The scarcity of women directors in the boardroom is not unique to India. Nearly 20% of the world’s 200 largest companies have no women directors. Only 4% of the directors of public listed Indian companies are women. India is the first developing country to make women directors mandatory. The landmark law passed means – ‘companies must act quickly to put more women on their boards’.
FLO Women Directors (FWD) initiative is to educate potential women executives as directors. A pan India initiative with the objective to encourage induction of women directors on company boards and to improve the effectiveness and impact of existing women directors. FLO will facilitate the education of potential women executives and professionals who wish to acquire the tools required to face the challenges of corporate board positions.
11th Jan 2016, FLO, Chennai is launching this training program in association with KPMG.
• Chief Guest – Ms. Rama Rajagopal, Executive Director – Indian Terrain Fashions Ltd.
• Special Guests
o Mr. Sethuraman Sivaramakrishnan, Partner -BSR & Co.
o Ms. Latha Rajan, Co-founder -Mafoi Group
Speaking on the launch: Dr. Vijaya Bharathi Rangarajan Chairperson of FICCI FLO Chennai Chapter “We would like Women Directors on Board to come forward and use this opportunity to equip themselves with various Roles and Responsibilities of a Women Corporate Director”.
Meena Mohan, Convener of FWD event at Chennai speaking at the launch -Aims to create pool of Women Directors inChennai next 3 years. The list of Women Directors will be made available to Corporates/Public Listed Companies who may wish to invite them on their Boards.