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International Women Entrepreneurship 2018- The Importance Of Such Events

International Women Entrepreneurship Summit 2018 was held in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The theme of summit was “Equality begins with Economic Empowerment”. It was organized by South Asian Women Development Forum.

The Objective
The main objective of the summit is to bring together achievers, women business leaders, professionals, international service providers, resource organizations experts, government representatives and other stakeholders with a focus on innovative economic transformation through discussion and collaboration.
According to the organizers the delegates from the SAARC, ASEAN, EU, Africa, Arab countries and China participated in the summit.

Key features of the summit
1.      Multiple collaboration and partnership with a consortium of international organizations.
2.      To address the challenge associated with advancing and promoting gender responsive trade facilitation policies.
3.      To promote business women through policy sharing for actionable reforms which can be developed as regional instruments for advocating the economic issues of women.
4.       To create a more efficient, effective channel to identify, develop the high potential of women entrepreneurs.
5.       Learning and replication of an entrepreneurial model projects.
6.       B2B meetings with suppliers and manufacturers in the textile sector.

Why women are still lagging in the field of Entrepreneurship?
Indian scenario
There is no denying of the fact that women in India have made considerable progress in almost seven decades of independence, but they still must struggle against many handicaps and social evils in the male-dominated society. Many evil and masculine forces still prevail in the modern Indian society that resist women to move forward. Men- made norms don’t let women walk alone as they consider them weak.
Women are told to be weak and dependable on men since their childhood. This is harsh reality of India. Women in India now participate in areas such as education, sports, politics, media, art and culture, service sector and science and technology. But due to the deep-rooted patriarchal mentality in the Indian society, women are still victimized, humiliated, tortured and even raped. Women are still subjected to discrimination in the social and educational field.
Swami Vivekananda, one of the greatest sons of India, quoted that, “There is no chance for the welfare of the world unless the condition of women is improved, it is not possible for a bird to fly on only one wing.”
What should be done for women inclusion?
1.       There should be respect and dignity towards women.
2.      Women should have total independence of their own  in life inside home and outside at work.
3.      They should be free to make their decision, by their own choice.
4.      .They should get rights in society and other judicial works
5.      .They should not be discriminated while providing any type of education.
6.      They should select their select their own economic and financial choices.
7.      There should not be any discrimination between woman and man while giving jobs and employment.

Overall, better jobs for women are going to benefit individuals, families, communities’ companies, and economic situations. India which is riding on the high economic growth for last few years could ensure sustainable and double digit growth by improving women’s participation in market. India can take cue from newly industrialized countries like China, South Korea, Malaysia, which invested hugely in increasing the share of female in labor -force participation and are reaping its benefits. Specially lessons learnt from Japan about Womenomics, are definitely proven successful examples.