Entrepreneurship & Organization Management

ISSN: 2169-026X

Open Access

Role of Women in Entrepreneurship Development


Sahebrao B Ohol*

During the last three decades, Indian women have entered the field of entrepreneurship in increasing numbers. With the emergence and growth of their businesses, they have contributed to the Indian economy & society. These women entrepreneurs have entered many industries and sectors. Many of the earlier obstacles to their success have removed, yet some remain. Further, there has been much progress in the training and development of women entrepreneurs within public policy and academic programs.

This paper examines issues like why do women undertake entrepreneurship in India? What factors influence the strategic growth of women-owned businesses in India? What are the characteristics of Indian women entrepreneurs and their businesses? What have been the greatest obstacles and challenges for women entrepreneurs in India? The last part of paper gives some suggestions and conclusion for entrepreneurship development in India.


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