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Annual General Meeting on 21st September 2013 at Green Park Hotel

Event Date: (2014-04-23)

Introduction of New Members - Meeting commenced with introduction of new members of Young COWE who are from various background.

Appointment of Chairperson - Ms. P. Soudhamini, was elected as the Chairperson of the meeting. There upon She thanked the members and invited the members to the 8th Annual General meeting of the Company. After ascertaining that the requisite quorum is present, she commenced the proceedings of the meeting.

The lists of activities taken up, achievements during the year 2012-13 and events to be held in the future were reported by the Ms. P. Soudhamini, President of Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs.

It was announced by Ms. P. Soudhamini that Ms. Geeta Goti will be the Vice-President and Ms. Rama Devi will be the Secretary for the period 2014-16 was consented by the core committee members.

Adoption of Annual Accounts, Directors’ Report and the Auditors’ Report - The Auditors’ Report for the financial year ended 31st March 2013 was read out at the meeting by the Treasurer Ms.A.Lalitha.
Ms. Vandana Maheswari, proposed the resolution and it was seconded by Ms. Neeraja Reddy. The said resolution was put to vote and was passed unanimously by show of hands:

Appointment of M/s. P. Sivarama Krishna & Co., Chartered Accountants as the Statutory Auditors of the Company - The Chairperson informed the board about the proposal to appoint M/s. P. Sivarama Krishna & Co., Chartered Accountant as the Statutory Auditors of the Company.

The following resolution was proposed by Ms. Dr. Rajyalakshmi and seconded by Ms. Jessica Rajesh. The resolution was put to vote and was passed unanimously by show of hands.

To appoint Ms. P. Girija who retires by rotation and being eligible offers herself for re-appointment as a director.

Vote of Thanks - There being no other business to transact, the meeting was concluded with National Anthem by Ms. Rama Devi, Secretary.

 


Women for Work Career Fair on 8th March 2014

Event Date: (2014-04-19)

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, on March 8th, 2014, YoungCOWE and Internfever organized aCareer Fair exclusively for women, the first of its kind. The ‘Women for Work’ career fair was an effort to empower women across Andhra Pradesh with opportunities to network & get hired. The objective of the fair was to provide an opportunity for women, both freshers and experienced graduates to meet and network with various corporate houses for potential employment opportunities. The Fair consisted of Panel discussions, workshops, networking & more.

The Career Fair took place on March 8th, 2014 at Badruka Educational Society, Kachiguda, Hyderabad during which 40 companies including Bank of America, Wipro, Gati, Thomson Reuters, participated as recruiters at the Job Fair. The event was a phenomenal success as more than a 2000 women attended the event.

The Chief Guest for the event, Dr. Vani Mohan, IAS, Commissioner for employment and training inaugurated the event. In her welcome address, Dr Vani called upon the women to strike a balance between work and the family obligations. Mrs. Amita Kasbekar, Inclusion lead, Deloitte, Guest of Honour on the dias spoke about gender discrimination and called upon the women to show their presence at the workplace. Poonam R Saraf, Head institutional development, Badruka Educational Society stressed on the occasion to inspire change and to instill belief that each one of us can make a difference to provide equal opportunities for women. In her Thank you note, Mrs. Veena Reddy Endula, Founder Chairperson Young COWE appealed to all men to celebrate the women in their lives for the multifaceted role they play at home and office. She said the job fair has been organised for the first time in the city to create opportunities exclusively for women.

Following the Inaugural a Panel discussion on “Women in Leadership” was organized. The panelists includedPrasanna Anireddy,DB the Principal HR Business Partner at CA TOracle echnologies and Nirzari Raichura, Senior Principal Consultant at Director of Engineering at Progress Software, Sundari Pisupati, Partner of Tempus Law Associate, Sharmila Khan, . The Panel discussion had an inspiring effect on the participants as many women opened up to talk about the sacrifices and rewards they have faced in their careers. They shared advice to deal with the delicate position of being a women in leadership role.

The organizers for the event are Veena Endula and Divya Prodduturi of YoungCOWE along with the founders of Internfever, Arpita Soma and Sneha Priya Kabloy.


