“Once a woman grows, along with her grows the family, the society and the nation”.
But this same family, society and nation act as a roadblock in the development of the women. Entrepreneurship is the most promising avenue for becoming financially and socially independent for the female population.
In a developing country like India women constitute around 10% of total population of entrepreneurs. They have emerged as the rising star of Indian economy bringing wealth and prosperity. But still their valuable contributions are left ignored due to numerous societal and economical barriers.
In this fast moving economy the government, NGOs, social scientists and international agencies have been showing interest in social upliftment of women entrepreneurs by initiating development programs and policies.
On the other hand the obstacles created by society, lack of family support and lack of capital have hindered their growth. Though certain behavioral, social, institutional and government measures have been instrumental in empowering women entrepreneurs but their actual impact can be viewed only if these developmental policies are implemented eliminating societal and economic disparities.
In the words of APJ Abdul Kalam “Empowering Women is a prerequisite for creating a good nation, when women are empowered, society with stability is assured. Empowerment of women is essential as their thoughts and their value systems lead to development of good family, good society and ultimately good nation”.
-Virendra Vikram Singh