Towards women empowerment
23 Naga women attend women empowerment workshop in Chennai
DIMAPUR, MARCH 19 (MExN): 23 women teachers, social activists, entrepreneurs, including those from Youth Net and Entrepreneurs’ Associate from Nagaland participated in a five day workshop on ‘Aspiration to Achievement’ held in Chennai from March 10 to 14. Twenty five women from Tamil Nadu also participated in the workshop.
The workshop was organized by Global Adjustment Foundation Chennai, with its CEO and Founder Dr Ranjini Manian and team, who provided the 23 women an all expense paid trip to Chennai and delivered resource sessions.
The workshop covered topics such as women empowerment, cross cultural integration , entrepreneurship, personality development, soft skills, beauty, health and fitness, self defense, community building, art work, public speaking, emotional intelligence, networking, online marketing etc.
Laxmi Narayan, Chairman of Cognizant India; Suhasini Maniratnam, award winning Telugu actress; Latha Rajan, Director of Ma Foi Strategic Consultants; former Miss India and author Shveta Jaishankar; Bryony Ashcroft, Health Consultant; Mita, Banker of Studio Profile; Rohan K Abraham of India Trail; Octoli Tuccu of Global Adjustment Academy; Steve Borgia of INDeco Leisure Hotels pvt ltd; and Rohini Manian, editor of Living Magazine were the resource persons.
Dr Ranjini Manian who is also the founder and CEO of Global Adjustment which provides relocation and cross cultural training and education to foreign Companies in India stated: “Being career intentional, I am happy to work with Naga women because they are bright, well spoken and have such a good attitude. Just giving them opportunities drives their hard work further for their own growth and national success .I am committed to enabling Naga young women leaders.”
The team of young women felt the need for opportunities of empowerment at the grassroot level and pledged to empower more women in Nagaland with the knowledge and skills that they have acquired in the workshop.
The cross cultural based workshop helped both states to learn about each others’ cultures. The women participants from both the states also teamed up to set up a joint entrepreneurship.
The participants from Nagaland meanwhile hoped that the Nagaland state government would also put in efforts to organize more women empowerment and cross cultural programs in the state.
Renponi Lotha, the state Coordinator for the workshop commenting on a talk given by Laxmi Narayan, Chairman of Cognizant India, who spoke on ethics, team work and business, said: “We felt as though he was an uncle teaching us about such complex business in such a simple and humble manner and made us enjoy the experience of a richly experienced and successful man, who also holds the credit of the Fortune 500 companies in the world.”
Suhasini Maniratnam, an award winning Telugu actress and wife of reputed Director Mani Ratnam meanwhile encouraged the participants to dream big. She shared her own experiences and difficulties when she first settled in the industry coming from a small village.
Archana, a student from Vaishnavi MOP College, Chennai who also participated in the workshop stated: “I was extremely fascinated by our lovely Nagaland friends .They are extremely sweet, humble and caring and honestly, it’s hard to find such amazing people in today’s world. I loved their traditional outfit and their dance which was so beautiful. I love their humility and patience and would love to visit Nagaland someday.”
The participants meanwhile affirmed to work towards creating gender balance which they asserted can only be achieved when each women empowers other women at the grassroots level.