Penukonda Chapter – Anantapur District branch Inauguration

Event Date: (2014-04-19)

COWE at Penukonda

which is a small town in Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh. Penukonda is about two hour’s journey from Anantapur town and is well-known for an ancient Fort. The town is situated at the foot of the hill on which stands the Penukonda fort, Penukonda is a historical land as this place was ruled by various dynasties in different times in the history. CONFEDERATION OF WOMEN ENTREPRENUERS with an aim towards Sustainable Growth had organized ‘Inaugural of COWE & Women’s Day celebrations – Penukonda chapter

’ on 9th March 2014 at Penukonda, Anantapur District.

Ms.Susheela Raj Pattem, Chairperson–Penukonda had organized the Women’s Day celebrations and invited the dignitaries to attend the inaugural function.

We have invited Ms. Lakshmi Devi a State Government official who has been recognized by her good work and supporting the social activities for women welfare. In her speech she briefed that they had been receiving funds every year from CARE India which is an NGO. We have awarded for her initiative towards the support extended to women at Penukonda.

Mr. Jain briefed about CARE has been working in India for over 60 years, focusing on ending poverty and social injustice. Our overall goal is the empowerment of women and girls from poor and marginalised communities leading to improvement in their lives and livelihoods. He also said that CARE is an International Confederation working in 84 countries for a world where all people live in dignity and security.

Ms. Soudhamini, President COWE briefed about the activities of COWE and the entrepreneurship Development Training Programs to motivate and empower women to avail the various business opportunities in the market and she informed about the exhibitions and the financial assistance through banks.

Ms.Geeta Goti, Secretary, COWE briefed that COWE is now a National Body have chapters in different states and the activities to be initiated in all the chapters.

Ms.Susheela Raj Pattem is planning to conduct EDP in garments sector, food processing sector and planning to have clusters in these fields.

Sakshi supported media coverage for the whole event.

We thank you Mr.R.K.Pattem for supporting to organize the event successfully.

Thanks to all the staff of Anantha association.


Women’s Day celebrations “Start Small Think Big” on 7th March 2014 at Haritha Plaza, Begumpet

Event Date: (2014-03-19)

Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs celebrated International Women’s Day on 7th March 2014 at Haritha Plaza, Begumpet. The theme of this year Celebrations is “Start Small- Think Big” ….. COWE in association with NSIC has conducted an “Awareness program on National & International Exhibitions for Women Entrepreneurs“. To avail the subsidies by participating in the exhibitions through NSIC. Mr. P. Ravi Kumar, Zonal General Manager from National Small Industries Corporation Ltd has been invited as a Chief Guest to grace the occasion Lighting the lamp and the prayer song by Jaya Reddy

Mrs.Soudhamini.P, President of COWE welcomed the Chief Guest, Sponsors, Guests and the members of COWE on International Women’s Day– a cause for celebration, a reason to pause and re-evaluate a remembrance, an inspiration, and a time to honour loved and admired ones. This year we are focusing on unemployed women who have the ability to earn on their own by means of starting small businesses which can be started with low investment and avail all the schemes later on to improve their business,.

She briefed about the Women & Entrepreneurship in India 2012 Study – 58% of the entrepreneurs surveyed had started their businesses between the ages of 20 and 30; interestingly, 25% had started up even before turning 25. As for industry type, Retail, Travel & Tourism, Health & Allied services, and Publishing Media are the areas that needs to be focused on, as the majority of women-owned businesses are micro-enterprises or small/mid-sized businesses, with 73% reporting a revenue of under Rs.10,00,000 (Rs. Ten lakh or One million) in the last financial year.

Financial, Marketing, Product, People, Technology, Process, Personal Knowledge, Legal/ bureaucratic related are some of the challenges for women entrepreneurs in India.

Mr. P. Ravi Kumar, Zonal General Manager from National Small Industries Corporation Ltd while addressing the members of COWE said NSIC carries forward its mission to assist MSMEs with a set of specially tailored schemes designed to put them in a competitive and advantageous position. The Schemes comprise of facilitating marketing support, credit support, technology support, raw material support, trade fairs and exhibition.

