Women Entrepreneurs

Gender Lens Investing: A Step Towards Woman-Friendly Capitalism

Globally, gender lens investing is becoming an integral part of conversations among investors, financial institutions, donors, and governments. As it is still in nascent stages, there are many questions around its definition and approach. Is it about pink-labelling a process? Is it about an exclusive focus on women for investment decisions? The answer to both these questions is "no". Gender lens investing is not about excluding men and male-owned companies, but about amending a process that has implicit, albeit unconscious biases in it.
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Why Women Entrepreneurs Are Poised For Success In India

Women's entrepreneurship in India has evolved at a slow rate. From the vast majority of women entrepreneurs being engaged in labour-intensive, food-based businesses, they now have a presence in almost all the prominent sectors of the economy. In order to make this transition, female entrepreneurs have worked hard in overcoming certain unique societal problems. Fortunately, the signs are clear that better days are ahead.
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Goodbye Prince Charming

Fairy tales are intended to teach certain lessons to children. Many of the classics tell the story of a powerful, gallant and handsome man swooping in to rescue a damsel in distress. Once in the protective embrace of her prince charming, the defenceless princess would live happily ever after. Fortunately, modern retellings of these old tales have started diverging significantly from the formula. We need to take a cue from this in our real lives too.
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Women Entrepreneurs In India: Cooking Up Change

According to a 2015 report released by BNP Paribas covering the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia, India ranks as the most active country for women entrepreneurs. The report finds that an astonishing 49% of entrepreneurs in the country are women, and places India ahead of Hong Kong and France, the other two nations that follow India in terms of active women entrepreneurs.
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7 Things I Learned While Setting Up A Business In India

I'm a 29-year-old American woman who moved to India six years ago with a mission. Over the course of these six years, I have worked for five companies, lived in four cities, launched three startups, failed twice, and threatened to leave India once every month. Setting up a business in India is like getting a Brazilian wax; only instead of being quick, painful, and powerful, it's slow, emotional, and rarely results in orgasmic bliss.