Integrating Women-led Rural Enterprises into India’s Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Partners: Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India; The World Bank

In the concluding discussion of this three-part webinar series with the World Bank and the Ministry of Rural Development, experts examined the role of key stakeholders in the ecosystem in creating a more enabling environment for entrepreneurs in the current context.

The series focuses on identifying strategies for supporting women-led microenterprises during COVID and beyond.


Opening Remarks: Alka Upadhyay (Additional Secretary, MoRD)


Jayshree Vyas, Managing Director, SEWA Bank

Vaishali Nigam Sinha, Chairperson, CII National Committee on Women Empowerment

Deepthi Ravula, CEO, WE Hub

Rolf Behrndt, Manager, IFC-World Bank Group

Dr. V Anantha Nageswaran, Member, part-time, EAC-PM (Moderator)

Closing Remarks: Subhalakshmi Nandi, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The discussion highlighted the importance of improving the convergence of policy and programs to strengthen rural women-led enterprise.

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Video – Webinar 3