‘Women should empower each other..’
Kolkata saw a glorious event this New Year reflecting this very spirit of women empowerment. The Women’s Economic Forum seminar was held in Kolkata this time on 2nd and 3rd January, 2017 on the theme of “Shakti Unleashed: Awakening the Power Within." The General Manager of JW Marriott, Ms Ranju Alex is delighted to be able to bring in and be a host to International WEF in Kolkata. This Forum supports the empowerment and inspires young women entrepreneurs to dream big and live their dreams.
Through 50 or more sessions and 150 speakers spread across the 2 day event, 400 women and supportive men came together to be the change they wish to see in the world. This magical event, inaugurated by the CM of Bengal, Smt. Mamata Banerjee and saw the footfalls of many stalwarts like Hemant Kanoria, Rajive Kaul, Alka Bangur, Sanjay Jhunjhunwala; bankers like Anuradha Roy of SBI Mutual; leaders in art and culture like Bickram Ghosh, Shamlu Dudeja; social leaders like Madhu Neotia, Preeti Goenka, Minu Budhia, Threety Irani, Nilanjana Chakraborty; Ruchika and Vivek Gupta (MP) of Sanmarg; Urmi Rahman of Network of Women in Media.
Many NRIs and speakers from abroad, Ambassadors, Diplomats, Judges, Lawyers, Police, Bureaucrats, Artists, Actors, and Young Entrepreneurs and Students, and women from the grassroots were a part of this wonderful event that aims to foster women empowerment and build connections among all the achievers and also the supportive men. The aim has always been to build and be a part of one big family and create bonds at professional as well as personal levels.
The WEF events take place throughout the years and irrespective of the International borders. The idea is to expand one’s business and networking and be the cause of a global influence. The next event of WEF is scheduled at Hague followed by London in the following two months. The vision continues to be philanthropic and non-profitable and the method is collaborative. Like they say, there is always a tribe of successful women who supports women empowerment and WEF is one such organization where women from all walks of life comes together to create a platform where young entrepreneurs are inspired in every way.