Singh was addressing the ‘South Asia Policy Dialogue on Women Entrepreneurship,’ organized by FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) recently in association with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, South and South West Asia Office (UNESCAP-SSWA) and SAARC Chamber Women Entrepreneur Council.
In her speech, Singh emphasized on the importance of information sharing, which allows people to learn from each other’s experience and replicate the successful models in their region. She also asked the women of India to embrace entrepreneurship by breaking away the taboos imposed by social norms and the patriarchal mindset.
Pramila Acharya Rijal, Chairperson, SAARC Chamber Women Entrepreneurs Council (SCWEC), Kathmandu stressed on skill development and co-operation to empower women and urged the organizations to work in tandem and create synergies for the development of the fairer sex.
Talking about the challenges that women face while doing business, Anuradha Goel, Vice Chairperson, SAARC Chamber Women Entrepreneurs Council (SCWEC), India, mentioned access to funds, procurement of new technology and marketing the products as the major roadblocks. She advocated occurrence of more seminars and conferences, addressing these concerns and finding solutions to issues faced by women entrepreneurs.