IIM Shillong & NCW on a mission to accelerate efforts to promote women entrepreneurship

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Shillong : The Centre for Development of the North Eastern Region (CeDNER), IIM Shillong, in collaboration with the National Commission for Women, is offering a 40-hour weekend online certificate course for aspiring North Eastern Region women entrepreneurs. The course commenced from 03-09-2022 and will continue till 16-10-2022 conducting every Saturday and Sunday. Dr. Sanjeev Ningombam, Convener of CeDNER, IIM Shillong highlighted the initiatives taken under CeDNER on the areas of promoting livelihood, entrepreneurship, community development etc. He outlined the design and structure of the course. Shri Pradeep Kumar, Deputy Secretary of National Commission for Women on his inaugural address mentioned various initiatives taken by NCW for development of women of India. This course is aimed at motivating women of north east to take up entrepreneurship and to train business models, tools and strategies. Smt. Kanchan Khattar, Legal Advisor of NCW mentioned about the special interest of Hon’ble Prime Minister Modi ji’s vision of empowering women of India. She encouraged participants to make the best benefit from this course that is offered from the best B-School of the region. The course will have sessions of Organisation Behaviour, Marketing strategies, Innovation, Startups, raising finance, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Business models, Experiential learning, Case studies etc. The course will be taught by experienced faculty of IIM Shillong and Successful women entrepreneurs of North East.
The Certification Program for Women will offer personal and professional development opportunities with a focus on management practises, growth opportunities, the development of effective leadership skills, and support through formal mentoring on the business idea and peer networking.

The Centre for Development of North Eastern Region (CeDNER) formerly known as The Accelerated Learning Centre (ALC), of the Indian Institute of Management Shillong has been constituted right from the inception of the Institute and is involved in organizing both short term and long-term programmes relevant to the local community and society of the state and the region.

In an earlier interview, Dr. DP Goyal, Director, IIM Shillong, said, “Collaboration between IIM Shillong and the National Commission for Women not only aims to accelerate efforts to promote women entrepreneurship but also build confidence among the women entrepreneurs from both urban and rural areas. NCW will be sponsoring the course, which will be delivered by IIM Shillong faculty to all selected participants. The course is designed to assist aspiring female entrepreneurs in launching their own businesses while learning from the eminent faculty at IIM Shillong. While being mentored, participants will work on developing a business plan and will present their entrepreneurship dynamics to the mentors.”

Professor Goyal further commented, “Our vision is to organize this one-of-a-kind opportunity for young entrepreneurs, businessmen and women, business executives, and officers from the region to take advantage of training in skill development at various stages of their business and entrepreneurial activity.”

The National Commission for Women was established as a statutory body in January 1992 under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990 (Act No. 20 of 1990 of the Government of India) to assess legal and constitutional protections for women, suggest corrective legislation, make it easier to resolve grievances, and advise the government on all policy issues affecting women.

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