All India Road Show for Women’s Economic Empowerment through Entrepreneurship (AIRSWEEE) Started with a Bang in SR Engineering College, Warangal, Telangana.
AIRSWEEE is a 4 day workshop funded by a grant from US Mission to India with a motive to empower Indian women through workshops in 5 different Tier II cities starting from Warangal followed by Coimbatore, Jaipur, Durgapur and Nagpur.
The 25 participants were shortlisted from 200 applicants from diverse sectors like Handloom, IT, Education, Health, Retail and Beauty.
The U.S based mentors roped in for the program are Ms Seema Chaturvedi(Managing Director, Accelerator group LLC.), Ms Komal Goyal (CEO, 6E technologies Inc) and Ms Kanchana Raman (CEO, AVION SYSTEMS Inc). The Indian Mentors roped in for the program include Ms Madhavi Vupplapati (CEO, Prithvi information systems), Ms Shravya Reddy (Founder, Presidency High school, Nizamabad), Ms Ekta Bahl (Partner, Samvad Partners), Ms Neeharika Katikaneni (CEO, Oyster party sales).
The Chief Guest Ms Amrapali’s expressed respect towards the women entrepreneurs who manage their businesses along with the family and still striving hard to be at par with men in the businesses in her address during the inaugural.
Mr Gabriel Hons-Olivier in his remarks described the various activities of the US Consulate - besides delivering visas. He also mentioned about how US believes that this workshop along with all similar workshops will help economic empowerment of women in Telangana and other states. The progress or growth will definitely be seen as social changes through the efforts of these women entrepreneurs in India.
All the dignitaries on the dais lauded the US consulate’s efforts to empower women in India during their talk.