Mumbai: It is important to empower women in
entrepreneurial skills to boost Indian economy, Cherie Blair,
wife of former Prime Minister of UK Tony Blair said here
Addressing a gathering here, Cherie said her foundation
will be working closely with local NGOs and University of
Mumbai to empower women in the skills of entrepreneurship.
"`Women mean business` is the title of our programme and
we will identify and resolve the barriers that blocked women
in India in doing business and becoming entrepreneurs," the
founder of Cherie-Blair foundation for women said during her
first ever initiative in India.
"The foundation will help Indian women to overcome the
challenges and play an important role in India`s
socio-economic growth. The foundation is working on empowering
women across the world," she said.
Cherie expressed happiness at the changing socio-economic
situation of the country.
"The problems in India are getting less and the country
has seen a lot of success stories. The growth rate has gone
up," she said.
Those present at the function included Sheriff of Mumbai
Indu Sahani, Managing Director and CEO of ICICI Chanda
Kochhar, India`s first woman cop Kiran Bedi, and Managing
Director of Britania Vinita Bali.