Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world

UN Women announced the theme for (IWD 2021) asWomen in leadership future

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9th March 2021 Bangalore: Ahead of the International Women’s Day on 8th March, UN Women announced the theme for (IWD 2021) as, Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.” The theme celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

NSRCEL, the start-up incubator of IIMB that is recognised by the Govt. of India and founded in the year 2000 runs programs specifically catering to women entrepreneurs with profit ventures and social ventures and NSRCEL also works towards supporting various players of the start-up ecosystem.

To celebrate women in leadership, NSRCEL organized an informal virtual meet-up and had 3 women leaders/entrepreneurs sharing their experiences on the occasion of Women’s Day. This virtual meet was attended by more than 60 women across the country.

Meghna Khanna, Preksha Kaparwan, and Pinky Maheshwari entrepreneurs from NSRCEL shared some inspirational thoughts with their fellow members.

Preksha Kaparwan (LinkedIn Top Voices 2021: Next Gen) spoke about Technology leveling in tackling the gender disparity– tools, tips, and tricks on how to bridge the gap. She founded Alphaa AI – which is making analytics simple, faster, and accessible without any coding. By enabling users to ask questions on data without any involvement of IT teams or complexities of a BI tool. Users can access data through the web or mobile app or even their existing apps like WhatsApp and Excel using any data source. With AI assistance they can Build charts and data stories in seconds that they can share over email or within apps.

Meghna Khanna(featured in the Limca Book of Records for being a part of the first-ever Himalayan Odyssey by REMC (Royal Enfield Motorcycle Company) to Khardung-La) spoke about discovering one’s inner stylist. She elaborated on how in order to be sustainable and stylish at the same time, one needs to put their highest self forward, showing their most confident and comfortable selves. She is of the belief that finding one’s inner stylist ensures a long-term joy of knowing what works for them.

Pinky Maheshwari – founder of Surprise Someone spoke on How to keep the key of our happiness with us and not with the outside world? Surprise Someone’s mission is to save our planet earth from the Global Warming and Greenhouse Effect and to stop deforestation and to save our forest reserves.

NSRCEL through its programs for Women Entrepreneurs aims to support ambition and innovation by enabling them to transform their idea into a business venture. Their programs are designed to focus on the enhancement of the entrepreneurial and managerial skills of women leading early and ideation stage ventures. These Programs provide business knowledge for the entrepreneurs to build on their idea in the initial stage through Massive Open Online course. Finalists are selected to be a part of Incubation at NSRCEL where they will focus on developing their product and scaling up.

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