International Women's Day, celebrated on the 8th of March every year, is a vital point in the movement for women’s rights.
It is a day when women are celebrated across various divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political.
The empowerment of women continues to be a central feature in an effort to address social, economic and political challenges across the globe.
To celebrate this gracious occasion and celebrate the spirit of Women Entrepreneurship, Startup India is engaging in multiple activities to support early stage women startups and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Free Co-Working Space
Startup India in collaboration with select organizations across India, is providing free co-working space for startups led by women entrepreneurs.
These startups will be able to work in a collaborative and flexible environment based on mutual trust between the organizations and entrepreneurs.
Over fifty free seats are up for grab for a period of three months. The following leading co-working partners of the Startup Ecosystem are providing this free co-working opportunity –
As a way to provide instant mentorship to aspiring women entrepreneurs, Startup India is organizing a Speed Mentoring session. Several panels will be set up and each panel will consist of 4 eminent women personalities:
- An Investor
- A Government/Industry Official
- A Successful Woman Entrepreneur and
- A Legal Specialist.
The selected entrepreneur will receive an opportunity to spend 10 minutes with each stakeholder in the panel, hence receiving 40 minutes of dedicated interaction and facetime with the panelists.
The purpose of this interaction is to enable these entrepreneurs to develop their own skills and strategies and take their ideas to the next level.
This is an invite only curated event
Meet Your Mentors
Radhika Aggarwal, Shopclues
Jyoti Gulia, Boxer
Women Entrepreneurs in India
- Women constitute only 13.76% of the total entrepreneurs, i.e., 8.05 million out of the 58.5 million entrepreneurs
- These establishments in total, owned by females, provide employment to 13.45 million people
- Currently women entrepreneurs maybe less but overall women comprise about 30% of corporate senior management positions, which is notably higher than the global average (24 percent)
- The overall median proportion of female executives in successful companies is 7.1 percent, compared to 3.1 percent at unsuccessful companies
- Stand-Up India facilitates Bank loans between 10 lacs to 1 Cr to SC/ST & or women entrepreneurs
- Trade Related Entrepreneurship Assistance and Development (TREAD) provides women with trade related training, information and counselling & grant of up to 30% of the total project cost.