Women Empowerment (WE) in Sports – BREAKING THE BOUNDARIES
FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) believes that successful women must be recognized not only because they deserve to but also it encourages other women to face all odds and emerge victorious and confident.
It is especially true when Indian women are breaking all stereotypes and bringing laurels to our country in the field of cricket, which has been always considered as a male bastion.
It is in this spirit that FLO organised an interactive session titled – Breaking the Boundaries, to honour the Golden Girls of Indian Cricket, Mithali Raj & Jhulan Goswami, who have led the Indian Cricket team to the finals of the World Cup 2017 and created a defining moment in the history of women’s cricket in India.
Rahul Dravid, Former Indian Cricket Captain felicitated them in an event, organised by FLO at FICCI, federation House, New Delhi.
On the sidelines of the felicitation ceremony, a panel discussion was organised with the 3 cricketers, Mitali Raj, Jhulan Goswami and Rahul Dravid, wherein they shared their journey in the cricket world and discussed about possible ways to create a roadmap for sports to evolve as crucial tool for women empowerment.
Archana Vijaya, celebrity cricket presenter moderated the session and also shared her journey in the cricket industry.
Their success stories will definitely inspire young girls to emulate the beacons of hope and eventually foray into the world of cricket and also other forms of sports, thereby enabling sports to grow as a powerful mechanism to empower women.
FLO President, Vasvi Bharat Ram said, “FLO believes that to achieve the holistic goal of women empowerment, more and more women needs to engage in sports and equal opportunities should be created for them in this arena.”
She added, “Under the aegis of FLO WE Initative, which stands for Women Empowerment, the objective of this session is to recognise the success stories of true achievers and provide a platform for women and youth, to be inspired by them. WE in Sports. i.e. Women Empowerment is Sports is the need of the hour. Besides all other initiatives such as WE in Education, WE in Tourism, WE in Services, FLO will continue working towards WE in Sports. Our endeavour is to stand powerful as an inspiring, empowering and impactful voice for change.”