In a most powerful speech, DIPP Secretary said India can grow much faster – even at 11-12%- if women are at the centre of economic progress. Speaking as the Chief Guest of the inaugural Digital Women Awards presented by Axis Bank and powered by SheThePeople.TV he asserted the need for women to be value creators of the economy.

Women entrepreneurs have an edge over male entrepreneurs.” Kant insisted that this is going to radically change the story of the country’s future and its approach to creating economic value. “They will outperform for several valid reasons. Women leaders in India have a better feel of the household spending patterns. They understand consumer perspective better. They have a way of building trust with customers, shareholders, etc. Also, there is a great level of diversity when women occupy top positions.”

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