Former President APJ Abdul Kalam once famously said: “Empowering women is a prerequisite for creating a good nation, when women are empowered; the society with stability is assured.”
When these words are viewed in the context of socio-economic development of India, they form the very foundation on which all collaborations and multi-stakeholder interventions are built.
As per MSME report 2019, the nation realized the impact women have had on the world over the years when Oxford Dictionary named Nari Shakti in 2018. Bain & Co. and Google 2019 report it was found that around 59% of women take up entrepreneurship to lessen their reliance on a husband or family and to achieve independence. India, being a substantial and heterogeneous country, has its share of women entrepreneurs who utilize entrepreneurial opportunities concurrently promoting their business mainly motivated by their concern for the environment.
To delve deeper into the issue of women entrepreneurship, a three day women entrepreneurship training and skill development programme was organized by Tameer Educational and Welfare Trust in collaboration with Maeeshat Academy, Career Designer 360 and Abacus Scholar on the 18th, 19th and 25th of September, 2021.
The training program was conducted by well-trained experts in different fields of business.
Sania Sami, Research scholar, discussed the major motivational factors, business and general problems and crucial outcomes of entrepreneurship in the economy as well as at the individual level.
Danish Reyaz, Director of Maeeshat Academy, enlighten women about the importance of bearing the uncertainty and taking calculative risks in business.
Rajkumar Pal, owner of Bureau Global Certification, discussed the significance of getting ones’ business legalized through registration. He focused on different rules and regulations and procedures encircling different business ventures to promote independence among women to get their legal formalities done for their business through themselves.
During the last leg of the session, Rukhshi Kadiri Elias, admin of Taajira (FB women entrepreneur group), articulated the importance of achieving work-life balance concerning both physical, mental health as well as societal health. She shared her escapade about the same. She postulated “beneath a hijab, there is a cognitive mind” and one needs to maneuvered the same to identify and exploit the opportunities. She further discussed the crucial facets of living a healthy life viz., self-love, family-time, work-life, socially-active and lastly entertainment. She further motivated women to love and appreciate other women on a note that it is always beautiful to appreciate others, support others and grow with others.
Huzaifa Arshad of Career Designer 360, apprised women of sophisticated digital tools required to promote ones’ business. He propounded different digital apps and software such as Canva, Video Guru, Movavi, Digital Showroom. VidIQ were few to name.
The chief guests of the programme
Shakil Ahmed – (WBCS Executive) Special Secretary Minority Affairs and Madrasah Education Govt of West Bengal
Dr. Nayeem Anis– HOD of Urdu Department Calcutta Girls’ College
Ms. Nikhat Sultana– Principal of Genius National School
Dr.Shabtab Khalid– Wellness Couch and Soul Clinic proprietor
Umar Awais– President of Human Care Trust
Mrs. Saba Islam– founder of Happy Mommy Place and parenting coach