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Empowering every Indian woman: Recognise entrepreneurial spirit within

We create an environment where women have the opportunity to thrive. In Indian society, the role of women is often celebrated for its multifaceted nature. As we approach International Women’s Day, it’s crucial to recognize and appreciate the entrepreneurial spirit that resides within every Indian woman. Contrary to conventional notions, entrepreneurship transcends the confines of […]

We create an environment where women have the opportunity to thrive.

In Indian society, the role of women is often celebrated for its multifaceted nature. As we approach International Women’s Day, it’s crucial to recognize and appreciate the entrepreneurial spirit that resides within every Indian woman. Contrary to conventional notions, entrepreneurship transcends the confines of formal business ventures; it permeates the very fabric of daily life, especially for women in India.
In my opinion, every woman in India embodies the essence of an entrepreneur. Take, for instance, the quintessential homemaker. Often overlooked in discussions about entrepreneurship, she epitomizes resilience, innovation, and resourcefulness. Despite not operating within the traditional business realm, her role is akin to that of a CEO, managing the household’s finances, logistics, and human resources.

The homemaker’s entrepreneurial journey begins with her selflessness. She willingly sacrifices her own ambitions and desires for the betterment of her family. Just like a savvy entrepreneur invests in the growth of their venture, she invests her time, energy, and love into nurturing her family members, ensuring their well-being and success.
Moreover, the homemaker demonstrates unparalleled adaptability and problem-solving skills. In the face of challenges, whether it be managing a tight budget or juggling multiple responsibilities, she finds creative solutions and makes the most out of limited resources. Her ability to stretch a rupee further than most demonstrates a keen understanding of financial management—an essential trait for any entrepreneur.

But entrepreneurship in India extends far beyond the confines of the home. Consider the millions of women who work as maids, tirelessly cleaning, cooking, and caring for households across the nation. Despite their humble beginnings, these women exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit through their sheer determination and work ethic.
For the maid, every day is a testament to her entrepreneurial prowess. She navigates through the complexities of different households, each with its unique set of challenges and expectations. Like a shrewd business owner, she must adapt her services to meet the diverse needs of her clients while maintaining the highest standards of quality and professionalism.

Moreover, the maid showcases remarkable resilience in the face of adversity. Despite often working long hours for meager pay, she remains steadfast in her commitment to supporting her family and securing a better future for her children. Her unwavering determination serves as an inspiration to us all, reminding us of the transformative power of entrepreneurship in even the most challenging circumstances.
In celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit of Indian women, it’s essential to recognize the systemic barriers they face. From gender discrimination to limited access to education and resources, women encounter numerous obstacles on their entrepreneurial journey. As a society, we must strive to dismantle these barriers and create an environment where every woman has the opportunity to thrive as an entrepreneur.

Let us honor the entrepreneurial spirit that resides within every Indian woman. Whether she’s managing a household or providing essential services, her contributions are invaluable to the fabric of our society. By empowering women to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams, we not only unlock their full potential but also pave the way for a more inclusive and prosperous future for all.

Ms Pritika Singh, CEO at Prayag Hospitals Group

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