Guwahati, 22 May: Noted entrepreneur from Assam, Jahnabi Phookan has been appointed as National President of FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO), the oldest women-led and women-focused business chamber of Southeast Asia and the women’s wing of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
“I am humbled to step into the role the 37th President of FICCI Ladies Organisation, an incredible representation of women power across 17 Chapters and 4 YFLOs across India. It is even more significant and momentous for me as I am the first ever President of FLO from the Northeast.
“Stepping into the new decade of 2020's, my thoughts were of Sustainability and to focus on Sustainable Livelihood for women's economic uplift. In March 2020, the world, as we knew, had changed and in these unprecedented pandemic times, sustainability has taken centre stage. Indeed, it is only through women's sustainable livelihood that can lead to her empowerment and only women's economic empowerment that can lead to an equitable society,” Phookan said in a message.