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FICCI to Promote Women Entrepreneurs
The Gujarat Chapter of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is all set to establish Young FICCI Ladies Organisation (YFLO). The Ahmedabad chapter of YFLO is the fourth one to be established in India. Earlier, the first three chapters were set up in Delhi, Hyderabad and Kolkata. The main objective of YFLO is to promote entrepreneurship among women.
Pavani Bakeri Agarwal, the Senior Vice Chairperson of YFLO Ahmedabad, indicated that it is a unique platform which enables young women who come from diverse professional and entrepreneurial backgrounds to interact with each other, explore new avenues, learn and launch their ideas in a supportive and nurturing environment. YFLO chapter of Ahmedabad will be launched on November 24, 2016.
Initially, YFLO was launched on April 28, 2004. The membership of YFLO is open for women aged 20-39 years. Since its inception, YFLO has been working towards women empowerment with its specific programme of depicting the power of a Young India.
Recently, IndiaSpend conducted an analysis which indicated that women from southern states like Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have high women literacy and female entrepreneurs.
Tamil Nadu is the third largest state in terms of female literacy rate, and around 13.5 percent of women are running their own businesses in the state. Similarly, Kerala also has highest female literacy rate with 90 percent, and 11 percent of women are engaged in various business activities. These states have the highest number of women who have completed ten years or more of education.
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