Women need to actively engage in the role of ‘Job Creators rather being ‘Job Seekers’ says Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Women need to actively engage in the role of ‘Job Creators rather being ‘Job Seekers’
says Prime Minister Narendra Modi

In his Message by Hon’ble Prime Minister on the occasion of Women’s Empowerment: “Through Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Capacity Building”  at the 6th Global Economic Summit organized by the All India Association of Industries (AIAI) in association with the World Trade Centre Mumbai.

Prime Minister said that Women empowerment becomes meaningful only when roles of decision making and entrepreneurship are open to them. Our Government is committed towards this aim. Schemes such as `Stand Up India’ are programmed in this direction. We want to make sure that facilitating environment exist in our country for unleashing the true potential of Women Entrepreneurship. Our nation will surely leap further ahead, when women actively engage in the role of ‘Job Creators’ rather being ‘job seekers’. 

Mr. Modi further added that Trading system has an important role to play in duly rewarding their contributions. Global economy itself will be enriched, when women are integrated meaningfully into the system.

Honble Chief Minister of Maharashtra Mr. Devendra Fadnavis said that India has shown the world that it can produce the brightest of minds and people brimming with energy. Entrepreneurs from India have proved to be trail-blazers across the world. Today, the concept of a woman entrepreneur no longer elicits surprise or curiosity in India. Women entrepreneurs are today seen as icons and are looked up to. Many women have gone on to become global business leaders and are making every Indian proud. Still, a lot of women do need a boost, need encouragement and a solid backing to help them achieve their goals. 

Eminent Speakers at the Global Economic Summit were as follows:  

  • Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva
  • Mr. Deepak Vasant Kesarkar , Minister of State for Finance, Planning & Home (Rural), Government of Maharashtra 
  • Mr. Kamal M. Morarka, Chairman, MVIRDC World Trade Centre Mumbai 
  • Mr. Vijay Kalantri, President, All India Association of Industries (AIAI) 
  • Ms. Dorothy Ng’ambi Tembo, Deputy Executive Director, International Trade Centre (ITC), Geneva 
  • Mr. Yonov Frederick Agah, Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva 
  • Ms. Dorothy Ng’ambi Tembo, Deputy Executive Director, International Trade Centre (ITC), Geneva 
  • Ms. Michaela Marksová, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic 
  • Dr. Ruby Dhalla, Member of Parliament, Canada 
  • Ms. Nora K. Terrado, Undersecretary (Deputy Minister), Department (Ministry) of Trade and  Industry, Industry Promotion Group (IPG), Philippines 
  • Mdm. Nguyen Thi Tuyet Minh, Chairwoman, Vietnam Women Entrepreneurs Council (VWEC) 
  • Prof. George T. Haley, Professor of Marketing and International Business, University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, USA 
  • Ms. Saroja Sirisena, Consul General, Consulate General of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Sonia Sethi, IAS, Additional Director General of Foreign Trade, (DGFT) Mumbai
  • Ms. Malini Shankar, IAS,Director General of Shipping, Government  of India
  • Ms. Abha Singh, IPS, Sr. Advocate 
  • Ms. Pooja Bedi, Actor 
  • Ms. Dolly Thakore, Actor 

The Summit was attended by over 350 delegates from 25 countries including India, and also attended by Ambassadors, Consul General of  various countries  and many others from different walks of life.