India is a land of equality. But is it so? What is the actual position of equality in our soceity? The answer is nowhere. Still India comes under the patriarchal societies which is prominently led by men only.
As it is said “A true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer”, thus we can cite the eminence of Entrepreneurship; itis not only about promoting social, economic change but also about driving innovation.
But now with the growing time, women are trying to push their limits and remove the patriarchal tag from the nation. But is it possible to remove the tag so easily?May be no, but not impossible. According to the facts, of the total 402 million workers, 275 million are males and 127 million females. This would mean that 51.7 percent of the total males and 25.6 percent of the total females are workers. The number of female workers is about less than half the number of male workers. This difference is maybe because of the will of women, what they actually want from their jobs and more specifically are they passionate about their work. This is where entrepreneurship comes up.
Entrepreneurship is basically a process in which an individual initiate a business,gather the required resource,undertake risks,provide employment to others and manages the business independently. A majority of them are found by men while many Indian women have ambitions towards entrepreneurship, it is often more difficult for them to succeed. But unfortunately, women constitute only 14% of the total entrepreneur base in India i.e. 8.05 million out of the total 58.5 million entrepreneurs.
Undoubtedly,when women are given proper opprtunities and environment they can excel in various spheres of life and if women are provided with some vital facilities they can be beneficial to the society. Women entrepreneurship starts with some small scale businesses like pappad making,agarbatti making, embroidery works, handicrafts making,beauty parlour and many more. Women generally hire other women for their business because may be the field requires more women workforce. But life would be meaningless and senseless without hurdles and henceforth there are numerous hurdles in women entrepreneurship. Living in a patriarchal society there are various factors which are pushing back women like lack of equal access to education & employment, inequalities in the labour market, rising sexual,violence and unequal division of unpaid care and domestic work.
Major reason which are making women unstoppable are to advance more quickly and their will to follow their passion.More women are starting businesses to escape the glass ceiling. Starting a business allows you to find meaning and gives you the ability to leave behind a legacy that you can be proud of. To be truly successful, you need to find work that you’re passionate about. There are differences in the promotion rates of men and women because of their behaviours at workplace. After making a good choice, women are creating buzz in entrepreneurs' world . Kalpana Saroj , of Kamani industries is probably the first female corporate entrepreneur in post independence India. At the age of 16, she started working in a garment factory to support her family, which is still an inspiration to many women.
When one starts feeling impassionate about their work,perhaps it’s finally time to consider being your own boss. After all, it feels better to fail at something you love than succeed at something that you don’t care about and women are proudly leading the world in every possible way.
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