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Empowering Women Entrepreneurs

Women are the core of the Indian Society and they can be credible drivers of creating a new social mindset towards entrepreneurship. Women exposed to Entrepreneurship can easily change the social mindset of success, defined today in India by secure and stable jobs.


“Empowering Women Entrepreneurs” held by India SME Forum along with the Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India. With the purpose of inspiring and promoting the idea of entrepreneurship among women, the conference endeavors to support existing and aspiring Indian Women Entrepreneurs through providing a platform for sharing the knowledge, experiences and entrepreneurial journey of the most successful women entrepreneurs with other women, as well as for discussing the best practices and innovation in entrepreneurship with International experts.

Vanue : New Delhi.
Date : 7th March 2022


Play Video - Ministry of MSME

Lamp Lighting by Guests & Dignitaries

Digitisation & Innovation for scaling Women owned Enterprises up the Value Chain

- Mr. Rajneesh Singh, SVP and Chief corporate officer, Flipkart
- Ms. Nirupama Soundararajan, Chief Executive Officer, Pahle India Foundation
- Ms. Medha Girotra, Vice President and Head of Public Policy, South Asia at Mastercard
- Mr. Ms. Smriti Sharma, Senior Manager - Public Policy, Amazon India
- Ms. Ridhi Agarwal, Head- Branding,Marketing and Communications, Delhivery

Smt Alka Arora, JS-ARI & CMD NSIC, Ministry of MSME (Moderator)

India at 75 : Realising the true potential of Economically Empowered Women

- Smt. Meeta Rajivlochan, Member Secretary, National Commission for Women
- Smt. Nidhi Khare, IAS, Addl. Secretary, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Government of India
- Smt. Sandhya Krishnamurthy, Director General, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
- Ms. Beena Vaheed, FGM, Delhi, Union Bank of India

Dr. Ishita G. Tripathy - Additional Development Commissioner, Ministry of MSME (Moderator)

Presentation on Women Entrepreneur's Schemes by Ministry of MSME - by Ms. Rajeshwari

Enabling an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem for Women : Experiences from around the World

- Ms. Kanta Singh, Deputy Country Representative, UN Women India
- Ms Barbara Terenzi, President WUSME, San Marino
- Dr. Pauline Crawford, Permanent Commission for Women, WUSME
- Ms. Komal Bazaz Smith, Project Director, DAI
- Ms. Kritee Sharma, Project Head, ITC - SheTrades

Ms. Mercy Epao JS - SME, Ministry of MSME (Moderator)


PLENARY SESSION : Felicitation of Emerging Women Entrepreneurs - Launch of Samarth

National Anthem

Welcome Remarks

- Smt. Alka Arora, Joint Secretary ARI & CMD NSIC

Felicitation of Dignitaries

- Ms. Sukriti Likhi, AS & FA, Ministry of MSME

- Smt. Alka Arora, Joint Secretary ARI & CMD NSIC

- Shri Vinod Kumar, President, India SME Forum

Introductory Address By :

- Shri Vinod Kumar, President, India SME Forum

- Shri Shailesh Kumar Singh, IAS - AS & DC, Ministry of MSME

- Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena, Chairman KVIC

- Shri Bidyut Swain, IAS - Secretary MSME

Special Address :

- Shri Bhanupratap Singh Verma - Hon'ble MoS for Ministry of MSME

Nukkad Natak

Felicitation of Emerging Women Entrepreneurs, PMEGP Beneficiaries

Launch of "SAMARTH - Empowering Women through Entrepreneurship"

Key Note Address :

-Hon'ble Minister of MSME Shri Narayan Rane

Closing Remarks & Vote of Thanks :

- Ms. Mercy Epao, JS - SME, Ministry of MSME

End of Programme with National Anthem