FLO Ahmedabad

Roopa Patel

Chairperson's Message

Dear Friends,

I feel responsible for the duties and tasks ahead as the chairperson of FLO Ahmedabad. At the same time there is also much enthusiasm as i look the coming year.

I must thank our immediate past chair Deepa for her services as chairperson over the last year and many of her works. I would like to acknowledge our very special past chairpersons, namely Sonal Ambani, Pooja Agarwal, Sajani Dua, and Ritu Jain who have laid a solid foundation and also for having believed in me to take on this tenure.

Looking ahead to my own year as a chairperson, I hope to engage with fellow members and see how they could contribute and participate in various initiatives.

I have a mixed bag of fortified evetns for my members this year!! But closest to my heart are the CSR initiatives we are going to jointly work in empowering women at grassroots level.

Under the national initiative, WE, we will be training women in non traditional jobs like, drivers, security guards, gardeners, hospitality, tourism, car mechanics and petrol pump attendants.

SWAYAM will initiate

A SWAYAM startup circle

A SWAYAM biz caravan for mobile mentoring

A monthly SWAYAM newsletter-with rags to riches stories and more

A SWAYAM biz conference to present all the success stories at the end of the year

AMRAPUR village development which is our national pilot project, will have structured programs for all round development will have structured programs for all round growth and literacy for all ages of the villagers. We will also initiate new age infrastructure like water harvesting, alternative power, rural BPO development, women’s skilling, health and hygiene and spoken English skills

FLO will be joining hands with YUVA unstoppable for the ‘Save the Girl child Project’

I am working towards the launch of Pink auto rickshaws (PRide) for women drivers in Gujarat

The Ahmedabad corporation has promised FLO a piece of land for FICCI FLO to have its own Mahila Haat

We look forward to using this space for women who would want to showcase their products and also have cultural events.

Our green connect will be a way of life and a tree will be planted on our members’ birthdays and anniversaries.

I also want to announce the launch of YFLO in our chapter this year and we will also be hosting the Interstate with an offsite in Gujarat..

Finally I would like to thank in advance the several committee members who have stepped forward to serve with me on this Committee. From all of us, we look forward to all members’ support in our forthcoming activities and events!

My earnest request to each member this year is to handhold and collectively we make a difference in someone’s life.

My Matra for the year being ‘EACH ONE-REACH ONE-TEACH ONE’!!

Roopa Patel
Chairperson, Ahmedabad Chapter

Roopa Patel

Chairpson - Ahmedabad Chapter

Contact No. 9825073493

Executive Commitee members 2017-2018

  • Pavani AgarwalSr. Vice Chairperson
  • Shubha BhandariVice Chairperson
  • Deepa ShahImm. Past Chairperson
  • Babita JainSecretary
  • Rachna GemavatJt. Secretary
  • Nandita MunshawTreasurer
  • Shilpa PatelJt. Treasurer