Here’s tracking and acknowledging the importance and presence of men in the journey of women entrepreneurs
International Men’s Day is celebrated on November 19 every year. In fact, the date coincides with the birthday of the father of Dr Jerome Teelucksingh, a doctor from Trinidad and Tobago, who relaunched International Men’s Day in 1999.
Diwali, also known as the “Festival of Lights” is the biggest festival celebrated all over India. This is a much-awaited time which people look out for when they take a break, and have a good time. Tracing the origin of the word “Deepawali” which consists of two words – “Deep” means “light” and “avail” means “a row”. Hence, “Deepawali” means “a row of lights”.
Kolkata is known as the “City of Joy” and this title was very rightly coined by the French author Dominique Lapierre. The city and its people do justice to the title in every possible way and it is very evident during the time of festivities especially during the five day long Durga puja celebrations. The city is burnished with colours, lights, effigies and artistic dexterity.
On the day that marks International Day for the Eradication of Poverty sets one’s mind thinking – what is the link between entrepreneurship and eradication of poverty? Or for that matter the connect to job creation?
It is inevitable that women business heads and entrepreneurs come to mind as we step into the International Day of the Girl Child 2018.
The International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated every year on 11th October. It is a day to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges they face around the world. The main aims of the day is to promote girl’s empowerment and fulfilment of their human rights. Observance of the day seeks to increase awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. It also supports opening up more opportunity for girls.
‘Fitness’ comes into your mind when you hear that today is World Mental Health Day (October 10). Every year this day highlights issues of global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against the social stigma, that is attached to mental health illnesses.
They say “smile and the world smiles with you, cry and you cry alone”. To support this line of thought, every year on the first Friday of November the world celebrates the World Smile Day. This idea was started by Harvey Ball, who was a business craftsman from Worcester in Massachusetts. Incidentally, he is known to have made the Smiley Face in the year 1963. In 1999 the first World Smile Day was celebrated, and happily, this has become a tradition every year since.
September 28 is celebrated as “Right to Know Day”, and today this day has become much bigger than a right of access. It now connects with the value of reusing government data in innovative and engaging ways.
The “right to know” initiative can be traced back to 2002. This marks the time when this movement took a small step, which snowballed into a larger motive – expression of the right to knowledge.
With majority of Indian population living in villages, the rural terrain still holds on to its own peculiar traditional ethos.
Interestingly, now most regions of the country are connected to cities. But a reality check is that most rural communities still lack modern facilities like education, electricity, proper drinking water, health care, transportation etc.
Teaching the next generation the skills they need to become business leaders and innovators is more important than ever
Imparting entrepreneurship skills to the next generation is very important today. Whether they are students or children in the family, the big question remains – how can we teach them to build successful businesses? Noticeably, there are also a host of skills that successful business leaders use that they can adopt.