Workshop on ‘Women entrepreneurship development’ held at MCCI

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.

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