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Posted at: Dec 1, 2017, 1:36 AM; last updated: Dec 1, 2017, 1:36 AM (IST)

Programme for women launched

Tribune News Service

Hyderabad, November 30

TiE Global in partnership with the United States Embassy, today announced the launch of second phase of its marquee programme for women economic empowerment through entrepreneurship in 30 Tier 2 and 3 cities in India.

The objective of All India Road Show for Women's Economic Empowerment through Entrepreneurship (AIRSWEE) is to educate, mentor and inspire women in smaller Indian cities to consider entrepreneurship as a viable and rewarding career path.

The announcement was made on the sidelines of Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2017). TiE Global, a non-profit organisation with the mission of fostering entrepreneurship globally, won the grant of $125,000 from US Department of State for second phase. Last year, the grant was $140,000.

Chairperson project AIRSWEEE Seema Chaturvedi said AIRSWEEE 1.0 initiated in 2016 empowered 125 women mentors from 27 cities. “Based on the significant impact created by it, TiE Global received funding support from US Embassy to conduct mentorship based programme to scale up women entrepreneurship in India for a second year,” she said.

Under Project AIRSWEEE 2.0, TiE Global would host 4-day workshops in cities including Baroda, Hubli, Bhubaneshwar, Lucknow and Patna. TiE Global is seeking to create a significant multiplier effect by creating a pay-it-forward culture by requiring each of these 150 mentees to mentor at least 2 mentees each. “This will create a ripple effect of at least 450 empowered women entrepreneurs,” Chaturvedi added.

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