Entrepreneurship For Women

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This presentation illustrates the stories of the powerful women who continue to inspire our generation. Ask yourself a few simple questions, gauge your determination, and take a leap of faith if you …

This presentation illustrates the stories of the powerful women who continue to inspire our generation. Ask yourself a few simple questions, gauge your determination, and take a leap of faith if you feel you are made for it - Be an entrepreneur, create your own dynasty.

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  • 1. Welcome to Virtus Social Media
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  • 2. Women Entrepreneurs
    The challenges that they face and how to overcome
    them.
    Presented By:
    Virtus Social Media
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  • 3. Entrepreneurship – Think about it!
    “Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won't, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can't.”
    Struggle is an inevitable part of an entrepreneur’s journey. That is why venture capitalists have coined the term “sweat equity”- the ownership that comes with the sweat of your eyebrows.
    For a woman, there could be several challenges hindering her way up the business ladder – Can you name a few?
    Social
    Economic
    As an entrepreneur, you will realize that there
    would be no less stones and boulders blocking your path!
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  • 4. Why To Be An Entrepreneur
    There are an estimated 6.7 billion people
    on our planet.
    1/3 rd of the huge population live in India and China.
    There are over 462 million people below the age of 15 who will want a job soon.
    Entrepreneurs create jobs – provide people with livelihood. Without a livelihood, everyone would be living a direction-less life.
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  • 5. Are You Ready For It
    Check if these are your reasons for starting
    a business, you might want to think again!
    • “My job sucks. I will start my own business!”
    • 6. “Time is running out! I need to do something, probably my own business!”
    • 7. “I have a great group of friends and we have a lovely idea; let’s start a business!”
    NO, these are not ample reasons to dive in.
    “Building a company is not like planning one giant tree; It is about creating an entire forest someday.” – SubrataBagchi
     
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  • 8. Do you know who they are
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  • 9. Oseola McCarty
    Oseola McCartywas a local washerwoman in Hattiesburg, Mississippi who is known for being the most famous benefactor of The University of Southern Mississippi.
    McCarty’s great deeds came into limelight after it was announced in July 1995 that she had established a trust through which, at her death, a portion of her life’s savings would be left to the university to provide scholarships for deserving students in need of financial assistance. The amount was estimated at $150,000, a surprising amount given her menial occupation.
    Her story inspires everyone to learn the simple qualities of leadership. Entrepreneurship is not about starting a new business, it is about creating a legacy and an instance for others to follow. She created such wealth amidst the toughest of situations, for the benefit of the following generation.
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  • 10. Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
    Entrepreneur Dr. KiranMazumdar‐Shaw, Chairman &
    Managing Director of Biocon Ltd. She was educated at
    the Bishop Cotton Girls School and Mount Carmel College
    in Bangalore. She founded Biocon India with a capital
    of Rs.10,000 in her garage in 1978. The initial operation
    was to extract an enzyme from papaya.
    Her application for loans were turned down by banks for three reasons- biotechnology was then not popular, the company lacked assets, and (most importantly) women entrepreneurs were a rarity then. Today, her company is the biggest biopharmaceutical firm in the country.
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  • 11. Simone Tata
    With her visions, she changed a small unknown cosmetics
    company, one of the subsidiaries of Tata Oil Mills, into one of the leading cosmetic companies of India. Lakmé changed the face of Indian fashion and cosmetics forever. For her success, Simone N. Tata is also known as Cosmetic Czarina of India.
    Simone joined Lakmé in 1961 and became Chairperson in 1982. Eyeing growth in the retails sector, in 1996 Tata sold off Lakmé to Hindustan Lever Limited (HLL), and created Trent from the money it made through the sale. All shareholders of Lakmé were given, equivalent share in Trent. The Westside brand and stores belongs to Trent.
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  • 12. IndraNooyi
    Indian born American businesswoman, Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi
    is the Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PepsiCo,
    one of the worldʹs leading food and beverage companies.
    Nooyi joined PepsiCo in 1994 and was named president and CFO in 2001. Nooyi has directed the companyʹs global strategy for more than decade and led PepsiCoʹs restructuring, including the 1997 divestiture of its restaurants into Tricon, now known as Yum! Brands. Nooyi also took the lead in the acquisition of Tropicana in 1998, and merger with Quaker Oats Company, which also brought Gatorade to PepsiCo. In 2007 she became the fifth CEO in PepsiCoʹs 44‐year history.
    Nooyiwas named on Wall Street Journalʹs list of 50 women to watch in 2007
    and 2008, and was listed among Timeʹs 100 Most Influential People in The World
    in 2007 and 2008. Nooyi has been named 2009 CEO of the Year by the Global
    Supply Chain Leaders Group (GSCLG).
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  • 13. You couldbe the next!Ask yourself a few questions:
    Did you take important decisions in your
    life or did someone else decide for you?
    Did your enjoy it irrespective of the outcome?
    Can you make friends with a stranger?
    Are you comfortable talking about yourself?
    Does buying and selling excite you?
    Do you love money?
    Do you love seeing things to completion?
    Do you like to do what you love?
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  • 14. And Finally…
    Did you actually go through a presentation or listen to someone’s experience before you fell in love? A romantic book might have helped in some way, but your decision did not depend on the book’s content. No amount of discussion would help you know ‘love’ more than your falling in it!
    My tips can help you get an idea before you start your own venture, but the actual experience is on enactment. So go, and just do it!
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  • 15. Thank You
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