Women Entrepreneurship In India: The Lesser Favourable Road

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Mr. Maulin Shah , Dr. Ashish B. Joshi , Dr. Ashvin Dave , Dr. Tejas Dave


Women entrepreneurship is considered a game changing event in the growth and development of an economy. However, when it comes to providing a conducive environment in order to promote and sustain women entrepreneurship, a lot of work still needs to be done. This paper aims to highlight the factors, which are hampering the growth of women entrepreneurship in India. For this, extensive review of existing literature in the domain is undertaken. Major factors identified because of this study are strong patriarchal society, lower educational qualification and self-confidence, lower financial credibility, lack of access to required raw material, labour or machinery conflicting work-life commitments. Vocational as well as personality training and enhanced family support are suggested as major factors that can boost women entrepreneurship growth.

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