As the 37th National President of FICCI FLO, Jahnabi Phookan will focus on maximising opportunities for women in the post-COVID-19 world.
Jahnabi Phookan has been appointed the National President of FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO), the women’s wing of the apex chamber Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). She took over from outgoing National President Harjinder Kaur Talwar at the 36th FLO Annual Session. FICCI FLO represents over 8000 women entrepreneurs and professionals across 17 chapters nationally and works aggressively towards promoting economic empowerment and equal opportunities for women.
In her role as the 37th National President of FICCI FLO, she will focus on empowering women with entrepreneurship capabilities and professional excellence, enabling them to take up new challenges and maximise opportunities in the new normal post-COVID-19.
Speaking about her new role, Jahnabi Phookan said “I am honoured and humbled by the responsibility entrusted on me. We at FICCI FLO are working towards women’s economic empowerment at various levels, but — going forward and in accordance with current times — our aim will be to focus on creating sustainable livelihoods for women to empower them further. We wish to move towards our aim by promoting entrepreneurship and professional excellence among women across the country and I am excited to embark on this journey.”
Passionate about women’s empowerment, Phookan strongly advocates and tirelessly works towards building sustainable livelihoods for women’s economic upliftment.
Phookan is an entrepreneur, a co-founder of two National Tourism Award-winning companies: Jungle Travels India and Assam Bengal Navigation Company under JTI Group. She has worked for the cause of women weavers of Assam and runs her own signature line as Tribal Heritage and Lahe Looms since 2014. A graduate from Calcutta University with a PG Diploma from Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Delhi, She is also an alumnus of Indiana University, USA. She was the Founder member and Founder Vice Chairperson of FLO Northeast chapter in 2007.