Ace Tennis player Sania Mirza and Bollywood cine star Sonam Kapoor Ahuja graced the 35th Annual session of the FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO), the women business wing of apex trade body FICCI here today .Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group was   the Chief Guest.

“In India we have come a long way in women empowerment but lot needs to be done especially in sports . Despite so many women excelling in sports especially in badminton, wrestling , we have a lot to do for woman . The women should be paid equal  prize money in sports , this discrimination is in all sports world wide” said Ms Sania Mirza , ace tennis player while speaking at a panel discussion “women shaping the future ‘ organised as part of the FLO FICCI annual session.

“My only regret is being a tennis player in the nation which  loves cricket .And being a mother has made me realize  that i Have selfless love in me and made me a better person” Sania Mirza said.

“In cine world I was not treated as an equal b treated as a woman. But I realized it soon and felt that women should be only one who have to compromise. But art is reflection of the society. After marriage my husband is my cheer leader and and as a support has added my name in his middle name and has become Anand Sonam Ahuja” said Ms Cine star Sonam Kapoor Ahuja speaking on the occasion.

“Corporate world is biggest platform for social change The companies in the country should move ahead of stereo type jobs for women including HR head and marketing ” said Mr Kumar Manglam Birla, an Industrialist speaking on the occasion.

“Every year, the Annual Session is held in the month of April, culminating in review of the activities undertaken by FLO, as also the milestones achieved during the year. It brings into focus the progress made by FLO in the objectives of entrepreneurship development and professional excellence. The session is a perfect platform for sharing best practices and experiences across 16 locations pan India, in a unified effort to play a catalytic role towards women empowerment. It also marks the ushering in a new year and continuing the legacy that FLO has walked upon, in the past 35 years of its existence.” Said Ms Pinky Reddy, President, FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) .

FLO annual were presented to women achievers from the grassroots, who have be exemplary through their life and work. The Awardees include  – Geeta Tandon, a stunt woman, Deepali an entrepreneur, Kalpana Saroj, running an NGO,  Anmol Rodriguez , a designer and Charu Bajaj, CEO, Skills and You” Said Ms Reddy.

, Ms Harjinder Kaur Talwar, President elect took  up the mantle as the 36th President of FLO for the year 2019-20