The International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day celebration, hosted by FKCCI.

Mr. Ramesh Chandra Lahoti, President, FKCCI welcomed the Guest speakers Dr. Srivardhini K Jha, Chairperson – NSRCEL, IIM Bangalore’s Flagship Business Incubator, Ms. Dhanniya Venkatasalapathy, Executive Director, Cloud Solutions, Microsoft India, Bengaluru and the members on the dias, Managing Committee members, Past President and all Women Entrepreneurs present, Representatives of various Women Associations and Organizations. He also emphasized the pivotal role of women in societal success, urging increased support for women in business to fuel economic growth. Under the theme & Igniting Innovative Solutions for Entrepreneurial Growth,& Mr. Lahoti highlighted how innovation enhances customer relations and fosters cost-effective, eco-friendly practices. Innovation, he stressed, gives businesses a competitive edge and prepares them for future opportunities. Expressing gratitude to participants, Mr. Lahoti congratulated awardees and emphasized the importance of women’s contributions to entrepreneurship.

The event began with an invocation by Ms. Susheema Vidyaratnaraj, Joint Managing Director, SYConE CPMC Pvt Ltd and MC Members of FKCCI.

Ms. Tejashree B A, Chairperson of FKCCI’s Women Entrepreneurs Committee, thanked guests, office bearers, Advisor, Past Presidents for their support. She said we remain steadfast in our commitment to empowering women entrepreneurs. We aim to provide a platform for networking, mentorship, and advocacy, ensuring that every aspiring woman entrepreneur receives the support needed to flourish.

Ms. Uma G Reddy, Co-Chairperson, Women Entrepreneurs Committee, FKCCI introduced the Theme Speaker Ms. Dhanniya Venkatasalapathy. The Theme Speaker from Microsoft India encouraged an entrepreneurial mindset, emphasizing continuous learning and innovation. She praised India’s growth, especially in digital public goods, and urged perseverance in the face of challenges. Ms. Shubha Ganesh, Founder of Money Shiksha introduced the Guest of Honour. Dr. Srivardhini K Jha, Guest of Honour and Chairperson of NSRCEL, IIM Bangalore’s Business Incubator, shared insights on women’s entrepreneurship. She highlighted family and peer support, emphasizing the role of networking in overcoming challenges. Dr. Jha provided information on NSRCEL’s programs for women entrepreneurs.

Mr. M.G. Balakrishna – Senior Vice President introduced the FKCCI App, an innovative tool for community collaboration. The app offers comprehensive networking features, event registration, and B2B connectivity.

The event recognized accomplished women entrepreneurs, including Mrs. Aparna Pujari, M/s. Bilva Enterprises, Dharwad, Mrs.Pavithra Y S, M/s. Vindhya e-Infomedia Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru, Mrs. Mallamma Jayadevappa, M/s. Eshwar Food Products, Mysuru, Mrs.Suguna Shankar Suvarna, M/s. Suguna Industries & Hardware, Udupi. Mrs. Chinnamma of Sreenu Creations symbolized women entrepreneurs and recognised.

FKCCI Vice President, Ms. Uma Reddy, extended thanks to event sponsors, including Canara Bank, SBI, and product sponsors “Toms & mom’s”, “Phsycoflakes”, “Flying elephants”, “Snack Me”, “Mysore Sandal Soaps”. 200 entrepreneurs took part in the event.

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