To address the burgeoning problems that hinder women’s entrepreneurial journeys and initiate dialogues on the urgency of developing a progressive ecosystem for women entrepreneurs, the EdelGive Foundation curated an exclusive webinar for the launch event of ‘Landscape Study on Women Entrepreneurship’ -- ‘Women’s Role for an Atmanirbhar Bharat - The Untapped Potential and Role of Women's Entrepreneurial Spirit’.
Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog delivered the Chairperson address, followed by a Keynote address by Mr. Ram Mohan Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Women & Child Development. The report was launched in the presence of dignitaries comprising eminent bureaucrats, policymakers, and other stakeholders. Two panel discussions were held later, moderated by notable journalist and entrepreneur, Ms. Faye Dsouza.
Some of the eminent names on the bespoke list of panellists were -- Vidya Shah, Executive Chairperson, EdelGive Foundation, Naghma Mulla, CEO, EdelGive Foundation, Charanjit Singh, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, Amar Patnaik, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, Biju Janata Dal, Jyoti Vij, Deputy Secretary General, FICCI, and Archna Vyas Deputy Director- Programmes Advocacy and Communications, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, among others.
The live virtual event was attended by various influential dignitaries from multi-stakeholder groups such as philanthropy organisations, businesses, media journalists and academia, women collectives, and grassroot level organisations.