He briefed about the opportunities on how to avail subsidies upto 95% for women entrepreneurs who participate in National and International exhibitions. NSIC also provides built-in approach to the training of women entrepreneurs.

Mrs. Sarita Singh, an expert addressed that gathering about marketing through Facebook, and importance of going online for women entrepreneurs. She also informed that they created a global platform for women to publicise their products and services.

Mr.Raghavendra Kaparthy has given a presentation on small business projects to start with a low investment projects to set up in rural and urban areas.

Mr.Prashanth Parashar Director Magic Kraft shared about e-marketing business opportunities with free online store and reach new heights.

Mrs.Manjula, DGM, IDBI has given a presentation on the financial support by IDBI bank for the women entrepreneurs under priority sector banking.

Mrs.Geeta Goti, Secretary has given vote of thanks and shared her gratitude to NSIC for supporting the event and all the sponsors and the Kindle Care High School students for the dance programs


COWE Uttar Pradesh Event

Event Date: (2014-04-07)

On the occasion of International Women’s Day on 8th March 2014 COWE Uttar Pradesh organised a demonstration on Women Security Systems at GymKhana Club. Chairperson of COWE Uttar Pradesh Chapter, Ms. Tripti Shinghal alongwith Ms. Kavita Agarwal (Secretary) and Ms. Mamta Shinghal (Treasurer) helped in organizing the event and make it a success.

Padma Vibhushan Dr.C.RangaRajan and Smt Dr.Hari Priya Ji graced the occasion. Padamshree Sheila Jhunjhunwala, renowened author and Social activist ,Social activist Dr.Saroj Bajaj ,Smt Santosh Somani,Business enterprenuer Smt Rita Somani were amongst the other distinguished guest whose presence added the dignity of the whole event.

Around 60 women had participated in Women Security Systems at GymKhana Club.,who in their individual capacity have made difference to their own lives and also the society also participated to make this special day even more extraordinary.

Dr. C.Rangarajan spoke some very encouraging words .He said that specifically in India tradition is to worship women as God who protect, give strength, courage and knowledge to the society but in real practice the conditions are quite different. He stressed on the need of change in mental attitude and the infrastructure of the society as a whole. He further said that in today’s world women are at par with the men in all conditions and situations and no questions should be raised on the capabilities of women.


COWE Uttrakhand Event

Event Date: (2014-04-07)

COWE Uttrakhand Chapter organised a plantation drive as its first event in Haridwar. They are planning to plant 2000 plants through COWE Uttrakhand Chapter. They constructed cement fencing for the trees which will be protected by the cyclone in the schools

. Chairperson of COWE Uttrakhand Ms. Rita Somani encouraged the general public for planting trees and saplings and told the women to make planting trees as their monthly activity and to take care of them as kids. She also informed women that gardening and growing of plants can also be used in earning livelihood in various ways. Members of COWE Uttrakhand encouraged them to start their business and to have creative ideas.


LAUNCH OF COWE – KARNATAKA CHAPTER

Event Date: (2014-04-11)

The COWE – KARNATAKA CHAPTER launch took place on March 8th International Women’s day at Hotel Capitol, Raj Bhavan Road, Bangalore-560001. The event started with Invocation by Ms. Susheela From Cowe Hyderabad. The chief guest of the evening was Shri. Mohan Das Pai (Chairman – Manipal Global Education) and Hon. Consul for Rwanda Shri Mohan Suresh. The dignitaries on the dais were Mr. J. Crasta Ex President – FKCCI, Smt. Leela Devi R. Prasad Former Minister Govt of Karnataka, Mr. Dayanand Reddy MLC Government of Karnataka, Smt. Revathy Ashok COO- B-PAC Bangalore, Smt. Sucharita Eashwar – We Connect International, Shri B.L. Prakasha General Manager NSIC, Smt. Soudhamini President COWE, Smt. Rupa Rani Founder Chairperson – COWE – Karnataka Chapter.

