Women-led brand and book launch headline AIBC’s International Women’s Day

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The International Women’s Day event was organised by AIBC’s first female National Chair, Sheba Nandkeolyar. Sheba Nandkeolyar and Dr Meena Chavan also launched their co-authored book at the event: “Exploring the economic opportunities and impacts of migrant entrepreneurship”. The book featured several successful Australian Indian business owners with a global footprint.

Sheba Nandkeolyar said: “AIBC Women in Business was formed with a vision of 50:50 participation of women in the bilateral business and trade space. It is heartening to see this vision come to fruition with a woman National Chair leading AIBC and a room full of dynamic women leaders building bridges between the two countries. It is a pleasure and privilege to launch our book on International Women’s Day.”

The event featured:

  • A presentation by Poornima Menon of Five Pleats (and sponsor My Muscle Chef) on the Ikkat heritage of Indian textiles, with an introduction to the bilateral collaboration in planning between Indigenous and Indian links in the textile industry
  • A presentation by AustralianSuper on the financial empowerment of women

McKay concluded: “The Australia India Economic Corporation and Trade Agreement (ECTA) came into force on 29 December 2022 with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s visit to India, AIBC is stepping up its commitment as the leading business chamber dedicated to promoting the bilateral trade and investment relationship between Australia and India. We know women are critical to the relationship and AIBC has much to be proud of in its support for women in leadership roles.”

Australia India Business Council and AIBC Women in Business Chapter thanked sponsors AustralianSuper, My Muscle Chef and Rasa Beverages for their generous support for the event as well as ABC Bullion for providing the lucky door prize.

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