Dr. Uma Aysola, Director, Communications, Relations, and Partnerships at ACCESS Health India was elected Chairperson to the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII)-Indian Women Network (IWN) Telangana for the year 2022-23. Dr. Aysola is responsible for partnerships and relationship management with key government functionaries, foundations, technical institutions, and industry bodies and the corporate sector. Over the years, Dr. Aysola has been a Member of the Core Council, Health & Wellbeing and Mentorship verticals at CII IWN in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Dr Aysola was appointed the vice chairperson of CII-IWN in April last year.

The appointment of Dr Aysola was made on the CII IWN Annual Day 2022 on March 26. Ms Srividya Reddy, of the GPR Family Office was appointed the Vice Chairperson.  The session focussed on mapping the future for IWN and was graced by the past chairs, CII Vice Chairperson Mr C Sekhar Reddy and other delegates.

The Indian Woman Network – is the women’s arm of the CII, with a vision to be the largest network for the women workforce. It was formed to provide a structured network for women to meet and encourage discussions among likeminded men and women to overcome challenges that they face at the workplace. IWN is present in five regions with six zones and twenty state chapters.

In her illustrious career spanning over thirty years, Dr. Aysola has held several notable positions within the healthcare sector. She has previously worked at the Indian Institute of Public Health, PHFI as Programme Deputy Director and Athena Energy Ventures as Head Health and CSR. She has also been a Lead Partner at the Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI). She commenced her career as a part of the founding team at LVP Eye Institute (LVPEI ) and is recognised for changing the fragmented diagnostic industry as the CEO of Elbit Medical Diagnostics Ltd. Amongst other roles she is a mentor for the Atal Incubation Centre-Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology.

As part of her role at ACCESS Health, Ms. Aysola engages with state and central governments, foundations – national and international, industry bodies, multinational companies, and technical institutions to mobilize resources and promote collaborations with ACCESS Health to support its overall vision of strengthening systems to secure health. She is also a part of the founding team of the InOrder Institute, an associate of ACCESS Health International.

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