North Eastern part of India is not only known for its terrain beauty but also is popular for its matriarchal values, which are ingrained in the people of the hills.
It is heartening to note that households of the hills believe in women empowerment, gender equity and inclusiveness of non-dominant gender in the economic progress of the region. This blog is about celebration of mothers and appreciating what they are capable of.
Sheatwork surveys the role of women entrepreneurship and what is its resounding impact on International Day of Families (May 15)
Highlighting the importance of families as basic units of society and the seriousness of the question of its sustenance is comes into the spotlight on International Day of Families, which falls on 15th May every year.
The handicraft industry of Hyderabad is quite diverse and unique; it includes jewelry made of pearls, silver-inlaid ‘bidri’ware and wooden carving statuettes. When the handicraft industry flourishes in a state, it needs to have a strong base of artisans and craftsmen. And, the state has to put in an effort and take steps to push this sector. Some of the artisans of Hyderabad have passed down their skills generation to generation and, today the whole family is involved in the craft-making business.
Women in rural Rajasthan can be popularly tagged as that part of the population who remain behind the ‘ghunghat’. And what exactly is their condition, if you take a closer look?
Sheatwork takes the occasion of World Creativity and Innovation Day (WCID) to encourage women entrepreneurs to use creativity innovatively.
What is creativity? Creativity is the ability to develop new ideas and to discover new ways of looking at problems and opportunities. And, what is innovation? Innovation is the ability to apply creative solutions to problems and opportunities – to enhance the lives of people or to enrich society.
Indian women entrepreneurs are now stepping into a world, where they had not imagined before…
It’s a time for re-imagining for women aspiring to walk into their own business world. Despite challenges that exist, women seem determined to overcome them. Traditionally, the Indian woman was a homemaker, and refined to their homes. But the modern Indian woman is now proudly flaunting a new side to her personality. She appears to be a powerhouse of action. We see her fighting for her rights and making her mark in business, sports, politics, science, the arts and in society by and large. So, it a fitting tribute that Captain Marvel, which was labeled too be more than a superhero film, made an appearance this year!
Economic empowerment of women is a key factor in achieving gender equality
Today, it can be seen that businesses are flourishing indeed. But, an important point is that with increasing number of businesses being steered by women, entrepreneurship is still dominated by males. In fact, this is the reason why gender gap still persists in entrepreneurship.
If you are considering starting your own business, the billion-dollar beauty and fitness industry is a lucrative option. There are many entrepreneurship options in this industry- beautician, gym ownership, fitness instructor, nutritionist, health website… Women entrepreneurs in this industry are tapping the business potential of new-age diets, beauty treatments and fitness forms.
What attracts investors and VCs, when you approach them as an entrepreneur? Although many startups focus on perfecting their concept, the idea itself is one of the factors that may not always be seriously considered by investors. Practically, often investors listen to pitches when they are presented with good “ideas,” but it may not happen that entrepreneurs walk away with a deal!
Shitalpati which is quite a common commodity in rural Bengal. Popularly called “Sitalpati” by the locales, it is becoming quite a renowned name across the globe. All credit for its popularity goes to UNESCO who recognised this traditional art as ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’.