As 50th president of IMC Ladies’ Wing, Vanita Bhandari wants to work towards women empowerment
The theme that she has selected for the year is ‘Me: The Change-maker’.
The late Dhanawanti Rama Rau, a champion of women, was the organisation’s first president. Now, Vanita Bhandari, the young chairman and managing director of DBS Corporate Services, takes on the mantle as the 50th president of the Ladies’ Wing.
A woman of style and substance, Bhandari has been associated with the organisation for several years and has worked in various capacities. She brings with her years of experience as a business leader and a passion for women’s empowerment. This passion is reflected in the theme she has selected for the year, ‘Me: The Change-maker’. It is a call for women to individually make change happen with words and actions. She has also chosen power-packed committees with challenging agendas.
The first major event to be held under Bhandari’s leadership will be the Women Entrepreneurs Exhibition in August, which gives women who do not have a retail presence a platform to showcase their skills. Other events include IMPACT, held on International Women’s Day, and the prestigious Janki Devi Award, which will be given to a rural woman entrepreneur. This year, there will also be the coveted Woman of the Year award and a Financial Services award for women.
Apart from women’s empowerment, Bhandari deeply cares about the future of the planet. She believes that what we need are actionable solutions. “No point planning a future if there is going to be no future,” she says.
It doesn’t matter whether it’s education, domestic violence, equal pay, discrimination in sports or any other aspect of life — change starts with you. You are the change-maker, she says.