Women and Entrepreneurship in India

  • There are nearly three million micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) with full or partial female ownership. Collectively, these women-owned enterprises contribute 3.09 percent of industrial output and employ over 8 million people.
  • As per the 4th MSME Census, women enterprises, which work predominantly in the service sector, constitute a total of 7.36% of the MSME sector.
  • Major barriers towards Women Entrepreneurship are: a) Access to Finance b) Informal Sector c) Access to Markets and Networks d) Skill Gap.