to be hired again, as do flexible work schedules, childcare for new mothers who want to work but can’t, and hiring. The world initially prioritized employing men, but now women must be reintroduced as well. 
It’s crucial to use technology to develop skills for the employment market. People should be connected to technology so they are aware of the resources available to them for skill-upgrading. Digital financial literacy, or knowing how to use technology for business objectives like using e-wallets, internet banking, and getting online lending and investment advice, is also crucial.

PM for a day

Prof. Sriparna Basu responded to the question of what she would do for the country’s women if she were the prime minister for a day by saying, “As a PM for a day, I would want to promote women’s success stories not as niche content, not as something that happens only occasionally, but as a norm story, something that is common and achievable and should be promoted more.” 
Prof. Basu and the other panelists added a comment to wrap up the entire topic by stating that 20% of women are employed overall. Women could have contributed $6 trillion to the economy if they were working now, thus post-covid job restoration is necessary to entice women back into the workforce.