The dignitaries lighted the lamp and followed by speech of Introduction of COWE by Smt. Soudhamini – President COWE. The anchor for the evening was headed by Ms. Geetha Goti and Ms. Nirupama Sudhakar and they took the audience with precision as a professional speakers introductions. As a initiative to promote chapters Smt. Soudhamini presented a cheque of amount Rs. 25000/- to the Founder Chairperson of COWE – Karnataka chapter Smt. Rupa Rani, amidst the august presence of Dignitaries and Invitees for the event.

SPEECH OF Shri. Mohan Das Pai T.V.

Chairman Manipal Global Education

He spoke of women entrepreneurship has to develop in our country means women has to strongly for a women entrepreneurs lobby. In China in 1949 itself at those days had given equal rights to women in all fields which helped china development. Most of the companies in China women work force is mare than the male. In India rather than focusing on castes, gender problems, equality etc., instead should focus on developing a lobby for women to fight for their rights. China’s growth of 9.9% for over thirty years is a record in th world, it happened due to importance given to women entrepreneurs

SPEECH OF Shri. Mohan Suresh.

Hon.Consul of Rwanda in Bangalore.

He spoke of women’s in RWANDA in parliament has 55% women members, Rwanda is a women’s country, since they give importance to women’s. Now the women’s if Rwanda are fighting for 60% equality where as in India even though population is 49% consisting of women but still only not even 30% are there. We need to focus and take forward in strengthening women entrepreneurship for a healthy development of our countries growth in economy. He also invited COWE to come to Rwanda as your first international destination overseas and will provide incentives for the trip. Also can use their offices of FISME for any help and suggestions.

SPEECH OF Shri. J. Crasta.

Past President FKCCI, KASSIA, PIA.

The International womens day startd in 1911 and from 1975 people all over the world started celebration it. Women indeed manages businesses better than men, whether running a house, runs a family, runs a office, runs a enterprise. In men dominating world I need you women to take and work for 50% reservation and it’s your right. I am thrilled to see the presence of so many women who want to be a entrepreneur and believe that the age of women is now here. Many schemes for women are there for entrepreneurs whom dream big and all organizations shall help you to achieve your dreams.

SPEECH OF Smt. Leela Devi R. Prasad.

Former Minister (Government of Karnataka).

Every women has to fight for their right and enter in all fields to achieve women empowerment. Instead of complaining about men’s women should build their confidence level and face the world to achieve. The cream of women is here with the launch of COWE- KARNATAKA CHAPTER. Is house wife not a entrepreneur? Is it that she works without any encumbrance. Women are powerful with their intent of dedication, sacrifice and growth of the company with her will power. Unless we have economic power whether small or big is important along with will power. Inspired by her talks women take courage as they are Home minister @ home running the daily routines without any glitch, Education Minister @ home teaching the children’s the facts of life, Finance minister @home running the finances within the purview of the budgets. Why not with all this qualities a women can run an enterprises more efficiently than men. The moment of the day is to build women enterprises society and all women folk join together and share their views to console each other and bring about a change in the society towards betterment of women.

SPEECH OF Smt. Revathy Ashok.

COO – B-PAC

Women to come out in a common platform to over come her realities and turn her dreams for a successful venture in entrepreneurships. With focus on grit determination, patience, financial risk, properly trained will make entrepreneurship journey successful.Plan a road map 2020 to make women participate over whelming in their endeavour to become entrepreneurs. Bangalore being the hub of entrepreneurship activities also the silicon city of India, women venturing into business is successful. There are sven women who are heading leading banks in India like SBI, AXIS, HDFC, ICICI, and it is a record in the financial sector of the world. Women should learn and the courage to ask, to use modern technologies of sales and marketing their products through net online platforms. Cowe can set up mentoring programmes in finance, sales and marketing, networking and I am there to train your members. In India institutions in the country have supported women to overcome the strength, character, courage and nothing can stop you in bringing success to your enterprises as an entrepreneur.

SPEECH OF Smt.Sucharita Eashwar.

