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Women Make A Difference To Society And Economy

" In life, there is a way to come out of difficulties and that is through inclusiveness, mindfulness and yoga," said Suman Virdi Batra, Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Coach

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A woman rising in the corporate ladder may sound clichéd. But a woman making a difference to the society and the economy at large is gaining a lot of prominence. This was something which was enlightened at the recently held Woman Economic Forum where a session was held on ‘The Economics of Goodness in Lifestyle, Leadership, Design & Architecture’. 

Ana Margarida Dias Moreira, Graphic Designer from Portugal, I have a Degree in Design and graphic arts technology. My path passed by companies where I could understand more of my passion in design and ways to produce my ideas. “I am a graphic designer and now discover a new phase on how to be a woman, how to be loved and how to express oneself. Instead if selling something, we have to teach consumers what to buy and how to buy. We should love to develop things for a better world.”
Kanwal Chaudri, Design Development, Harzan Export House said, “On return from overseas, I decided to contribute to India Development and became a consultant, with Handloom Handicraft Export Cooperation. But I didn’t believe in business. I wanted to do a social contribution. Hence I didn’t go international. I am actively involved in the recognition of artisans through a formal education and am talking with the government on this. 

Suman Virdi Batra, Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Coach, stated, “Yoga and Meditation have helped me realise those inner aspects of my life which I thought never existed. I always felt that kindness, gratitude, and compassion are something which is slowly fading away from our society and the results are quite evident to all of us. The quote which actually helped me realise my vision and my purpose to the society is ‘in School you get a lesson first and the test after, But in Life, you get the test first and the lesson after. We cannot avoid both the tests. In life, there is a way to come out of difficulties and that is through inclusiveness, mindfulness and yoga. I have designed a curriculum and am going to speak to the Ministry of Education soon.”

Sujay Paul, Managing Director, Global Growth Consultancy, London, United Kingdom, said, “I strongly say that a woman completes a man and men are nothing without a woman. We have opened a global growth academy which is exclusively created to empower women. We have an exclusive workshop called ‘Respect Womanhood’ which we will be launching all over India starting from North East of India. We strongly believe that women can do anything and everything possible. In fact, in some areas, they can do better than men.”

Kuku Singh, Managing Director - Tatva Leadership & Management said, “I strongly believe that we have a lot of potential and a lot of power so that we are there to make a decision. My focus and mission in life are to prepare women for senior management positions. Hopefully, we will see more women in the economy.” 

Elisa Maceratini, president and co-founder of Interazioni Urbane, an Italian NGO said, “Our aim is to develop processes of integration, social inclusion and sustainable development through participatory planning, community engagement and innovative design in the outskirts of our contemporary cities. My focus is building innovative sustainable methods and tools for urban upgrading, participatory planning, upcycling and social inclusion of disadvantaged groups.”

Seetha Lakshmi, CEO, Puppet Media said, “During the course of my professional journey I realised that there is a space for media planners in the Malayalam film industry. On a woman’s day, I decided to float my entity and this became a dream come true.”

Anuradha Govind, Principal, JM International said, “In the field I am in, I don’t call it a profession but a mission because I believe I am making a difference being in the leadership position for so many years. I decided to design a curriculum which is multi-dimensional and can create a difference to women. We are also trying to inculcate in them the values which will help them connect with people around.”

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