Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal (Print ISSN: 1087-9595; Online ISSN: 1528-2686)


Role of Entrepreneurship Support in Women Empowerment: An Empirical Analysis

Author(s): Silky Vigg Kushwah, Teena Singh, Manav Vigg and Vaidehi Singh

The current study is an attempt to investigate the change in women empowerment after the women entrepreneurs get financial support from the government. It examines and compares the status of women before and after the credit facility is taken by them. To conduct the study, all those women entrepreneurs who have taken a loan are interviewed. The findings highlight a significant positive change in the empowerment of women entrepreneurs before and after the loan is availed. However, despite being entrepreneurs, it is witnessed that women still not feel completely free and empowered. In most of the decisions of women related to oneself, family, finances, society and community, she is not the main decision-maker. Others dominate the decisions. The study implies to all the policymakers, international and national regulatory bodies working on women empowerment to introduce such programmes that educate the women and their families and the community on women empowerment.

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