US-India Business Council programme to support women entrepreneurs


Organisation:  The Hindu

WISE would encourage a policy environment conducive to increasing women innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders

Posted On:  28 Nov . 2017
US-India Business Council programme to support women entrepreneurs
 

The US-India Business Council (USIBC) on Monday launched 'Women for Women Innovators, Social Leaders and Entrepreneurs (WISE)' programme to support women entrepreneurs.

The initiative would serve as a platform to engage multiple stakeholders such as the Central and State governments in India, industry bodies, start-ups, and academia to conceptualise and roll out programmes to encourage women professionals, innovators and entrepreneurs.

This apart, WISE would encourage a policy environment conducive to increasing women innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders. It would also work for mentoring, training opportunities and career assistance to women towards helping them develop appropriate skills and thrive in a globalised economy.

An announcement on WISE was made during the Council's Road to GES (Global Entrepreneurship Summit) event here. Country Head of Intel India Nivruti Rai, chairman and MD of Biocon Ltd Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, IBM India Chairman Vanitha Narayanan, Managing director of Kalaari Capital Vani Kola and Producer of Girl Rising Amita Vyas participated in the programme titled 'Creating the Foundations of Innovation'. Industry and government leaders would spearhead the initiative, a release said.

“We are delighted to work with an esteemed group of women leaders as part this collaborative initiative in equipping women entrepreneurs with the skills and direction they need to drive India’s economy forward,” said Nisha Biswal, president of USIBC. The Council was committed to working with industry partners and the government of India to encourage women entrepreneurship.

 

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