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  • More than 200 young aspiring women entrepreneurs meet at BMS College of Engineering

    Published on March 10, 2015

    Bengaluru :  BMS College of Engineering in association with Entrepreneur Development Institute of India and Women Cell of BMSCE organized a workshop for aspiring women entrepreneurs on the occasion of International Women’s Day at the college campus. The workshop held over the weekend was aimed at encouraging effective action for advancing and recognizing women through entrepreneurship. Nearly 200 students from various colleges across Bangalore participated in the workshop.

    The session was held in the presence of prestigious guests including Dr. Poornima Gayatri, the first woman editor of Prajavani, Dr. Uma Reddy, successful entrepreneur, Ms. Shobha Raghavan, a social entrepreneur and Mr. Raman Gujaral, Regional Head, Entrepreneur Development of India (EDI).

    Encouraging the young women aspirants, Dr. Poornima Gayatri said, “Women have to stand up for themselves to perceive their dreams without fear, should earn the capabilities to face the odds with ease and should empower oneself to empower humanity.”

    Sharing his views at the workshop, Mr. Raman Gujaral said, “Women should obtain skills of research and institution building through entrepreneurship education, and training in order to be a growth-oriented successful entrepreneur.” He also spoke about inspiring stories of successful women entrepreneurs in many different fields who succeeded against all odds with their skills and perseverance.

    Addressing the students, Dr. Uma Reddy, a successful entrepreneur herself, shared, “Women have made a major impact on the world and are an important force behind the smooth functioning of the world. From inventing leukaemia-fighting drugs to discovering radium, from running the likes of Pepsico, Yahoo and Biocon, to conquering the outer space, women have carved a niche for themselves in every walk of life. It’s the time for the young women entrepreneurs to step in and carve their names in the world of entrepreneurship.”

    Ms. Shobha Raghavan, Social Entrepreneur shared, “The power women have is immense and we should harness it and grow thereby ensuring that the future generations do not face hurdles in the achievement of their goal in the form of their gender inequality. Get entrepreneuring, girls! Let nothing, least of all your gender, stop you!”