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 toward creating a conducive environment for women entrepreneurs in India.
The Landscape study on Women Entrepreneurship is a flagship initiative under the UdyamStree campaign. It offers insight into the multifaceted challenges women face during their entrepreneurial journey and how policy implementation, advocacy and multistakeholder interventions can help overcome them.
Businesses run by women entrepreneurs could create new jobs for other women, inspiring them to be in the
EdelGive Foundation is a Philanthropic Asset Manager and Advisory Partner to funders such as individuals, HNIs, corporates, institutions and foundations - both international and domestic, with a specialisation in multi-stakeholder collaboration. EdelGive's unique philanthropic model places them at the center of grant-making by providing initial grants and managing. EdelGive Foundation is one of India's leading grant-making organisations, and the go-to partner of choice for Indian and foreign founders 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.
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.
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It defines the way forward for economic growth, gender equality, poverty and a secure future through partnerships and collaborations. The UdyamStree campaign aligns with, and endeavours to achieve Sustainable Development Goal no. 05 i.e., Gender Equality, through its vision to create a gender-inclusive ecosystem and a level playing field for women entrepreneurs in the country.