A famous saying that is very close to my heart was said by Shri.Abdul Kalam-
“Empowerment of women leads to the development of a good family, good society and, ultimately, a good nation.”
In India, to empower the women, first it needs to kill all the demons killing women’s rights and values in the society such as dowry system, illiteracy, sexual harassment, inequality, female infanticide, domestic violence against women, rape, prostitution, illegal trafficking and other issues. Gender discrimination in the nation brings cultural, social, economic and educational differences which push country back. The most effective remedy to kill such devils is making women empowered by ensuring the Right to Equality mentioned in the Constitution of India.
Situation of women in rural areas is more miserable than their counterparts living in urban spaces. It has been widely prevalent that the women are mostly deprived of an equal status vis-a-vis men and thus they remain as passive beneficiaries in the societies in these countries. They remain powerless, due to their less participation and involvement in the generation of resources critical for development. Therefore, women must become active partners with men, if the goal of women empowerment is desired to be achieved in totality.
Women empowerment is not about how many women have been or are Presidents, Prime Minister or CEOs of companies.It is about how our society and the men in our society perceive and treat women at home and at public places and the respect that they have within their heart. It is about respecting a human being and not the gender.
At WIEF our vision of creating one of its own kind of entrepreneurial ecosystem for women, where their skills and entrepreneurial qualities can be dug out and enhanced. Our aim is to start from India and slowly capture the global ecosystem. We have wide range of programmes for the entrepreneurs and skilled force to Identify and Enable them to be financially independent with strong determination.
I’m no sage from the stage and I don’t have all the answers. But my commitment is to bring you the very best of what I’m living and learning, and keep it real and honest as I go.
Founder & CEO
Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Foundation (WIEF)