Women Entrepreneurship in India-Problem and Prospects

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SCHOOL OF COMMERCE
Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University
Srinagar (Garhwal), Uttarakhand-240174
(A Central University)

Seminar Paper
ON
WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN INDIA-PROBLEMS
AND PROSPECTS

SUBMITTED BY SHIVENDRA SINGH PRE. PH.D SCHOLAR
INTRODUCTION
The educated Indian women have to go a long way to achieve equal rights and position because traditions are deep rooted in Indian society where the sociological set up has been a male dominated one. Despite all the social hurdles, Indian women stand tall from the rest of the crowd and are applauded for their achievements in their respective field. The transformation of social fabric of the Indian society, in terms of increased educational status of women and varied aspirations for better living, necessitated a change in the life style of Indian women. She has competed with man and successfully stood up with him in every walk of life and business is no exception for this. These women leaders are assertive, persuasive and willing to take risks. They managed to survive and succeed in this cut throat competition with their hard work, diligence and perseverance. The present paper endeavors to study the concept of women entrepreneur–Reasons women become entrepreneurs -Reasons for slow progress of women entrepreneurs in India - suggestions for the growth of women entrepreneurs-Schemes for promotion & development of women entrepreneurship in India-Case study of a women entrepreneur of Ludhiana. The educated women do not want to limit their lives in the four walls of the house. They demand equal respect from their partners. Women are considered as weaker sex and always made to depend on men folk in their family and outside, throughout their life. The Indian culture made them only subordinates and executors of the decisions made by other male members, in the basic family structure. While at least half the brainpower on earth belongs to women, women remain perhaps the world‘s most underutilized resource. Despite all the social hurdles, India is brimming with the success stories of women. They stand tall from the rest of the crowd and are applauded for their achievements in their respective field. The transformation of social fabric of the Indian society, in terms of increased educational status of women and varied aspirations for better living, necessitated a change in the life style of Indian women. She has competed with man and successfully stood up with him in every walk of life and business is no exception for this. These women leaders are assertive, persuasive and willing to take risks. They managed to survive and succeed in this cut throat competition with their hard work, diligence and perseverance. Ability to learn quickly from her abilities, her persuasiveness, open style of problem solving, willingness to take risks and chances, ability to motivate people, knowing how to win and lose gracefully are the strengths of the Indian women entrepreneurs. OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY

The study was planned with the following objectives:
* To evaluate the factors responsible for encouraging women to become entrepreneurs * To study the policies, programmes, institutional networks and the involvement of support agencies in promoting women's entrepreneurship. * To critically examine the problems faced by women entrepreneurs.

DATA COLLECTION FOR THE SUDY
The study is based on secondary data which...
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