Insights-driven Future of Women Entrepreneurship
LEAD’s Udyogini initiative aims to create a curated platform to share lessons and findings from our work on women entrepreneurship, with the intent of building evidence to inform policies and accelerate growth.
The sector’s contribution to GDP and global export market is borne by a small portion of registered (30%) and large-scale enterprises but this contribution has remained unchanged over time.
Moreover, out of the total 63 million enterprises, over 98% are run by solopreneurs and ~70% of the enterprises remain informal and unregistered.
The disparity is starker for women in business
1 in 5
entrepreneurs are women.
and 65.3% of them are ‘homepreneurs’ – running businesses out of their own homes, further invisibilising their contribution and voice in India’s entrepreneurship narrative.
*Includes Salon, Laundry, Housekeeping Services etc.
^Includes jewellery and imitation jewellery manufacturing, musical instruments, sports goods, toys etc.
1. Formative evaluation of one-year pilots
2. Linking women-led enterprises with opportunities: the promise of E-commerce
3. Understanding the market landscape and enterprise
Exploring research ideas for households and small businesses- Conceptualising Database-Micro and Small Business
1. Testing and Scaling approaches and interventions to support gender transformative work with NRLM
2. The harm Covid is causing women entrepreneurs