GES 2017 Live Updates: 'Women don't just build businesses, we build nations,' Lerato Motsamai
The concluding day at the Global Entrepreneurial Summit will shortly begin with a Masterclass on 'The City that Never Sleeps: Cities of Tomorrow'.
The second day at GES saw eminent personalities attending various sessions and speaking on issues revolving around women empowerment, women entrepreneurship, skill training among others.
The morning plenary session opened with Cherie Blair, Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, CBE, QC; Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director and CEO, ICICI Bank, Limited; Karen Quintos, Chief Customer Officer, Dell EMC and Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President of the United States speaking on women entrepreneurship.
At #GES2017 today discussing the importance of workforce development and skills training. Together, we can ensure our societies are prepared for the future of work, provide equal opportunity for women, create jobs, and establish a more prosperous and stable world. ?? pic.twitter.com/HcCmLRbYut— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) November 29, 2017
Personalities like Actress Aditi Rao Hydari, Producer/Director Ronnie Srewvala, Tennis Champion Sania Mirza, Rajya Sabha MP Dr Subhash Chandra, Celebrity Chef Vikas Khanna, Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar and Cricketer Mithali Raj attended the event.
Ivanka Trump visited Hyderabad's Golconda Fort later in the day.
#Hyderabad is an extraordinary city that highlights India’s rich culture and history. Visiting the beautiful #GolcondaFort today was a real treat for this history and photography enthusiast. Thank you @jontyhyd for this educational tour!#IncredibleIndia pic.twitter.com/infabKZRnr— Ken Juster (@USAmbIndia) November 29, 2017
'The City that Never Sleeps: Cities of Tomorrow' session in progress at GES 2017.
GIST Catalyst Pitch Competition is now in progress.
'Effectively Using Traditional and Social Media' Masterclass ends.
'E-Commerce as a Critical Tool in Scaling Entrepreneurship' session concludes.
GES closing plenary session to begin shortly. Mark Green, Administrator, USAID to speak.
GIST Catalyst Pitch Competition concludes. Closing plenary session to begin shortly.
Closing Plenary Session begins.
A power-packed panel speaks at the closing session of GES 2017.
Closing plenary session panellists - Dipali Goenka, CEO and Joint-Managing Director, Welspun India Limited; Kristina Perkin Davison, Co-founder and Managing Partner, iEurope Capital; Lerato Motsamai, Founder and CEO, Google Lerato; Manish Sabharwal - Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, TeamLease and Mark Green, Administrator, USAID.
The summit saw the vibrancy of women entrepreneurs - Mark Green
This is the time for women entrepreneurs, as they rise. we all rise - Mark Green
CEO of NITI Aayog, Mr Amitabh Kant moderates the closing plenary session.
Women's participation in the Indian workforce has dropped from 31% to 18% in the last 25 years - Manish Sabharwal
We don't have a problem with lack of jobs, we don't have desirable wages. The solution can be self-employment and it is fraught with challenges - Manish
We need formalisation, urbanisation, industrialisation and human capital. We need to fix our schools and colleges - Manish
We need to identify the problems faced by women and apply tool to resolve - Mark Green
Lerato identifies the importance of mathematics in 21st-century education. 'Whether in finances or in IT, maths will play a vital role,' she notes.
We have to do a better job at providing education to women all over the world - Mark
We must listen to all voices, from every part of the community - Mark
We need to focus on education, health, nutrition in India. We need to focus on all states and districts of India, it is not about a branding campaign. We must ensure better livelihood to women - Mr Kant
Creating role-models and mentors in communities is important to get rid of stigmas - Dipali
It is important for women to get into the economy, contribute more to the GDP and men to take up roles traditionally played exclusively by women - Mr Kant
The problems that women usually face is because of discrimination, soft discrimination from men - Mark
Sister-to-sister mentorship is important. A woman entrepreneur must speak to another, they can share challenges, solutions - Mark
Women in India are outperforming men at every competitive examination - Mr Kant
The closing plenary session concludes.