NITI Aayog Opens Nominations for Women Transforming India Awards
NITI Aayog launched the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP), on the occasion of International Women’s Day, today.
The initiative is aimed at building an ecosystem for women across India to realize their entrepreneurial aspirations, scale-up innovative initiatives, and chalk out sustainable, long-term strategies for their businesses.
The CEO of NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant, launched the WEP platform at NITI Aayog premises in New Delhi today in the presence of UN Resident Coordinator in IndiaYuri Afanasiev, Kailash Kher, industry leaders, and supporting partners. The WEP theme song “Naari Shakti” composed and sung by Kailash Kher was released on this occasion.
Nominations for the Women Transforming India Awards, 2018 were also opened by Amitabh Kant and Yuri Afanasiev.
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WEP was envisaged by the CEO NITI Aayog during Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) last year in Hyderabad. It aims to power a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem through an enabling network of industry collaborations, partnerships, mentors, and peer-to-peer connect.
Established under the leadership of Ms Anna Roy, Adviser (Industry) of NITI Aayog, the platform aspires to substantially increase the number of women entrepreneurs in India.
With an informative, interactive website to act as a dedicated resource and knowledge base, WEP aims to address the bottlenecks faced by both aspiring and established women entrepreneurs by streamlining information across government and private sector schemes and initiatives.
Leading corporates and industry bodies such as NASSCOM, CII, FICCI, SIDBI, and Facebook have partnered with WEP to provide business acceleration, mentorship, and other start-up support for women entrepreneurs.
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