Women entrepreneurs from India, Finland, Italy, Russia and Cambodia today shared their experiences of success and obstacles faced, in a session during the first ever International SME Convention being held in New Delhi from 22nd to 24th April 2018. A special session was devoted to “Women Entrepreneurs —Sustainable Livelihoods to Successful Business” and was chaired by Additional Secretary & Development Commissioner in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, MSME, Shri Ram Mohan Mishra. The Development Commissioner said that the MSME ministry is in the process of drafting strategies for encouraging women to set up their own businesses.
Underlining the importance of women in entrepreneurship, Ms. Anuradha Sahu of Auro Arts said that women are the baseline of the pyramid of success. Another speaker Mrs. Priyanka Mokshmar said that awareness about various schemes of the ministry of MSME is important for setting up a successful enterprise.
Joint Secretary in the MSME Ministry, Ms. Alka Arora said that women all over the world are doing a wonderful job and for this they require support of their families.
SME delegates from 37 countries including Australia, Austria, France, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sri Lanka, South Africa and UAE are participating in the Convention. The delegates represent small and medium enterprises of their countries in different sectors including agriculture, healthcare, strategic defence training, education, logistics, digital entertainment and waste management.