(MBA Semester II)
An entrepreneur is someone who is a risk taker and is
ready to face challenges.
• Women Entrepreneur
It may be defined as a woman or group of women
who initiate, organise and run a business enterprise.
Government of India has defined women
entrepreneurs as owning and controlling an
enterprise with a woman having a minimum financial
interest of 51% of the capital and giving atleast 51%
of the employment generated in the enterprise to
CHARACTERISTICS OF WOMEN
Attribute to work hard
Ability and desire to
Profit earning capacity
Determination to excel
Keenness to learn and
imbibe new ideas
IMPORTANCE OF WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
A good share of the population.
Traditionally outside the domain of economic
They must be made part of the economic
development, because it will ensure the economic &
social development of the women along with
providing more human resources to strengthen the
economy of the country.
The economic status of women is now accepted as an
indicator of a society’s stage of development.
WHY WOMEN BECOME ENTREPRENEURS?
An urge to do something new
Liking for business
Need and perception of Women’s
Liberation, Equity, etc.
To gain recognition, importance and social
To get economic independence
To build confidence
To developing risk-taking ability
To gain greater freedom and mobility
Death of bread winner
Sudden fall in family income
Permanent inadequacy in income of the
The category of push factors forms a negligible
percentage of women entrepreneurs.
THE NEW THRUST
Harvard Experts feel that the
basic quality of efficient
management is futuristic and
outlook and a capacity to
nurture and plan for the future
or unknown. This comes
naturally to women.
But this inherent talent of
woman and her entrepreneurial
skill go unrecognised and
Earlier there were 3 Ks
Then came 3 Ps
At present there are 3 Es
When women move forward, the family moves, the
village moves and the nation moves.....
-Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
THE INDIAN APPROACH
OVERALL PRODUCT SELECTION BY
WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN INDIA
NIP highlighted the need for special
entrepreneurship programmes for women
Industrial and business opportunities are many.
Majority of want-to-be women entrepreneurs
are from middle class families. Their potential
should be identified and trained.
Adequate infrastructure support may be
Mobile training centres should be opened.
Post-training follow-up is vital.
Started her own company, Biocon, in
her garage with an investment of
`10000 in the year 1978.
Loan application was turned due the
1. Biotechnology was nascent at the
time in India.
2. She was a woman.
3. Her organisation had almost nil
With hard work and commitment,
Shaw transformed Biocon into one of
the leading biopharmaceutical firms
in India.Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Woman who single-
handedly founded and
made Balaji Telefilms
Currently the creative
head of Balaji Telefilms
and counted as one of
the top 10 women
entrepreneurs of today.
Known to be fiercely
protective of her
company and brand, Ekta
is also very professional
and has strong business
One of the most prominent
personalities of the corporate
The products launched by her
Company head their way to
leading global stores.
Her company Shahnaz Husain
Herbals has witnessed
She has received many awards
such as "The Arch of Europe
Gold Star for Quality", "The
2000 Millennium Medal of
Honour", "Rajiv Gandhi
Sadbhavana Award" and many
A native of Amritsar.
Kumar has been
designing the wardrobes
com of the three
winning Miss Indias, for
their participation in
Ritu’s outfits have been
patronized by style icons
such as late Princess
Diana and Jemima Khan.
Cherish Life creates
apparel and accessories for
pregnant women, young
mothers and infants.
Cherish Life aims to
accomplish precisely what
the name suggests: to
applaud every pregnant
lady for the life she
BASIC PROBLEMS FACED
Her being a woman
Responsibility towards family, society and work
Male dominated society
Tough Competition with large scale units
Lack of business training
Lack of education
Low risk bearing ability
Non-awareness of facilities provided by
Questions by licensing authorities
Poor self-image of women
Lack of courage and self-confidence
Lack of social acceptance
Unjust socio-economic and cultural system
Lack of freedom of expression
Afraid of failures and criticism
Susceptible to negative attitudes
Low dignity of labour
Lacking in leadership qualities
Procedure of getting finance should be simple
Effective propagation of programmes and yojnas.
Linkages between product, services and market
Encouragement to technical and professional
Direct & indirect financial support
Nationalized banks, State finance corporation, Small Industries
Development Bank of India (SIDBI)
Yojna schemes and programmes
Nehru Rozgar Yojna, Jawahar Rozgar Yojna
Technological training and awards
Stree Shakti Package by SBI, Entrepreneurship Development
Institute of India, Trade Related Entrepreneurship Assistance
and Development (TREAD)
Federations and associations
Federation of Indian Women Entrepreneurs (FIWE), Self
Employed Women’s Association (SEWA)
OTHER SUPPORT AGENCIES
Small Industries Development Bank of India,
Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI)
Ministry of Small Scale Industries (SSI),
Government of India.
National Bank for Agriculture Rural Development
Department of Women and Child Development
(WCD), Ministry of HRD, GOI
Self Help Groups (SHG)
United Nations Development Fund for
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
International Labour Organization (ILO)
United Nations Conference on Trade and
Center for International Private Enterprises
Swedish International Development
Cooperation Agency (SIDA), Sweden
World Trade Organization (WTO)
Shri Mahila Griha Udhyog Lijjat Papad;
Mahila Bunkar Sahakari Samiti, UP
SABAL: Crafting Exports of Indian
Federation of Indian Women Entrepreneurs
(FIWE) organised a seminar on the occasion of
Delhi CM Mrs. Shiela Dikshit inaugurated the
seminar and talked about important role played by
enterprising women in economic development and
in creation of jobs.
She also honoured Shahnaz Husain with FIWE
UNLEASHING WOMEN POWER AWARD.
The role of business Women in economic development is
inevitable. Now-a-days women enternot only in selected
professions but also in professions like trade, industry
and engineering. Women are also willing to take up
business and contribute to the Nation's growth. There
role is also being recognized and steps are being taken to
promote women entrepreneurship. Resurgence of
entrepreneurship is the need of the hour. An integrated
approach is necessary for making the movement of
womenentrepreneurship a success.
Make the world your business destination…..