We Connect International

The women of India are very powerful self contained and ready for any demands of the Industry. The four basics for the essence of successful entrepreneurship is

  1. Place
  2. Raw material cost,
  3. Managing cost effectively
  4. marketing.

We shall swim with the current and not against the current

SPEECH OF Shri Dayanand Reddy MLC

Government of Karnataka.

Women is a kind of a back office networking as we all know we get support from the family first in all our endeavors of our venturing into entrepreneurships. In MSME sector the seed capital for most of the start ups are from the women who liberally give away their precious jewels to mortgage and start up the enterprise that is born. Women should have will power, self confidence to achieve women empowerment and serve the society. Give equality to women instead of reservations to women as they are also equal to men in all fields of entrepreneurships. 90% of MSME work to start a enterprises and end up being a liability to the banks, so have to be careful in your planning about successful entrepreneurships. Women with brand and brains are the need of the hour and can survive in this globalization world of entrepreneurship. A standing example in our country is Dr. Kiran Mazumdar with her hard work, struggle and brains has come to become a billionaire and I wish all women’s to try hard to achieve in your businesses.If only women unite to do and achieve together we are here to help you build your own empires. Women have to focus on agro based industries and would support in giving any ideas, inputs for the cowe Karnataka chapter members.

SPEECH OF Shri M. L. Prakasha DGM – NSIC

Bangalore

The support of NSIC is here assured that you only get us your project profile, project reports, selct project, product analysis to my notice and I shall see that you get loan for seed capital, working capital from 32 banks that are registered with us. We have more than 100 projects , take courage and come to us we shall change your dreams into reality and prosper with NSIC schemes.


Counselling and Financial Guidance

Event Date: (2014-04-19)

Counselling days are Wednesday from 2 pm to 5 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. Financial guidance loan counselling days are every month 1st and 3rd week Thursday`s at COWE office from 2 pm to 5 pm


Womens International Summit for Entrepreneurship

Event Date: (2014-06-05)

WISE 2014 is an international summit to be held in Hyderabad from Oct 18th – 20th, 2014 for Women Entrepreneurs. This summit will feature a 2 day conference, a parallel international industry trade show and a final day exclusively dedicated to B2B partnering on the October 20th.

Being organized by the Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs( COWE), an NGO/social organization engaged in the social and economic upliftment of women through entrepreneurship, Wise 2014 is a great way for women entrepreneurs to connect and learn about their businesses and to explore potential business opportunities. Wise 2014 will create a global platform that will bring the entrepreneurship eco system together to “enhance opportunities and expand the horizons” for women in particular.

WISE2014 would convene global stake holders together to share success stories and best practices from the leaders, create a learning platform for the start ups and explore the innovative ideas to scale up including plenty of networking time and short panel discussions.


Tamil Nadu Chapter Soft Launch on 12th April 2014

Event Date: (2014-06-10)

Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs – Tamil Nadu chapter, was launched on the 12th of April 2014 at 6.30 PM at the Citi Centre Mall, R K Salai, Maylapore, Chennai. The chief Guests for the event included our COWE President – Mrs P.Soudhamini, COWE Secretary – Mrs Geeta Goti, Mrs Sumathi Srinivas – Owner, Editor & Publisher, WE – Women Exclusive Magazine, Mrs Sandhya Sridhar – Owner, Editor & Publisher, Pageturn Publishers Pvt Ltd, Varshaa Panjabi Ketty – Designer & Owner, OMG, THE LABEL.

The event was a part of day’s event organised by KS Event Management. They were 16 women entrepreneurs who had put up stalls from morning 10 AM to 10 PM. The events of the day included: Story telling for kids by a well known Story teller of Chennai – Mrs Asha Sampath, Live Rock Bard performance of a school band, Launch of Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs – Tamil Nadu chapter followed by a Fashion Show by Karun Raman a very famous fashion choreographer from Chennai.

Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs – Tamil Nadu chapter launch started with the introduction by Mrs Geeta Goti giving more insight on COWE followed by our Guest Speakers sharing their experience as a Women Entrepreneur and welcoming a huge organization like COWE into Tamil Nadu. President – Mrs Soudhamini has announced Mrs Mangalam Balasubramaniam as the Chair Person and Kalyani Chandrasekar Colanakuduru as the Secretary for the COWE – Tamil Nadu Chapter. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed and exchanged by the President Mrs Soudhamini & Chair Person of the Tamil Nadu chapter Mrs Mangalam Balasubramaniam.


