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Mar 08, 2018
1:19PM

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant today launches Women Entrepreneurship Platform

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant today launched the Women Entrepreneurship Platform, WEP, on the occasion of International Women's Day. The platform aspires to substantially increase the number of women entrepreneurs who will create and empower a dynamic New India. 

WEP will provide opportunities to women to realize their entrepreneurial aspirations, scale-up innovative initiatives and chalk-out sustainable, long-term strategies for their businesses. It aims to promote women entrepreneurship and provide industry linkages and partner support to women entrepreneurs. 
Nominations for the third edition of the Women Transforming India Awards 2018, was also opened on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Kant said, International Women's Day is an extremely special occasion and Women Entrepreneurship platform will provide a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem where women do not face any gender-based barriers. 
Talking to AIR, United Nations Resident Coordinator for India Yuri Afanasiev said Women Entrepreneurship Platform launched today is a logical continuation of Women's transforming India awards. 
Vice-Chairperson of Nasscom product council Somdutta Singh shares her views with AIR and said there is a need to give more opportunities to women. 
To mark the occasion of International Women's Day, Noted Singer Kailash Kher dedicated few lines of a song to all the women. 

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