Are you contemplating starting a business or are planning to expand your existing one? Do you need additional funding?
Investors for female entrepreneurs are a great way to accomplish your professional goals, but do you know how to choose the right one for your startup?
The only thing harder than being an entrepreneur is being a female entrepreneur. Despite all the blood, sweat, and tears that get poured into a start-up by its founder, statistics indicate that women entrepreneurs still start their companies with 50% percent less capital than their male counterparts.
In 2019, only 6.5% of the funding raised among the top 150 funded start-ups in India went to women-founded/co-founded start-ups.
But these numbers only tell part of the story. Women-owned businesses are still in the minority, and the hurdles faced by women who have embraced entrepreneurship are vast and often very different from those experienced by their male counterparts.
After doing this course,
Gayatri Yadav - Chief Marketing Officer India & SEA at Sequoia Capital. With a stellar career behind her, with more than 8 years with Star TV Network, and over 14 years at General Mill’s, she comes with a vast experience with all things marketing and champions conversations around leadership, social impact, gender equality and entrepreneurship.
Sapna Chadha - Vice President of Marketing in India, Southeast Asia and South Asia for Google Asia Pacific. Passionate about gender equality, she cares deeply about making the internet equitable from a gender diversity lens.
Diksha Pande - Co-founder of Samosa Party, with 15 years of rich experience in luxury hospitality operations, scale retail formats and building smart ecosystems for start-up organisations. She specialises in Applied Business Strategy, Revenue Management, Leadership, Operations, Food and Beverage Management and more.
‘I am a home business owner and have been trying to expand my business. The program has given me new hope and confidence in myself as a Woman Entrepreneur’
Avni Gandhi, Small Business Owner
‘A lot of myths got busted. Very interesting conversation and I had so much to learn.’
Snigdha Suman, Entrepreneur
Any women/men who are venturing into entrepreneurship or thinking of upscaling their small businesses.
This is a one hour conversation between Gayatri Yadav and Sapna Chaddha anchored by Diksha Pande.
Pro Tip - Women have traditionally been underfunded, but double their return on investments when compared to their male counterparts; so it’s no wonder that female venture capitalists are ready to back up their fellow female entrepreneurs. After all, it’s statistically a smarter and more profitable investment.
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Open conversations, sharing of views, learning from experiences of other participants - the three aspects I appreciated most about the Step Up Program
The women leadership program gave all participants a platform to connect with their own selves. I believe this connect and understanding of concepts will help me in the longer run, both personally and professionally