Mentoring

"I am not a teacher, but an awakener." ― Robert Frost

"Many people nowadays live in a series of interiors...disconnected from each other. On foot everything stays connected, for while walking one occupies the spaces between those interiors in the same way one occupies those interiors. One lives in the whole world rather than in interiors built up against it." - Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

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60 women leaders from various fields join

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"It is a solemn duty to change lives positively.It is a noble honor to inspire and be there for others.It is an irresistible necessity to have empathy; to understand the situations and the reasons for the actions of others. Real mentoring is less of neither the candid smile nor the amicable friendship that exists between the mentor and the mentee and much more of the impacts. The indelible great footprints the mentor lives on the mind of the mentee in a life changing way. How the mentor changes the mentee from ordinariness to extra-ordinariness; the seed of purposefulness that is planted and nurtured for great fruits; the prayer from afar from the mentor to the mentee; and the great inspirations the mentee takes from the mentor to dare unrelentingly to face the storms regardless of how arduous the errand may be with or without the presence of the mentor" ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

NEW DELHI, MARCH 10 : FICCI Ladies Organisation, (FLO) Women business wing of FICCI in association with Vital Voices organised the Global Mentoring Walk in New Delhi today at the National Crafts Museum, Pragati Maidan.

About 60 women leaders from various fields took part in the walk . The mentor walk is held world wide each year as part of International Women's day .

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FLO president, Vasvi Bharat Ram :

"Mentorship and guidance are the key tools that has the potential to help women entrepreneurs and professionals grow their businesses, and in many cases, change their lives. The objective of the Mentoring Walk is to link established women entrepreneurs & professionals as mentors to emerging ones. This linkage will bring them together under one platform, to walk together and discuss their professional challenges and successes and establish a mentoring relationship, in which the seasoned leader guides, advises and supports her peer.''

  • "There is nothing I like better than conversing with aged men. For I regard them as travelers who have gone a journey which I too may have to go, and of whom I ought to inquire whether the way is smooth and easy or rugged and difficult. Is life harder toward the end, or what report do you give it?" - Plato

During the Walk, the mentors shared their achievements, challenges and strategies in their journey and guided the aspiring ones, motivating them to grow in their respective areas. They also highlighted on the importance of building strong mentoring partnerships with young mentees, resulting in enhanced personal, professional and business development, thereby creating a pool of future women leaders, nurtured by existing ones.

"Paying it forward" is the intent, on which this mentor-mentee relationship is based upon. Some of the mentors this year included.

Namita Gautam, Director, Sheela Group of Companies, Jayanti Dalmia, Advisor, Dalmia Brothers Pvt. Ltd.; ‎Vinita Sethi, Sr Vice President Corporate Affairs - ‎Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd and President, ELSA, Nelofar Currimbhoy - President - Shahnaz Herbals; Reena George, Supreme Court Lawyer, Poonam Mahajan, CEO, Signages Systems India; Dr. Tamali Sen Gupta Advocate and Independent Board Director, TSG Legal Consulting and many more joined the walk with main aim of mentoring the future women leaders from various fields.

FLO president, Vasvi Bharat Ram said, "Mentorship and guidance are the key tools that has the potential to help women entrepreneurs and professionals grow their businesses, and in many cases, change their lives. The objective of the Mentoring Walk is to link established women entrepreneurs & professionals as mentors to emerging ones. This linkage will bring them together under one platform, to walk together and discuss their professional challenges and successes and establish a mentoring relationship, in which the seasoned leader guides, advises and supports her peer.''

Archana Surana, Governing Body Member, FLO & Founder & Director, ARCH College of Design & Business is the Flag Bearer for the Global Mentoring Walk in New Delhi. Ms Surana said, "FLO and Vital Voices Global Leadership Network believe that mentoring is a critical activity in empowering women to succeed as leaders and creating opportunities for women at the global platform. It is essential to invest in leaders because they take the responsibility to improve their communities and further strengthen policies, create jobs and invest in women. These leaders can play a catalystic role to nurture the potential women leaders and handhold them to achieve success. "