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Boss Daughter

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Women entrepreneurs worldwide are carving out a niche for themselves in unconventional businesses.  Take Aakanksha Bhargava.  She joined her father’s logistics business in 2007, and for the longest time, subordinates did not take her seriously.  Fast forward to 2017 and she is the undisputed boss.  Yes, the boss daughter, but still the boss, and over the last decade, she has helped grow the business exponentially.

“I worked hard to change the perception of the people as well as the fortunes of the company,” she said. Bhargava asserted there are no differences between a woman and a man when it comes to business.

And then there’s the founders of cow-based sustainable living company A2 Naturals, run by Shivali and Radhika Miglani and their mom.

“Extensive R&D into merging the traditional with the modern led to developing a range of cow-based, daily-use products,” said Radhika, adding that the quirkiness of her business is often frowned upon.

Pointers from the article:

  • The success of a woman lies in supporting other women
  • A mom can be the strongest pillar of support.
  • Take the plunge [business ownership] and you will see the miracles.
  • The hurdles [to starting a business] are just in the mind.
  • Always do what you feel you need to do.
  • There are no differences between a man and a woman when it comes to business.
  • There is nothing a woman can’t do.  Absolutely, it’s an open secret!
  • Being a woman [ global] entrepreneur makes me feel more in control of my life.
  • In our office, the smartest women surround me.

Read more here.

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Celebrating the Contributions of Women Entrepreneurs Worldwide

Let’s begin by highlighting very strong remarks at a breakfast with women entrepreneurs attending the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship by our very own U.S. Secretary of State Clinton (pictured):

“… women are doers and achievers and thinkers and innovators, leaders, and problem-solvers. And we need each and every one of you to lend your entrepreneurial skill and energy to meeting the global challenges of this new century.”

Need we say more?

President Obama is committed to promoting and strengthening entrepreneurship to help foster conditions for broader and deeper economic progress. And this week’s summit focused efforts in Muslim majority countries.

Quick snapshot of facts relevant to women:

We all know the facts. Women still do two-thirds of the work in the world but only earn five percent of the income. They harvest 90 percent of the world’s food, yet they own only one percent of the world’s land. And women are three times as likely as men to work in informal economies. And therefore abuse and sex trafficking, and the absence of legal rights and protections for women are still unacceptably commonplace in so many places around the world. We must do more and we must do more with greater urgency to empower women. And we believe that a focus on scalable innovation can and will make a difference.

Read more about what is taking place here.

Related resource(s):

Wanted:  A Summit for American Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs’ Adventures

Wrapping Up the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Summit Ends With Great Expectations

Photo credit:  here.

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

How Women Entrepreneurs Fare Worldwide

Why study women entrepreneurs worldwide?  It sheds light on wealth creation, employment choices, human capital, labor market dynamics, family dynamics, employment, business creation and world peace says Maria Minniti, holder of the Bobby B. Lyle Chair in Entrepreneurship at SMU’s Cox School of Business.  She takes stock of what has been learned so far about female entrepreneurship, and what more needs to be done.

The study of women entrepreneurs reveals new trends. Over the period 1975-1995, female self-employment grew by 60% compared to only a 20% increase for men. Recent data from the Center for Women’s Business Research showed that, between 1997 and 2002, women in the United States have formed new businesses at twice the national rate. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) project, a program of study about entrepreneurs world-wide, has shown a significant amount of female startup activity around the globe.

Read more about Professor Minniti’s comprehensive paper here.

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney


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