FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO), an exclusive women's wing of the prestigious national organization FICCI, today announced Ms Renu Kathuria, Managing Director, Carl F International, world leaders in handrail and balustrade systems, as the Chairperson of FLO, Mumbai Chapter, for the year 2012 – 13 at a ‘Change of Guard’ event held at ITC Grand Central. Present at the event were known figures from across different strata of Indian society along with the noted actors, Ms Lillete Dubey & Mr. Sachin Khedekar, an Indian actor and director, best known for his role as Subhash Chandra Bose in Shyam Benegal's Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero and the latest in the list being Chhodo Kal ki Baatein.
The event started with the welcome note followed by the Lighting of the Lamp by the key members. A musical ballet was presented by “ Dhawal Doshi -The dans skool ” depicting women’s life followed by a speech from Ms. Kiran Gera – Founder of FLO Bombay and a word from Ms Sucheta Shah, Past Chairperson 2011-12, FICCI FLO Bombay Chapter.
With this the Change of Guard Ceremony took place presenting medals to the new executive team.
Speaking on the occasion of the 'Change of Guard' event Ms Kathuria said "Am honored at being conferred a position of such stature. Following on lines of FICCI FLO's goal of women empowerment at various levels, across different strata of Indian society, I will try and mobilize women power at FLO this year and garner more visibility for our organization so as to increase the manpower support in the causes that we truly believe in and stand for."
Ms Renu Kathuria is also a member of other renowned organizations like Bombay Chamber of Commerce, Indo Danish Business Association, EEPC (Engineering Export Promotion Council), and CSR-Jury member on awards for CSR.
The event also felicitated “High Places Management” for supporting the cause of FICCI FLO to build toilets for girls in Tamhini School at Tamhini Village, Mulshi Taluka, and Pune District & Adarwadi - Zilla Parishad School in Raigad District. Also Felicitated Ms. Sneha Pandit from Bharatiya Stree Shakti & Superior Sister Magdalita from Ashadaan – Mother Teresa’s Home for their work and commitment towards the underprivileged and concluded with a Vote of Thanks by Ms Parvathy Ramaswamy, Sr .Vice Chairperson, 2012-13.
About FICCI FLO
FLO was established in 1983, as a division of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and industry (FICCI) which is the apex body of industry and commerce in India. As an All India Organization for women, FLO has chapters in Mumbai, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Guwahati and Kolkata with its head office in Delhi. Its members comprise of entrepreneurs, professionals and Corporate Executives.
FLO works in association with their parent body FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry). The primary objective of FLO is to promote entrepreneurship and professional excellence in women. FLO endeavors to enhance the various skills of women through its educational and vocational training programmes, talks, seminars, panel discussion and workshop on a wide range of subjects like information technology, taxation, insurance, venture capital, stock market operations, accountancy, marketing, mutual funds, investment planning, entrepreneurship development programmes etc. FLO also focus on women related legal and social issues like uniform civil code, domestic violence, etc.
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