Aditi Parekh, founder and CEO of Fashion Edit India, has been chosen to head the FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) chapter in Ahmedabad for the upcoming year.
FLO is the oldest women-led and women-centric business chamber in South East Asia, with 19 chapters spread throughout India and membership of about 3,000 businesswomen.
As the fourteenth person to hold this position, Ms. Parekh succeeds Dr. Rachna Gemawat as Chairperson of FLO’s Ahmedabad Chapter.
With gratitude and excitement, I assume the role of Chairperson of the Ahmedabad Chapter of the FICCI Ladies Organisation. By highlighting the achievements of female business owners in a variety of settings, I hope to inspire and empower them to build a brighter future for themselves and others. Ms. Parekh has pledged to “do my best to support women-led startups and ensure greater participation and contribution of women in the economic growth of the state and country.”
Ms. Parekh has guided the FLO Ahmedabad Chapter to a vision of “Sarv” for the years 2023 and 2024. Sarv Saksham, or women’s education and skill development, will be the primary focus of this chapter, along with Sarv Adhikaara, or women’s legal and policy advocacy, Sarv Shakti, or women in leadership roles, and Sarv Vikas, or the expansion of women-led businesses at both the local and national levels.
Ms. Sudha Shivkumar, who recently became the 40th National President of FLO, has a vision for the organisation that is in line with FLO Ahmedabad’s 2023-2024 Strategic Action and Results Vision (SARV), as stated by Ms. Parekh.
Ms. Parekh has an MBA with an international business concentration. Fashion Edit India, her company, is an online retailer specialising in designer clothing and accessories. She has been involved with her family’s port, logistics, real estate, and hotel businesses for almost 20 years.
In 2016, Ms. Parekh served as the Young FICCI Ladies Organization’s founding chairperson. This organisation offers a special forum for young women from various professional and entrepreneurial backgrounds to network, learn, explore new opportunities, and introduce their ideas in a nurturing environment. Under her direction, YFLO held numerous educational and professional training programmes, talks, seminars, panel discussions, and workshops on a range of topics. Today, there are more than 200 members of YFLO in Ahmedabad.