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What drives women entrepreneurs in India? Please visit the Women's Web Women & Entrepreneurship in India survey to answer that and other questions
Did you read this recent post on Forbes, Entrepreneurship is the new women’s movement? It does appear that way. Even in India, everyone knows someone who’s quitting her job and starting a business – everyone has a friend, a sister, a daughter who is turning entrepreneur.
Which is why, we’re so curious about this phenomenon. What is driving large numbers of women to start their own businesses? How big do women want their businesses to grow? What challenges are they facing? What help do they draw upon?
These and other questions are what we seek to answer via the Women’s Web Women & Entrepreneurship 2012 Survey. If you are a woman running a business in India, please do take the survey and also share it with all the other female entrepreneurs you know.
If you’re not an entrepreneur (or not a woman), you could still help us by passing on the survey link (http://goo.gl/fNdmE) to others. The data is going to be freely shared on the site, so it will be a great resource for entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs in the making, mentors, advisors, and anyone who writes about entrepreneurship or works with entrepreneurs in some way.
Other ways in which you could spread the word:
– Share it on your FB or Twitter or LinkedIN or other such channels
– Blog about it or place a link on your blog so your readers can take the survey too
We hope to have a good number of people taking the survey so we have robust results, of relevance in the Indian context – do help us out in any way you can! Once again, here is the link: Women & Entrepreneurship in India.
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If you want to get back to work after a break, here’s the ultimate guide to return to work programs in India from tech, finance or health sectors - for women just like you!
Last week, I was having a conversation with a friend related to personal financial planning and she shared how she had had fleeting thoughts about joining work but she was apprehensive to take the plunge. She was unaware of return to work programs available in India.
She had taken a 3-year long career break due to child care and the disconnect from the job arena that she spoke about is something several women in the same situation will relate to.
More often than not, women take a break from their careers to devote time to their kids because we still do not have a strong eco-system in place that can support new mothers, even though things are gradually changing on this front.
A married woman has to wear a sari, sindoor, mangalsutra, bangles, anklets, and so much more. What do these ornaments have to do with my love, respect, and commitment to my husband?
They: Are you married?
They: But You don’t look like it
Me: (in my Mind) Why should I?
Why is being married not enough for a woman, and she needs to look married too? I am tired of such comments in the nearly four years of being married.
I believe that anything that is forced is not right. I must have a choice. I am a living human, not a puppet. And I am not stopping anyone by not following any tradition. You are free to do whatever you like to do. But do not force others. It’s depressing.