Role of Family-Business in Women EmpowermentAuthor : Sowjanya S. Shetty. M and V. Basil Hans
Volume 8 No.2 April-June 2019 pp 30-34
Family is central to the founding of society and society completes nation. Family enterprise is an influential element in commencing and nourishing socio-economic development. Family enterprise has been active around the world for centuries and also accounts for a large share of economic activity in the contemporary period. No nation, society and family can bourgeon and be prosperous if women, who represent half of the human force, are not treated equally. In many parts of India, the participation of women in decision making is inexcusably low, and they are marginalized and play a secondary role. Gender equality and women empowerment are essential for the development and wellbeing of family, society and to a nation. Gender inequality in India is because of the existence of the patriarchal structure of the family system. Empowerment of women must be accomplished at all levels to enable them to make decisions about themselves and also family matters. Education is believed to be one of the most fundamental components of Empowerment. Education enables women to have an analytical and scientific approach and recognize the realities around them. This paper is an attempt to discuss the role of family business in the empowerment of women, identifying the role of education as a reliable energy booster for the development and empowerment of women in a developing country like India.
Education, Empowerment, Family Business, Gender Inequality, Women Entrepreneurs
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