All-India road show on women’s economic empowerment

  • TiE Global to conduct workshop in Warangal

Hyderabad/Warangal: TiE Global (TiE Inc.) has announced the launch of  the “All‐India Road Show on Women’s Economic Empowerment through Entrepreneurship,” a new programme to unleash value creation amongst aspiring young women in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities in India. The initiative has received funding support from the US Mission in India, US Department of State.

Commenting on the Project, Ms. Seema Chaturvedi, Chairwoman of Project AIRSWEEE and a former member of TiE Global’ s Board of Trustees, noted, “Empowering potential women entrepreneurs is a great way to boost economic growth.  A programme that promotes an entrepreneurial mindset by providing women with the knowledge and tools of an entrepreneurial possibility can unleash dreams of growth and value creation with a very significant multiplier effect. It can teach women to stay in their environments and improve them from within by seeing problems as opportunities to create successful entrepreneurial   solutions.”              

Under Project AIRSWEE, TiE Global will conduct 5 workshops in 5 cities in India, which include Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), Warangal (Telangana), Jaipur (Rajasthan), Nagpur   (Maharashtra) and Durgapur (West Bengal).The programme will enroll 25 aspiring women    entrepreneurs in each city, selected through a rigorous screening process. These 125 mentees will then be introduced to India and US-based mentors, who will guide the participants on various aspects of Entrepreneurship. After these workshops, 5 participants from each city will receive intensive mentoring for an additional 6 months to develop some of their ideas into sustainable businesses. All 125 participants will be invited to join TiE’s robust eco-­‐system as members.

Venkatesh Shukla, Chairman of TiE Global, noted, “We are very appreciative of the support provided by the US State Department. TiE’s focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs and we are dedicated to the virtuous cycle of value creation and giving back to the community. We welcome the opportunity to take TiE’s mission to aspiring women entrepreneurs in Tier 2 cities in India.” 

Vijay Menon, Executive Director of TiE Global, commented, “This is a great initiative to formalize the inclusion of young women into the entrepreneurial process and we look forward to the continued scaling up of this programme across India. TiE’s global network of mentors is being leveraged, to help the women entrepreneurs succeed”. -NSS

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