Bhubaneswar, Jan 15: Odisha has been championing the cause of Women Empowerment and encouraged women for their socio-economic empowerment with initiatives like Mission Shakti, Start-up Odisha, Skilled-in-Odisha and several other initiatives,Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said.
Inaugurating the Women’s entrepreneurship Committee (IWEC) of Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Odisha State Chapter here today , Patnaik said Odisha become the first state to get ICC’s first women committee of the country.
This committee, he said is a diverse group of women entrepreneurs from various sectors both big and small who can share, collaborate and grow together to fast pace the ongoing industrial growth in the State.
The Chief Minister felicitated 40 women entrepreneurs of the state and wish the Women Entrepreneurship Committee all the success.
ICC Odisha Chairman M.C. Thomas welcomed the guests, Convenor IWEC Ms. Sukirti Patnaik spoke on the theme of the Women's Leadership Summit
Ms Samantha Kochhar, Manging Director, Blossom Kochhar Group of companies, Ms Mugdha Godse, Actress and model, Ms. Shalu L Chandel, Wing Commander, Indian Airforce, Ms Ritoo Jhha, Editor in Chief, Beauty in Espace Media Pvt Ltd, were present as special guests on the occasion. (UNI)