Hyderabad, March 13, 2023…The Days of women associated with Papad, Pickle, and Masala making are over. I don’t demean them. But, what I want to convey is that women are for bigger things, high-value entrepreneurship, and breaking stereotypes. They are into a high level of entrepreneurship now. They are breaking the status quo, said Mr Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Govt of Telangana, addressing a gathering of 500 plus women entrepreneurs.
Mr Ranjan was the Chief Guest at the function hosted by Chennai-based WEDO—Women Entrepreneurship Development Organization, a Chennai-based Pan-Indian accelerator exclusively for business women at Business Women Expo 2023, at Hitex on Sunday morning.
WEDO forayed into Telangana. It launched the Women Entrepreneurs Club, WEDO Hyderabad Chapter through the hands of Mr Jayesh Ranjan.
The local chapter of WEDO will be an ideal platform for women entrepreneurs, aspirants, institutions and incubators, it was announced.
WEDO empowers women entrepreneurs by providing them with the right knowledge, right implementation strategies, mentoring and community support.
Speaking on the occasion Jayesh Ranjan said Telangana state is committed to nurturing women’s entrepreneurship. To take it to next level, the state will be coming out with a single-window facility to take care of all the needs and support required by women entrepreneurs.
Explaining salient features of the facility which is the first of its kind in India and which is slated for launch in a month’s time will have a support system which will validate the product in the very initial stages of its journey. If it has zero strength it will be told beforehand so that valuable time is saved.
Explaining further he added that it will provide every possible support such as branding, and packaging. This is open to all educated or illiterate across Telangana. The single window facility will even have its presence at the Mandal level to encourage and support rural women, and rural entrepreneurs. This is a milestone development. The back-end work is already happening. Mr KT Rao also shared about it recently at the International Women’s Day Celebration, he told the audience.
He told the women in the audience to create a voice collectively for their mutual growth.
Mr Ranjan also presented badges to Ms Sanjana Dubey, President of the Hyderabad Chapter of WEDO and Women Entrepreneurs Club.
Speaking on the occasion Ms Sanjana said, it already has got fifty-plus members joining the chapter and more are in the pipeline.
She introduced all the Hyderabad Chapter members to Mr Jayesh Ranjan, who welcomed them by presenting them with a Badge.
Mr Ranjan also unveiled the Cover of a book titled ‘Visionary Women Collective’. The book will be out soon in the market. The book will have stories of 100 worthy businesswomen in India.
Nawab Mir Nasir Ali Khan, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Telangana & Andhra Pradesh, who was guest of honour said though I am a diplomat, before that I am an entrepreneur. Women are very important for the success of any man. There are many women leaders in business and politics like former Prime Minister of India Smt Indira Gandhi. You all have a mettle and it is just a matter of time before you prove it.
He later gave away Visionary Women Awards to several distinguished women from across India.
Giving her welcome address Kadambari Umapathy, Founder of WEDO said it is no longer an issue of women’s empowerment. It is the time for equality. Both men and women are equal and partners in each other’s progress. Let us work together and contribute to the development of our great nation. Let us grow together.
WEDO organised day-long sessions that include Art of Raising Capital; Top 10 Legal Know-Hows for Women; Storytelling etc by World Storytelling Championship; Insights on Property Investments by a specialist, Visionary women collective launch, a session on Payment gateway “Ippo Pay”, a session on ‘Art of Raising Capital. This session was taken by a Fundenable Investment Specialist.