National Institution for Transforming India( NITI AAYOG) organized the 3rd edition of the Women Transforming India Awards 2018 in NewDelhi and launched the upgraded portal of the Women Entrepreneurship Platform 2.0.The Vice President of India M.Venkaiah Naidu was the chief guest of the event where he presented the awards and launched the portal. Theme of this year is ‘Women and Entrepreneurship’.
The Women Transforming India Awards were instituted, in collaboration with United Nations, to recognise and celebrate stories of exemplary women from across India. This year’s theme is “Women and Entrepreneurship” and fifteen winners have been chosen through an extensive six-month long process to identify fascinating and inspiring stories of women entrepreneurs.
The Women Entrepreneurship Platform seeks to transform the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country and shall be a one-stop resource centre for future and budding women entrepreneurs. It seeks to act as a medium for various stakeholders in the economy to come together and offer integrated services such as Incubation Support, Mentorship, Funding avenues, Compliance, Marketing Assistance etc.
The WEP Conclave saw participation of more than 400 people from various sectors, ranging from established entrepreneurs, industry veterans, renowned experts, senior government officials, budding entrepreneurs etc.
15 winners have been chosen through an extensive six-month-long process.The primary objective of Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) is to promote and support both established and aspiring Indian women entrepreneurs.