Enterprise Training Program for Women (ETW)
An Indian Adaptation of The Scottish Enterprise Foundation of the University of Stirling, Scotland, subsidised by the Maharashtra State Finance Corporation (MSFC) and Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI).
Women in India have traditionally been seen almost exclusively as wives, mothers and homemakers. The ascription of such stereotypes has had the effect of minimalising their direct economic participation. This has led to a feeling of loss of autonomy in women and has also affected the overall growth of the economy. Since 1992, NMIMS has been most active in planning strategies for the development of women in the fields of management and entrepreneurship. The School of Business Management, NMIMS Deemed-to-be University is uniquely equipped to train women in planning, managing and running a business.
Why a ‘women-only’ program?
It is a proven fact that in undertaking any economic activity, women face problems that are quite different from those that confront men. Especially in societies like India, where the homemaker/mother/wife role of the woman has traditionally been given priority, setting up a business or even taking up a job has to fit in with the framework of her traditionally-assigned role. As such, acquiring capital, balancing family and business issues, networking with people outside the home-these are all issues that a woman has to find answers to in a manner quite different from a man.
The NMIMS program ETW looks at all these issues from the womanâ€™s point-of-view. It also provides women with the opportunity to interact with other women, share their concerns, and find out how other women are handling the same concerns. Participants get opportunities to meet with role models: women-entrepreneurs, many of whom are alumni of the same program and are now running successful businesses. A peek into their route to progress helps contribute to the participantâ€™s self-confidence much more than a mixed program would ever succeed in doing.
Individual weekly counselling is a unique and essential feature of the program. Each trainee interacts with the counselor who may be a member of the faculty or a consultant teaching on the program. Visits to micro enterprises handled by women are scheduled and various leading women entrepreneurs are invited to share their experiences.
How is this program different?
The ETW Program is one of its kind in India. The program has been adapted from a reputed program offered by the University of Stirling, Scotland, which has met with remarkable success in Scotland and other parts of Europe over the years.
For Further Details Contact:
|Dr. Meena Galliara|
|Chairperson, Social Enterprise Cell|
|Dr. Sujata Mukherjee|
|Social Enterprise Cell|
|Tel: 26183688/26134577/26143177 Ext: 130|
|Mrs. Shobha Pereira|
|Tel: 26183688/26134577/26143177 Ext: 212|