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Summary of the eWIT Networking event held on 25th October, 2013

eWIT conducted a Networking event at the Auditorium of Exemplarr World Wide Pvt. Ltd., a corporate member of eWIT.  The event received about 15 delegates mostly women entrepreneurs from neibhouring countries such as Srilanka, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal who are part of South Asia Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium (SAWES).  Their trip was part of their exposure visit to India. eWIT was proud to invite them and share what eWIT is doing currently to women in IT field.

The women delegates were

  • Ms. Salma Masud, Vice President of Women Entrepreneur, Association of Bangladesh (WEAB), Executive Member of SAARC Chamber Women Entrepreneurs Council (SCWEC) and Ms. Luna Shamsuddoha, IT Entrepreneur Dohatec New Media, from Bangladesh.
  • Ms. Sheeza Imad, Women’s Economic Development and Ms. Shaira Saleem, Women’s Economic Development from Maldives.
  • Ms. Mangala Karanjit, General Secretary, Federation of Business and Professional, Women Nepala and Ms. Sabita Maharjan, Kirtipur Hosiery Industry from Nepal.
  • Ms. Rezani Aziz, Chief Operating Officer, Strategic Alliance PR and Ms. Shirly Jayawardena, Chaiperson, Central Province Women’s Chamber of Small Industries and Commerce from Sri Lanka.
  • Ms. Rajni Aggarwal, President, Federation of Indian Women Entrepreneurs and Ms. Meenakshi Rathore, Adishma Exports from India.
  • Ms. Mani Mekalai from Women Entrepreneurs Association of Tamil Nadu (WEAT) and professor in the Women's Studies Department and as a Professor of Economics, supporting women by founding WEAT through the Department of Women's Studies, Bharathidasan University, Triuchirapalli and help the women to be get economically empower through Entrepreneurship and Ms. Mythili from Women Entrepreneurs Association of Tamil Nadu.

Ms. Kalyani Narayanan, President, eWIT welcomed the delegates and other guests and gave a presentation on eWIT and its work in the field of women empowerment.

After which Ms. Reecha, Program Officer of Asia Foundation thanked eWIT for the opportunity and invited the women delegates to talk.

Each delegate introduced themselves and shared their part of work towards women empowerment. 

During their talk Ms. Mani Mekalai said WEAT has succeeded in introducing women into non-conventional areas of entrepreneurship say Engineering and Fabrication, etc. 

Some of delegates like Ms. Luna from Bangladesh and Ms. Mani Mekalai of WEAT expressed their intention of collaboration / tie up with eWIT.  Ms. Kalyani Narayanan, President of eWIT welcomed the idea.

Ms. Usha Srinivasan, advisor, eWIT gave a thank you note.

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