Curtain Raiser for WISE 2014

Event Date: (2014-08-11)

COWE India has organized the “Curtain Raiser for WISE 2014” on 28th July 2014 at Hotel ITC Kakatiya, Begumpet, Hyderabad, was an initiative announced to commemorate its decennial celebrations – Women’s International Summit for Entrepreneurship (WISE 2014) from October 18-20, 2014 at the HICC, Hyderabad. WISE 2014 will be a platform where Women entrepreneurs, thought leaders, researchers and aspiring entrepreneurs across the globe will converge, meet, discuss, debate, share ideas, connect and network. ITC and WEConnect International are also attending with participating organisations from MNCs and women-owned business products in their group to Hyderabad. Women associations from Australia, Brazil, South Africa, tentatively given their acceptance to participate. Women Associations MAWE, Madhya Pradesh, Emerge from Karnataka, also accepted to support the WISE by bringing their women Entrepreneurs. NEN, The National Entrepreneurship Network accepted to bring their students and Women Entrepreneurs to WISE. Promotional events like Export – Import opportunities by showcasing their products and services in Trade show and B2B. A meeting place for Innovative entrepreneurs to meet Venture Capitalists and Financial institutions to further the opportunities


Awards Presentation Ceremony

Event Date: (2014-08-11)

Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs of India had celebrated Award Ceremony on 28th July 2014 at Hotel ITC Kakatiya, Begumpet, Hyderabad, with a great enthusiasm and companionship. After the Prayer song and Lighting of the lamp Smt. Soudhamini.P, President of COWE welcomed the Guests and the members of COWE, she briefed the accomplishments of COWE. Women entrepreneurs are encouraged as the best entrepreneurs in their business and had been recognized as an important source of economic growth.

20 successful Women Entrepreneurs has won the “Best Entrepreneur Award” for the FY 2012-13 by COWE INDIA. All over India Chapters Chairpersons of COWE INDIA were present and they were felicitated with the “Chapter Initiator Award” for the Chapter Chairpersons. 3 of the EDP members had won the “Best Startups Award”.


WBENC National Conference & Business Fair

Event Date: (2014-08-12)

The WBENC have hosted their 2014 National Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. This Included the participation in the conference, a day of training and reception. We got a chance to share best practices on business growth, while exploring the new global business opportunities.

Soudhamini.P, President headed the team with Jessica Rajesh, Vijaya Sarada Reddy, Revathi Valluri, Asha Tibrewala, Swaroopa Reddy, Saritha Vedire,

22nd June’ 2014 – WEConnect International Day, the full day of program is WEConnect International day represented a unique forum for the networking of the partners, corporate members and women business owners to develop and share the knowledge and widen the circle of global contacts.

The event started with Opening remarks by

Elizabeth Vazquez, President, CEO & Co-founder, WeConnect International.
Pam Prince-Eason, President & CEO, WBENC
Geri Swift, President, WBDC-PA, DE, NJ.

The WBENC is dedicated to advancing the success of corporate members, certified women’s business enterprises (WBE’s) and government entities in partnership with its regional partner organisations (RPO’s). WBENC programs educate the general public and corporations on a subject beneficial to the community, namely the need to foster diversity and eliminate prejudice and discrimination in the marketplace. WBENC’s programs not only instruct and train individuals directly to develop their individual capabilities, but also indirectly by working with local economic development organizations and corporations in order to establish capacity building programs in their respective communities or procurement and marketing.

Some of the advice offered by the panel:
Lead with the strength.
Position your company professionally.
Conduct outreach across industry and practice lines.
Do your homework. Hone your pitch to the needs of the prospect.
Maintain your supplier diversity contacts.
Be alert for the opportunity.

WBE’s and WBENC has provided the members with the chance to have access to procurement opportunities with corporate members and to meet other WBE’s to establish relationships and potential partnerships.

