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GES2017 : I arrived in Hyderabad, India in the evening. Even in the obscurity of darkness, I could make out the brightly colored signs welcoming delegates to the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). With the significant time difference, I was very much awake and ready to take on the coming week.

Leading up to the summit, I met with with the leaders of various female-led enterprises – from a technology company to a women’s empowerment organization. This year’s theme at GES was “Women First; Prosperity for All” – championing the notion that the economic empowerment of women not only advances individual lives but transforms communities and nations.

Alongside two local graduate students and alumni of a U.S. State Department exchange programs, we began by visiting the Shaheen Women Resource & Welfare Association. Founded in 2002, the organization works tirelessly in Hyderabad to address gender inequity for women who come from under-served or marginalized communities. Shaheen provides a wide-range of programming from vocational training to legal counsel to leadership development. Read more

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GES2017 : I arrived in Hyderabad, India in the evening. Even in the obscurity of darkness, I could make out the brightly colored signs welcoming delegates to the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). With the significant time difference, I was very much awake and ready to take on the coming week.

Leading up to the summit, I met with with the leaders of various female-led enterprises – from a technology company to a women’s empowerment organization. This year’s theme at GES was “Women First; Prosperity for All” – championing the notion that the economic empowerment of women not only advances individual lives but transforms communities and nations.

Alongside two local graduate students and alumni of a U.S. State Department exchange programs, we began by visiting the Shaheen Women Resource & Welfare Association. Founded in 2002, the organization works tirelessly in Hyderabad to address gender inequity for women who come from under-served or marginalized communities. Shaheen provides a wide-range of programming from vocational training to legal counsel to leadership development.