W@W Empower

W@W Empower – Empowering Women in Workforce and Entrepreneurship

India, despite experiencing growth in job opportunities, is witnessing a concerning trend of decreasing female labour force participation. The labour force participation rate (LFPR) among Indian women has witnessed a substantial decline from 42.7 percent in 2004-05 to 23.3 percent in 2017-18. 1 Shockingly, this implies that approximately three out of every four Indian women are neither engaged in paid work nor actively seeking employment.

To address this issue, KDEM under its W@W Initiative recognizes the need to promote career opportunities for women in emerging clusters and provide a platform for knowledge-sharing and networking. By highlighting success stories and empowering women through entrepreneurship development.

Why W@W Empower ?

Addressing Declining workforce Participation

The event aims to address declining women's workforce participation and promote potential career opportunities, encouraging them to overcome barriers.

Entrepreneurship Development

The event aims to inspire women by featuring local successful entrepreneurs and experts, offering valuable insights for their entrepreneurial journeys.

Pitching and Networking:

The event offers NAIN students with the chance to pitch their startup idea to industry leaders and successful entrepreneurs, creating networking and mentorship opportunities.

Business Idea I

Implementation of blockchain, Raspberry Pi, and REST API in the cotton lifecycle
Team Presentation: Department of Finance, ISBR Business School
Faculty Guide: Prof Amit Kanchanbaras, Head of Department, Finance

Business Idea II

Implementation of smart contracts in small-scale floral business supply chains
Team Presentation: Department of Supply Chain Operations, ISBR Business School
Faculty Guide: Prof Rangesh, Senior Faculty, Department of Supply Chain Operations



10:00 - 10:30AM

Welcome Address

10:30 - 10:35AM

Women@Work Initiative

  • Women@Work Initiative
  • Journey so far
  • Breaking Stereotypes
  • Career opportunities for women
  •  Road ahead
10:35 - 10:40AM

Workshop on career guidance

Navigating Career Paths: Tools and Strategies for Success

10:40 - 11:10AM

About Karnataka Skill Connect Portal

  • Purpose and Features
  • Upskilling & Reskilling
  • Opportunities, Impact and Benefits
11:10 - 11:25AM

W@W Entre-Prerna

  • Business Journey and Lessons
  • Learned Industry and Market
  • Trends Advice and Mentorship
11:25 - 11:55AM

Pitching Sessions

NAIN Students will be pitching their startup ideas.

12.00 - 12.50PM

Thank you Note

12.50 - 12.55PM

National Anthem

12.55 – 1.00PM


02 Feb 2024


10:00 am - 1:00 pm