‘Entrepreneurship is life-long affair with oneself’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Jul 2018 10:16:24



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“A GROUP becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of others,” Norman Shidle’s quote was made true by a city WhatsApp group of around 300 women, unfamiliar with each other and connected by just one common friend, all from different spheres of life. Many of them are entrepreneurs, some professionals, a few start-ups and housewives. The Rising Entrepreneur’s first face-to-face formal meeting from WhatsApp was different from the other events. Nita Singh, one of the core members, in her introductory remarks, expressed the idea behind forming The Rising Entrepreneur. “We want more exposure, a bigger platform. We all have the will to win and passion to succeed in our endeavours.” She disclosed that ‘The Rising Entrepreneur’ would nurture the talent of women entrepreneurs and would add wings to their thoughts.

“We will soon be forming an NGO to bring out the upcoming talent of our women entrepreneurs,” she said.
Rita Aggarwal, a well-known psychologist, columnist in ‘The Hitavada’, core member and think-tank of the group said: “As per the UNO report, India is the most dangerous country for women. India is far behind in gender equality status.” She advocated that progress in life was not possible without support, hence The Rising Entrepreneur was formed with the group of more than 300 women. Aggarwal questioned, Why does Asha Bhonsle goes on singing even at the age of 80? Why does Amitabh Bachchan still continues to act even at the age of 75? She replied: “They are not doing it because they love to do it. Nor they are in need of name, fame and wealth but just for self-actualisation.” Each human being was divine and one must strive for it. “The Rising Entrepreneur, will strive for self-actualisation of women entrepreneurs.” Aggarwal informed that the developed economies of the world had 29-30 per cent of women entrepreneurs while in India, there were only 9.7 per cent of women entrepreneurs. She advised,

“Never think that you are small in number. Think of your potential and forget the struggle.” She motivated the gathering with the success story of Meena Bindra, a simple salwar-stitching lady who built a Rs 400 crore enterprise, and Meena Lakhi, a Mumbai college girl who made a big brand in ladies purses, starting with a humble jute bag.
“Dream big and have stars in your eyes. Entrepreneurship is a life-long affair with yourself,” Aggarwal said. Deepa Jamwal, another core member shed light on how home-made food can become a big brand by connecting with online portals. Zeena Puri, core member proposed the vote of thanks.