Thinking Equal, Building Smart and Innovating for Change- She as an Entrepreneur
Kristu Jayanti College of Law, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Volume II – Issue III, 2019
“The situation of women is that she– a free and autonomous being like all women creatures— nevertheless finds herself living in a world, where men compel her to assume the status of the other”
-Simon de Beauvoir
A woman is a social animal and keeping her in captivity, without access to work or finance or interaction with the world is less than fair. Women’s dependence on men from the ancient time is an acknowledged fact that creates a perpetual state of low esteem and poses a great barrier in venturing from the prescribed private spheres into the area of public participation or to have general access and witness to the development happening around her. It can also be understood that women undergo a lot of pressure concerning economic matters.
A woman’s status in society cannot be studied in isolation as she constitutes a member of the smallest social unit- family. As a rhythm, she is a creature of birth, maturity, decay, and demise as anyone else, and on occasion, she too needs special attention, care, encouragement, consolation. As a woman does she gets all these things? Its a fact that most women live a cocoon-like existence in the family, they are rarely given any opportunities.
According to the evidence available from various studies at the regional and global level, it was found that most of the women have access only to the informal sector of the jobs. Women entrepreneurship has been recognized as an important source of economic growth. The contribution of women and their role in the family as well as in the economic development and social transformation are pivotal. Empowering women entrepreneurs is essential for achieving the goals of sustainable development and the bottlenecks hindering them must be eradicated to entitle full participation in the business.
Keywords: Women, Finance, Economic, Opportunities, Entrepreneurship, Transformation, Empowering.