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GES 2017 Live Updates: 'Women don't just build businesses, we build nations,' Lerato Motsamai

WION Web Team Hyderabad, Telangana, India Nov 30, 2017, 03.32 AM (IST)

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The concluding day at the Global Entrepreneurial Summit will shortly begin with a Masterclass on 'The City that Never Sleeps: Cities of Tomorrow'.

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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. 

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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. 




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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. 



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Ivanka Trump visited Hyderabad's Golconda Fort later in the day.



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'The City that Never Sleeps: Cities of Tomorrow' session in progress at GES 2017. 




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GIST Catalyst Pitch Competition is now in progress. 

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'Effectively Using Traditional and Social Media' Masterclass ends. 

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'E-Commerce as a Critical Tool in Scaling Entrepreneurship' session concludes. 

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GES closing plenary session to begin shortly. Mark Green, Administrator, USAID to speak. 

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GIST Catalyst Pitch Competition concludes. Closing plenary session to begin shortly. 

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Closing Plenary Session begins.

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A power-packed panel speaks at the closing session of GES 2017. 

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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. 

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The summit saw the vibrancy of women entrepreneurs - Mark Green

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This is the time for women entrepreneurs, as they rise. we all rise - Mark Green

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CEO of NITI Aayog, Mr Amitabh Kant moderates the closing plenary session. 

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All women are fighting for the same causes. Women don't just build businesses, we build nations - Lerato



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Women's participation in the Indian workforce has dropped from 31% to 18% in the last 25 years - Manish Sabharwal

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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

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We need formalisation, urbanisation, industrialisation and human capital. We need to fix our schools and colleges - Manish

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We need to identify the problems faced by women and apply tool to resolve - Mark Green

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Lerato identifies the importance of mathematics in 21st-century education. 'Whether in finances or in IT, maths will play a vital role,' she notes. 

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We have to do a better job at providing education to women all over the world - Mark 

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We must listen to all voices, from every part of the community - Mark

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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

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Creating role-models and mentors in communities is important to get rid of stigmas - Dipali 

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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

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The problems that women usually face is because of discrimination, soft discrimination from men - Mark 

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Sister-to-sister mentorship is important. A woman entrepreneur must speak to another, they can share challenges, solutions - Mark 

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Women in India are outperforming men at every competitive examination - Mr Kant 

2017-11-30 17:30:00

The closing plenary session concludes. 

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