Technopark-Technology Business Incubator (T-TBI), in association with Technology Business Incubation Group (TBIG) celebrated International Women’s Day by conducting a first of its kind program titled “Empowering Women Together”. The programme witnessed more than 50 entrepreneurs from in and out of Kerala and was attended by more than 150 aspiring women entrepreneurs. The programme was inaugurated by Smt. Rosakutty Teacher, Chairperson, Kerala Women’s Commission in the presence of alighted dignitaries namely Shri Joy Ommen. Chairman, Kerala Financial Corporation (KFC), Dr K C Chandrasekharan Nair, CFO, Technopark and Secretary & Registrar, Technopark TBI, Shri Sreekumar Nair, MD Zafin Labs and CEO Global Innovation Initiatives,Smt Hema Menon, Centre Head, UST Global Shri Anoop Ambika, CEO & MD, Kreara Solutions, Smt Anuradha Balaram, Member Secretary & Chief Economic Advisor, Planning Board and Smt Rina Vivekanandan, CEO & MD, Sinura Health Information Process Solutions (SHIPS).
In the inaugural address Smt Rosakutty Teacher highlighted about the evolution of Women Entrepreneurship in the state of Kerala. The speech was higly motivational and inspiring.
The inaugural address was followed by a speech by Dr K C Chandrasekharan Nair, on the entrepreneurship boom in the state of Kerala and on the importance of Women Entrepreneurship.
The speech was then followed by a session by Shri Joy Oommen, Chairman & MD, KFC explaining about the role of KFC in promoting Women entrepreneurship. This session was very informative and helped in clearing many doubts regarding the support KFC offered to budding entrepreneurs.
An engaging discussion named Open forum featuring all the dignitaries was held later in the program. More than 100 ladies who are pursuing their education in colleges participated in the discussion. The discussion also witnessed the participation of more than 50 entrepreneurs from Trivandrum. The discussion explored the reasons for women shying away from entrepreneurial adventures and on how to convert the perceived disadvantages into opportunities for growth and self-sufficiency. The entrepreneurs shared the various struggles that they had to face during the growth of their venture. The discussion was moderated by Smt Saraswathy Natarajan. During the closure Smt Rosakutty Teacher promised all kinds of support from Kerala Women’s Commission for women entrepreneurs.
A caricature Exhibition by Shri Badusha was also arranged along with the programme.
The programme was supported by Kerala Women’s Commission, Kerala Financial Corporation, Muthoot on behalf of Indian Women Network, Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB), Kerala Startups and Empowering Women in IT (EWIT).