A Study on Problems of Women Entrepreneurs in Dindugal District

A.Stalin, P.Revathi

Abstract


Women, in traditional societies, were confined to the four walls of houses doing all the household works including taking care of the children and are treated as property of men. But in the modern society the concept and status of women has been changed substantially. Modern age has lifted the veil of ignorance and created more awareness of their rights and privileges. They are growing and blossoming as successful persons in their own right.  Slowly and subtly changes are creeping in. Women have come out of the four walls to participate in all sorts of activities. However, women of the middle and lower class are not too eager to alter their role in fear of social backlash and so on. The awareness is more visible among upper class families in urban cities

Albeit entrepreneurship amongst women has been a recent concern, they have proved that they are no less than men in efficiency, hard work or intelligence. They are treated equally in teaching jobs, IT firms, hospitals and administrative jobs, military and defense fields, law, science, medicines and even aeronautics and space exploration. Now they have jumped into industrial activities and run their enterprises successfully. They are emerging as potential entrepreneurs. They have been making significant impact in all segments of the economy. Indian women also do have vast entrepreneurial talent which could be harnessed to join in the race for development.

As the women entrepreneurship in India is a recent topic which started only after the 1970s with the introduction of the Women Decade (1975 to 1985), this phenomenon was visible only in the metropolitan and state capitals in India. It took a much longer time to percolate to the other cities and municipalities. Hence, researches and publications in India in this new area are comparatively limited. The little that is available is the pioneering work done by certain organizations and institutions engaged in the promotion of entrepreneurship in the form of occasional studies leading to publication of an article now and then. However, an attempt has been made to review the available studies pertaining to women entrepreneurship with the their strengths and weakness as well to identify research gap on the topic, which would help in raising issues for detailed discussion in the study

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