'Every woman is a born entrepreneur'
'WIMA' organised woman entrepreneur summit
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Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 02:24 PM
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Mumbai : Symbiosis International Deemed University (SIU) in association with Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) and The Association of Women Entrepreneurs/ Industrialists of Maharashtra (WIMA), CII Indian Women Network (IWN), Atal Innovation Mission under the aegis of NITI Aayog had organied a “Women’s Entrepreneurship Summit” an initiative to advance women’s entrepreneurship (current and aspiring)

Seminar was inaugurated by Chief Guest Pankaja Munde-Palwe, Minister of Rural Development, Women and Child Welfare, Government, of Maharashtra. Session was followed bypanel discuss by eminent speakers Gauri Shinde, Neeta Lad, Revathy Roy and Usha Kakade. Leena Mogre in conversation with Susan Joci, Director health pharma.  

Globally female led buisness only makeup 30 percent of companies around the world. In India it's 14 percent in the past 20 years, the number of women owned firms in the US has increased 114 percent.

According to 2017 scenario, a recent survey reveals that India is ranked among the lowest women busters ownership. Women entrepreneurs in India either lack social acceptance or struggle for funds and government support for their business ventures.

It is no secret that there is a dearth of women entrepreneurs in India. Be it the lack of resources, the ecosystem bias, the women’s own mindset or lifestyle issues, they have been far outnumbered by men in the world of startups and tech.

The Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) is a first of its kind, unified access portal which brings together women from different parts of India to realize their entrepreneurial aspirations. This unique process will seek to address the challenges and constraints faced by women entrepreneurs through a holistic, multi-pronged approach integrating innovative finance, technology and policy. It will empower women entrepreneurs in the region by utilizing innovative financing mechanisms and providing access to technology. WEP will encourage entrepreneurs to share their entrepreneurial journeys, stories & experiences to nurture mutual learning.

Pankaja Munde-Palwe, Minister of Rural Development, Women and Child Welfare, Government, of Maharashtra said, "This concept  is really interesting. I feel every woman is a born entrepreneur. We woman are much more stronger and multitasking. One has to work with passion and when your mission is you passion you can do your best. I really thank 'WIMA' for giving me dis opportunity. I always tell every woman should have an attitude saying "If you like me raise your hands, if you don't raise your standards"

Gauri shinde, Director and producer said, "Everybody have some or the other skill, you need to pick that skill from yourself and accomplish your dream in any career field."
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