Only 14% of Indian businesses are run by women. Here’s to growing our share of business faster!

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According to the Sixth Economic Census in India, only 14% of businesses in India are run by women, lower than in many other countries around the world. Yet, Indian women are fast taking to entrepreneurship, both to seize new opportunities, and out of necessity – to be financially secure while using their skills.

Given the societal and other barriers to women at work, women in India often don’t have a straight ride upwards – we make our own way against the odds. What keeps us going is Innovation – whether in our businesses, in jobs, or in our own lives, to make things happen – differently. As Nirmala Menon, Founder and CEO of Interweave Consulting, and a HR professional with global experience of over 30 years says, “The Indian culture of how we raise girls comes in the way of success at work.” Crucial to overcoming these barriers is also the presence and support of other women.

This year, Women’s Web brings the 6th edition of its flagship event Breaking Barriers, around the theme of Innovating as Women in Business. Powered by Vodafone India, Breaking Barriers 2018 will be held in Mumbai (7th April), Bangalore (21st April), Gurugram (28th April) and Chennai (5th May).

#BreakingBarriers 2018 event will give aspiring as well as experienced women in business the opportunity to listen to some incredible speakers, in an environment that encourages networking and future collaboration among participants. Participations from past editions have gone on to hire women as employees and vendors, collaborate in mutually beneficial ways and act as peer mentors to each other.

Key speakers this year include Revathi Roy, Founder of Hey DeeDee, India′s first all–women instant parcel delivery service, Smita Aggarwal, Director, Investments at Omidyar India, Monalisa Dani, Founder of Pixights, a media research company, Supriya Paul from Josh Talks aims to showcase people and projects that are changing the world and Tanvi Mallya, Founder of a unique mental health at-home care service in Mumbai, Eldercare. All these and other speakers, are women who have innovated in their own industries, and seized the available opportunities. As Revathi Roy says in an interview to Women’s Web, “Dream and aspire. There is a beautiful future waiting for everyone. Come and explore.”

 

About Women’s Web

Women’s Web is an online media company in the business of enabling women to tell their own stories.

The topics covered on Women’s Web range from women at work, return to work and entrepreneurship to current news, empowerment, short stories, and relationships. Women’s Web was started in 2010 with one woman’s conviction that Indian women were more interested in the world around them than conventional magazines gave them credit for. Women’s Web enables women to share real stories, and is a leading resource for women with a reach of 1 Million – online as well as ‘in the real world’ over creative event formats.

 

Event Details:

Mumbai: 9.30 AM to 4 PM, 7th April | Zone Startups India, 18th Floor, Bombay Stock Exchange Building, P.J Towers, Dalal Street, Mumbai

Bengaluru: 21st April, 9:30 AM to 4 PM (Saturday)

Venue: TARGET, No. C-2, Cedars Building, Manyata Embassy Business Park, Outer Ring Road, Nagavara, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560045

Gurugram : 28th April, 9:30 AM to 4 PM (Saturday)

Venue: 91Springboard, Plot 23, Maruti Industrial Area, Sector 18, Gurugram, Haryana 122015

Chennai: 5th May, 10 AM to 4 PM (Saturday)

Venue: W Square, 38, Kamaraj Ave 2nd St, Venkata Rathinam Nagar, Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600020

At the event, interviews of speakers and any participants can be facilitated. Registrations open for all participants here.

 

For more details, contact:

Anju Jayaram – [email protected]  | 8971177787

Nikita Sengar – [email protected]

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