Entrepreneur and author Sonal Ambani has become first chairperson of FICCI’s ladies organisation’s (FLO) Ahmedabad chapter which was inaugurated today by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and film actress Raveena Tandon.
Ahmedabad is FLO’s eighth chapter in the country and the first in Gujarat. The main task of FLO will be to promote enterpreneurship in women. Other team members include Vice-chairperson Pooja Agarwal, treasurer Shubha Bhandari and secretary Rachita Parekh.
FLO was established in 1983, as a division of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). FLO endeavours to enhance the various skills of women through its educational and vocational training programmes, talks, seminars, panel discussion and workshop on a wide range of subjects like information technology, taxation, insurance, venture capital, stock market operations, accountancy, marketing, mutual funds, investment planning and entrepreneurship development programmes.
FLO also focuses on women-related legal and social issues like uniform civil code, domestic violence among others. FLO also has a business consultancy cell for potential women entrepreneurs to provide consultancy services and extend help in setting up their units. It also helps in providing appropriate guidance for running the units.
As an All India Organisation for women, FLO has chapters in Mumbai, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Guwahati and Kolkata with its head office in Delhi. The members comprise entrepreneurs, professionals and corporate executives.