A workshop and networking session on Women Entrepreneurship is being organised on the 5th of March 2016 in Mumbai.
The aim of the workshop is to understand the day to day problems faced by women who are looking forward to a career as a successful entrepreneur. Even though it has been predicted that there would be a higher number of women entrepreneurs than men by 2020 around the world, the hard truth presents itself in the form of challenges, some of which are the lack of support from family and less investor funding, to name a few. In today’s day, women have proved that they can succeed in everything as men have. But there are still some societal issues that have kept them on the back foot when it comes to starting their own businesses. Work-life balance and expectation to succeed at everything adds an extra pressure to the woman who just wants to be self-sufficient.
In the event ‘Women Power 2016’, a team of elite panelists will discuss and come up with ideas and insights on how to solve these problems. The day is broadly divided into two panel discussions: ‘What it takes to be a Women Entrepreneur’ and ‘Overcoming Challenges while managing Leadership roles as a Women Entrepreneur’.
Successful women in their fields like Ms. Anuja Shukla (Country Head, Google for Entrepreneurs), Ms. Mary-Ellen Matsui (Founder, ATMA (a social enterprise fund) and Ms. Ritu Soni-Srivastava (Founder & CEO, ObiNo) are few of the many big names that will be part of the panel discussion in Mumbai. The discussion is followed by scale up pitch of top 5 selected startups to the investor panel. The day ends with the announcement of awards and a networking session.