Over the last few decades, we have observed a drastic change in the growth of women entrepreneurs in India. It is evident that there is a bias around how people perceive women entrepreneurs in the business or entrepreneurial system. According to the Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs 2018, women in India do not have proper training, resources, finance, and funding to help them professionally. Another study by Initiative for What Works to Advance Women and Girls in the Economy (IWWAGE), a gender research organization, mentioned that only 7 of 100 entrepreneurs in India are women. But we believe that it is unfair to conclude that women entrepreneurs are not growing in India. Our firm belief stems from the examples of industry leaders such as Nyka’s founder Falguni Nayar, Biocon’s Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, SHEROES’ Sairee Chahal, among others who’ve made momentous waves in their respective fields. The below article of Cafe Coffee Day-INF with Malaivika Hegde at the helm also reaffirms that Women can do much more than being a chief home maker.
Though women have started to realize their potential, constraints in different forms have always been there for them in the entrepreneurial sector. That’s why at Leo & Sagittarius, we conduct workshops under our project Yogyasheel and provide education and resources for future women entrepreneurs. We aim to bridge the gap between entrepreneurial opportunities and young and ambitious opportunity seekers. Our vision is to inculcate confidence in students and sensitize them about their potential to earn for themselves. We believe in the potential of women entrepreneurs and offer students one-on-one start-up management services and mentorships to fast-track the learning process involved.
The government has also set up several schemes to encourage and help women entrepreneurs. In the same way, we are working to roll out a dedicated incubation program for budding women entrepreneurs to help them grow their businesses. We wish to partner with many universities and organizations to help students by providing the ecosystem they need to drive them towards entrepreneurial excellence.