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Women entrepreneurs are as ambitious and hard-working as their male counterparts. With some support, we can and will break all barriers!
Women turn entrepreneurs for many reasons; to fulfil a passion, to cater to a need in the market, to get back to work in a more flexible manner, to give back to society….
Some women turn entrepreneurs when they reject an existing career and instead, find their true passion. Some women turn entrepreneur to capitalise on the skills acquired from their work life.
For some, working on your own is a better way of balancing work-life goals. For many others, entrepreneurship is about the chance to create something innovative, unique, be the best at something, or employ others and create a positive workplace.
Whatever your reason, as entrepreneurs, we all need:
Here at Women’s Web, we have always been recording the growth story of women entrepreneurs in India, and our #BreakingBarriers to Growth workshop is meant to support you, as a woman who is an entrepreneur, or planning to be one.
While we are as ambitious and hard-working as any male entrepreneur, women still face certain unique challenges – be it our own assertiveness or risk-taking abilities, skepticism from some in the market, or work-life balance issues that still continue to bigger for women.
Therefore, we also get a special boost when we meet up and learn, together with other women reaching for the stars! For women turning to entrepreneurship after a break, it is also a great chance to create some new networks that will help your fledging business or freelance activity.
Women’s Web’s Step Above series is meant to give women at work a big boost, and we’re starting with the first event for this year, Breaking Barriers to Business Growth.
This is a “workshop-plus” format with coaching sessions and talks from inspiring women entrepreneurs who have crossed early hurdles and grown their businesses.
The coaching sessions will be led by Coach Bhavna Toor of Shenomics which works with women to achieve their leadership potential, and Raghavendra Badaskar, AVP-Consulting, Intellecap, which supports start-ups and SMEs with tested tools to scale up their businesses. Their tools include essentials such as business model creation, market sizing and validation from customers.
I believe that participants will go back with three key take-aways:
While the event is being held in Bangalore (14th March) and Mumbai (20th March), there are “virtual seats” to enable those who cannot make it in person, to watch the event from their desks (or even on their phones!)
Registrations here: http://bit.ly/break-barriers
(And if you face any issues with registrations, drop us an email at [email protected], and one of us will be happy to help!)
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Shows like Indian Matchmaking only further the argument that women must adhere to social norms without being allowed to follow their hearts.
When Netflix announced that Indian Matchmaking (2020-present) would be renewed for a second season, many of us hoped for the makers of the show to take all the criticism they faced seriously. That is definitely not the case because the show still continues to celebrate regressive patriarchal values.
Here are a few of the gendered notions that the show propagates.
A mediocre man can give himself a 9.5/10 and call himself ‘the world’s most eligible bachelor’, but an independent and successful woman must be happy with receiving just 60-70% of what she feels she deserves.
You do not have to be perfect. There’s no perfect daughter, perfect employee, perfect wife, or perfect mother. These are just labels created by society, for their convenience.
So here you are, just out of engineering college, having no clue why you pursued Electronics Engineering. Yes, I know, like many others your age, you too were persuaded by your parents to opt for engineering because it supposedly gets you a lucrative job.
Believe me, however strange this might sound, you’ll soon come to realize that a high paying job need not always make you happy. And there are a myriad courses and career options out there, you should definitely consider something that’ll make you look forward to go to work every day.