Print Edition - 2018-01-14 | Life & Style
SheEO series concludes with a ‘Maker’s Market’
Jan 14, 2018-
In November last year, #MakerKT kicked off its first ever SheEO Series of month-long workshops for fresh female entrepreneurs. The series aimed to equip young CEOs with practical skills required to run a successful venture, and featured workshops ranging from kick-starting a business and acing digital media marketing to building their own prototype app.
The follow-up session of the same series concluded with SheEO Maker’s Market this weekend. At the market organised at Yala Maya Kendra, on Saturday, more than fifteen women-led enterprises showcased and sold their products and services.
“SheEO series was organised in order to boost the entrepreneurial potential of women, whether they are in the ideation phase, seed phase, or expansion phase,” says Priya Joshi, co-founder of #MakerKT.
#MakerKT is an initiative that conducts regular DIY (do it yourself) workshops with women to get them to use more tools as they become independent. The initiative aims to break gender stereotypes in “a society that does not encourage women to take chances.”
The stalls at the Maker’s Market included Bhav, a stationery brand; Aji’s, a venture that sells woolen socks knit by grandmothers, Junkiri that makes wearable tech-jewelries, and Dochaa which makes fabric shoes, among others.
Published: 14-01-2018 08:37