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Women Entrepreneurs in India

  • Rajeshwari Narendran
  • Anjana Vivek
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Part of the Current Perspectives on Asian Women in Leadership book series (CPAWL)

Abstract

The new millennium witnessed a new dawn in women entrepreneurship in India. More women are ready to venture extensively into this field with a rising awareness and opportunities perceived through the wakeup call slogans from the prime minister: “Make in India,” “Young India Rising,” and “Skill India to Scale India” (upscaling of skills). In this chapter, we focus on drivers for choosing entrepreneurship as a career or passion by women in India. The scope of the chapter also throws light on access to resources, socio-economic barriers, issues and challenges, sustainability, and core strengths and weaknesses Indian women entrepreneurs have, based on available literature, an online survey, and personal interviews. We conclude with highlighting the lessons learned and ways forward from success and failure stories.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajeshwari Narendran
    • 1
    • 2
  • Anjana Vivek
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Business AdministrationMohanlal Sukhadia UniversityUdaipurIndia
  2. 2.Academy of HRDAhmedabadIndia
  3. 3.VentureBean ConsultingBengaluruIndia
  4. 4.Indian Institute of Management BangaloreBengaluruIndia

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