Mathura resident Pawani Khandelwal, who describes herself as a raging feminist, believes that something as simple as riding a two-wheeler can transform lives of middle-aged housewives. (Photo: IANS)
Mathura, March 8 (IANS) Mathura-based entrepreneur Pawani Khandelwal will be representing India at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation's conference on women entrepreneurship and economic empowerment next month.
The conference, part of the Foundation's programmes on the World Economic Order, will be held in Washington DC and Chicago from March 22.
Khandelwal, 24, runs "Aatm Nirbhar", an all women two-wheeler driving school for women in Mathura, Agra, Lucknow and Jaipur.
She told IANS that nine other women heading social organisations in different countries had been selected for the fully-funded programme after a rigorous process.
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation receives thousands of applications every year for the programme and someone from India getting selected was rare.
Khandelwal will talk about women empowerment, opportunities for women in the social sector, role of women in economic growth and importance of female employees in an organisation.
"Aatm Nirbhar has so far empowered over 5,000 women and will add a few zeros to the figure very soon," she said.