EEMA We Care to Launch Women’s Mentorship Programme at ‘March for Women’ Event in Delhi Tomorrow
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Industry Watch | March 16, 2021 | News
The Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA), through its social vertical We Care, is organising a special event titled 'March for Women' to acknowledge and celebrate womanhood. It will be held on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 3 pm onwards at the FICCI Auditorium, Mandi House, New Delhi.
On the agenda are two keynote speaker sessions - Rekha Sharma, Chairperson, National Commission for Women will speak on ‘Equity & Empowerment’, and Jyotika Kalra, Member, National Human Rights Commission will speak at a session themed ‘The Glass Half Full’. There will also be a special address highlighting ‘Women's Safety at the Workplace’ by Nisha Narayanan, COO & Director, Red FM and Magic FM. A high-powered panel discussion on a very relevant topic – ‘Understanding that NO means NO and is not a prelude to romance and love’ – will have Monika Bharadwaj, Delhi Commissioner of Police, Jaya Goyal, Managing Partner Neo Juris LLP- Advocates & Solicitors and Advisor at Sexual Harassment Law Compliance Advisory, Sushma Gaikwad, Co-Founder, Ice Global and Wizcraft MIME as participants and Sanjoy K Roy, Managing Director, Teamwork Arts Ltd as moderator.
A highlight of the event will be the launch of the EEMA We Care Women’s Mentorship Programme, followed by felicitation of women from EEMA member agencies as ‘EEMA Shakti’.
Talking about #MarchforWomen, Roshan Abbas, President, EEMA, said, “As 'EEMA Shakti' becomes a reality, #MarchforWomen is a month-long celebration of the women who make the event ecosystem so robust. I’m glad our team has put this together and is bringing stalwarts from all walks of life to add to the cause. From mentorship to real-life stories to panels, we are managing to cover all spectrums of the discussion on women’s empowerment and celebrate those who strive to make this place better.”
Poonam Lal, Chairperson, EEMA We Care, said, “The idea of #MarchForWomen came from the numerous calls that inundated the We Care helpline, especially during the pandemic. Emotions that we encountered from these callers - ambiguity, fear, frustration, anger, desperation, desolation, trauma - triggered the urgent need to do something tangible to help people find solutions.”
Elaborating on the initiative, she added, “We are bringing together stakeholders to directly address issues of harassment, abuse, gender bias, etc., and understand legal provisions that may be of use to them. The purpose of the Women's Mentorship Programme is to give women in the event industry the right guidance and knowledge to create an equal opportunity playground for both genders. Another endeavour, EEMA Shakti, is an endorsement of the immense contribution and success of women working in this industry. As the entire industry comes out in full force to #MarchForWomen, an event to educate and empower women, to recognize and celebrate their achievements and successes... it is a deeply emotional and rewarding moment for me.”
Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA), through its social vertical We Care, will also felicitate women from EEMA member agencies as ‘EEMA Shakti’at the event.