Parle Tilak Vidyalaya Association’s Institute of Management organised a conference on Empowering Women towards Leadership, which was held in association with Maharashtra State Commission for Women (MSCW). Many prominent women personalities graced the event with their presence like Varsha Pawar Tawde, National Secretary, Bhartiya Stree Shakti and counsellor, Dr. Manjusha Molwane, Member Secretary, MSCW, Dr. Nishigandha Naik, Director, Haffkine Institute of Research, RJ Archana from Radio City, among many others. The conference was aimed at analysing women’s aspirations and socio-cultural backgrounds fostering leadership roles and understanding gender sensitisation and the challenges associated with it.
The discussion was focused on addressing the changing role of women across sectors, limitations in women leadership, the role of the society towards encouraging women leaders and global issues affecting women leadership. Dr. Snehalata Deshmukh, Former Mumbai University Vice Chancellor and Chief Mentor at PTVAIM, opened the conference and said, “Women-centred family education is the most important aspect of a healthy society. Empowered women play an indispensable role in the development of a country. We are very glad to have such eminent personalities amongst us today and extend a very warm welcome to everyone present here.”
Chief Guest of the day, Varsha Tawde said, “Last few years have seen a realization among Indians towards the importance of women empowerment. Starting from focusing on the welfare of women to delving into the importance of economic independence and finally women empowerment, there has been a gradual shift in the planning of societal growth.
Dr. Manjusha Molwane discussed current issues like “Me too” and the role of Mahila Ayog towards it. She also mentioned about UGC Saksham guidelines, 2015 about harassment of women at workplace and unawareness of colleges about these guidelines.
PTVAIM in association with the MSCW has addressed various opportunities that exist for women for different roles in the society, from creating awareness about the inbuilt strength of women to lead. The collaboration aims at initiating a dialogue and empowering women towards furthering their fundamental rights in every walk of life.