Two-day inception meeting of G-20 EMPOWER group of Ministry of Women & Child Development begins in Agra

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The two-day establishment meeting of the G-20 EMPOWER Group of the Ministry of Women and Child Development began in Agra from 11 February.

An overview of the news

  • The theme of the meeting : Empowering Women to Lead across Sectors: Role of Digital Skilling and Future Skills.

  • The Ministry of Women and Child Development is the nodal ministry of India for G20 EMPOWER.

  • Dr. Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Limited, is the chairperson of EMPOWER 2023 during India's G20 Presidency.

  • Under India's G20 presidency, EMPOWER will host three meetings in February, April and June 2023 in Agra, Thiruvananthapuram and Bhopal respectively.

  • An exhibition will also be organized during the event to showcase the work of women-led micro-enterprises, women artisans and craftsmen from different states.

  • Women leaders from G-20 countries, guest countries, international organisations and the private sector have been invited to the founding meeting.

  • India's G20 Presidency is inclusive, equitable, ambitious, decisive and action-oriented for the economic empowerment of women.


  • The G20 Alliance for the Empowerment and Progression of Women’s Economic Representation (EMPOWER) is an alliance of G20 business leaders and governments. 

  • It aims to accelerate women’s leadership and empowerment in the private sector.

  • The G20 Empower 2023 under India's chairmanship is prioritising the shift from women's development to women-led development.

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