At the FICCI Ladies Organization’s 37th Annual Session, the oldest women-led & women-centric business chamber of Southeast Asia announced the appointment of Ujjwala Singhania as the 38th National President for the year 2021-2022. She took over in presence of eminent personalities including Smriti Irani, Honourable Minister for Women & Child Development, Narendra Singh Tomar, Honourable Minister for Rural Development and Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister for Development of North Eastern Region, Government of India among others.
As the 38th National President of FLO, Ujjwala will focus on empowering women by facilitating an enabling environment that promotes entrepreneurship, industry participation and economic development of women. Under her leadership, FLO will carry out many interventions towards fostering larger contributions of women in India's Industrial and economic growth story.
Speaking about her new role, Ujjwala Singhania, said “It’s an honour for me to be the National President of an organization like FLO which has had such an illustrious history of working towards the development & empowerment of women. I have been a part of this women’s consortium for over 19 years & the collective mission of the organization is to encourage and facilitate women to showcase their talents, skills, experiences & energy across sectors and verticals for a truly inclusive economic growth trajectory.”
She also added that women are making vital contributions to the nation’s industrial output and there is a need to unlock the vastly untapped potential of female workforce and entrepreneurship as only 14% of the women are active. She also shared that FLO will also organize Conclaves, Trade Expos & set up Industrial Parks for 100% women-owned manufacturing industries, enabling them to carry out transformational changes in the life of women.
Ujjwala Singhania’s portfolio includes leadership roles at JK International, a firm that invests, through private equity and venture capital and General Data Private Limited, a Company specializing in software development and engineering analysis. It will be interesting to see how she leads the FLO executing new initiatives of women empowerment.