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Development Program

Women in Entrepreneurship

In the present era of globalization, women entrepreneurship is inevitable for economic development. Majority of women in India are economically engaged in productive but non-remunerative activities. With the increase in the number of women getting education, there is considerable awareness among women to be self-employed thus leading to change in the role of women in the society.


- G Janaki Ramachandran


Head - Academic Programme & Administration, IIM Visakhapatnam

Key Challenges


  • Emotional / moral support

  • Don't force for private/government jobs

  • Discuss about entrepreneurship with children

  • Let girls take decisions

  • Encourage women to take part in entrepreneurship activities

  • Work with women to solve problems in community

  • Let women take risks

  • Discourage objectification of women

  • Create women entrepreneur zones like MIDC, SEZ

  • Provide tax exemptions to start-ups; Financial & Venture capital support

  • Provide skill development programmes for women

  • Entrepreneurship courses in schools and colleges