Women Entrepreneur in India

  • Agila M Assistant Professor, Sri Vidya Mandir Arts and Science college, Uthangarai.
  • Kasthuri R 2*Head, PG and Research Department of Commerce, Sri Vidya Mandir Arts & Science College, Uthangarai
Keywords: Women entrepreneur, problems faced by Indian women entrepreneurs, uccess stories of Indian women entrepreneurs


Entrepreneurs play a key role in any economy. These are the people who have the skills and initiative necessary to take good new ideas to market and make the right decisions to make the idea profitable. The reward for the risks taken is the potential economic profits the entrepreneur could earn. Technically, a "women entrepreneur" is any women who organizes and manages any enterprise, usually with considerable initiative and risk. However, quite often the term "women-owned business" is used relative to government contracting. In this instance, the entrepreneur (a woman) owns (more than 50%),  controls and runs the enterprise. Data has been collected from number of articles, books, periodicals and websites. The present study has been an attempt to generate awareness and to understand meaning, rationale for diversification. An extensive literature review is done on women entrepreneur. At the end some major problems faced by Indian women entrepreneurs, success stories of Indian women entrepreneurs, factors influencing women entrepreneurship and steps taken by the government for upliftment of Indian women entrepreneurs.