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The potential of digitization in rural India – A case for women entrepreneurship amidst COVID-19

Posted by cnbctv18.com on 13 Aug 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted the economy, affecting both male and female-owned enterprises. According to the Sixth Economic Census, only 13.8 percent of Indian establishments are owned by women, a majority of which are micro-enterprises.

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This ‘Mask Didi’ from Jharkhand is helping women in her village gain financial independence

Posted by YOURSTORY on 21 Jun 2021

Jublina Kandulna, also known as Mask Didi, started making masks to sell across villages in her rural block. Today, she is helping other women become financially independent

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Against all odds: How this tribal woman from Jharkhand is supporting her family by running a micro-business

Posted by YOURSTORY on 14 Jun 2021

Cristina Herenj, a 25-year-old from Khunti, Jharkhand, is now taking to running a small vegetable business and is the main breadwinner of her family.

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For women entrepreneurs, it’s a difficult dance between social pressures and economic empowerment

Posted by Forbes India on 23 Jun 2021

In an exclusive conversation with the executive chairperson of EdelGive Foundation ahead of the launch of a new landscape study on women entrepreneurship.

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Businesses owned by women entrepreneurs likely to grow up to 90% in next 5 years in India: Study

Posted by Financial Express on 23 Jun 2021

Businesses owned by women entrepreneurs in India are likely to grow up to 90 percent in the next five years.

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Businesses owned by women likely to grow up to 90% in next 5 yrs in India

Posted by Hindustan Times, Business Today, Outlook India on 23 Jun 2021

According to the study, around 80 per cent of women, from semi urban and rural India, feel a significant improvement in their socio-economic and cultural status after starting an enterprise.

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This artisan is training other women in rural India to be financially independent

Posted by Your Story on 23 Jun 2021

From struggling to make ends meet, Sugdi Devi’s work has not only been used by leading fashion designers, but she has also trained students at leading fashion institutes.

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Why women entrepreneurship lags in India despite governmental initiatives

Posted by TIMESNOWNEWS on 23 Jun 2021

Women entrepreneurship has the power to create jobs, encourage self-reliance and create balance for gender equations in our society to transform the face of the economy.

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Youth Sensitization: an important aspect in combating gender barriers

Posted by Qrius on 07 Jun 2021

Youth is one of the most dynamic and important segments of our society. They are the change agents we need to create an equitable country.

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Combatting Gender Biases in India – A Highly Profitable Prospect for the Country

Posted by CSR Mandate on 07 Jun 2021

Traditionally, women were expected to be wives and mothers who had the task of raising responsible citizens and maintaining a comfortable home.

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Despite pandemic, women continue to persevere and contribute to their communities: Vidya Shah

Posted by Economic Times on 20 Apr 2021

According to Vidya Shah, Chairperson and CEO, EdelGive Foundation, many women today have embraced technology and moved their businesses online.

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This campaign intends to help women-led businesses get that definitive edge. Here’s how

Posted by Edexlive on 20 Apr 2021

EdelGive’s Naghma Mulla explains why it’s important to provide women the right environment and support rather than just empowering them

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Opinion Pieces

Read some thought-provoking articles on women entrepreneurship by our leaders.

The middle Road interviews Naghma Mulla CEO EdelGive Foundation

Posted by themiddleroad.org on 13 Aug 2021

Nishant Malhotra has a candid chat with Naghma Mulla, a thought leader and CEO of EdelGive Foundation, a leading grant-making organization in India.

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Boosting female entrepreneurship can generate millions of jobs. Mentorship is key

Posted by Forbes India on 10 Jun 2021

Female entrepreneurship can generate transformational employment in India—of 150–170 million jobs—which is more than 25 percent of the new jobs required for the entire working-age population, from now until 2030

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Tales of grit and courage – The journey of women entrepreneurs in India during COVID-19

Posted by ETNOWNEWS on 06 Jul 2021

Reinvention and swift adaptation to the ‘new normal’ proved to be the determining factor between some businesses succeeding, with others shutting down permanently.

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Covid-19 decimated rural women-led enterprises. Technology saved them

Posted by Forbes India on 13 Jul 2021

The government has mentorship programs, but greater changes including readily available toolkits for training, and economic rebates for sectors that largely have women functionaries are the need of the hour for women’s complete assimilation into the digital economy

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How women are battling challenges of Covid-19 and changing the face of development

Posted by Forbes India on 23 Jun 2021

There are many deep-rooted structural challenges that are holding women back, and they need to be acknowledged and addressed effectively for more women to emerge as leaders.

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Women Empowerment Must Go Beyond An Aspirational Catch Phrase

Posted by Feminisminindia on 23 Jun 2021

When it comes to the status of women in society, India has always been a land of contradiction.

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Tribal housewife uses skill training to turn herself into bamboo entrepreneur

Posted by India Today on 23 Jun 2021

Mira Devi is a determined woman with a strong desire to learn some technical skills in order to support the family’s financial condition.

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Breaking Biases At Workplaces: Understanding Gender-based Discrimination

Posted by Business World on 23 Jun 2021

When Sanjana was appointed as CFO of her company, she had not imagined that she would be subjected to constant criticism.

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Women Entrepreneurship Day: 5 ways to strengthen biz in post-COVID world

Posted by IANSLIFE on 23 Jun 2021

Businesses will have to adopt new frameworks which allow for short-term growth, while building a foundation of long-term resilience.

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Women Entrepreneurship Day 2020: Measures to encourage entreprise among women

Posted by Financial Express on 23 Jun 2021

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, our economy has been severely impacted and as physical distancing is the norm.

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Boosting entrepreneurship among women – A golden opportunity to bring the economy back on track

Posted by TOI on 23 Jun 2021

38-year-old, Yasmin Attar, a school dropout, was married off at a young age. However, she obtained training, enrolled in a cash credit programme and availed a loan to start a bangle-making unit and a grocery shop.

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Press Releases

EdelGive Foundation and FICCI join hands to create an inclusive and enabling environment for women to play a key role in entrepreneurial ecosystem


Businesses owned by women entrepreneurs in India likely to grow up to 90% in the next 5 years, as per the recent EdelGive Foundation Report