For a very long time now, women have proven that they not only excel in each and every field, but they can do it better if not equally well as compared to men. So it is with entrepreneurship too. Women entrepreneurs are taking the plunge and starting up to follow their dreams and create lasting enterprises.We have shared many such remarkable stories in the recent past – Chitra Gurnani of Thrillophilia , Arpita Ganesh of s, Richa Kar of Zivame and more recently, Neha Motwani of Fitternity in Mumbai. Even videosix is a woman-led organization, so it is a cause dear to our heart.In the recent past, the State Government is also coming up with , private incubators are pitching in and top notch Business schools are launching programs for women entrepreneurs.A few insights from our research into how women entrepreneurs are doing in India and the challenges they face. Here’s an interesting infographic.Challenges54% women entrepreneurs lack knowledge about what startup life entails25% women entrepreneurs feel that there is a need of more role models and mentorsEnablers58% women entrepreneurs need good knowledge and resources about entrepreneurship54% women entrepreneurs wants more workshop and hands on experience on startupsRaising money as a woman entrepreneur63% women entrepreneurs have bootstrapped or self funded their ventureSectors preferred by women entrepreneurs50% women entrepreneurs are in services sector which is followed by 29% women in E-Commerce.When is it hardest to start up in a woman’s life?46% women entrepreneurs feel that starting up as a married woman with kids is the hardest42% women entrepreneurs feel that starting up is difficult at all the timeWe truly believe that the world needs more women entrepreneurs . Are you a woman entrepreneur? Share your thoughts in the comments!
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