EdelGive Foundation and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) have joined hands to strengthen and accelerate outreach initiatives of women entrepreneurship. Through this year-long collaboration, both organizations aim to support women in their entrepreneurial journeys, by adopting a multi-stakeholder approach to facilitate capacity building. Through mentorship, community sensitization at a school level, establishing grass-root level awareness initiatives, increasing corporate support for women entrepreneurship endeavors, and by creating ‘champions’ across sectors for the cause, with specific focus in the states of Maharashtra and Rajasthan, the campaign aims to positively impact the ecosystem in a holistic manner.
Under the programme, workshops to enhance learning, and provide skilling and training facilities will be conducted. Additionally, women-led enterprises will be promoted through active engagements with state governments. A digital education series will also be leveraged via social media platforms to encourage innovative learning.
“There already exists a clear synergy between our work via the #UdyamStree campaign and FICCI’s Greater 50 campaign. The purpose of the present MoU is to set up a system of cooperation based on the expertise of both the organizations, to ensure the further strengthening of our initiatives to support and empower women,” says Vidya Shah, Executive Chairperson, EdelGive Foundation.
“FICCI – FLO Empowering Greater 50 per cent programme lays a special emphasis on enhancing entrepreneurial and decision-making skills of existing and aspiring women entrepreneurs through need-based mentorship programmes and mentor-mentee matchmaking. Since UdyamStree has similar objectives of boosting women entrepreneurship in the country, we believe that combining the expertise of both organizations will yield fruitful results,” said Dr Sangita Reddy, Immediate Past President FICCI and Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd.