International Women’s Day. It’s the day where we all gather to honor and recognize women worldwide. We recently told you about ISM APAC’s efforts. Today, we’ll be moving to Jaffna. Here’s why.
The 8th of March marked the inauguration ceremony of the Women Wing, of the Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Yarlpanam (CCIY). This was held at the HNB Metro Branch in Jaffna and saw many in attendance including women entrepreneurs, CCIY members, and special guest Thilakaraj, Managing Director of Tilko Hotel in Jaffna. The main purpose of this Women Wing is to support the emerging women entrepreneurs to succeed in their business. The initiative also aim to increase the participation of women in entrepreneurship as well.
Kicking things off
Vignesh, Chairman of CCIY, initiated the day’s proceedings. He mentioned the speciality of Women’s Day by explaining the importance of women participation in the social and economic growth of the country. He highlighted the purpose of the establishment of Women Wing which is to empower the women society. This via gathering all emerging entrepreneurs, giving solutions to their problems and enabling them to succeed in the industry. Further, he promised that CCIY will support all its members of the Women Wing throughout.
Following this, the CCIY board members handed over the official certificate for the establishment of Women Wing over to its members. The acceptance speech was given by Jaruza, CEO of ezbooking and the Wing’s initiator. She spoke about the need for such a unit in order to give recognition to women entrepreneurs. Such a unit would also help build the women entrepreneurs’ network as well. She concluded saying, “all will be in action more than the words.”
Coming out of the safe zone
Next up, CCIY board member Mrs. Krishnaveni took stage. She started by asking whether women get equality in everything in reality. She answered by highlighting the importance of bringing out the women from their safe zone and the need to utilize their capabilities productively.
As Krishnaveni concluded her session, participants were asked to introduce themselves. With that, Thilakaraj addressed the audience. He emphasized the importance of women for the development of society as well as the country. Furthermore, he also noted that Tilko will provide space for any meetings with minimal cost for the inititative.
With that, registrations commenced for the Women Wing. Following well wishes from everyone the event came to a close.