A workshop on ‘Women entrepreneurship development’ was held at the Mysore Chamber of Commerce and industry (MCCI) premises in the city on Tuesday.
Women in Small Enterprise (WISE), a women wing of MCCI and Department of Post-Graduate Studies in Economics, Maharani’s Arts College for Women jointly organised a workshop to the students to give insights on the scope for women entrepreneurship.
Delivering the inaugural address, Chairman District Co-ordination committee, FKCCI Sudhakar S Shetty said “Today there is a lot of scope for start-ups and young entrepreneurs in the nation. There is a very small percentage of women launching a company or industry and sustain it. There are various schemes and programmes initiated by state and central governments like ‘Make in India,’ Skill India,’ Start-up India,’ Invest Karnataka’ and several more where women are provided investment up to Rs 50 lakh at a nominal interest of 4%. There is lack of awareness among the aspiring women entrepreneurs; workshops like this and forums like MCCI and others act as a bridge to fill the gap,” he added.
Shetty pointed out that “Passion and purpose lead to a product that needs to be executed to perfection. “Integrity, performance, involvement and hard work are the essential things the women need to possess to be a successful entrepreneur,” he remarked.
Special lecture on ‘Policies and programme for the development of women entrepreneurships in Karnataka, financial source and procedures for small scale and household industries development, incentives and benefits from women and child development department for entrepreneurship development were held as part of the programme by eminent resource persons.
Joint Director, District Industries Centre Ramakrishna Gowda, President of MCCI A S Satish, President of WISE Gayathri Keshav Rao, Secretary Rukmini Chandran, co- ordinator Dr Puttaraju and others were present.