FFFAI WOMEN WING – A platform for Women Empowerment

FFFAI, a National Body is an important Forum for the establishment of Women in Freight Forwarding Industry. FFFAI, Women’s Wing was launched in Pune under the Chairmanship of Mr. Shantanu Bhadkamkar during the FFFAI Golden Jubilee Celebrations and Executive Committee Meeting held in Pune at the hands of Ms. Anjali Bhagwat, the Gold Medalist and Champion of Champions in Shooting, on 14, September, 2012.

Our present Chairman Mr. Samir Shah wants to promote Women in the International Freight Forwarding & Custom Clearance Industry. Therefore, he has taken the initiative along with the Presidents and Executive Committee Members of all the locations have promised support to the Women’s Wing.

Globally the Custom Broker Community, the participation of Women is much higher but in India, this Industry is primarily Male dominated. The new era sees women breaking the barriers and stepping into every field. The conception of a Wing like this is an excellent initiative to attract Women to join this Industry with a family lineage but also those women who hold Career in this Industry. In the past few years, due to the revolutionary changes in the Custom Broker Licensing Regulations, more and more women are qualifying in the examinations and qualifying for the licenses. A platform of this stature will only encourage them in enhancing their potentials and assist them in taking up lead roles in their Organisations.

The Objectives

To raise awareness of the Industry and to entice women engaged in International Freight Forwarding and Custom Clearance to attend conference, join field tours to Gateway Ports and ICD’s. A few each time may also be invited to attend FFFAI EC meetings held at various custom stations.

To empower women engaged in Custom clearance through skills development and training programmes .

To network with other organisations and associations.

Advocacy with Financial Institutions and Government Bodies for the benefits to a women entrepreneur.

To take up social causes

Eligibility for Registration

Custom Broker Proprietor/Partner/Directors and Spouses/family members

Staff being trained to head the business

 

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