Message from Hon’ble President
“There is no force equivalent to a women determined to rise”- so rightly said. This probably has been witnessed by each of us at some point of time in our lives. Each woman in our life be, it a mother, sister or a daughter, has the fire and the determination to do their best in whatever they are doing. Over a period of time the women have not only empowered themselves but have also empowered everyone surrounding them. They have become the “real architects of our society”.
Undoubtedly, women excel as homemakers. Apart from the same, there is no such professional field which has not witnessed the successful management and decision making skills of a woman. The multitasking skills of women have contributed towards their achievements and their success stories. Today, women Chartered Accountants, constituting __ per cent of the Indian CA fraternity, are successfully contributing to various fields of the profession including accountancy, direct taxes, indirect taxes, company law matters, strategic decision making, international business and taxation, and project finance, among others.
While women in India have been an equally competent workforce in all professional sectors, we understand that there is a need to address their requirements so as to maintain a healthy balance between their professional and personal committments. Thus, ‘Women Empowerment Sub-Group of the Committee for Capacity Building of Members in Practice’ of the ICAI has been working tirelessly to further strengthen the profession acumen and competencies of the women members.
Our Institute has always aimed to provide its women stakeholders an opportunity to express their professional potentials, the confidence to face their professional challenges and eventually bringing a sea change in the social fabric of our nation. I strongly believe that “Women empower each other” thus, I would appreciate if our women members could come forward and share their success stories with us. This in long run will surely help the other women members to identify their hidden capabilities and rise up to achieve their true potential.
Be assured that ICAI is committed to provide a platform to its women members for interacting and empowering themselves so that each one of us could eventually contribute to our national economy and its development.
“Hold the torch of your life.....and enlighten your ray of hope....
With your strength and vision .....just climb up the success rope”
Wishing you success in all your present and future endeavours!
CA. Nilesh S. Vikamsey
Message from the Vice-President
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India aims to inspire women to look beyond the conventional societal beliefs and fulfill their aspirations by harnessing their true potential and power. I firmly believe women have agility and strength to achieve real change in our society and to pursue new paths through proper guidance and encouragement. It is an endeavor of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India to empower its women members so that they are able to go out into the world, prepared to face any challenge with skills, confidence and grace bringing positive social change for themselves, their families, other women and their society. At this point I would recommend my fellow colleagues to use digital technology in the way we think, act and work. The technology will be boon for females since they will be able to work from home, multitask and can pursue their profession. The power of Internet will empower one to achieve Work-Life balance while meeting your professional aspirations.
The Women Empowerment Sub-Group of Committee for Capacity Building of Members in Practice is working untiringly to develop the skills, refining and boosting the capabilities of women members to handle various assignments in their professional affairs. ICAI will contribute to enlighten and empower the women members who in future will participate in shaping the policies and programmes that will bring about economic growth, social development and greater gender equality.
Today, Women Chartered Accountants contribute to the growth of the nation in various accounting areas like accountancy, direct taxes, indirect taxes, company law matters, strategic decision making, international business and taxation, project finance and many other regulatory matters. Recognizing the same, steps have been taken up by ICAI to enhance their contribution in the development of the profession and of the economy as well.
I wish that the initiatives undertaken by this group would give our women members from all across the world an opportunity to become more empowered. It is my sincere suggestion to all the Women Members to take active participation in the activities of the sub-group so that the empowerment reaches out to the mass.
CA. Naveen N. D. Gupta
Sub-Group of CCBMP, ICAI
Message from the Convenor
Modern woman is the powerhouse of immense untapped energy which needs to be channelized into our systems for the growth of our profession and economy. ICAI is augmenting its efforts for empowering women and enhancing their progress through Women Empowerment Sub-Group. It is a great initiative of the ICAI in the direction of empowering the women members with its focus on empowering them with the contemporary knowledge and expertise in the field of practice and service
It is indeed commendable that women Chartered Accountants are consistently leaving their mark of excellence in the corporate world and major areas of practice; while more & more, young girl students are making it to the merit list of CA examinations. The sub-group plans towards giving the necessary impetus to our women Chartered Accountants so that they are able to expand their horizons and seek opportunities not only in India but overseas as well. As women we all are balancing the needs and responsibilities and nourishing the values in our homes.
I believe a woman possesses a broader array of skills, strengths and capabilities and therefore must acquire the very top slot in terms of excellence, professionalism, speed, quality and predictability. I would like to see the day when the world looks up to Indian women professionals in every field of modern professional work.
The Women Empowerment Sub-Group of Committee for Capacity Building of Members in Practice is sincerely working on the same agenda and giving potential platforms to our Women Members by taking various initiatives for their overall development. I request all our members to be actively involved in all the future endeavors of the group and be benefitted by all its initiatives. The ‘Portal for Women Members’ shall help you stay in touch with all the empowerment related announcements.
CA. Kemisha Soni,
Women Members Empowerment Committee
Sub-Group of CCBMP, ICAI
Message from the Dy. Convenor
When women are empowered, so are entire societies. Any country, religion, sect or community in the world cannot reach its full potential while drawing on the skills of only half its population. Empowering women on one hand involves making them self-dependent and financially independent to the extent where they can demand and extract their rights; and on the other hand it involves self-motivation in their lives to get empowered. When women are empowered, so are entire societies. None of the countries in the world can achieve its full economic potential when women are left out or left behind.
It is clear that women will need to be proactive and take charge of their careers through voicing their desire to be promoted, being networked and visible and taking advantage of leadership development training and seeking coaches and mentors. There are a number of opportunities for Women Chartered Accountants and we are committed to work towards helping them achieve their potential.
We at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India believe that creating more opportunities for our women members and girl students will not only aid in economic growth but also spread prosperity. Women bring new ideas and different decision – making and communication styles to a leadership group, which diversifies and improves workplaces and work practices. We need to invest in our women members so they can live up to their own God-given potential.
The Women Empowerment Sub-Group of Committee for Capacity Building of Members in Practice is also bringing together women members from various spheres of society to engage in meaningful dialogue and programs pertinent in today’s professional sphere. These opportunities will not only give them an edge to enlarge their professional network but to excel on professional front as well.
CA. Mangesh P Kinare,
Women Members Empowerment Committee