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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year : 2019, Volume : 10, Issue : 2
First page : ( 376) Last page : ( 382)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2019.00064.0

Entrepreneurship and Indian Women: Issues and Challenges

Dey Mousumi*

Department of Political Science, Ranaghat College, P.O. Ranaghat, Dist. Nadia, Pin-741201, West Bengal, India

*Corresponding Author Email: mou.polsc@gmail.com

Online published on 25 July, 2019.


Women Entrepreneurship is an important role in the economic development of nation. Women-owned businesses enterprises are playing a more active role in society and the economy, inspiring academics to focus on this interesting phenomenon. So that, woman entrepreneurs in India are acknowledged and welcomed not only across the country but also the worldwide. Women entrepreneurship is gaining importance in India in the current economic condition. It has been identified as an effective step toward poverty alleviation in the country. There exists a list of successful business women entrepreneurs both in social and economic fields in India. They are performing well. The increasing presence of women in the business field as entrepreneurs has led to the change in the demographic characteristics of business and economic growth of the country. Women-owned businesses enterprises are playing a prominent role in society inspiring others and generating more employment opportunities in the country. With steady growth of women enterprises, all over the world, female entrepreneurship has emerged as the focal point of resource and research. At the same time, women face time, human, physical, and social constraints that limit their ability to grow their businesses. India has many experiments and successful stories in the realm of women entrepreneurship. This paper focuses on the problems, issues, challenges faced by women entrepreneurs, how to overcome them and to analyse policies of Indian government for and problems faced by them while pursuing their business. This paper reviews concisely the literature in this field and addresses in particular opportunities and challenges faced by women entrepreneurs. The paper focuses on opportunities for growth and challenges faced by women entrepreneurs of today.



Entrepreneurship, Women Entrepreneurship, Economic Development, Status, Challenges, Role of Govt. and Suggestions.


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