THE ECONOMIC TIMES -WOMENtrepreneurs Empowerment Summit

Prelude to the India International Trade Fair ,2014,The Economic Times brought together a handful of women who are entrepreneurs in their fields .
Member of Parliament Ms Meenakshi Lekhi opened the session pinpointing the various small business opportunities the government provides to rural women in order to earn a small sum of Rs10,000 a month .Mushroom farming and some business ideas which required minimum investment were highlighted during the session .Ex-IAS officer Ms Rita Menon shared her experiences of how rural Indian women are masters of balancing work and home like their educated urban counterparts .
Mr Gautam Sen from the Times of India was the only male speaker at the event .
The session concluded with real interaction amongst women who expressed their industry blocks and obstacles with the Member Of Parliament .
As a social entrepreneur ,working on community life and environment I was honoured to be part of the brainstorming session .

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