The Economic Survey 2017-18 was focused on women empowerment. As per the study, percentage of educated women have gone up from 59.4 percent in 2005-06 to 72.5 percent in 2015-16.
ICICI Securities has always valued the importance of empowering women. In 2017, ICICI Securities launched Siddhika, an initiative to empower women by imparting the knowledge of finance.
In association with National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), these women were trained for the Mutual Fund Distributor exams with relevant study material provided to them.
The Company trained more than 600 women candidates across India, to become IFAs.. These women candidates were from varied profiles from Self Help Groups to College students.