Ms. Pallavi Rao Chaturvedi (Director, AISECT & Founder, Brainy Bear Pre-School & Activity Club)
Being a woman and that too an entrepreneur, I am exhilarated to see how women in India have emerged as leaders over the years. They occupy a unique and irreplaceable position in the work space today and have made their presence felt across every known field, whether it is science, sports, business, fashion, politics or entertainment.
The modern Indian woman is not only an important contributor towards the household income, but a lot of them have also set up their own successful enterprises. In fact, 1,600 of the rural entrepreneurs associated with the AISECT Group are women and half of our workforce consists of women employees, right up to directorial and managerial positions. This data is interesting due to the fact that our organization functions in semi-urban and rural parts of the country and therefore the women associated with us have advanced by forfeiting a lot more socio-economic barriers than an average woman in urban India. These women are today utilizing their business acumen to not only become financially independent but to also give a push to important Government projects in the areas of skill development, digital literacy, financial inclusion and rural empowerment.
Through my dealing with these women entrepreneurs over the years, I have come to greatly appreciate the unique perspective and insight that they bring in to the business. Their commitment towards work and their quest for excellence are unparalleled. We, at AISECT, want to give such enterprising women the necessary boost to make their dream of starting a business a reality. Thus, we have recently launched ‘Pehchaan’, a special interest body dedicated towards aiding women entrepreneurs in establishing and functioning of their business.
Indian working women are true examples of how one can maintain a proper work-life balance. Without any doubt, they have proven that not only they are excellent homemakers but also successful entrepreneurs. It is incredible to see them coming in the forefront and competing positively in every aspect of life. I congratulate such strong personalities for their spirit, for having the courage to break the traditional norms, adapt to the changes wholeheartedly and transform themselves into working women and even successful women entrepreneurs.