While the Summit is open to any woman or gender, we’re especially interested in convening female founders, CEOs, executives, and entrepreneurs. This gathering might be the place for you if:
You’re seeking to build a community of peers who can help you take your business or role to the next level
You go to work to make a difference, not just to earn a paycheck
You believe that, in the right hands and with the right intentions, business can be a powerful force for good in the world
You reflect often on how to be a more effective, authentic, and empowering leader
You enjoy nerding out about the nitty-gritty of running a successful and sustainable business
You care about equality, justice, freedom, and wellbeing for all communities and ecosystems
You’re often forging your own path through what sometimes feels like an uncharted territory
You believe in the power of human-centered workplaces to create both stronger businesses and healthier communities
You’re not afraid to look in the mirror and do the hard internal work needed to be the change you want to see in the world
You’re open to connecting with and learning from a community of liked-minded achievers
" Be among the doers and the dreamers who turn ambition into reality, know their purpose, reimagine their communities, and rise to their highest potential while lifting others along the way. Join us and together let’s own the future. "
Prepare to be inspired by an unprecedented lineup of enterpreneurs, on and off the stage.They'll share their stories-and lessons learned along the way-about defying the odds and reinventing business their own way.
Surround yourself with savvy female business leaders with diverse backgrounds, passions, and pursuits for a day of dynamic exchanges and innovative business ideas.They 'll have you energized and empowered to build a thriving business and life.
Have your most-pressing business challenges, concerns, and questions addressed in this open forum.You will receive practical advice, feasible solutions, and innovative ideas on how to fund,launch and grow business from veteran enterpreneurs.
Surround yourself with and meet like-minded individuals.
Participate in a mixed-agenda format conducive for connecting, creating, learning and sharing.
Listen to veteran entrepreneurs share their successes and struggles.
Have your most-pressing business challenges, concerns, and questions discussed in an open forum.
Receive practical advice, feasible solutions, and innovative ideas to work into your business strategy.
Hear from seasoned business owners, entrepreneurs, and experts during informative panel discussions.
Discover what it really takes to build a thriving, profitable business.
Identify growth strategies, business opportunities, and resources for your entrepreneurial venture.
Uncover steps to expand your company in the midst of economic challenges
Obtain valuable resources and services from handpicked exhibitors and business organizations.
Continue conversing and connecting with your peers.
Delighted to express his happiness on the WEA Summit, under the leadership of Dr. T Vasantha Lakshmi and it has enabled a platform for women entrepreneurs to sharpen their skills and knowledge base. I hope the event make better, bigger and bolder avenues to the women entrepreneurs with the support of MSME and other stakeholders. I extend special thanks to Dr. T Vasantha Lakshmi for her dynamic leadership initiative through WEA-India and wish same spirit to go head in future.
Shri Birendra Singh,
Hon’ble Minister of Steel, Government of India
Glad that WEA –India organized a Women Entrepreneur Summit on August 09, 2017. The Summit brought together women leaders, entrepreneurs, professionals, women executives and students aspiring be entrepreneurs to discuss the strategies for tuning according to the business environment.
My special appreciations to of Dr. T. Vasantha Lakshmi, who is architecture of the event and I recognize the good initiatives undertaken by her through WEA-India. The Government of India will encourage similar efforts and my earnest desire to create awareness about the benefits of the Government schemes to the women at large in such summits and ensure more women to invest their potential in MSME sector.
I once again extend my wishes and greetings to of Dr. T Vasantha Lakshmi.
Shri Kalraj Mishra
Hon’ble Minister for Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India
Happy to express regards to Dr. T Vasantha Lakshmi, Chairperson of WEA-India for organization of a well structured event of Women Entrepreneurs summit. Empowerment of Women in all fields is very high agenda of the Government of India and to that effect the government has taken several initiatives. I presume that the WES 2017 will partner in achieving the mission of the government in empowering the women in all spheres. I compliment of Dr. T Vasantha Lakshmi for her initiative and efforts in organizing WES 2017.
Shri HariBhai Parathibhai Chowdary,
Hon’ble Minister for MSME, Government of India
I am pleased that WEA - India under the leadership of of Dr. T Vasantha Lakshmi, organizing WES 2017 aimed at providing recognition to women entrepreneurs with information, education and counseling. I am happy that WES 2017 is to applause that the summit is also intended to provide a platform to help them grow, network and be mentored with a focus on national building. I convey my best greeting to all organizers.
Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar,
Hon’ble Minister of State for Finance, Government of India
I am delighted that WEA – India under the chairwomanship of Dr. T Vasantha Lakshmi taken an initiative of organizing WES 2017 to facilitate women entrepreneurs in India. The platform definitely provides an opportunity to learn from, and be inspired by, globally recognized women. The presentations and discussions certainly focus on today’s daunting challenges and take maximum advantages.
My best wishes to of Dr. T Vasantha Lakshmi and her team.
Shri Vijaya Kumar, Director,
Government of India MSME