Business Bureau :
Well-known Marathi film actress Nishigandha Wad while interacting with the participants at the webinar organised by the Vidarbha Industries Association Lady Entrepreneurs’ Wing (VIALEW) on Sunday, said that multi-tasking is the need of the hour. “Nature has given right of motherhood to women and they very well understand persons surrounding them in this patriarchal society,” she said. The topic of the webinar was “Women Empowerment Through Entrepreneurship”, wherein Wad was the guest speaker.
She said the critical aspect of business lies in striking balance between her potential as human being and her monetary potential by portraying her best in what she is. Further, she added women have the natural instinct of choosing right persons around them thereby making right supplement to compliment the business. Simplicity, sincerity, sensitivity, and deeply rooted moralities are her strengths that will help her to surge ahead. On how to promote women entrepreneurship, she said for the women entrepreneur to be successful, her inner force can only give her inspiration.
“Apart from this, the forums like VIA are needed for promoting their businesses so that they could bring their ideas and thoughts before the people,” said adding in the current global scenario, there is no opponent to women other than herself and so she has to compete with herself. Wad also observed that the pandemic has created new opportunities by connecting the people world over by opening numerous avenues for doing business as the whole world has become borderless. On weakness, she said that whenever women want to venture into business, she should not be burdened with the conventional outlook about her household chores and responsibilities. Instead, she should begin her career like a blank slate leaving her success on her talent, potential, opportunity and luck.
On education, she opined that it is not important how many degrees are affixed after your name but stressed the importance on how many persons you can read and how you cope with the fame, ignominy and insult in life. At the outset, Manisha Bawankar, Chairperson, VIA LEW, welcomed the guest speaker saying, “The beautiful person and beautiful personality depend on beautiful heart of a person.” She mentioned that VIA, for the last 25 years has been striving to create, nurture and develop women entrepreneurs through various seminars, webinars, workshops and programmes. She said that the VIA Lady Wing has started helpdesk facility for the members where the lady entrepreneurs can get guidance and assistance for their business issues by the team of experts.
Vandana Sharma, Past Chairperson - VIA LEW, virtually welcomed and introduced the guest speaker, and conducted the proceedings of the interactive session. Yogita Deshmukh, PRO, introduced four vendors registered on e-portal www.vialewud yogika.com who were selected for promoting their products namely Sangeeta Sawalakhe of Vidarbha Biotech Lab, Sonali Wakhre of Dehlaan Design, Poonam Lala of Rutrop Enterprises and Winni Meshram of Prezen Décor, who in turn gave description about their products in brief. Prominently present were VIA Executive Committee members Asit Sinha and Girish Deodhar. VIA LEW Advisory Members-- Prafullata Rode, Madhubala Singh, Sarita Pawar. Past Chairpersons - Anjali Gupta, Anita Rao, Shachi Malik, IP Chairperson Reeta Lanjewar, Vice-Chairperson Indu Kshirsagar, EC Member Poonam Gupta, included in 72 plus participants. Poonam Lala, Secretary, VIA LEW proposed vote of thanks.