Women entrepreneurs from India, Finland, Italy, Russia
and Cambodia shared their experiences of success and obstacles faced, in a
session during the first ever International SME Convention being held in New
Delhi from 22nd to 24th April 2018, says a
A special session was devoted to “Women
Entrepreneurs ---Sustainable Livelihoods to Successful Business” and was
chaired by Additional Secretary & Development Commissioner in the Ministry
of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, MSME, Shri Ram Mohan Mishra. The
Development Commissioner said that the MSME ministry is in the process of
drafting strategies for encouraging women to set up their own businesses.
Underlining the importance of women in
entrepreneurship, Ms. Anuradha Sahu of Auro Arts said that women are the
baseline of the pyramid of success. Another speaker Mrs. Priyanka Mokshmar said
that awareness about various schemes of the ministry of MSME is important for
setting up a successful enterprise.
Joint Secretary in the MSME Ministry, Ms. Alka
Arora said that women all over the world are doing a wonderful job and for this
they require support of their families.
SME delegates from 37 countries including Australia,
Austria, France, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria,
Philippines, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sri Lanka, South Africa and UAE are
participating in the Convention. The delegates represent small and medium
enterprises of their countries in different sectors including agriculture,
healthcare, strategic defence training, education, logistics, digital
entertainment and waste management.