Hyderabad, Nov 27 - The US-India Business Council (USIBC) has launched a collaborative initiative with key women leaders to offer leadership, mentoring, and development opportunities for women entrepreneurs and innovators.
The announcement was made during USIBC's Road to GES event "Creating the Foundations of Innovation" that saw participation from industry and government leaders who will spearhead this initiative. They include Nivruti Rai, country head, Intel India; Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, chairman & MD, Biocon Limited; Vanitha Narayanan, chairman, IBM India; Vani Kola, managing director, Kalaari Capital; and Amita Vyas, producer, Girl Rising.
The USIBC initiative titled Women for Women Innovators, Social Leaders & Entrepreneurs (WISE)will work with the vision of "women supporting women to participate in creating the future of India".
"We are delighted to work with an esteemed group of women leaders as part this collaborative initiative in equipping today's women entrepreneurs with the skills and direction they need to drive India's economy forward," said USIBC President Nisha Biswal.
"The US-India commercial corridor is driven by innovation and women entrepreneurs are central to this endeavour. However, women still remain under-represented in the economy. USIBC remains committed to working with industry partners and the government of India to encourage women entrepreneurship to grow and succeed," she said.