Seminar on ‘Women & social entrepreneurship’ at Gender Fest

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Event Date: 
15 Mar 2012

To celebrate womanhood, the Gender Fest 2012 (8th to 17th March 2012) was conducted as a part  of the foundation-stone laying ceremony of ‘Thantedam', the Gender Park promoted by the Social Welfare Department, Govt. of Kerala for women in Kozhikode. In association with the gender fest, the Kerala State Women’s Development Corporation Ltd. (KSWDC) organized an interactive-seminar on ‘Women & social entrepreneurship’ on 15thMarch 2012, Thursday from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at Swapnanagari, Kozhikkode. The focus of the interactive seminar was to understand, analyze & honour the women entrepreneurs and to create a motivational platform for the youth & the common women of the state.

KSWDC recognizes the phenomenal contribution of successful women entrepreneurs which played a significant role in breaking down the patriarchal ideology of our society. Women have also proven that they can perform any task which rightly suits the work profile given to them. In the interactive seminar, KSWDC intended to discover successful women entrepreneurs and honour them on behalf of the Government of Kerala for all their sincere contributions which has revealed a different, strong and versatile face of the woman of today. The aim of this seminar was to share the experiences of these successful women and to explain to the young generation, the inputs and skill sets required to take this path less travelled by women. The seminar also intended to provide a platform to motivate young women to take up entrepreneurship as a career.

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