With a view to bring about positive change and empower women, Tech Mahindra will collaborate with NITI Aayog's Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) to support women entrepreneurs across the country.
Tech Mahindra has partnered the winners of Women Transforming India (WTI) awards, a flagship initiative of NITI Aayog to recognise women leaders in entrepreneurship across various sectors like healthcare and lifesciences, agritech, and education among others.
Through this collaboration, Tech Mahindra and WEP will jointly focus on breeding new ideas, identifying gaps and leverage technology to develop innovative solutions for better positioning in the market and commercial success. Tech Mahindra will support the women entrepreneurs to build a robust ecosystem and help them in long-term business strategies.
Tech Mahindra’s Research & Development arm, Makers lab, will play a key role in providing technology solutions to support the women entrepreneurs.
Commenting about the initiative, CP Gurnani, MD and Chief Executive Officer, Tech Mahindra, said, “Our partnership with WEP will enable us to nurture an ecosystem for women entrepreneurs that can foster entrepreneurial conditions as well as facilitate technological support for innovative ideas and better positioning.”
Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, said, “The next-big disruption in the Indian start-up ecosystem will be driven by women-led entrepreneurs, with digital platforms being the biggest enabler. This partnership with Tech Mahindra underscores our mutual commitment of leveraging new-age technologies to uplift societies and support the aspirations of women entrepreneurs in India."
The WTI Awards comes under the aegis of WEP, a first of its kind, unified access portal which brings together ecosystem players and industry to provide support to women entrepreneurs from different parts of India and help them realize their entrepreneurial aspirations.
Nikhil Malhotra, Global Head of Makers Lab, Tech Mahindra, said, “Women constitute a critical part of our workforce and their up-skilling in digital technologies is going to be a key driver in promoting entrepreneurship to build a self-reliant India. Our collaboration with NITI Aayog, as part of our TechMNxt charter, is an opportunity to support established as well as aspiring women entrepreneurs. In line with the same, we are enabling 10 women entrepreneurs working in the domain of Technology, Health, Lifesciences, Agritech, and Education to scale up growth.”
Women Transforming India (WTI) Awards are organised in partnership with the United Nations and recognise and celebrate the contributions of women who are not just addressing and solving key societal challenges but also challenging the stereotypes and breaking the glass ceiling.
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