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Women are harnessing Digital India: SHEROES Summit

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Bengaluru: The Indian woman of today is harnessing the digital advantage to maximize her potential to realize the goal of a Digital India, speakers at SHEROES summit here said.

The SHEROES Summit, themed Women Make Digital India, was the concluding session of the tri-city event.

“The summit emerged as a platform for women from various professional backgrounds to connect and share their experiences, explore monetizing avenues for themselves beyond the nine-to-five work cycle in order to contribute to national development in the current technology-driven times,” a statement said.

The first and second sessions of the SHEROES Summit were held in Delhi and Mumbai.

The summit deliberated upon potential career paths, transformation, growth opportunities and professional journeys of successful women entrepreneurs.

Flipkart co-founder and investor Binny Bansal, while elucidating how SHEROES make a difference in the current innovative environment said: “We are open to hiring women who have been on a break and are skilled. We don’t look at experience; our HR process is focused on hiring problem-solving people.”

His message to fellow entrepreneurs was clear: “Decision-making needs to be swift and fast on building the right teams, hiring talent and including women in the team; and that technology can change the current supply-chain challenges.”

“We look at the entrepreneur and the mission before deciding to invest,” Bansal added.

Sairee Chahal, founder, and CEO of SHEROES.in said: “Digital India is making women independent in many ways and at SHEROES.in we are putting women’s careers on the map by using digital to speed up the pace of change. The summit is an extension of our goal to encourage women to take charge, and contribute to the India’s growth story.” (IANS)

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Facebook Introduces Digital Training and Start-up hubs in India to Promote Digital Economy

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New Delhi, Nov 23: Facebook on Wednesday introduced its digital training and start-up training hubs in India aimed at helping small businesses and people grow by giving them the digital skills they need to compete in today’s digital economy.

Facebook said it plans to train more than half a million people in the country by 2020 through these online training hubs, which are being rolled out first in India.

The learning curriculum which is personalised to the individual’s needs and available in English and Hindi on mobile, the social network, which is used by 217 million people in India, announced.

“We believe the best way to prepare India for a digital economy is by equipping people with the tools, knowledge, and skills they need to succeed,” said Ritesh Mehta, Head of Programmes, Facebook, India and South Asia.

To develop the learning curriculum, the social network worked with several organisations, including Digital Vidya, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), DharmaLife and the government’s StartupIndia initiative.

The curriculum includes vital skills for digital skill seekers and tech entrepreneurs, including how to protect their ideas, how to hire, how to go about getting funding, what regulations and legal hurdles they need to consider, how to build an online reputation, and a host of other critical skills.

This could mean teaching a small business owner how to create an online presence; helping a non-profit reach new communities and potential donors; or it could mean helping a tech entrepreneur turn their product idea into a startup through practical business advice.

Facebook said its digital training hub would provide free social and content marketing training for anyone – from students to business owners – who is looking to develop their digital knowledge and skills.

According to new research by Morning Consult in partnership with Facebook, small businesses use of digital translates into new jobs and opportunities for communities across the country.

Since 2011 Facebook has invested more than $1 billion to support small businesses globally.

The “Boost Your Business” and “SheMeansBusiness” initiatives have trained more than 60,000 small businesses, including 12,000 women entrepreneurs, in India, Facebook said. (IANS)

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Delhi University Students Win the Enactus World Cup 2017

India wins the Enactus World Cup 2017

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India wins Enactus World Cup 2017. Twitter.

New Delhi, Sep 30: After an extremely tough competition between different students across the world in the Enactus World Cup 2017, Team India, represented by Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies (SSCBS), Delhi University emerged as the winner. The winning projects were project UDAAN and Mission RAAHAT.

Supporting the Government of India’s Digital India and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan mission, RAAHAT strives to effectively eliminate open defecation and provide safe sanitation in the urban slums; whereas, UDAAN aims at narrowing the digital divide between rural and urban India by setting up computer centres.

The Delhi University college team was led by the college’s faculty advisor, Anuja Mathur and student president of SSCBS Student President Aditya Sharma. The winning projects included 34 more members. The Enactus India and Enactus SSCBS were presented the Ford Better World Award of USD 50,000.

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President and Global CEO, Enactus, Rachael A. Jarosh congratulated the Indian for winning the world cup and called the projects- RAAHAT and UDAAN, inspirational success stories of Enactus students, who are sowing businesses. She said that the projects address the real world challenges efficiently and innovatively. Enactus India President Farhan Pettiwala said that the two projects created by Delhi University students contribute to the country’s betterment, as they support the Government’s civil and social agenda.

Enactus is an international nonprofit organisation, with 72,000 students from 1,700 universities in 36 countries, which held its annual global event in London from September 26 to 28. A selected group of 3,500 students, business, government leaders and academicians across the globe were present at the event. Participants for the final competition round are qualified from over 72,000 university students. Each team has about 17 minutes to present their projects of entrepreneurial action.

Enactus works to nurture the entrepreneurial skills of students, and to address fundamental, social and economic challenges by developing innovative and experiential learning opportunities for students.

-by Megha Acharya of NewsGram. Megha can be reached at @ImMeghaacharya.

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WoWakening: A Campaign to Celebrate Bravery of Acid Attack Survivors

The campaign aims to create an environment of awareness, inclusion, and celebration for acid attack survivors in India

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Sacred Transformation of Acid Attack Survivors. Niraj Gera

New Delhi, August 11, 2017:

WoWakening – ‘A Face to Lost Identity’, a campaign towards enlightenment of Acid Attacks has been launched by lateral sutra, an integrated marketing communications company, in association with Acid Survivors Foundation India.

The campaign aims to create an environment of awareness, inclusion, and celebration for acid attack survivors in India.

Mamta Dhingra, Founder, lateral sutra, said in a statement,  “WoWakening is over a month-long campaign dedicated to the spirit of positivity and hope that acid attack survivors exude despite the trauma, challenges, and dejection they face in everyday life”, mentioned News18.

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Talking about the campaign, Dhingra added: “The campaign is an all-encompassing effort to bring forth the stories of these indomitable women and their individual journeys which are an inspiration to millions”.

A contributing opportunity has been offered by catapooolt.com and desiredwings.com for WoWakening by way of crowdfunding.

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“We feel fortunate to acknowledge the fact that every human is entitled to live a life filled with laughter and success. Acid attack survivors are souls just like you and me, so let’s take this as a privilege to give these lost identities a beautiful face through our platform by way of contributions from a liberal society,” said Mohammed Sirajuddin, Director of the company.

Starting with Delhi-NCR later this month, the campaign will be succeeded by a series of activities, including a photo-essay, panel discussion, and fashion show, to draw attention towards the issue.

There is a group of splendid survivors of the acid attack in Agra, who opened a cafe sometime back that goes by the name of ‘Sheroes Hangout’. Sheroes is a perfect example for women who struggled with fortitude in face of brutality.


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