About Us

The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda
for Sustainable Development

defines the way forward for economic growth, gender equality, poverty and a secure future through partnerships and collaborations. The UdyamStree campaign aligns with, and endeavors to, achieve Sustainable Development Goal no. 05 (add context about what the SDGs are/drafted by who/when etc.), i.e., Gender Equality, through its vision to create a gender-inclusive ecosystem and a level playing field for women entrepreneurs in the country.

An Overview of Women's Economic Status in India

India is the third-largest startup ecosystem in the world

Female population

Female Labour Force Participation Rate

Not even half of the global average

Despite harbouring ambitions, Indian women struggle to find stable and gainful employment due to unequal access to opportunities. Deep-rooted gender norms and socio-cultural impediments such as unequal access to finance and property, along with the lack of support from family, restrict their participation in the country’s economy.

As per the World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Report 2021

The Economic Gender Gap is particularly profound in India

India ranks at



It has fallen by
among 28 places
since 2020

It is the third-worst performer among South Asian countries

Why Women Entrepreneurship?

Women’s participation in
entrepreneurship could increase
India’s GDP by $ 0.7 trillion
by 2025.

Businesses run by women
entrepreneurs could create new jobs
for other women, inspiring them to
workforce, resulting
in exponential economic

What is UdyamStree?

UdyamStree is an initiative by EdelGive Foundation, to promote entrepreneurship as a key driver for women’s economic empowerment in India. Through its commitment to bridge the economic gender gap by collective action and engagement across stakeholder groups, UdyamStree works towards creating a conducive environment for women entrepreneurs in

The ‘Landscape study on Women Entrepreneurship’ is a flagship initiative under the UdyamStree campaign. It offers insights into the multifaceted challenges women face during their entrepreneurial journey and how policy implementation, advocacy and multistakeholder interventions can overcome them. [Can rethink this second para. Not sure we should
call the Landscape study an initiative]

Our Partners

About EdelGive Foundation

EdelGive Foundation is one of India’s leading grant-making organisations, and the go-to partner of choice for Indian and foreign funders wanting to engage with the Indian development ecosystem. It functions as a Philanthropic Fund Manager and Advisor between grant-makers and credible NGOs. Over the last 13 years, EdelGive Foundation has supported over 150 organisations across 111 districts in 14 states of India, influencing commitments of over INR 461 crore to NGOs in the sector.

For more information, please visit www.edelgive.org