Gone are the days when women used to tackle and take care of household responsibilities only. In today’s era women have awaken and are actively coming up for entrepreneurship. There’s no doubt about it: women entrepreneurs are a major force in the economies of many countries around the world. Women’s entrepreneurship is both about women’s position in society and the role of entrepreneurs in the same society. Women are faced with specific obstacles (such as family responsibilities) that have to be overcome in order to give them access to the same opportunities as men. Also, in some countries, women may experience obstacles with respect to holding property and entering into contracts. Increased participation of women in the labor force is a pre-requisite for improving the position of women in society and self-employed women. Especially in India, in its rural areas which are still a male dominating country woman are not getting their apt rights so that they can uplift themselves. They are being deeply concealed by the males on grounds of dominancy, supremacy, illiteracy and money.
This paper focuses on women entrepreneurship, any understanding of Indian women of their identity and especially of their role taking and breaking new paths, will be incomplete without walking down through corridors of Indian history where women have lived and internalized various role models. This paper realizes the status of women entrepreneurs and the problems faced by them, when they ventured out to carve their own niche in the competitive world of business environment.
Cite this article:
Neha Singh. Women Entrepreneurship and Its Development in India. Asian J. Management 1(1): Jan. – Mar. 2010 page 33-36.