Women Entrepreneurs in India represent a dynamic group of Women who have broken away from the beaten track, where demands at home, family oppositions & cultural inhibitions, have led to lack of support, resources and opportunities; are now exploring new vistas of economic participation with an all new vigor. A great many of them have chosen the Entrepreneurs World because of a compelling urge to do something positive. They are the pace setters for women in their quest for economic independence.
The Federation of Indian Women Entrepreneurs (FIWE) which is a National-level Organization brings the businesswomen on a common platform and ensures that their opinions, ideas and visions are collectively and effectively taken up with policy makers and various other agencies respectively for the development of Enterprise in Women.
Collectively FIWE endeavors to: Create public awareness towards women's contribution to the National Economy, Establish pressure groups advocating the cause of women, and Educate & Train young women entrepreneurs for their right initiation into business.
FIWE is working towards National and International Co-operation amongst Women Entrepreneurs with a singular motive: Together Towards a Glorious Future!
The Federation of Indian Women Entrepreneurs (FIWE) is an outcome of the decisions taken at the International Conference of Women Entrepreneurs held in December 1993 at Hyderabad (India). The idea was that the Women’s Wing of the erstwhile National Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (NAYE) converts itself into an Autonomous National-level Women Entrepreneur’s organization whose main function would be networking and to provide a package of services to the Associations of women entrepreneurs in different parts of the country.
It was accordingly announced that NAYE Women’s Wing will henceforth be known as Federation of Indian Women Entrepreneurs (FIWE) and will have no chapters. Associations of Women Entrepreneurs in various Districts and States will be provided to Women Entrepreneurs in India. Individual Women Entrepreneurs could also be eligible for general membership.
Federation of Indian Women Entrepreneurs (FIWE), which is a National-level organization, founded in 1993, is today, one of India’s Premier Institution for Women thoroughly devoted towards Entrepreneurship Development, having a large membership base of 15,000 individual members/professionals and 28 member associations spread throughout the country. The objective of the organization is to foster the Economic Empowerment of Women, particularly the SME segment, by helping them to become successful entrepreneurs and become a part of the mainstream industry.
FIWE endeavors to provide: Networking platform for women, Technical know-how, Industry research & expertise, Skill development & training and brings the businesswomen on a Common Forum; and ensures that their opinions, ideas and visions are collectively and effectively taken up with policy makers and various other agencies respectively for the development of Enterprise in Women.
The organization is a formation of an umbrella group of local organizations around India with a growing member base of 15,000 including those from 28 local affiliated associations in India. Small-Scale entrepreneurs account for approximately 60 percent of FIWE combined membership, with large firms representing 15 percent and micro-enterprises the remainder. Thanks to the distribution on the territory of the target group, FIWE’s activity of assembling and representing business associations and enterprises of All economic sectors, is articulated all India.