The Indian Constitution is the largest written constitution that guarantees equality to women and empowers the State to take affirmative actions in favour of women. India has adopted International conventions for protection of rights of women and granting them equality and ratified the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in the year 1993. The National Policy for Women Empowerment was presented in 2001, the goal of that policy to bring about the advancement, development and empowerment of women and enable women to become financially independent.
Currently, India is the only country where the economic gender gap is larger than the political gender gap. Women are required to understand their own potential and overcome social barriers. With constant support of the government, change in stereotype mindset and skill development in women, India will continue witnessing gradual increase in women entrepreneurship in future. The aim of this book is to show the latest state of knowledge on the topic of women entrepreneurship, the role of women in business and women empowerment in India. Many aspects relating to role of women in business, sustainable business development and aspects going beyond economic empowerment of women are discussed in addition to presenting legal and regulatory frameworks.
This book will be of interest to researchers, academics, policymakers, and students in the fields of entrepreneurship, empowerment, gender studies, and law.
Table of Contents
Part I Governance
1. Gender Diverse Boards and Good Corporate Governance Practices: Lessons for India
Dr. Navjeet Sindhu Kundal
2. Role of Women in Sustainable Business Development - Constraints, Reasons and Solutions
Dr. Naseema P K.
3. Can "Smart Economics" Be Led by Gender Equality
Dr. Mamta Bhatia
4. Women in Business World: Remedy in Law
5. Role of Women Entrepreneurship in India: Time to Take Learnings from Finland & Israel
Dr. R. K. Chopra
Part II Sustainability
6. Women in Business and Entrepreneurial Roles - "Get Smarter with STEM"
Dr. Mamta Bhatia
7. Women Going Beyond Economic Empowerment - A Social Competency Business Model
Dr. Sridevi Samineni
8. Women in Business - Need to Redefine Inclusivity Post Covid
Prof. Kanwal DP Singh
9. Challenges and Readiness in Cashless Economy - Women Entrepreneurs in Gujarat
Dr. Ranjana Singh and Tania Sebastian
10. Women Entrepreneurship and Surviving of Family Through Microfinance in Rural Areas: A Case Study of Varanasi District
Dr. Gautam Kumar Sinha
11. Exploring the Dimensions of Plastic Money Usage Among Women
Dr. Timcy Sachdeva
Part III Policy
12. Why India Needs National Policy on Women Empowerment - A Relook into Causes
Dr. Neha Tomar and Prof. (Dr.) Reshma Nasreen
13. CSR Initiatives as an Instrument for Women Empowerment in India
Dr. Avantika Raina
14. Women Entrepreneurship and Business Development in India
Ipsita Pallavi Sahoo
15. Social Entrepreneurship: Hope Towards Women Empowerment - A Case Study of Women Pashmina Workers in Kashmir Valley
Asra Wani and Mohsina Irshad
Harpreet Kaur is Professor of Law at the National Law University Delhi, India.