A woman in power is woman empowered. A woman is truly empowered, when she thinks of supporting other women. It is truly visible in two strong ladies of Noida Sector-100. FATIMA KHANAM and RAKSHA GUPTA the founder of Naari Weo (Woman Entrepreneurs Organization. Naari WEO is an organization that promotes and propagates women entrepreneurs across India and connecting them globally too. It is an effort to encourage women to be able to stand on her feet firmly.
Fatima Khanam and Raksha Gupta had a vision which they formulated into a beautiful world called NAARI WEO in 2017. As the name suggests, it exhibits women power. NAARI WEO gives push to all extremely talented women in right direction by exhibiting their talents in various exhibitions.
How the journey started. Fatima Khanam in her words shared,”Being a feminist I used to carry the girl power flag since childhood. I always believed that success does not have any gender and no one can stop anyone, provided we put all your mind and efforts. My heart used to bleed whenever I used to come across young talent been wasted around in family ,friends or peer groups. I always wished to help them in whatever way I can. Not out of pity but in sheer admiration of their talent. When it comes to women, they often don’t give any credit to them and need someone else to let them know that they are worth. Earlier I firmly believed in “Woman is woman ‘s enemy” and finally thought to turn enemy into FRIENDS with the slogan FOR THE WOMEN BY THE WOMEN”.
In 2015, Fatima shifted to a new society in sector -100 of Noida. She saw lots of women who were home makers and very talented. She researched thoroughly for two years and then formulated the idea of NAARI WEO. She met Raksha Gupta in the same society who had the same thought process. Together they established NAARI WEO officially in may 2017.
After it was established, it was not at all easy to convince people of the concept. Few people even thought that the duo was provoking women to leave the comfort of homes for nothing. Despite the challenges, both remained focused on their thoughts and organised their first exhibition in July 2017 in their own society. From society also they got many hindrances regarding commercialization. They even got threats. However, soon the concept was clear to lot of people. The exhibition got amazing footfall of 900 plus audience. Since then there was no looking back.
Started in 2017 with only few members, NAARI WEO has now more than 100 members of all ages from 23 to 65 years. The organization gives platform to every female who shows interest. They individually reached out to many females, who had stopped working due to family commitments but are talented. They quarterly do workshops and seminars for their members in association with good business experts from different backgrounds to improve business skills, ethics, profits, managing challenges faced by budding entrepreneurs. They have successfully organised many exhibitions in Noida. They help their members with their corporate and wedding networks. The organization conducts exhibition in schools, societies and also do wedding and corporate events.
We need more such ladies in India to grow further the women power.
For more information on NAARI WEO and to connect, Visit their Facebook page: Naari WEO
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