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IIM Bangalore launches India's first customized online course for aspiring women entrepreneurs

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore today announced the launch of Women Start-up Programme (WSP) –  India's first customised online and classroom initiative for aspiring female entrepreneurs. 

Jan 09, 2018, 00:09 AM IST

80% of women entrepreneurs self-finance their biz in India

According to a report by sheatwork, a knowledge hub for women entrepreneurs, self finance is a major source of funding for 80 percent of women entrepreneurs.

Nov 21, 2017, 22:02 PM IST

Stand Up India Scheme to benefit at least 2.5 lakh SC/ST, women entrepreneurs

The Scheme envisages extending bank loans between Rs 10 lakh and Rs 1 crore for setting up greenfield enterprises by scheduled caste/scheduled tribe and Women entrepreneurs and also extending effective handholding support to them.


May 06, 2016, 18:25 PM IST

PM Modi launches Stand up India to promote financial inclusion - In Pics

Giving a push to government's financial inclusion programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched the Stand-up India scheme under which 1.25 lakh bank branches will provide loans up to Rs 1 crore to SC/ST and women entrepreneurs.

Apr 05, 2016, 19:35 PM IST

Startups, the many challenges women entrepreneurs face

Women entrepreneurs say the current start up friendly environment in the country will help to fight gender stereotyping and enable "risk-taking" and make them empowered.

Mar 08, 2016, 11:34 AM IST

Budget 2016: Govt allocates Rs 500 crore to support SC/ST, women entrepreneurs

Government has allocated Rs 500 crore for scheduled caste, scheduled tribes and women entrepreneurs in the Budget under the Stand Up India scheme.

Feb 29, 2016, 14:20 PM IST

Women entrepreneurs feel social media is their best friend

The entrepreneurs also emphasised that women should voluntarily mentor other women entrepreneurs.

Jan 16, 2016, 19:47 PM IST

PM Modi's Stand Up India Scheme: All you need to know

Know the key facts of PM Narendra Modi's Stand Up India Scheme

Jan 06, 2016, 22:04 PM IST

Women cash in on collateral-free loans offered by Mudra Bank

The bankers said that a majority of the loans are from street vendors, tea stall owners, beauty parlour and boutique owners or for purchasing auto rickshaws or setting up a repair shop.

Oct 05, 2015, 12:29 PM IST

Women entrepreneurs show the way for workplace gender parity

Women account for nearly half of the employable workforce but not all companies have such high levels of gender parity. As entrepreneurship, once considered 'a man's cup of tea', sees a sea change with many women taking the plunge, these new-age start-ups are seen encouraging female participation.

Mar 15, 2015, 11:39 AM IST

Women to comprise 50% of our sellerbase by year-end: Snapdeal

Currently, about 30 per cent of Snapdeal's sellers are women entrepreneurs.

Jan 05, 2015, 20:22 PM IST

'Women take Rs 6.21 lakh cr loan for business'

As per an IFC report, 90 percent of women are meeting their financial requirements from the informal sector.

Jun 13, 2014, 18:49 PM IST

WEQ nurtures lady bosses

Grace Hopper Conference to be held in Bangalore on November 15 is all set to empower women entrepreneurs, says Caroline Diana.

Oct 10, 2013, 11:57 AM IST

‘Fewer women at top due to glass ceiling’

Although more and more women are joining the workforce in India, a glass ceiling is keeping them away from top positions, women entrepreneurs feel.

Aug 07, 2012, 18:27 PM IST

Google launches programme to help women entrepreneurs

Internet search giant Google has launched a programme to help women entrepreneurs grow their businesses through an online presence.

Feb 03, 2012, 18:49 PM IST

Indo-Pak leaders for steps to encourage women entrepreneurs

Prominent leaders from India and Pakistan on Sunday called for concrete steps to empower women in South Asia by enabling them to assert their economic independence through entrepreneurship as a means of eradicating poverty, illiteracy, disease and crime.

Dec 18, 2011, 17:10 PM IST

Internet removing gender bias in business:

Indian women entrepreneurs are successfully leveraging the power of internet to challenge the world of male-dominated business, a report said on Friday.

Dec 09, 2011, 15:55 PM IST

ADB, Japan to support low income women entrepreneurs in India

Multilateral lending agency Asian
Development Bank and Japan will extend support, including
financial assistance, for initiatives to improve skills of
low-income women entrepreneurs in India.

May 27, 2010, 19:35 PM IST

J&K Govt announces spl sop for women entrepreneurs

Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday
announced various welfare measures for socio-economic upliftment of women, Finance minister Abdul Rahim Rather today

Aug 10, 2009, 21:58 PM IST