Chennai: The Women Entrepreneurship Development Organisation (WEDO), a pioneer in the financial empowerment of women through entrepreneuership, on Saturday (November 18) launched its Visionary Women Circle and Visionary Women Collective at a mega function held in the MMA Academy in Chennai.
Over 200 women entrepreneurs from different fields and from the length and breadth of India participated with a view to partaking of the spirit, resilience and creativity that emanated from the brainstorming sessions at the event.
Governor Tamilisai inaugurates: A votary of women’s financial empowerment through her gubernatorial actions, Governor of Telangana and Lt Governor of Puducherry Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan, who presided over the function as the chief guest, declared open the Visionary Women Circle & Collective, bestowing upon her words of encouragement and insightful messages as to how women of the country could help better their financial position by undertaking various types of entrepreneurial activities.
Guiding forces: The guiding forces of WEDO– Mrs Kadambari Umapathy, Founder, and Dr Abdul Manaff, Chairman–made things possible for the Visionary Women Circle & Collective, all for the financial development of women who wanted to prove their worth in various entrepreneurial activities.
Flagship event at MMA Chennai: Both of them said that the flagship event at the prestigious MMA Hall in Chennai on November 18 formed as a milestone in their journey of growth, empowerment and limitless possibilities. This pioneering initiative could make waves across the country, marking a significant milestone in their journey, they acknowledged.
Naturals and Coca Cola partnering: Naturals founder Mr C K Kumaravel, a celebrity in his own right and a successful entrepreneur is the supporting partner of the initiative apart from the global brand Coca Cola
Inaugural volume of Collective: The event also saw the presentation of the inaugural volume of the Collective apart from the unveiling of the Visionary Women Circle. It also promised to be a momentous occasion of unparalleled inspiration, empowerment and unity.
Resilient network: The main idea of Visionary Women Circle is to create a resilient network that encompasses peer-to-peer mentor access and market support for progressive women-owned brands, thus enabling seamless connections with clients, collaborators and investors globally.
The purpose: To be precise, Visionary Women Circle is a collective of noteworthy transactable, collaboratable and investable women entrepreneurs from different sectors and parts of India. Mrs Dhivya Sriram, Founder, Anil Engineering Private Limited, presided over the India chapter of the Visionary Women Circle.
5 brands: It is interesting to note that 5 brand launches happened on the occasion–She Finance-fund and mentoring for women entrepreneurs was inaugurated by Mrs.A S Kumari, Head of TN State women’s Commission.
Other brands included: Finestra-Life Coaching brand specialising in Parenting, Tulips & Daffodils-Organic soil amendments, Precise Goal-financial consultant and SARAS, which is into trendy and eco-friendly bags.