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).