FICCI FLO North East Chapter had an eclectic panel discussion on the hot topic of “Women Corporate Director – The complete picture” in the light of the legal mandate pursuant to the Companies Act, 2013 at the Lily hotel on the 25th July, 2015.
The panel consisted of an exciting mix of Speakers to cover all the aspects of the clauses in the Act, legal implications, changing dynamics at work place, how women on boards address this change. The Speakers were – Shantikam Hazarika, Founder Director of Assam Institute of Management, Alok Verma – Business head of Vodafone, North East, Kaberi Bhuyan – Chartered Accountant, Rajeev Agarwal – Director SM Group and CEO Bitchem Asphalt technologies, Joyshree Das Verma, Chairperson, Flo North East. The discussion was moderated by Krishan Kant Aggarwal, GM of Vivanta by Taj.
Chairperson Flo North East, Joyshree Das Verma said that this was the first session to be held at Guwahati and it is part of FLO’s national project on Women Corporate Director (WCD) . The objective is to create awareness about WCD, train potential women on matters related to Board responsibilities, Do’s and Don’ts of a Director etc and also create a pool of WCDs. The second session will be a workshop to train and create the ready talent pool for both FLO members as well as non-members.
It was an inter active and engaging discussion and a houseful of attendance by interested women from across spectrum of profession to know and understand what WCD is all about. Juhie Singh, Head of FLO WCD project in NE said the response has been good and hopeful that a good number of women get ready to be trained.