Chaudhary Foundation Newsletter

Newsletter Vol 01 No. 02
November 2016 - April 2017

Celebrating Women's Day. "Be bold for change".


Chaudhary Foundation has organized a talk show afternoon to celebrate International Women's day at the headquarter office of Chaudhary Group in Sanepa.The event was celebrated on 24th of March although the actual International Women day celebration is on 8th of March. The international slogan of International Women day this year was "Be bold for a change". The talk show was highlighted by a special guest Ms. Heather Geluk.

Ms. Geluk is a dynamic leader and communicator. She shared the story on various life skills and shared her own experience as a mountaineer, a professional worker and simply a human being. Heather’s adventures have taken her to some of the harshest, most remote places on the planet, where determination is every bit as important as skill when it comes to survival. She's toughed it out in some of the world’s most extreme environments (and we’re not referring here to her ‘day job’ as a business consultant!) and has been in situations where effective leadership and communication has determined whether people lived or died. She has spent over 15 months in the past 6 years climbing throughout Nepal, Tibet, Peru, Argentina, Tanzania, France, Iran and the UK and has put in dozens of vertical miles on some of the highest mountains in the world including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Shishapangma and Ama Dablam. Ms. Geluk added that “Nepal and Nepalese are source of inspiration for me. You all are wonderful and I feel like I belong here. Your mountains and nature has too much of energy to make you bold to overcome any challenges.”

During her record-breaking expedition in 2015 to become the second woman to climb Shishapangma and Cho Oyu, two of the highest mountains in the world, Heather was caught in the devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal. Fortunate to have survived, Heather stayed in Nepal and provided humanitarian assistance to those thousands of men, women and children impacted by the earthquake.

More than 45 CG staffs participated in the event. They were all inspired to be bold for change in their professional and personal lives. Ms. Girley Agrawal, the education Head of CG Education said that “Celebration of Women should not be limited to just an event day. Women should be respected and treated equally in all walks of life. And it is women who should be bold enough to grab an opportunity and make herself confident in doing any work.” The event was followed by discussion forum and the photo signing session by the special guest. The event also highlighted the video documentary on gender disparity.