Exploring Women’s Entrepreneurship in India

As part of a multi-country study undertaken by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Ms. Hina Shah in India is conducting a national study on “Creating an Enabling Environment for Women’s Economic Empowerment through Entrepreneurship.”  Although India has recently been labeled as one of the best places for women entrepreneurs to start a business, women entrepreneurs only make up about 10% of total SMEs.

To explore the reasons behind this slow growth of women’s entrepreneurship and contribute to the ESCAP study, Ms. Shah is disseminating a survey for women entrepreneurs in India.  The research tool is designed to profile women entrepreneurs in India and the constraints they face.  The results will feed into the Indian component of the UN study and also help shape policy recommendations aimed at creating a more enabling environment for women’s entrepreneurship in India.

If you are a female entrepreneur in India, please take a few moments to complete the survey by clicking here.  The completed form should be sent to Ms. Hina Shah at icecdindia@gmail.com. Your response is now requested by November 29.

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