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CA. Naveen N. D. Gupta
President, ICAI

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!

Best wishes

CA. Naveen N. D. Gupta

President, ICAI

CA. Prafulla Chhajed
Vice-President, ICAI

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. Prafulla Chhajed
Vice-President, ICAI