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Women and Entrepreneurship in India
Governance, Sustainability and Policy

Edited By

Harpreet Kaur

ISBN 9780367750275
Published September 24, 2021 by Routledge
230 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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 

Harshit Batra 

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

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Harpreet Kaur is Professor of Law at the National Law University Delhi, India.