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India could boost its growth to 9% per year if women participation increases by 50%

July 24, 2018

Indian women contribute only 17% to the nation’s GDP, half of the world average; 12 million graduates and growing every year,  will not be able to create as many jobs required for the coming generations; TiE presented WomEnabler Awards to 13 prominent women from a cross-section of life, including policy makers, investors, entrepreneurs, media, and corporate leaders.

With the objective of celebrating the achievements of Indian women, business leaders, and providing a platform to budding women entrepreneurs, TiE Delhi-NCR hosted the 5th Edition of Women Entrepreneurship: New Horizons 2018, in New Delhi om July 23.

Speaking at the inaugural session, Vani Kola, MD, Kalaari Capital, shed light on how women could overcome their fears by supporting each other and dealing with pressure situations. She along with Dr Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology & Chairperson, BIRAC;  Sudha Sarin, VP Marketing & Communications-Power2SME, were among 10 other industry leaders felicitated with the WomENABLER award for being a role models in their respective fields.

Rajan Anandan, who recently took the reins of TiE Delhi-NCR as president, said, “Out of all the TiE Delhi-NCR special interest groups, I can proudly declare the women entrepreneurship group is the most exciting for me. We have about 12 million graduates and growing every year, we will not be able to create as many jobs required for the coming generations. They will have to create jobs – for the greater good of themselves and for the country. This gathering is a testament that we are on the right path. For the best way to finish a race, is to get started first.”

Geetika Dayal, Executive, Director, TiE Delhi-NCR, addressed the audience with her compelling words, “Women are breaking stereotypes. Year on year, I have witnessed an increase in not only numbers but also the confidence of women who attend the event. I see participation of women-led startups from diverse sectors eager to seize the opportunity.”

This year’s event was attended by prominent businesswomen and leaders from Google, Kalaari Capital, Deloitte, BIRAC among many others who shared their wealth of knowledge. This included a session on pitching it right, a Google workshop on digital marketing, an inspiring power woman session, and a session on how to build Ecosystem 2.0 with more women participation.

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