VIJAYAWADA: Singapore India Development Association (SINDA) head Renjala Balachandran said that Indian women were showing a lot of enthusiasm and energy and could make great progress in the field of entrepreneurship if provided with proper guidance.
Renjala Balachandran, who works in the field of women empowerment in Singapore, was present at KBN College in Vijayawada to participate in the seminar on ‘Women Entrepreneurship-A Global Perspective’ Wednesday. Speaking at the seminar, she stressed the importance of channelising women’s skills and entrepreneurial abilities for the development of economy and also to ensure gender equality.
The two-day UGC-sponsored seminar was aimed at discussing various topics on women entrepreneurship and empowerment. Krishna University VC V Venkaiah urged the students to be innovative and explore opportunities to succeed as entrepreneurs. Despite of a lot of progress, women’s representation in education, employment and entrepreneurship was still less in India. D Usha Rani, director of Centre for Women’s Studies, SV University, pointed out that though women were excelling in all fields and making their presence felt, they were facing a different set of problems.
Susheela Kaushik, co-chair, capacity building of women managers, UGC, Irfana Begum, project officer EduSAT, Vigyan Prasar, Delhi, AU Economics Department head Ratna Kumari, KBN College correspondent SVSM Razith Kumar, SKPVV Hindu High Schools Committee president R Ramaswamy and KBN College principal P Krishna Murthy were present.