The International Women's Day celebrations organised by The Indus Entrepreneurs at Indian Medical Association turned out to be an evening marked by success stories of women.
The programme was aimed at encouraging women entrepreneurship and providing guidelines to young women who wanted to start business. Quoting a poem by Taslima Nasrin, Andal Priyadarshini, writer and Head of programme, Doordarshan Kendra, in her address, said that women should not let social obstructions and others' opinions come in the way of realising their goals.
Independent thinking was essential for entrepreneurship. When women started owning and running, they could also resist the market forces that reduced women to their bodies. Women should realise their potentials and skills and come up in life, Ms. Andal said.
J. Mohana Sundari, managing director, Sharp Electrodes Private Limited, spoke on the topic ‘My Journey as an Entrepreneur'. She narrated the difficulties she faced in handling the business and how she had overcome all the difficulties to take the company to further growth. “If we work towards our goal honestly and with focus on common good, we will surely reach success,” she said.
“Passion is the prerequisite to entrepreneurship,” said S. Balasubramanian, director, GRG School of Management Studies, in his session on essentials of business plan development. According to him, a solid business concept, understanding the market, clear strategic position, capable management, motivated employees and financial control were some of the important constituents of a business plan.
Tomy Sebastian, Divisional Manager, Canara Bank, spoke on the procedures followed by banks in providing financial assistance to entrepreneurs. Anusha, CEO, Park Institutions, also spoke.