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Women theme session

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The introduction slide to the Women Theme session supported by Divaz4Business

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Women theme session

  1. 1. 11.00 – 11.45 AM September 24, 2016 BOOTCAMP Delhi NCR
  2. 2.  MODERATOR  Dolly Bhasin, MD, SPHCES  32+ years Experience, Gold Medalist ECE, MSc. Tourism & Travel  Goldman Sach Scholar, 10000 Women Initiative  Founder, Divaz4Business  MasterCard Scholar, Tourism & Travel  USABF Awardee  Two National Award Winning eGov. Projects  PANELISTS Dr. Pragati Sawhney •TIE Women Entrepreneur, 2015 • Founder Chockriti Mary Lalboi •Owner, ROSANG •Chef and Specialist in Authentic NE Cuisine Latika •COO, Desired Wings •Crowfunding Platform
  3. 3.  Women Constitute nearly half the population in any country, yet their economic contribution is seldom proportionate to their actual work contribution  Women Work is undervalued  Women Work is underpaid  Women are essentially looked upon as care givers which is not seen as economic activity  Women drop out of Jobs after marriage  Women do not rise to executive positions
  4. 4.  Women Entrepreneurs (WE) are less than 12 percent of total entrepreneurs in India  Out of the total WE less than 2 % are in Medium and Large Enterprises  98% of WE are in Small (~3%) and Micro Enterprises (~95%)  Women Enterprises are mostly in Service sector or social Sector  Lesser Women in STEM ~ Lesser Women in Manufacturing  Emerging Trend – Ecommerce, Food, Biotech
  5. 5.  Social  Security  Access to Finance  Mindset  Economic Contribution under valued  Low Level of Education & Skill Development  Lesser Women in STEM  Leadership Training  Adoption of Technology  Scale of Operations
  6. 6.  Investing in women and girls is one of the highest return opportunities available in the developing world, as per Goldman Sach and other reports.  Bringing more women into the labor force can significantly boost per capita income and GDP growth.  Women’s higher propensity to use their earnings and increased bargaining power to buy goods and services that improve family welfare can create a virtuous cycle: female spending supports the development of human capital, which fuels economic growth in the years ahead.  The International Finance Corporation (IFC) estimates that as many as 70% of women-owned SMEs in the formal sector in developing countries are unserved or under-served by financial institutions.

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