- About FLO
It is with immense pride and deep humility that I don the mantle of the 33rd President of FLO.
We are today the largest women’s business chamber in India and have for the last 32 years worked towards economic empowerment of women.
The September 1995 Beijing Declaration was an attempt to advance women’s rights, such as the right to live free from violence, to go to school, to participate in decision making and the right to equal pay for equal work.As we take stock 20 years later, despite being half of India’s population, women contribute only 17% of the GDP. As IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said “GDP in India would expand by 27% if its women participated in its workplace equally”.
Keeping this in focus look forward to your continued support as we work towards inclusion of women in the workplace through our skilling initiatives, provide support to women entrepreneurs with our business consultancy cell, help place women on corporate boards through our FLO Women Director initiative and spark a new sense of pride with our support of Make in India.
This year we are also looking to expand our initiatives to provide legal help to women in business, empower women through sports and also empower women and girls through use of technology.
With new challenges comes unprecedented opportunities so let us all work together at changing lives.