It is true that India needs potential women entrepreneurs. However, why do we not get to hear of a company being led by a woman more often? Not every woman can be expected to become as successful as Indra Nooyi, the CFO and President of PepsiCo. However, they can at least take up the responsibility of a startup. In spite of their leadership skills, they are unable to continue because of many reasons. The society expects them to strike a balance between managing the house and managing their own business, the banks do not consider them able enough to grant a huge funding compared to their male counterparts. Moreover, not every woman gets the exposure of the lifestyle that she needs in order to develop independence, both emotional and financial. Hence, in order to promote more female leaders, it is important to extend equal opportunities to women even in the rural areas so that their skills are enhanced.
Shreya Dutta is the Founder & Creative Head of StarWords India and the author of “Dance in the Rain”. She is an engineer by qualification and a writer by passion. Years ago, when little girls were jotting down their bucket list, Shreya was lost in her dreamland in which she was immortal. Dutta had started off writing at an early age because she believed that writing not only helped her to voice her opinion but also led her closer to immortality. With every write-up that gets published, Shreya believes that she gets embedded in the pages of history to inspire the youngsters who dream likewise. Writing is not just her passion; it is her way of taking the road less travelled.