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NITI Aayog launches 4th edition of Women Transforming India Awards

NITI Aayog launched fourth edition of Women Transforming India (WTI) Awards. Nominations for the awards will be opened immediately after the launch. The theme for this year’s award is ‘Women and Entrepreneurship’, in continuation of the theme for WTI Awards 2018. WhatsApp has collaborated with NITI Aayog for WTI Awards 2019 and will be providing support amounting to US $100,000 to award winners. Nominations for the awards will be opened immediately after the launch

About Women Transforming India (WTI) Award

It is being organized annually by NITI Aayog in collaboration with United Nations to recognize women entrepreneurs from across India. It has been launched under Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP). It aims to recognise and celebrate stories of exemplary women from all over India.

Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP)

It is initiative of NITI Aayog to promote and support aspiring as well as established women entrepreneurs in India. It aims to assist and handhold these women entrepreneurs in their journey from starting to scaling up and expanding their ventures.

Objectives:

(i) To transform the entrepreneurial ecosystem for women entrepreneurs in the country.

(ii) To become one-stop resource centre for Indian women entrepreneurs.

(iii) Provide single platform for meeting and working in collaboration for various stakeholders in the entrepreneurial space.

Partner Organisations of WEP: It has more than 5,000 women entrepreneurs registered on its platform, more than 30 partners and, has committed funding of more than US$10mn for these startups. Google, UN India Business Forum, SIDBI, NIC, NASSCOM, CRISIL, WEE Foundation, SEWA bank, MannDeshi Foundation etc. are the partners.