To mark International Women’s Day, All India Management Association (AIMA) organized PRAGATI -Celebrating Achievements of Women,in the capital recently.The event focused on not only equivalent access to openings, but also on equal opportunities in learning and helping women gain full participation in global development.
StutiKacker- Secretary (DD), Department of Disability Affairs, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Government of India said: "We have noticed that women come with a lot of baggage. There is lack of support in the family as well as in the workplace. Household and workplace comforts are upset because of prejudices against women. There is a very strong need for a robust support system in the society. Professionalism is the key to success and there is an immense requirement for counseling and mentoring, to make the society a better place for the women folk."
“30 years ago AIMA started an initiative called women in Management and it is a commendable achievement that in today's scenario every Bureaucrat, Director Generals have something for women's equality and safety in their policies. Not all women have the opportunity to participate. Changes are happening and we want to accelerate." said Reena Ramachandran - Former CMD, Hindustan Chemicals Ltd. & Strategic Advisor, Innovation University Project.She further stressed the need to understand the underlying issues of the education sector so that the learning levels of the society increased.
Rajeev Bhadauria - Director, Group HR, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd added: "The concept of modernity for me is the embodiment of two main concepts - scientific, temperament and humanity. I have always been at the forefront of making policies that give women equal stature in the corporate world and will continue to do so."
"What pains me the most is to see just one day, out of 365 days in a year, dedicated for woman empowerment and celebration of womanhood. Instead of asking for special concessions or favors, we should revel in the fact that we are women. Be the change you want to see and struggle for functionality, equality and not for sympathy." - added AlkaMunjal, Director, Amity School of Business
Speaking at the valedictory session, Guest of Honor, Fr. Alex Ekka,Director, Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS)said: The collaboration of XISS and AIMA in celebrating achievements of women has been unique. XISS believes in putting the last thing first. AIMA also on the other hand is doing its best to put those women first who are otherwise lost in the sight of the society. This was a brilliantly exhibited by the panel discussion followed by the quiz thereafter. We feel proud to be associated with AIMA.
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