Installation of the Lady Entrepreneurs’ Wing Forum of Vidarbha Industries Association Team for 2020-21 held on 16th July 2020. On this occasion, Past President of VIA & Convener of VIA LEW, Suresh Agrawal announced the name of the Chairperson of VIALEW – Manisha Bawankar.
The Chairperson of VIALEW Manisha Bawankar announced her Team.
Advisory Committee Members – Sarla Kamdar (Founder Chairperson); Prafullata Rode; Madhubala Singh and Sarita Pawar.
Past Presidents : Saeeda Haque, Chitra Parate, Y Ramani, Neelam Bowade, Anjali Gupta, Anita Rao, Vandana Sharma and Shachi Mallick. Immediate Past Chairperson – Reeta Lanjewar
Secretary- Poonam Lala
Vice Presidents are Indu Kshirsagar and Shikha Khare.
Treasurer – Rashmi Kulkarni.
Public Relation Officer – Yogita Deshmukh
Executive Member – Poonam Gupta
After being elected, Manisha Bawankar expressed thanks to all the VIA and VIA LEW members for unanimously electing as the Chairperson of the wing. In her speech She thanked all the VIA, VIA LEW members, friends & family members. She said they are the charioteers to her life’s chariots. They have inspired & guided her through the up and down of her life.
They have been a constant force guiding her to become a better and stronger entrepreneur. She believes that god has sent an opportunity in the form of VIA LEW Silver Jubilee (celebration of 25 years) to guide and help all the women entrepreneurs struggling to stay on talk of their game due to the pandemic Covid -19. She feels especially fortunate to have this opportunity to help the women entrepreneurs in this time of need.
She also mentioned that VIA LEW along with giving opportunities and guidance to aspiring and young entrepreneurs to achieve their entrepreneurial dreams, also helps existing entrepreneurs in service & manufacturing industries to progress & take their firms to the next level.
She noted that VIA LEW is the birth place of many booming entrepreneurs and a place which has guided many more exiting entrepreneurs to great heights.
Mentioning her plan for the year she said “We have planned to hold various programmes that are specially adapted to our new lifestyles. We will organise multiple online webinars/seminars for all our women entrepreneur members and interested entrepreneurs. Women will now be able to find membership forms online & even submit their forms online very soon.
Our annually event “Udyojika – An All Eves Exhibition” conducted every year in October, which helped lady entrepreneurs market their products, This year, keeping the safety of public as our main priority, has been postponed till the safety guidelines coming from Govt of India allows it.
This year, we are planning to provide a new platform for e-marketing to all our lady entrepreneurs. Our main goal for this year will be to take their products from local to a global scale. similar to every year, the regular programmes will be conducted, but keeping the safety of our members as our first priority.”
She thanked Vijaylakshmi Rao, the Chief Guest of the installation programme for her guidance and support to all the LEW members.
Manisha Bawankar concluded her speech with a positive oath for everyone, “with a positive outlook let’s think of the crises we faced today as an opportunity and With complete dedication and hardwork. Let’s take our ventures to new heights.”
She thanked Shri Suresh Agrawal and VIA President, Suresh Rathi and former Presidents of VIA & VIA LEW. On this occasion, Reeta Lanjewar, Immd Past Chairperson, Shikha Khare and Poonam Lala were also present.