ALL Ladies League launches Bangalore Chapter
Bangalore, Oct 16, 2014: ALL LADIES LEAGUE India’s first all-women International chamber launched its Bangalore Chapter on 16th Oct 2014 at Vivanta by Taj, M G Road, with a firm belief to establish Bangalore as centre of social change and to promote women empowerment in Karnataka, India.
Smt. Manjula Manasa, Chairperson Karnataka State Commission for Women, along with Dr. Harbeen Arora, Global Chairperson, ALL supported the launch of the Bangalore Chapter by her presence and formally lighting the lamp. With the launch of Bangalore Chapter, ALL LADIES LEAGUE now has 39 chapters globally covering countries like USA, Romania, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, England, Philippines, Canada, France, Mauritius, and Tanzania.
Dr.Harbeen Arora, Global Chairperson, ALL LADIES LEAGUE formally announced the formation of the Bangalore chapter. On this milestone occasion she said, “Bangalore is the hub of innovation with women at the helm of change. ALL is delighted to have a Bangalore chapter and have leading ladies of the city as members. The chamber is committed to creating an institution for women, by women and of women, so that an equal and empowered life is possible and achievable for every woman in every part of the world. In this marathon vision, I see Bangalore playing a very pivotal role as women here are natural leaders???.
Ritu Chawla Mathur, Chairperson, Bangalore Chapter – ALL LADIES LEAGUE emphasized on the need for creating equal opportunities for 3.01 crore women population residing in the state of Karnataka in order to ensure their economic and social empowerment. She added,???Our model is to create an all-encompassing organization that welcomes the Corporates, the Entrepreneurs, the Social Activists and even the House-wives, in creating communities of strong and successful women today, who can support the strong and successful women of tomorrow???. She said the Association is committed to work across the length and breadth of Karnataka and cover other towns like Mysore, Hubli-Dharwad, Mangalore, Hospet/Bellary and Conoor, over time.
Speaking on the landmark occasion, the Hospitality Sponsor Mr. Vinod Valson, General Manager, Vivanta by
Taj-M G Road said, “As a brand which is extremely conscious of women’s empowerment, we at Vivanta by Taj, MG Road work extensively towards catering to contemporary corporate women providing them with top-class business and conferencing facilities. One of the key motifs of the brand Vivanta is the 21st Century Princess which focuses on the concept of Single Lady Traveller that is entirely tailored for today’s modern woman’s needs. We are happy to associate with ALL Ladies League as they launch their Bangalore Chapter today and wish them all the best for their future endeavours???.>
Veteran Bangalore women of substance gave the speech to launch the festivities. The attendees benefitted from the collective talent and wisdom of trailblazers such as doyen of Theatre Arundathi Nag; education activist, Ted.com Speaker Shukla Bose (Parikrma) who shared their experience and their personal story of growth. Women Leaders from the World of Business, Arts, Education, Sports – like Geetanjali Kirloskar, Arundathi Nag, Vasundhara Das, Sucharita Eashwar, Karuna Jain, made it a memorable event with their active participation in conversation with Dr. Harbeen Arora. These ‘women of substance’ shared their achievements, their challenges and also a word of advice for all budding women entrepreneurs and leaders.
The evening was well attended by other high-powered women Teja Manakame, Poornima Shenoy, Githa Shankar, Christine Fernandes Jamal, Pep Kumar, Saswati Chakravarty to name a few.
On the occasion Dr. Harbeen Arora, talked about how development of women and change in their state can benefit society as well as economy of the country. She appealed to all the women of Bangalore to connect with their counterparts in neighbouring villages and cities since it is important to foster all the good done by each of them. She said that ALL is connecting with women across the globe to make them self-reliant and support women empowerment by taking various initiatives and organizing events. She urged unity among women to support the cause of change in the present status and role of women in our society.