TiE Global (TiE Inc.) has selected eight US-based women entrepreneurs to travel to India to lead week-long workshops for 125 emerging women entrepreneurs. A first-of-its-kind program, the All-India Road Show on Women’s Economic Empowerment through Entrepreneurship (AIRSWEEE), seeks to educate and inspire women in small cities in India about entrepreneurship as a viable and rewarding career path.

The US mentors, Ms. Seema Chaturvedi, Ms. Holly Flanagan, Ms. Komal Goyal, Ms. Trista Walker, Ms. Ann Bennett, Ms. Kanchana Raman, Ms. Kristine Quine and Ms. Gurinder Singh, bring subject-matter expertise from diverse industries and backgrounds. The mentors, from cities across the US including Santa Clara, CA, Denver, CO, Philadelphia, PA, Miami, FL, Detroit MI, and New York, NY, were selected for their proven track records in launching successful businesses and for their passion promote entrepreneurship. Each mentor contributed a unique business capability in developing program’s comprehensive curriculum. The workshop will equip aspiring women leaders with the knowledge and essential tools to unleash their ideas to create value and opportunity.

On-the-ground efforts will be supported by India-based leaders including Ms. Rita Aggarwal, Ms. Archana Surana, Ms. Zankhana Kaur, Ms. Suili Mukherjee, Ms. Hemalatha Annamalai, and Ms. Shravya Reddy.

Commenting on the project launch, Ms. Seema Chaturvedi, Chairwoman of Project AIRSWEEE, noted, “We were overwhelmed by the phenomenal response from women leaders interested in paying it forward by sharing their time and experiences to inspire a new generation of women entrepreneurs.”

Mr. Vijay Menon, Executive Director of TiE Global observed, “TiE Global is uniquely positioned to leverage its vast global network to support the efforts of the US mentors to accomplish the mission of Project AIRSWEE and create the multiplier effect.”

TiE Global, with funding from the US Mission in India, US Department of State, will conduct workshops in five cities in India from February 21, 2017 to March 9, 2017. The cities include Coimbatore, Warangal, Jaipur, Nagpur and Durgapur.

About TiE Global (TiE Inc.). TiE Global is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of fostering entrepreneurship globally with nearly 12,500 members, including over 2,600 charter members in 63 affiliate chapters across 19 countries.

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