SEW
Social Entrepreneurship for Women

Knowledge Enhancement Workshop Series
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An initiative by the U.S. Consulate General-Hyderabad

Aimed at providing opportunities to familiarize young women with the nuances of social entrepreneurship

The U.S. Consulate General supports the empowerment of women through various measures, including social entrepreneurship. Though Hyderabad offers several avenues for young entrepreneurs, it has limited facilities to assist youth interested in social entrepreneurship, specifically young women. For want of adequate support, women – particularly from the underserved communities – who are interested in pursuing careers in social entrepreneurship find it difficult to emerge as successful social entrepreneurs.

Social Entrepreneurship for women (SEW) is an initiative by the U.S. Consulate General- Hyderabad Office is aimed at providing opportunities to familiarize young women with the nuances of social entrepreneurship thus empowering aspiring young women with the tools and skills to follow their own social entrepreneurial endeavors. The SEW project was awarded to KIIT University for the period of one year (30/09/2017-30/09/2018).

  1. Support the empowerment of women by providing social entrepreneurial skills and mentoring opportunities to encourage women to pursue further education and career paths in social entrepreneurship.
  2. Promote the understanding of social entrepreneurship among women college students and aspiring young women entrepreneurs.
  3. Strengthen people-to-people ties between the United States and India by facilitating the exchange of ideas, experiences, knowledge, and methods of teaching social entrepreneurship to women college students between the two countries.

To develop a curriculum on social entrepreneurship and then implement a series of workshops for 600+ women college students to introduce them to social entrepreneurship and provide them with the tools and skills to initiate their own social entrepreneurial endeavors.

  • The entire program which ran across 3 states and touched 10 tier-II cities
  • The workshops were conducted in 12 colleges which had a total outreach Impact of 743 women students across the various educational domains of arts, science, and commerce across the graduate and postgraduate level.
  • The 24 ideas were selected and provided with an additional two days of mentoring from the experts and connected to various funding programs.

Activity Workflow

The entire program was divided into 3 parts which were:
Content Development
  • Designing the curriculum
  • Produce teaching and learning materials
  • Design Resources for the series of two-day workshops
  • Case studies of both successful and unsuccessful social enterprise initiatives,
  • A database of study material on social entrepreneurship in India and the United States,
  • Virtual sessions with social entrepreneurs based in both India and the United States
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List of Idea Winners

View the winners from the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha

D.K. Government College

Nellore, Andhra Pradesh

SPMVV

Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

KISS

Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Government Degree College

Karimnagar, Telangana

Ravenshaw University

Odisha

Media Coverages

THE AMAZING SLIDESHOW ADDON!
SEW Workshop Series at Sri Padmavati Mahila VisvaVidyalayam
thehansindia.com
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THE AMAZING SLIDESHOW ADDON!
SEW Workshop Series at TSWRDC, Nalgonda & Kakatiya College, Warangal
Sakshi
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THE AMAZING SLIDESHOW ADDON!
SEW Workshop Series at Sri Padmavati Mahila VisvaVidyalayam
thehansindia.com
epaper
THE AMAZING SLIDESHOW ADDON!
SEW Workshop Series at TSWRDC, Nalgonda & Kakatiya College, Warangal
Sakshi
epaper