National BJP Leader Sukhminderpal Singh Grewal said today our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and USA President Donald Trump’s  daughter Ivanka Trump will be inaugurating and address the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad. BJP Youth leader Grewal said that this summit comes at a time when the Government is working on several initiatives to empower women in India,  such as “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” and others. This summit will witness women taking centre-stage on all fronts,  including panel discussions. This summit has a majority of women participation 52.5% led by all women delegation over 10  countries. He said that this summit is being hosted for the first time in South East Asia by the Governments of India and the United States. Grewal told about the theme of “Women First, Prosperity for All,” a number of leading female voices will speak at various plenaries, breakout sessions, master classes, and workshops, including tennis champion Sania Mirza, Google’s Vice President of Next Billion Users Diana Louise Patricia Layfield and CEO of Afghan Citadel Software Company Roya Mahboob and others. Grewal said that this year’s summit theme demonstrates the commitment of both Washington and New Delhi to empowering women in the belief that communities and countries thrive as a result across the world. The women entrepreneurs help drive innovation and job creation, besides assisting in addressing the world’s most critical challenges. BJP Youth leader told that the inaugural session will be addressed by Prime Minister Modi, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Ivanka Trump and following this the session will be moderated by John Chambers, Chairman Emeritus, Cisco. He said this will see the participation of Ivanka Trump, Sibongile Sambo, Managing Director of SRS Aviation and SRS Petroleum and Marcus Wallenberg, the Chairman of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB). Grewal told that Ivanka will also be part of a discussion on increasing women in the workforce through skills training, education and mentorship, Innovators in workforce development and training will discuss what works and what more can be done to open doors  for women at the workplace. He said that the closing session of GES will bring together key influencers that support, promote and fund women entrepreneurs. Grewal told that all the panelists will have to share efforts to advance women in leadership positions and ensure that women have “seats at the table” while breaking down the barriers that disproportionately affect women’s ability to start and grow businesses. He told that our Hon’ble Minister Commerce and Industry Shri Suresh Prabhu will also feature a panel discussion themed “Women Win, We All Win” Promoting Inclusive Environments for Women Entrepreneurs”. It will be moderated by The GES has introduced a mobile application to enable seamless networking among all registered delegates. A wearable device interlinked with the application is also being provided to all delegates for use during and after the summit. About 1500 delegates have downloaded the app, 20,000 profiles have been viewed, 4,000 messages and 6,000 business cards have been exchanged and 500 meetings have already been set up. Grewal said that our Hon’ble Defence Minister Shmt. Nirmala Sitharaman and Hon’ble External Affairs Minister Shmt. Sushma Swaraj will also attend this summit.


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