Mumbai, 8th March, 2022: Vodafone Idea Foundation (VIF) celebrated International Women’s Day by unveiling ‘Women of Wonder’ – a book that chronicles the inspiring stories of 17 women who courageously braved all odds to achieve personal independence, and found their own standing in the society.
The book was unveiled by Vrinda Sarup, IAS, Former Secretary School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education, and Former Secretary Food and Public Distribution Government of India; Aruna Sharma, IAS, Former IT Secretary; Shereen Bhan, Managing Editor, CNBC-TV18; Mr. P Balaji, Chief Regulatory & Corporate Affairs Officer, VIL and Director, Vodafone Idea Foundation; and Dr. Nilay Ranjan, Head, Vodafone Idea Foundation at a virtual event today.
These inspiring women leaders also addressed women beneficiaries of VIF’s various social programs across domains such as agriculture, education, livelihood creation, etc.
On this special occasion, VIF also felicitated women beneficiaries from their social programs who have broken through personal, social, and financial barriers to reach the pinnacle of success in their field of work, thereby setting a shining example for others to follow.
At the event, P Balaji, Chief Regulatory & Corporate Affairs Officer, VIL and Director, Vodafone Idea Foundation said, “As a leading telco, we at Vodafone Idea Foundation leverage our technology strengths to create social impact through sustainable solutions, particularly in the area of women empowerment, safety and livelihood creation. We recognize that women empowerment is a critical catalyst for positive change. We strongly believe that when you educate, empower or support a woman in any ecosystem, you impact her entire family, her immediate ecosystem in the community, which in turn brings in a strong multiplier effect on the overall social and economic development of the country.”