Lack of confidence, fear of failure holds a women back from being entrepreneurs. Women often don’t think they are capable of launching their own business, which is one reason there is significantly fewer female entrepreneurs than male entrepreneurs. What more, women is reported being generally more afraid of failure than their male counterparts. A group to connect “Women Entrepreneurs” who have ‘been there and have done it’.
- Is India’s largest Opportunity Scape for women looking at a variety of options to advance their careers.
- Is about issues that matter to women at work.
- Celebrates the spirit of love, diligence, care, balance and making your own road.
- Brings the finest businesses that value women at work to engage with women professionals.
- Puts a spotlight on Sunrise sectors, Entrepreneurship, Diversity at Workplace and Personal Growth.
It was followed by the first panel of speakers which included:
- Anand Lunia, Founder, IndiaQuotient
- Ansoo Gupta, COO, Pinstorm
- Deepa Soman, Founder, CEO, Lumiere Solutions
The cultural expectations of women affect the likelihood that they will start a business. For example, women are largely expected to take care of their children and parents, making it much harder for women to take an active role in running a business. Moreover, many nations have longstanding cultural traditions that also discourage women from working outside the home and from taking leadership positions.
But the speakers had a different approach to it. “I believe that women are tremendous, untapped investments that yield huge returns for entire communities,” says, Anand Lunia. Proper education, guidance and training play an important role in improving the economic position of women. Today, when digital media is controlling humans and ‘Google’ is the ultimate solution to every problem, nothing can stop a woman from learning, it’s just the passion that takes you ahead.
Overall, the first round of panel discussion covered the top trends in business, the key skills at work, women at work and rules of engagement. It was followed by the second round of panel discussion which brought forward the personal experience of some renowned entrepreneurs like:
- Prajakt Raut, IAN and Hub for Startups
- Rashmi Bansal, Author, Entrepreneur
- Rashmi Putcha, Founder, DMTI
- Akancha Srivastava, Founder, Azure Online
“We have powerful women leaders and an urban population that is very forward thinking,” says Rashmi Bansal, who shares her experience of interviewing women entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs without MBA degree. She concluded, not always it’s your passion but also responsibility turned into passion. It’s just about your vision. ‘JUST DO IT, ’
It ended with a positive message: “respect the choices which a woman makes. They deserve the chance to realize her god given potential.”
The delicious lunch made everyone sleepy but Jagat Rathore, Executive Coach and Keya Rathore, Executive Coach were all set with the most interesting session on Powering Life – My Way.
Believe in your dreams and be ready to make the change. Don’t just see at your goal, see what’s there beyond your goal. Jagat and Keya made the session even more interesting with some practical guidance and ended it on a positive note: “Just say, I can do it and I will do it”
The last round of panellists included:
- Rohit Reddy, AVP, Partnerships, Aegon Religare, Career Innovations – How Women Matter
- Prashant Bhaskar, CEO PlugHR, Building Future on Workflex Brand You – The Hidden Opportunity,
- Punit Modhgil, Founder, Octane and Marketing professional
- Kris Nair, FusedCow, Design, Freelance Economy’s Shining Gem
It covered the Opportunity Scape – Emerging Patterns in the industry. Various job opportunities available for women and also discussed about the attitude everyone women must have. “For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” ?Virginia Woolf, Well, its’ quiet time anonymous should claim their standings.
I Dream, I Imagine, I Create, I am a Shero.
A well appreciated summit ended with a positive hope for all the aspiring entrepreneurs.
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Author – Megha Kukkar . You can view her work on http://meghakukar.blogspot.in
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