KARACHI: A woman’s role as a nurturer is a source of strength, admiration and sustenance. It should not be undermined, stated Neera Saggi, the president of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as she departed Karachi.
Neera Saggi, the first woman president of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry since its inception 177 years ago, and currently the CEO of the L&T Seawoods, shared her delight at being part of the International Women Leaders Summit, saying that it gave her a chance to interact with professional women from Pakistan.
She expressed appreciation for attending an international-level conference for women professional development in Karachi, organised by the New World Concepts and supported by the KCCI and LCCI.
“The promise of equality is not the same as true equality. Women have to empower themselves by building on their unique qualities and enhancing their skills,” Neera added. She emphasised that women needed to create and utilise networks to strengthen their positions.
“The more flexible you are, the easier it is to work around hurdles,” Neera said while speaking on the need for flexibility while juggling responsibilities at home and work.
Neera stressed the need for allocating quotas to support women employment and their subsequent inclusion in the formal sector.
During her stay, she called on Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Abdullah Zaki along with an Indian trade delegation at the KCCI. Sharing her thoughts, she emphasised the benefits of building trade in the South Asia region. She also acknowledged the growing business interactions between the KCCI and the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry.