AGNI Women Entrepreneur Empowerment
Women’s entrepreneurship has hit a media tipping point. Women-owned entities in the formal sector represent approximately 37 percent of enterprises globally — a market worthy of attention by businesses and policy makers alike.
In this conflict-ridden Himalayan territory, entrepreneurship has witnessed many a metamorphosis. Initially, it was taken up by the educated upper class men who invested their own money to build their fortunes. Then educated women followed and few have made a significant mark over the years.
However, what has not been recognized is that many uneducated women are also enthusiastically raising family incomes through micro ventures and reinvesting their earnings in their families and communities. These women also inspire other women in their localities to pursue their dreams through entrepreneurship at the grassroots level.
However, there are several challenges that women entrepreneurs face even today. To name a few: Financial assistance and credit facilities; Stiff competition from their male counterparts; Limited mobility; Family ties; Lack of adequate business education; Male dominated society; Low risk bearing ability; Adequate networking opportunities; Lack of ‘product to market’ know how; Adequate utilization of growing social media opportunities; Etc.
AGNI Leadership Initiatives understands all the challenges women entrepreneurs are presently facing and therefore have created this new division to assist them in bridging these gaps and empowering them to finally realize their goals and aspirations. With the formation of an exclusive Executive Committee consisting of highly experienced women entrepreneurs, AGNI Leadership Centre expects to become the ultimate guiding force for all women entrepreneurs not only in India but across the world.