Amway Supports Women and Youth Entrepreneurship at India CSR Forum
On April 14, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and U.S.-India Business Council met in Delhi, India at a Corporate Social Responsibility forum to discuss best practices in promoting women and youth economic empowerment, and identify and address barriers to entrepreneurship and workforce participation. The theme of the forum was “Making Economies Work for Women and Youth” and was made possible through a partnership with Amway, Abbott, and Walmart.
Although women’s access to economic opportunities has greatly increased around the world, many women and girls still face considerable barriers to economic participation. Investing in women can help unleash untapped talent, lead to innovation, generate new consumers and produce a multiplier effect for the economy. Women also reinvest the majority of their income in their families and communities.
Geeta Pillay, a top Amway leader in India, shared her journey as an entrepreneur with those in attendance. “For years I had a focused career path, but becoming an entrepreneur allowed me to live a more balanced life, take control of my time, and provide financial freedom,” said Pillay. “I have a passion for empowering women and families to build a better quality of life.”
According to the McKinsey Global Institute, achieving gender equality in India will have a much larger economic impact there than in any other region in the world. Amway is proud to partner and promote women’s economic empowerment in India and around the world.
[Editor’s Note: This article was written by the Amway team and originally appeared here.]