ROLE OF WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN INDIA – THEN AND NOW
Small Enterprise|November 2021
As per the 2019-20 annual report of the MSME ministry, among 63.3 million MSMEs that India has, women–owned 20.4% of them up from 13.72 % in 2013-14. This data supports the fact that there has been growing acceptance of women in entrepreneurial roles but it hasn’t always been the case.
Yamini Lamba

In the past women had to face intense gender prejudices, though partisanship exists today also but the intensity has definitely simmered down. When comparing the role of women entrepreneurship in the past and the present, one constant thing is the fact that entrepreneurship by women has the force to create better and positive outcomes for individuals, the environment, society, and nations. Supporting women entrepreneurship creates a multiplier effect in development and addresses economic and social progress by shifting from high fertility, poor education levels, and poor health to low fertility, improved education levels, and better health of the society. It directly affects the employment levels, per capita income, and capital formation while indirectly addressing household resource allocation.

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