Women constitute 51% of the total employed in forest-based small-scale enterprises one of the most famous female business success stories is the shri mahila griha udyog lijjat papad in 2006, kiran mazumdar-shaw, anglophone indian women writers, 1870–1920. Acknowledging the importance of women entrepreneurs, the government of karnataka partnered with weconnect international india to celebrate women entrepreneurs’ day on 19 th november in bangalore this day also marks the global women’s entrepreneurship day.
In india, social enterprises run by women tend to be smaller than those run by men data collected for a previous british council survey of the social enterprise landscape indicated that male-led social enterprises are, on average, about two-and-a-half times larger than women-led ones in terms of reported annual revenue. Below are the results, which will be of interest to entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs-in-the-making, mentors, advisors, funding firms and anyone with an interest in the story of women and entrepreneurship in india.
The brilliant women entrepreneurs of india: the roles they play & the challenges they face women entrepreneurs in india in india, a large percentage of women enterprises are micro enterprises that women undertake as a forced economic activity these micro enterprises can be classified into farm and off-farm enterprises. Women entrepreneurs may be defined as the women or group of women who initiate,organise and co-operate a business enterprise government of india has defined women entrepreneurs as an enterprise owned and controlled by a woman having a minimum financial interest of 51% of the capital and giving.