To celebrate the 75th anniversary of independence, NITI Aayog’s flagship initiative, the Women’s Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP), will recognize 75 successful women as part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.
In their fifth year since their inception, the Women Transforming India Awards (WTI) 2021 will celebrate the contribution of women entrepreneurs to ‘Sashakt aur Samarath Bharat’ – by creating self-sufficient businesses and / or overcoming challenges through unique business solutions, the NITI Aayog said in a statement.
The WTI Awards are NITI Aayog’s effort to recognize and celebrate the stories of outstanding women transformers from across India, he said, adding that since 2018, the WTI Awards have been held under the umbrella of the Women Entrepreneurship Platform with a focus on âwomen and entrepreneurshipâ.
The awards continue to highlight inspiring, female role models who exemplify impact across the country. Previous editions have highlighted the remarkable work of women-led businesses, both in the business and social sectors, ” he said.
The nomination can be made in one or more of the seven categories – public and community service, manufacturing sector, non-manufacturing sector, financial products enabling economic growth, climate action, promotion of art, culture and crafts, and digital innovation, he mentioned.
Currently, the platform for women’s entrepreneurship has more than 21,000 registered users and has ongoing programs with 37 partners, including seven newly approved partners whose integration is underway, he added.
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