Entrepreneur needs skill, ability to understand biz: Mahajan
|Source: The Hitavada Date: 07 Mar 2017 09:49:17|
‘All India Road Show on Women’s Economic Empowerment through Entrepreneurship’ (AIRSWEE) organised by TIE Women at Hotel Centre Point on Monday added new dimension to women’s empowerment. The workshop was inaugurated amidst huge applause from the participants.
The chief guest of the function was Vishwas Mahajan, Co-founder and Ex-CEO of Compulink Systems Ltd and President of TiE, Pune Chapter. Also present were Shashikant Choudhary, President TiE Nagpur Chapter, Rita Aggarwal, Charter Member of TiE Nagpur and Chapter Champion-Project AIRSWEEE Nagpur, Gurinder J Singh, CEO and Founder of Leanlex, Zankhana Kaur, Founding Director Ybiz Ventures and Kristine Quine, driving performer in improved leadership, strategy and sales effectiveness.
“A women entrepreneur faces more challenges in the business than man. The number of women entrepreneurs in India is only 9.7 per cent, while in developed countries like USA, Canada and others it is 29 per cent,” said Rita Aggarwal in her welcome address. She added that the workshop was the new initiative to unleash value creation amongst aspiring women entrepreneurs in Tier II and Tier III cities in India.
Under AIRSWEEE, TiE Global is conducting five workshops in five cities in India including Coimbatore, Warangal, Jaipur, Nagpur and Durgapur. Nagpur Chapter of TiE Women, has been awarded the third vibrant chapter in the world just in three years. “It is a great privilege to be a part of such an initiative. The 125 trained mentees from all over the country will be introduced to India and US-based mentors, who will guide the participants on various aspects of entrepreneurship. After these workshops, five participants from each city will receive intensive mentoring for an additional six months to develop some of their ideas into sustainable businesses,” Aggarwal said.
Shashikant Choudhary, President of TiE Nagpur expressed his good wishes to the participating women entrepreneurs, and said that they would be given membership of TiE too.
Vishwas Mahajan, in his address said that the event had been designed to encourage local energy. The participants should make optimum use of the two-and-half-day workshop.
“TiE programmes are the virtual cycle of empowerment. By interacting with one another, we gain a lot. We need skills, ability to understand our own business. Entrepreneurship is a very lonely journey but by learning together, we are able to understand our own business,” he said. Bhawana Chhidarwar, Megha Dixit, Sheetal Dhopte, Swati Thakkar and Chenali Bisen worked hard for the success of the event.