The Madras Chamber of Commerce & Industry has launched a women directors forum consisting of 30 women, including directors and senior level managers of various companies. The forum was formed at the end of the two day exclusive program for aspiring women directors held by the chamber.

Ranaja Kumar, Chairperson of the Advisory Board on Bank, Commercial and Financial Frauds and former chairman and managing director of Indian Bank, launched the forum on Saturday.

The idea of such a forum is to have frequent interactions among the trainees on various subjects, and to meet every quarter for exchange of ideas, said Gayathri Sriram, Managing Director, Ucal Auto Pvt. Ltd, and a member of the chamber’s general committee. She had initiated this training program.

The program organised by the chamber jointly with the Great Lakes Institute of Management dealt on issues like business strategies, the roles and responsibilities of directors and the nuances of the Companies Act 2013, reading and interpreting financial statements and assertive communication and board dynamics.