These Women Entrepreneurs Overcame All Odds And Their Story Is Quite Inspiring
However, it is not a cakewalk for every woman, as the society expects her to get married, raise children, look after her family and that's all. But, the world doesn't end here. Many women are taking bold steps to overcome such pressures.
Lifehacker India spoke to few women entrepreneurs who challenged the stereotypes and now are shining in their respective businesses .
"Before starting my business, I checked every government scheme to get financial help. I approached
"All government schemes look very good only on papers. When you will try to take benefits, you will face difficulties. In fact, you will face more difficulties, if you are a woman because you are not supposed to excel in professional life. Your relatives and neighbours discourage and advise you not to take risks in life," added Sidhu, who is also trying to generate employment in rural areas of Punjab and working for skill development .
So how did she raise funds? "I invested all my savings. I took a lot of money from my husband who is working as a software engineer abroad," said Sidhu. She later got help from
"It is a herculean task for women entrepreneurs to manage both
Awasthi said it is quite tough to deal with government officials due to their lethargic attitude towards work. "People are very apprehensive when it comes to dealing with
So, how do these women keep themselves motivated? The passion to pursue their dreams keeps them going forward.
Moreover, family support is also important if you are about to take risks as family members act as a support system during rough waters, added Amba.
However, Sidhu has a different way to keep herself motivated. She said, "I do a lot of social activities and interact with my co-workers to know what they want and what their ideas are. This makes me happy. Besides this, my husband also motivates me."