Newslantern Biz Desk
Mumbai : Women can contribute a lot in nation-building, so they should be encouraged in all the fields like social, political, economic and psychological was the view expressed by the expert women entrepreneurs in the seminar organized under the aegis of Magnetic Maharashtra summit.
Speaking on the occasion, the experts said that if women want to enter the industry and production field and make their career, they should not feel inferior at any level. They should work with full confidence, overcome the inferiority complex and march ahead.
The seminar was attended by small scale industrialist and Environment Minister of Canada Bardish Chagger, Swedish Chamber of Commerce head in India Sara Larsson, Managing Director of Metropolis Healthcare Ameera Shah, Managing Director of Multiples Alternate Asset Management Company Renuka Ramnath, Deputy Project Director of ISRO Minal Sampath, Chief Executive Officer of Hey Deedee Revathi Roy and Drector of Amazon company, Archana Vohra.
Speaking on the occasion, the Canadian Minister Bardish Chagger said that women should be working in the field keeping in mind that they are equal with men and not inferior. If they do so, they can get success in any field of life. Sara Larsson, the Indian chief of Swedish Chamber of Commerce said that in order to give boost to women entrepreneurs, a change in social thinking and mentality will be required to be made and see how the women head the institutions and the industries. Stressing on a need for cooperation from all, she also said that training for women in different field should be emphasized.
Addressing the gathering, Deputy Project Director of ISRO Minal Sampath highlighted
the Mangalyaan campaign of ISRO. She said that women scientists played an important role in
this campaign. Total 40 woman scientists have contributed to make this venture a success. She
also said that higher education level in women should be increased. She further said that
according to the UNESCO survey, only 14% women are Researchers in India, whereas at global level, 28.4 percent are engaged in research. She also said that the number of women in
the field of science and technology should increase. She highlighted the need of bringing the
women and girls who have successfully working in industries before the school and college girls as role models.
The CEO of Hey Deedee Revathi Roy said that she had worked as a taxi driver in the beginning of her career. She said that many people suggested her to leave that profession and be a home maker. She further said that it is a misconception that women cannot drive taxi and we need to clear this misunderstanding. She later established a driver training company and today more than 2000 women taxi drivers have been trained by her company. She said that under the aegis of Amazon company, 200 women in Bangalore work as delivery agents and take parcels from door to door. Mumbai and Maharashtra contributed to her success in business, she said adding that, she had started her career as a Taxi Driver in Mumbai itself. She suggested that the process for women to get loan should be made easier.
Addressing the gathering, Director of Amazon company Archana Vohra informed that Amazon Saheli is an E-Commerce portal started by her company, specially for women. She said that through the medium of this portal, we have succeeded in creating 20 thousand women businessman.
The Managing Director of Multiples Alternate Asset Management Renuka Ramnath said that concentrating on a career while looking after the family as well, is really a difficult task. But without considering themselves inferior, women should go ahead without fear. She said that hard work and faith in the their ability help women get success in any walk of life. She also said that the entrepreneur women should be given education and training for further boosting their career.
The Managing Director of Metropolis Healthcare Ameera Shah said that uncertainty always prevails in the industrial sector, so if women want to work in this sector, they will have to be ready to face this uncertainty. She said that people say there is no safety in this field, therefore it is not women’s field. This conception is not correct, she said adding that that many women are successfully going ahead in the industrial sector. Many misconceptions about the capability of women in the society should be removed for them to progress.