As India gears up to celebrate its 75th Independence Day on August 15 this year, here is a look at the women entrepreneurs of independent India who are shattering the glass ceiling.
Neha Narkhede, Co-founder, Confluent, leads the list of new entrants in the Hurun Leading Wealthy Women List 2021, which is dominated by women coming from the software and consumer goods industry.
Meanwhile, startups founded solely by women in India raised $116.6 million, or a mere 0.25 percent of total funding bagged by private companies in 2021.
Women entrepreneurs often are at a disadvantage when assessed by traditional credit scoring models. The fintech revolution, alternate credit scoring models, and the account aggregator framework hold significant promise for breaking these barriers
Of the $49.23 billion raised during 2018-21, start-ups with women co-founders accounted for only 5.7 per cent, while solo women founders received just 0.90 per cent
This is a three-part series on women entrepreneurs, working in a difficult environment, but making a success of their venture by availing government schemes and taking help from every quarter.
These organisations include Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society (JSLPS), Uttar Pradesh State Rural Livelihood Mission (UPSRLM), Chhattisgarh State Forest Department (CG Forest) and Assam Rural Infrastructure and Agricultural Services (ARIAS).
Piyush Goyal mentioned about the reduction in filing fees for startups, MSMEs and women entrepreneurs -- allowed by the department -- by 80 percent to help and support startups and women entrepreneurs in the country.
Time to put a gender-lens on all government schemes and processes, as enabling women enterprise ownership is an imperative
Chandigarh entrepreneur Sartaj Lamba runs a fleet of wheelchair-enabled cabs that offer mobility to the elderly and disabled in seven north Indian cities.
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.
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.
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.
As COVID-19 puts a halt to the wheels of economies worldwide, five entrepreneurs and self-employed women in India share their experiences.
Motherhood triggered these three entrepreneurs to create jobs, platforms and opportunities for other women.
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.
It's amazing to see so many Indian women following their passions and starting new ventures.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
While one of the funds will be for loans disbursed under the MUDRA Yojana, the other will be to support the â€œstand-up indiaâ€ campaign launched to assist scheduled castes and scheduled tribes (SC/ST) and women entrepreneurs
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).
â€œWith 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),â€ it said in a statement.