India's delegation left the Commonwealth Games 2022 with an abundance of gold medals across many events in the last few days. With 61 total medals won, India finished the incredible run it had in the Commonwealth Games in fourth place overall. India won a total of 22 gold, 16 silver, and 23 bronze medals. This week, we worked on a story about female athletes who competed in the Common Wealth Games 2022 and made India proud by winning big. Along with other stories on women's empowerment, we have also highlighted the news that claims India has more female airline pilots than any other nation in the world. Take a look at this week's compilation.

Kashmir Women Created Indian National Flags to be Flown Across the Country as Part of The 'Har Ghar Tiranga' Campaign

The women of a small village in the Kupwara area of North Kashmir produce hand-stitched Indian national flags. On the 75th anniversary of Independence Day, these flags would be flown at residences and workplaces all over the nation as part of the "Har Ghar Tiranga" Campaign. These flags stand out because the Ashoka Chakra was crafted utilising the traditional Kashmiri crewel technique.

In Kawari and Kunan Poshpora Village, about 50 women have grouped together for this project, which is being sponsored by the Indian army. As the orders stream in, these women work day and night to complete these flags.

"I want to thank Indian army who helped me with setting up the centre. They have provided me with all the stuff like stitching machines and raw material. I am extremely proud that I have started my work by making Indian National Flag. I am extremely happy; our Indian army soldiers lay their life for this National pride, and I am able to make it. The army gave me everything to start this initiative," said Nazima Samundar, Centre Head.

NCW Provides Bilingual Programmes for Women Entrepreneurs

In order to provide professional training to women entrepreneurs who wish to begin their entrepreneurial careers as well as a mentoring programme for current women entrepreneurs looking to scale up their businesses, the National Commission for Women has partnered with the Centre of Excellence for Social Innovation (CESI) of the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode.

The Commission has created an online training programme to give women entrepreneurs access to the knowledge and skills needed to expand and sustain their entrepreneurial businesses as part of its endeavour to enhance and build entrepreneurial capabilities among women entrepreneurs.

The "Foundation Program in Entrepreneurship" is for those looking to enter the entrepreneurial space, and the "Advanced Program in Entrepreneurship" is for those looking to scale up their businesses. Aspiring women entrepreneurs can select between these two programmes based on their current careers and skill sets.

L&T Financial Services Launches Digital Sakhi Project in Karnataka

Customized training materials based on baseline and needs assessments for each state Leading non-banking financial firm L&T Financial Services (LTFS) today announced the launch of its Digital Sakhi project in Karnataka. The company's major CSR initiative, "Digital Sakhi," educates and supports rural women who then encourage female entrepreneurship and Digital Financial Literacy (DFL) in their neighbourhoods. Following the success of the Digital Sakhi initiatives launched in the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, and West Bengal, the programme in Karnataka was officially launched. Over 5,500 women entrepreneurs have benefited from the 960 Digital Sakhis who have been trained by Digital Sakhi programmes since their launch in 2017.

Indian Women Win their First-Ever Medal at the 44th Chess Olympiad, taking Bronze in Open Section

The Indian women's team made history at the 44th Chess Olympiad in Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, by taking home the nation's first-ever medal in the women's division, while the men won their second bronze medal of the renowned competition.

India After losing 1-3 to USA in the final round match, a team made up of Koneru Humpy, R Vaishali, Tania Sachdev, and Bhakti Kulkarni earned the bronze medal in the women's division.

Tania Sachdev and Bhakti Kulkarni lost their games, but Humpy and Vaishali were able to draw theirs.

The team has worked extremely hard over the past three to four months, and this is India's first medal in Olympic history, so this should be celebrated, said India A coach Abhijit Kunte.

Priyanka & Suresh Raina's Maate Reveals New, Holistic Re-Branding For All Baby Products

Maate, a consciously designed 360° wellness brand and a by-product of Priyanka Raina's unique perspective on parenthood, introduces its new visual identity. The company's essence, which remains faithful to motherhood, is still embodied in the new brand identity, which undergoes a considerable alteration. Through constant research and innovation, Maatecontinues to bring the potency of herbs in an improved formulation. The brand's new, playful and colourful avatar appeals to the child within.

The founders of the company, Priyanka and Suresh Raina, set out with a simple and clear objective in their mind: to create a premium baby product brand made in India that all mothers could use without raising their eyebrows, free from the worry of dangerous chemicals, and in phase with the rising number of observant and cautious consumers

Aakash BYJU'S Launches 'Education for All' Initiative to Promote Inclusivity and Girl Child Empowerment

To honour the Government of India's Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav initiative, Aakash BYJU'S, the national leader in test preparation services, is organising a significant drive towards inclusivity and empowerment of girl students in the realm of private coaching for higher education through "Education for All," a national project to provide free NEET and JEE coaching and scholarships to nearly 2,000 Class VII-XII students from disadvantaged families, especially girls.

The main event was held at the JW Marriott Hotel, Aerocity in Delhi, where it was attended by Mr. JC Chaudhry, Chairman; Mr. Aakash Chaudhry, Managing Director; Mr. Abhishek Maheshwari, CEO, Aakash BYJU'S; and other company representatives. The launch took place simultaneously at 45 locations across India.

Alumni of Aakash BYJU'S who joined the institution through ANTHE also attended the event. Trophies and bouquets were presented to the alumni in recognition of their academic success.

AFC announces an enhanced Women's Club Championship Pilot

As teams from the East and West regions get ready to vie for the title, a record six clubs from as many Member Associations (MAs) will compete in another entertaining AFC Women's Club Championship - Pilot Tournament campaign.

For the first time, the expanded competition will be split into two regions, with the East beginning play on August 15, 2022, and the West following five days later. On October 22, 2022, the two champions will face off in a Final in conjunction with the AFC CupTM 2022 Final.

The local team College of Asian Scholars, ISPE WFC from Myanmar, and Taichung Blue Whale from Chinese Taipei will all compete in the East region at Chonburi in Thailand. On Monday at 7 o'clock local time, ISPE WFC and Taichung Blue Whale will square off at the Chonburi Stadium to begin the championship.

PayNearby Introduces a "Zero Investment" plan to honour Rural Women's Financial Independence

PayNearby has announced the launch of a "zero investment plan" for women entrepreneurs at the last mile, encompassing more than 20,000 PIN codes, in honour of the nation's 75th Independence Day. This is a follow-up to its Pragati Mahotsav Independence Day campaign, which honoured the contributions of its retail partners.

By removing business account creation costs, this project hopes to accelerate the national ambition of financial inclusion for all while also empowering rural women in India to become active participants in the movement to build the country. By FY23–24, the company hopes to onboard 10 lakh or more women entrepreneurs.