Why you should be a member of FIWE?
  • Networking with passionate women entrepreneurs.
  • Access to conferences and B2B meetings with companies of global repute
  • Access to FIWE knowledge center and consulting expertise.
  • Access to eminent speakers & visionaries.
  • We invite members to join FIWE to enjoy the benefit of getting free membership for International Federation of Women Entrepreneurs (IFWE).

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Brief Profile:

Federation of Indian Women Entrepreneurs (FIWE), a National-level organization, founded in 1993 and registered under the Society Act of India in May, 1999, is today, one of India's Premier Institution for Women thoroughly devoted towards Entrepreneurship Development in the country. It has branches in different states of India with a membership base of 15,000 individual members/professionals and 28 member associations spread throughout India. Small-scale entrepreneurs account for approximately 60 percent of FIWE's combined membership, with large firms representing 5 percent and micro-enterprises the remaining 35 percent.

The organization educates and trains young aspirants and start-up women entrepreneurs for their right initiation into business and does awareness programs and business counseling to aspirant women. Besides, it provides hand-holding and networking opportunities to them as well as women interested in growing their business further and creates a launching pad to empower women in the regional economic framework and graduated from small to medium enterprises.

Sexual harassment at the workplace is a common problem in both urban as well as rural areas due to the mindset of the men who find it difficult to accept women as leaders in their field. This harassment of their members is dealt by FIWE by organizing awareness programs on the issue in which men are also encouraged to participate actively.

FIWE brings businesswomen to a common forum, ensuring that their opinions, ideas and visions are collectively and effectively taken up with policy-makers and various other agencies for their entrepreneurship development. It endeavours to create public awareness towards women's contribution to the national economy and established pressure groups advocating the cause of women. Interaction with government agencies and policy advocacy is a strong mandate. Its activities of assembling and representing women business associations and enterprises of all economic sectors, is well articulated all over India.

To encourage women entrepreneurs to achieve greater heights and as an impetus for their initiatives for business growth, FIWE presents awards to deserving, successful women candidates nationally and internationally, every year.

Assessment Background:

FIWE is an India’s leading skills assessment and development agency and it provides quality services in the area of assessment and certification for various skills Development Sectors.

FIWE is a skill assessment body, have assessed more than 4.25 Lakh number of candidates since 2010 having more than 1250 highly qualified assessors under PMKVY – empanelled with multiple sector skills councils, MOT- Samarth, ISDS, Women Development Corporation- Bihar, DGET- Modular Employable Skills (MES). FIWE has developed a pool of highly qualified, experienced & accredited assessors and subject matter experts to ensure best quality assessment of trained candidates.

FIWE also provides online technology based testing platform that supports fair and smooth assessment process.

In-addition, FIWE has been working with agencies of National & International repute like Ministry of Skills Development & Entrepreneurship, NABARD, SIDBI, UNIFEM, UNIDO, ADB, ILO, UNCTAD, etc. in policy formulation for the growth of MSMEs

FIWE has been Accredited by Quality Council of India under National Accreditation Board of Education & Training, New Delhi which will further confirm adherence to acceptable level of performance, integrity and quality.