 


COWE INDIA – Tamilnadu Chapter signing MOU with Anna University

Event Date: (2014-08-21)

COWE INDIA Tamilnadu Chapter had a grand official MOU signing with Anna University on 8/12/2014, evening at 4.30 pm at the Vice Chancellors office, Anna University.

The MOU have been signed and exchanged bythe Chairperson Mangalam Balasubramanian and the Vice Chancellor of Anna University. We will be launching our first event at Anna University mostly on the 2nd of September, 2014 post which we will have KT sessions for the students every month/quarter.


Exploring Entrepreneurship Opportunities 9th July 2014

Event Date: (2014-08-22)

Exploring Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Andhra Pradesh on 19th July 2014 organised by JNTU, Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, Guntur, represented by Ms.Y.S.R.Rajeshwari, COWE India,


COWE India – Andhra Pradesh Chapter

Event Date: (2014-08-25)
Andhra Chapter MOU Signing – Mrs.Soudhamini.P, President-COWE India, Mrs. Vijaya Sarada Reddy Chairperson of Andhra chapter.

Mrs. Soudhamini .P, Geeta Goti, Jyotsna, Girija. P and Y.S.R. Rajeshwari meeting with Shri. Kalraj Mishra Minister for Indian Union Cabinet, Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

Event Date: (2014-10-07)
Mrs. Soudhamini .P, Geeta Goti, Jyotsna, Girija. P and Y.S.R. Rajeshwari meeting with Shri. Kalraj Mishra Minister for Indian Union Cabinet, Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

COWE President Mrs. Soudhamini.P and Mrs. Rupa Rani with Mr. Asif Iqbal, Executive Director of Asian-Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC) at Bangalore.

Event Date: (2014-10-08)
COWE President Mrs. Soudhamini.P and Mrs. Rupa Rani with Mr. Asif Iqbal, Executive Director of Asian-Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC) at Bangalore.

Mrs. Soudhamini, COWE President, Mrs. Rupa Rani, Chairperson Karnataka Chapter with Mrs. K. Ratnaprabha, IAS officer of Karnataka cadre.

Event Date: (2014-10-08)
Mrs. Soudhamini, COWE President, Mrs. Rupa Rani, Chairperson Karnataka Chapter with Mrs. K. Ratnaprabha, IAS officer of Karnataka cadre.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

Event Date: (2014-10-08)
COWE Committee Members attending the seminar on “INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS” by Smt. Dr N.Srilakshmi, Registrar, NIMSME on 13th September 2014 at IAS officers Association, Begumpet, Hyderabad.

COWE members with BJP National Secretary Shri. Muralidhar Rao Mrs. Soudhamini .P, & Jyotsna Cheruvu

Event Date: (2014-10-08)
COWE members with BJP National Secretary Shri. Muralidhar Rao Mrs. Soudhamini .P, & Jyotsna Cheruvu.

COWE President Mrs. Soudhamini with Sandhya Reddy, Vandana Dudhani, Geeta Goti, Jyothsna, Girija Reddy and Suman Kumar meeting Shri. Amit Shah, President BJP with Sandhya Kesavaram

Event Date: (2014-10-08)
COWE President Mrs. Soudhamini with Sandhya Reddy, Vandana Dudhani, Geeta Goti, Jyothsna, Girija Reddy and Suman Kumar meeting Shri. Amit Shah, President BJP. — with Sandhya Kesavaram and 3 others.

COWE President Mrs. Soudhamini and WISE conveners Mrs. Geeta Goti and Mrs. Jyothsna with G. Kishan Reddy, BJP president of Telangana, India. — with Geeta Goti and Soudhamini Prodduturi

Event Date: (2014-10-08)
COWE President Mrs. Soudhamini and WISE conveners Mrs. Geeta Goti and Mrs. Jyothsna with G. Kishan Reddy, BJP president of Telangana, India. — with Geeta Goti and Soudhamini Prodduturi.

