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  • India needs to empower its women entrepreneurs Jul 12, 2021 04:17 PM IST

    India needs to empower its women entrepreneurs

    Time to put a gender-lens on all government schemes and processes, as enabling women enterprise ownership is an imperative

  • Her wheelchair-enabled cabs help the elderly and disabled go to the hospital or market May 01, 2021 02:27 PM IST

    Her wheelchair-enabled cabs help the elderly and disabled go to the hospital or market

    Chandigarh entrepreneur Sartaj Lamba runs a fleet of wheelchair-enabled cabs that offer mobility to the elderly and disabled in seven north Indian cities.

  • These women are empowering Indian businesses with finance and sustainability solutions Apr 17, 2021 11:39 AM IST

    These women are empowering Indian businesses with finance and sustainability solutions

    Amrita Malik's fintech offers payment solutions; Dr Miniya Chatterji helps brands become profitable and sustainable; and Shruti Aggarwal's app is disrupting traditional lending in India.

  • MC ExpertEye: Has the COVID-19 pandemic levelled the playing field for women entrepreneurs? Mar 05, 2021 03:21 PM IST

    MC ExpertEye: Has the COVID-19 pandemic levelled the playing field for women entrepreneurs?

    The number of women taking the entrepreneurial route has increased over the years. From a medium- to long-term perspective, the pandemic has also created opportunities thereby levelling the playing field for women entrepreneurs significantly, says Saroja Yeramilli, Founder and CEO, Melorra.

  • The tale of two entrepreneurs who adapted to lockdown and grew Jun 20, 2020 08:12 AM IST

    The tale of two entrepreneurs who adapted to lockdown and grew

    Babita Gupta and Shivani Agarwal refused to give up on their dreams and employees during the COVID-19 lockdown. This is how they survived and thrived.

  • Coronavirus pandemic: How women entrepreneurs are riding out the COVID-19 lockdown in India May 09, 2020 08:03 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: How women entrepreneurs are riding out the COVID-19 lockdown in India

    As COVID-19 puts a halt to the wheels of economies worldwide, five entrepreneurs and self-employed women in India share their experiences.

  • These three moms are creating career opportunities for other moms Apr 25, 2020 08:09 AM IST

    These three moms are creating career opportunities for other moms

    Motherhood triggered these three entrepreneurs to create jobs, platforms and opportunities for other women.

  • Women entrepreneurs are major beneficiaries of Mudra scheme: Textiles Minister Jan 09, 2019 03:41 PM IST

    Women entrepreneurs are major beneficiaries of Mudra scheme: Textiles Minister

    The Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) is a flagship scheme of the government to provide loans of up to Rs 10 lakh to small entrepreneurs. The loans are being given by banks, small finance banks, non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and microfinance institutions.

  • Aspire to be a woman entrepreneur? Here's what you should know Apr 27, 2018 09:18 AM IST

    Aspire to be a woman entrepreneur? Here's what you should know

    It's amazing to see so many Indian women following their passions and starting new ventures.

  • GES 2017: Be it Kabul or Kashmir, women are refusing to be boxed into pigeonholes Nov 24, 2017 03:35 PM IST

    GES 2017: Be it Kabul or Kashmir, women are refusing to be boxed into pigeonholes

    Women entrepreneurs, across geographies and cultures, face similar challenges – however, it is their will to succeed and rebel streak that continues to fuel their passion...

  • Govt to launch exclusive scheme for women entrepreneurs Jan 07, 2017 04:20 PM IST

    Govt to launch exclusive scheme for women entrepreneurs

    The Centre would shortly launch an exclusive scheme for women entrepreneurs, a senior official in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) said today.

  • Financial planning for women entrepreneurs Jun 02, 2016 12:04 PM IST

    Financial planning for women entrepreneurs

    The male dominated world has always been reluctant to acknowledge that women are as good as men on parameters of hard work, intelligence quotient and leadership traits.

  • Challenges faced by women entrepreneurs to raise funding May 19, 2016 11:18 AM IST

    Challenges faced by women entrepreneurs to raise funding

    Entrepreneurship was once considered a man‘s territory, but with each passing year women are taking the plunge and leading their own enterprises. This however, does not come without its own challenges.

  • Zone Startups to launch accelerator for women entrepreneurs May 02, 2016 10:48 AM IST

    Zone Startups to launch accelerator for women entrepreneurs

    Mumbai-based technology startup accelerator Zone Startups is launching a first-of-its-kind six-week programme 'empoWer' to support women entrepreneurs who are building technology ventures.

  • Cabinet oks funds to aid small biz, SC/ST & women entrepreneurs Jan 06, 2016 06:45 PM IST

    Cabinet oks funds to aid small biz, SC/ST & women entrepreneurs

    While one of the funds will be for loans disbursed under the MUDRA Yojana, the other will be to support the “stand-up india” campaign launched to assist scheduled castes and scheduled tribes (SC/ST) and women entrepreneurs

  • Financial cos don't lend enough to women entrepreneurs: IFC Mar 11, 2014 03:42 PM IST

    Financial cos don't lend enough to women entrepreneurs: IFC

    The study titled Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Finance: Improving Access to Finance for Women-owned Businesses in India, estimates that of the total financing demand of USD 158 billion ( Rs 868000 crore) for women-owned businesses, formal sources are able to channel only USD 42 billion ( Rs 231000 crore).

  • SKS Microfinance up 7%, completes 5th securitisation deal Jan 31, 2014 10:31 AM IST

    SKS Microfinance up 7%, completes 5th securitisation deal

    “With this, the total sum of securitisations completed during FY14 (YTD) is Rs 727.37 crore. The first four substantial securitizations were: Rs 321 crore (on September 30), Rs 80.81 crore (on December 11), Rs 215 crore (on December 19) and Rs 55 crore (on December 30),” it said in a statement.

  • Founders in Heels to fuel women entrepreneurship in India Oct 24, 2013 11:17 AM IST

    Founders in Heels to fuel women entrepreneurship in India

    5ideas.in to launch city-level networks for women business owners, to put she-preneurs in the driver's seat

  • It is a tad easier for service oriented women entrepreneurs Mar 08, 2013 02:46 PM IST

    It is a tad easier for service oriented women entrepreneurs

    Pooja Shah and Jayata Jhaveri, Founders, Masti Voyage, a customized tours and travels firm

  • Grappling with mind sets is the biggest challenge for women Mar 08, 2013 02:19 PM IST

    Grappling with mind sets is the biggest challenge for women

    Ishani Dutt Sarkar, Founder, Half2five, a children‘s clothing line in ethnic cotton fabrics

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