FICCI Ladies Organisation, (FLO) with Vital Voices organised the Global Mentoring Walk

The FLO Vital Voices’ Global  Mentoring  Walk  is  an  opportunity  to  highlight  the  importance  of  women’s leadership, and to accelerate the impact of women leaders through mentoring.

This Year, commemorating the occasion of International Women’s Day international women leaders from Vital Voices’ Global Leadership Network will walk together in more than 62 countries leading to 174+ walks across the Globe. FLO, the oldest and largest Women Chamber of Commerce in South East Asia, has been working towards equality and empowerment of women for past 35 years.

For The Global Mentoring Walk in New Delhi, FLO has joined hands with Vital Voices Global Leadership Network, which is the leading non-governmental organization (NGO) that identifies, trains and empowers  emerging  women  leaders  and  social  entrepreneurs  around  the  globe,  enabling them  to  create  a  better  world.

ARCH College of Design & Business, based out of Jaipur is the Knowledge partner in this initiative. ELSA – the Lady Shri Ram College Alumni Association was also a partner for this initiative along with Women Mentors’  Forum. She the People was the Media Partner.

During the Walk, the mentors like Kishwar Desai, Founder, Partition Museum, Bindu Manchanda, Director Projects, INTACH ,Nelofar Currimbhoy, President, Shahnaz Hussain International, Fashion Designers Pratima Pandey, Urvashi Kaur, Vasvi Bharat Ram, Former FLO President ,Designer Sandhya Raman, Wellness Expert Angelina Puri, Ms Poonam Mahajan , A well known Chartered Accountant  and other eminent women shared their achievements, challenges and strategies in their journey and guided the aspiring ones, motivating them to grow in their respective areas.

They also highlighted on the importance of building   strong mentoring partnerships with young men tees, resulting in enhanced personal, professional and business development, thereby creating a pool of future women leaders, nurtured by existing ones.  “Paying it forward” is the intent, on which this mentor-men-tee relationship is based upon. 

FLO President, Pinky Reddy said, “Mentorship and guidance are the key tools that has the potential to help women entrepreneurs and professionals grow their businesses, and in many cases, change their lives. The objective of the Mentoring Walk is to link established women entrepreneurs & professionals as mentors to emerging ones.  This linkage will bring them together under one platform, to  walk together and discuss their professional challenges and successes and establish a mentoring relationship, in which the seasoned leader guides, advises and supports her peer.’’ 

 “Around 100 participants who are influential and high profile women leaders in the business community will walk together as mentors and men tees to discuss their challenges and opportunities of entrepreneurship in the region.” Said Ms Vasvi Bharat Ram, Former Presideent FLO speaking on the occasion.

Archana Surana, FLO Member& Founder & Director, ARCH College of Design & Business is the Flag Bearer, Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk in New Delhi. Ms Surana said, “FLO and Vital Voices Global Leadership Network believe that mentoring is a critical activity in empowering women to succeed as leaders and creating opportunities for women at the global platform. It is essential to invest in leaders because they take the responsibility to improve their communities and further strengthen policies, create jobs and invest in women. These leaders can play a catalystic role to nurture the potential women leaders and handhold them to achieve success. ”