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Friday, August 19, 2011

Get Inspired- Women Entrepreneur Stories from TiE Stree Shakti | Last 12 Days to Apply For Awards

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Get Inspired- Stories of Women Entrepreneurs from TiE Stree Shakti
For us at TiE Stree Shakti, every woman entrepreneur is an achiever, irrespective of her winning the award. With this spirit, we aim to share the stories of women entrepreneurs who have engaged with us. In this email, we have shared the stories of eight women entrepreneurs who won the TiE Stree Shakti Award in 2009.

Some Observations...

TiE Stree Shakti has seen participation from over 40 Indian cities in its two editions so far . Before you get inspired by the stories below, we'd like to share some key observations about women entrepreneurs who have applied for the awards.

  • 40% women enterprises are proprietorship firms, 40% of enterprises are have been incorporated as companies.
  • Almost 50% of women entrepreneurs who applied, started their business with an initial funding of less than Rs 10,00,000
  • 30% of those who applied in 2011 have a business presence in at least 5 Indian states.
  • Almost 50% of the applicant base belongs to one of the following industries: IT, Consultancy, Manufacturing, Education, HR, Social Enterprise

The Stories | TiE Stree Shakti 2009 Awardees

Micro Enterprise
Anwara Begum, Pialee Enterprise
A micro woman entrepreneur with a turnover of Rs.5 lakhs per annum hailing from the Burdwan district of West Bengal, she started her business 10 years ago in a community where women are not encouraged to step out of their houses. She not only funded but scaled her business to other regions around. She without the privileges of education or support included 200+ other women training them & extending their economic independence to the rest of the community.
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Smitaben Jani, Sona Enterprises
Smitaben, a micro woman entrepreneur from Ahmedabad – Gujarat with a turnover of 8.5lakhs and a lean team of 7 has broken the mould of an expected woman entrepreneur. Sona Enterprises deals with production, sales and service of electronic instruments.
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Small Enterprise
Nirmala Kandalgaonkar, Vivam Agrotech
Nirmala, an entrepreneur from Aurangabad founded Vivam Agrotech, an organization that deals in solid waste management 9 years ago. 'Do not waste, waste' is the mantra of the organization that uses several environment friendly ways for solid waste disposal.
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Nusrat Jahan Ara, Petals & Ferns
Nusrat was the first lady entrepreneur from the valley of Jammu & Kashmir particularly in the floriculture space. She started her business in the midst of militancy & political instability wherein even as a community women are not allowed to get into business or out of their 'burkhas' (veils). She faced plenty of social pressure & militancy threats but was not deterred.
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Pavithra Y S, Vindhya Infomedia
Pavithra, a Bangalore based woman entrepreneur founded Vindhya Infomedia, a company that builds and manages data and image processing applications. It also handles form processing and insurance claims for some of its clients. The company is also into Web based services such as data extraction, email marketing, web analysis etc and run a non voice process BPO.
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Medium Enterprise
Gayatri Singh, Q2AMedia
Gayatri heads Q2amedia- a New Delhi based company that has a turnover of 8 Crore+. Q2amedia is a leading education content provider to the U.K, and U.S. markets in the pre-k to 12 segments. Q2amedia was the first Indian company to design and develop a program for U.S. state adoption (from concept to disc) and is today the largest library book packager in the world, developing more than 25 titles per year.
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Sweta Mangal, Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd.
Sweta heads ZIQITZA, a company that provides a network of equipped life support ambulances on a 24X7 basis. Her multi-level pricing strategy makes the services accessible to all (users transferred to private hospitals are charged while those transferred to government hospitals are subsidized).
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Suvarna Deshpande, Sarvesh Industries
Suvarna heads Sarvesh Industries, a company that deals with manufacturing of corrugated boxes and sheets. The company also specializes in craft and duplex paper cartons required for packing purpose and supplies these to various large manufacturing industries.
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Last 12 Days
to apply for the awards.

Applications for the TiE Stree Shakti Awards can be submitted until 31 August 2011
The second edition of the TiE Stree Shakti Awards is scheduled for 30 Sep-01 Oct , 2011,Mumbai.

Three winners will be selected in each category. The winners will be awarded with a prize of INR 1Lac in addition to a certificate and a trophy.
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Award Categories
AT= Annual Turnover
  • Micro Enterprises
    (AT: INR 1-10 Lac)
  • Small Enterprises
    (AT: INR 10 Lac- 2 Crore)
  • Emerging Enterprises
    (AT: INR 2-10 Crore)
  • Medium Enterprises
    (AT: INR 10-25 Crore)
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