COWE President Mrs. Soudhamini and WISE conveners Mrs. Geeta Goti and Mrs. Jyothsna with Vice President, Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, BJP. — with Soudhamini Prodduturi and Geeta Goti

Event Date: (2014-01-08)
COWE President Mrs. Soudhamini and WISE conveners Mrs. Geeta Goti and Mrs. Jyothsna with Vice President, Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, BJP. — with Soudhamini Prodduturi and Geeta Goti.

COWE India signed MOU with St. Ann’s College Mehdipatnam to develop Entrepreneurship

Event Date: (2014-01-08)
COWE India signed MOU with St. Ann’s College Mehdipatnam to develop Entrepreneurship.

Confederation of Women Entrepreneur of India Curtain Raiser to WISE -2014 on 28th July 2014

Event Date: (2014-10-08)
Confederation of Women Entrepreneur of India Curtain Raiser to WISE -2014 on 28th July 2014

COWE India Chapters – Chairpersons/Secretaries

Event Date: (2014-08-21)
COWE India Chapters – Chairpersons/Secretaries

COWE INDIA – West Bengal Chapter

Event Date: (2014-08-21)
COWE INDIA – West Bengal Chapter

Inauguration of WISE Brochure on 18th October at 10:30am

Event Date: (2014-10-10)
Inauguration of WISE Brochure on 18th October at 10:30am

WISE Inauguration by Shri. Kalraj Mishra Minister for Indian Union Cabinet, Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

Event Date: (2014-11-03)
WISE Inauguration by Shri. Kalraj Mishra Minister for Indian Union Cabinet, Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

WISE Inauguration by Mridula Sinha, Governor of Goa

Event Date: (2014-11-03)
WISE Inauguration by Mridula Sinha, Governor of Goa

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT SEMINAR

Event Date: (2014-03-08)

Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs organized a women empowerment seminar on 8th March 2014, to mark the International Women’s day. It was attended by a large number of people and was a truly enriching experience. [COWE Uttarakhand]


Women for Work Career Fair on 8th March 2014

Event Date: (2014-03-08)

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, on March 8th, 2014, Young COWE and Internfever organized a Career Fair exclusively for women, the first of its kind. The ‘Women for Work’ career fair was an effort to empower women across Andhra Pradesh with opportunities to network & get hired. The objective of the fair was to provide an opportunity for women, both freshers and experienced graduates to meet and network with various corporate houses for potential employment opportunities. The Fair consisted of Panel discussions, workshops, networking & more.

The Career Fair took place on March 8th, 2014 at Badruka Educational Society, Kachiguda, Hyderabad during which 40 companies including Bank of America, Wipro, Gati, Thomson Reuters, participated as recruiters at the Job Fair. The event was a phenomenal success as more than a 2000 women attended the event.

The Chief Guest for the event, Dr. Vani Mohan, IAS, Commissioner for employment and training inaugurated the event. In her welcome address, Dr Vani called upon the women to strike a balance between work and the family obligations. Mrs. Amita Kasbekar, Inclusion lead, Deloitte, Guest of Honour on the dias spoke about gender discrimination and called upon the women to show their presence at the workplace. Poonam R Saraf, Head institutional development, Badruka Educational Society stressed on the occasion to inspire change and to instill belief that each one of us can make a difference to provide equal opportunities for women. In her Thank you note, Mrs. Veena Reddy Endula, Founder Chairperson Young COWE appealed to all men to celebrate the women in their lives for the multifaceted role they play at home and office. She said the job fair has been organised for the first time in the city to create opportunities exclusively for women.

Following the Inaugural a Panel discussion on “Women in Leadership” was organized. The panelists included Prasanna Anireddy, Director of Engineering at Progress Software, Sundari Pisupati, Partner of Tempus Law Associate, Sharmila Khan, the Principal HR Business Partner at CA Technologies and Nirzari Raichura, Senior Principal Consultant at Oracle DBA  The Panel discussion had an inspiring effect on the participants as many women opened up to talk about the sacrifices and rewards they have faced in their careers. They shared advice to deal with the delicate position of being a women in leadership role.

The organizers for the event are Veena Endula and Divya Prodduturi of Young COWE along with the founders of Internfever, Arpita Soma and Sneha Priya Kabloy.