COWE Walkathon for Women's Empowerment 2011
The Confederation of Women Entrdpreneurs (COWE), a not-for-profit organisation of women entrepreneurs organised COWE Walkathon for Women Empowerment in city today. Mrs. D. K. Aruna, Minister for Information and Public Relations, Govt. of AP; Banda Karthika Reddy, Mayor of Hyderabad; Designer Shilpa Reddy; Badminton players Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa; Anchor & Actress Jhansi and several other celebrities, students, working women and women entrepreneurs graced the occasion. More than 300 women participated in the walkathon held at KBR Park, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.
Ms. Sandhya Reddy, President - COWE along with other board members of COWE also took part in the walkathon. COWE is a body of approximately 550 women entrepreneurs working towards promoting social and economic devel¬opment of women through entrepreneurship. It was inaugurated by the Former Chief Minister Late Dr. YS. Rajasekhara Reddy in 2004.
COWE fosters the empowerment of women through training, skill develop¬ment programs, seminars and exhibitions, infrastructure development, project identification and funding besides exposing them to other business and devel¬opment opportunities, informed Ms. Sandhya Reddy, President of COWE.
As a marketing initiative COWE has also been organising annual trade fair every year. This year it will be held from 13th-16th October at Necklace Road, Hyderabad informed Ms. Madhuri Talluri, Secretary - COWE.