Is our understanding of empowerment & success a bit warped?

Our perceived sense of empowerment and our vocabulary of success may be warped says Gayatri Jayaraman at the June edition of Feminist Rani, a SheThePeople concept and effort to bring contemporary views on feminism and increase dialogue on the subject. Register for Feminist Rani Gayatri breaks the myth that women who are rural, empowered and(…)


Kalpana resisted the pardah system to take to entrepreneurship, read her story

For this entrepreneur in Lucknow the Pardah system was the biggest hindrance. She married really young and her family was traditional, carrying further the legacy of the nawabs. But Kalpana was determined to find a vocation outside of being mom and staying at home. She says she had to work on her in-laws who now(…)


Ananya Birla dreams of building bank with her entrepreneurial venture Svatantra

With a loan book of over 500 crore rupees, Ananya Birla runs India’s 3rd fastest growing micro-finance outfit called Svatantra. At 21, she is driven, ambition and edgy. Every other week she is in another village, understanding how her clients (read small, unorganised, often self-help groups and many times women) are utilising their funds. Ananya(…)


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