NSRCEL, IIMBx See Record Number Of Women Complete NCW Online Entrepreneurship Course
In association with the National Commission for Women, the program has equipped over 1000 women with tools and techniques for generating ideas and testing them
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NSRCEL at IIMB has also successfully completed its course run for the first batch of NCW’s Empowering Women through Entrepreneurship Program. Out of the 1773 learners in the batch, 852 learners completed the online modules of ‘Do Your Venture,’ setting a new benchmark of a 48 per cent completion rate, where globally most MOOCs have completion rates of less than 10 per cent.
A personal approach was taken to encourage participants to finish submissions. The participants were also encouraged to leverage the peer network through discussion forums and other online tools. NSRCEL and IIMBx took the necessary steps to reduce the dropout rate by sharing weekly digests, regular announcements, handouts, and reminder emails.
Pandemic and its impact
A study by Bain & Company, Google and AWE Foundation surveyed close to 350 women entrepreneurs and small business owners in urban India. Their report said almost 73 per cent of women were negatively impacted by the pandemic with 35 per cent experiencing a significant decline in revenue (25 per cent to 75 per cent). The revenue of almost 20 per cent of women entrepreneurs dwindled to zero.
Testimonials from participants
“'Do your venture', is the best thing that can happen to someone with entrepreneurial dreams. Highly structured and intriguing content broken down for easy assimilation and execution.
Special thanks to IIMB, NSRCEL, NCW and India SME for an initiative that give wings to thousands of women like me. Quality driven process powered by unity of Cohorts, 'Empowered Women Entrepreneurs' is the result!” - Lakshmi Mini
“This course was really an Eye-Opener for me as I could learn the importance of Idea Generation and take it further to start my Entrepreneurship journey. This is a great initiative for the women of our country, especially for a Ladylike me who is married to a Fauji (an Indian Air Force officer). Being in defence, we have to stay at remote locations where there are very minimal opportunities for the ladies to work and become independent. So I really thank the entire team from the bottom of my heart and am hoping to get mentored by prestigious Mentors so that I can be an Entrepreneur and deliver fruitful results by serving Society and the people. Thank you! Jai Hind!” - Shefali Jindal
“I am glad to be a part of the DYV 2021 programme and successfully completing it. The course content is really intelligent and made us ponder on the niche with a 360-degree perspective... It was an absolute pleasure learning from wonderful professor Suresh Bhagavatula sir... The team has made the process very smooth by supporting me at each stage... overall it helped me a lot to understand the world of entrepreneurship in a new way...” - Mahima Maheshwari
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