An all-women delegation from the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) will arrive here on Thursday, on a 6-day visit to strengthen cooperation in various spheres.
The delegation of 15 women entrepreneurs from Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkatta is led by Harbeen Arora, President, Creative Living Foundation. The visit is being coordinated by the SAARC Women's Initiative for Peace and Prosperity (SWIPP). The objective of SWIPP is to strengthen economic and cultural cooperation between India and each of the SAARC countries, through a unique all-women platform and perspective.
According to Dr. Arora, the purpose of the delegation is to “meet as many women entrepreneurs and leaders from Sri Lanka from diverse fields like trade and investment, politics, media, arts, public health and well-being, science and technology, environment, academia and peace who can be part of the SWIPP initiative.”
The women delegates from India are from a range of interesting backgrounds - consulting, coaching, furnishings, interior design, modular kitchens, handmade women’s wear, bags manufacture, pipes and chemicals, family business, corporate world, higher education, arts management, architecture & industry chambers.
The delegation will meet the National Chambers of Commerce of Sri Lanka in Colombo on May 4, where they would interact with the members of the National Chambers of Commerce & Women’s Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
ASSOCHAM, a leading Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and was established in 1920, has 60 Expert Committees spanning the fields of IT, Biotech, Telecom, Tourism, Infrastructure, and Rural Development.