TiE Global, one of the world’s largest not-for-profit organizations, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, inaugurated the third annual Women Entrepreneurs Conclave (WEC 3.0) – Scaling New Heights.
The three-day conclave includes knowledge sessions for scaling up businesses facilitated by leading U.S. and India-based domain experts.
The Conclave also marks the culmination of TiE Global’s pioneering mentorship program, the “All India Roadshow on Women’s Economic Empowerment through Entrepreneurship, (AIRSWEE) – Scale Up Fellowships,” a four-month entrepreneurship mentoring program which provided 30 promising women entrepreneurs the unique experience of shadowing matched domain leaders for over 100 hours each.
Additionally, TiE Global announced AIRSWEEE Global Fellowships, an innovative program through which three selected AIRSWEEE entrepreneurs will travel to the United States to shadow CEOs of aligned global companies for a period of 10 days. The three selected members are Ms. Tharakeshwari Palanisamy, Founder & CEO of Ganya Agro Products Pvt Ltd; Ms. Shraddha Khare, Co-Founder, Owner, Director of Instant Rasoi OPC Pvt. Ltd; and Ms. Zaiba Sarang, Founder of iThink Logistics, a Mumbai-based company engaged in AI-driven technology for the Indian logistics industry.
AIRSWEEE Global Fellowship’s unique immersion program will help these entrepreneurs to position their companies to be global in their outlook and reach.
Mr. Ramesh Abhishek, Former Secretary, Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), U.S. Embassy officials, and TiE Global leadership and members attended the Conclave.
Commenting on the success of Project AIRSWEEE and the Conclave, Conrad Turner, Minister Counselor for Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Embassy New Delhi, said, “AIRSWEEE 2.0 has been a robust platform to provide women entrepreneurs in India, especially those from India’s Tier II cities, with the mentorship, support, and guidance they need to expand their businesses.”
Speaking on the impact of Project AIRSWEEE, Seema Chaturvedi, Chairperson of Project AIRSWEEE, said, “Project AIRSWEEE is one of the largest trail-blazing program innovations that promotes women entrepreneurs in India. It has resulted in demonstrated, positive impact, not only on the women mentored directly through the program, but also on over 2,500 women businesses reached indirectly through the pay-it-forward ethos of our AIRSWEEE members, resulting in a massive multiplier effect. And we have just begun.”
TiE launched Project AIRSWEEE in 2016. Since then it has provided capacity building and mentoring to 575 women in nearly 100 cities across 20 states of India.