State-led incubator to foster and promote women entrepreneurship WE Hub facilitated an exposure visit to 101 intermediate (MPC and BPC) students from Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) and model schools of Rajanna Sircilla district recently.
The students were accompanied by 12 school principals and a Gender and Equality Coordinator representing the District Collector’s office. A Design Thinking workshop to help initiate the thought processes for finding solutions, particularly for Tier 2-3 cities, was organised for the students, who were encouraged to share innovative ideas that they can develop into a prototype at a later stage, WE Hub said.
“In the four years of WE Hub’s work, we have noticed the number of women entering into technological entrepreneurship is minimal. This has led us to strategise for a mechanism which addressed the strong need for cultivating skills and mindset among young girls and thereby create pathways to ensure gender parity,” WE Hub CEO Deepthi Ravula told the students.
WE Hub, in a release, said it has been actively working towards enabling women-led startups across sectors to scale and accelerate through global market access. It has incubated 238 technology-enabled startups by women founders.