Prayaana’s C2C Meet held in Kozhikode


Kochi: The C2C (Comeback 2 Career) Meet organised by Prayaana was an eye-opener for the 80 plus women who attended the event on September 7 at GMI Hall, Kozhikode. Speaking at the event, Dr. T P Sethumadhavan, Director, UL Education and Cyberpark, said soft skills development and sound general knowledge were the most important ingredients in becoming employable.

He also spoke about various new avenues available to women who want to restart their career effectively. He pointed out the importance of skill development is very important and cited many options that the government is offering which are meant to develop women entrepreneurship.

Nishad A K, Group Executive Director, Malabar Gold and Diamonds and Vice-President, Greater Malabar Initiative (GMI), while inaugurating the event expressed his happiness at the effort taken by Prayaana to bring women to the forefront of business initiatives.

The event was a first-of-its-kind to be held Kozhikode which aimed at bringing together women from various educational backgrounds who had taken a career break due to various reasons. Dr. Lalitha Mathew, Chief mentor, Prayaana, spoke about how, while making a path for oneself, women should also pave the way for others to follow.

Chandra Vadhana, CEO, Prayaana said, “The biggest challenge that a woman faces is not the glass ceiling but a wooden ceiling that exists in the minds of women. We need to break that before the glass ceiling can be broken,” she said.

There were also sessions led by prominent trainers and entrepreneurs. Keziah Thomas, Koshy Ancheril, Anjali Chandran, Indu Vijayakumar and Roshan Kynady were the panellists who spoke about various opportunities for women who want to start their career.

Prayaana is a social project of 4Tune Factory, a leading human resources company based in Kochi, in association with Greater Malabar Initiative and Kerala Startup Mission. Prayaana Labs is Kerala’s first employability, entrepreneurship and innovation platform for women and girl students to help set up their career.