Women entrepreneurs who are often sidelined as the fairer sex in business, feel social media is the best friend to take their projects ahead and seek funding. Also Read - Explained: Can Twitter get banned in India?
“Social media like Twitter are helpful; online is a woman’s best friend,” Sairee Chahal, founder, Sheroes, said in an all-women panel discussion in the “Start-up India, Standup India” event here on Saturday. It is a day-long event which will see the prime minister formally unveil the scheme later in the evening. Also Read - Twitter vs government: Twitter India loses legal protection for not complying with IT rules on time
Chahal said government must ensure proliferation of Internet, adding that “a lot of digital solutions are gender agnostic”. Women entrepreneurs are often discriminated against when they try to raise funds for their projects. Social media is the best friend when it comes to funding, women entrepreneurs said. Also Read - Twitter friends/followers seeking your unwanted attention could be Unmentioned
“It is important for women to believe in themselves and that they aren’t underpowered. Women themselves should never feel underpowered while pitching to investors,” Shanti Mohan, founder, LetsVenture, said.
The entrepreneurs also emphasized that women should voluntarily mentor other women entrepreneurs.
“I want to be recognized as a successful entrepreneur, not just as a successful woman entrepreneur,” Anisha Singh, founder, Mydala said.