SME Times News Bureau | 15 May, 2019
Committing itself to women empowerment on International Mother's Day,
the ASSOCHAM has reached out to its members and India Inc in general.
ASSOCHAM emphasized the need to provide a supportive environment for
working mothers with facilities like childcare, flexible working hours and a
transformation of the mindset towards women employees.
participation of women in the workforce will need a different environment in
which childcare, working hours, and workplace structures should be
transformed," said ASSOCHAM President B K Goenka.
he has passionately been working on 'Women Empowerment,' which has been made
one of the Pillars of the ASSOCHAM Vision titled "4 - Sight" , after
assuming the office.
women have in many cases far exceeded workplace requirements and capabilities,
their proportion of the work force needs to be more commensurate.
their parity, if not superiority, in terms of employability, their
participation at the workplace has remained at a static 25 per cent of the
total population over the past 5 years.
representation at the workplace needs to be augmented. This can be done by
providing a conducive environment for them to balance their dual
responsibilities," the ASSOCHAM President said.
ASSOCHAM has been taking several initiatives for facilitating and augmenting
the role of women in economic activity, although their contribution in
improving the country's human development index is beyond any measurable
'Start-Up' initiatives, the chamber has devised partnership programmes through
skill development and vocational training. The market access support will be
the additional to-do for ASSOCHAM.
individuals and organisations through Awards and initiatives like ‘All
Women-Run Manufacturing Company” would also be pursued. Besides, there would be
an 'All-Women Industry' mission.
multiple roles that women balance in their life, ASSOCHAM believes that
empowering women actually empowers families and communities.