A summer morning in Mumbai, opens its doors to the “Women Entrepreneurs” Summit & ICC Women Achievers Awards. Mrs. Namrata Sureka (President LSG) addresses the crowd by quoting Swami Vivekananda’s words that compares a society flying with one wing unless the condition of the women is not improved. Ms. Naina Lal Kidwai ( Chairman of Max Financial) requotes these same words later on inspiring us all with her experiences & fortitude of being a woman entrepreneur in a man’s world.
Accolades were handed out to women achievers like Ms. Kidwai, Ms. Uma Sistla (GM of SBI) Ms.Yami Gautam ( Actor) Ms. Revathy Roy (Founder Hey DeeDee) and many others. Our own ex president Mrs Mukul Agarwal moderated the session between the women speakers; all well established in their field of expertise. “Can women have it all? ” still stands to be one of the most asked & permeable questions. The unanimous answer is that we all have these 3 precious crystal balls, that needs juggling all the time. Family, Career and Myself. These women entrepreneurs urge us to concsiously pick up other women from their working dynamics, give them a chance and even mentor them. There is no shortcuts to success, hard work has to be punched in. One essential that we as women forget is to network. Men network all the time, whereas after work we give priority to family to pacify our guilt. The biggest take away for us all was that “Ambition” is not a bad word. Vice President MrsMadhulika Kanoria gave the vote of thanks leaving the podium open for the next session for the women entrepreneurs & investors & new age technologies.