TiE Global Launches TiE Women; Raises $70,000 During Two Days of TGS4

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TiE Global, one of the world’s largest not-for-profit organizations, announced the launch of TiE Women to promote women entrepreneurs across its 61 chapters globally. The initiative kick-started with a fundraiser of $70,000, contributed by TiE Charter Members during the two-day event on Nov. 14-15, 2019, in New Delhi, India. 

Launching the initiative, Nitin Rai, Chairperson, TiE Global, noted, ”I’m excited to see the launch of TiE Women. Women represent the greatest opportunity for our ecosystem to make a huge impact globally. 50-50 gender parity will be the norm in the TiE Global ecosystem and not the exception.”

The vision and goal of TiE Women is to “Embrace.Engage.Empower” women entrepreneurs across the globe – irrespective of the size, origin, interests, standing and background of the enterprise. This will be done through sustainable and easy-to-adopt programming that will track the entire entrepreneurial journey with measurable metrics.

Hemalatha Annamalai, Founder, Ampere Vehicles Ltd., and President TiE Coimbatore, will be the Chair for TiE Women. Highlighting the need for the program, she said, “We need to empower women by providing them a safe space to receive mentoring and develop their skills and knowledge. The program will culminate in an annual mega event where these women will showcase their successes and get access to funding.

Dharti Desai, Vice President, TiE New York and Vice-Chair TiE Women, stated, “We are leveraging our global footprints and building upon the rich ethos of TiE. The foundation of its values and beliefs are well understood globally and the visible outcomes are constantly evolving. We would now like to encourage more women to participate in this process with measurable metrics and due governance.”

TiE Women’s program approach will build upon best practices from local chapters’ women-centric initiatives. This will specifically result in capacity building; increased networking, knowledge-sharing, and visibility and a ‘safe space’ for women entrepreneurs to learn without inhibitions and judgment. This will also maximize the potential of women business leaders to receive funding to grow their enterprises.

About TiE Global

TiE Global, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship around the world. It has a presence in 61 cities across 14 countries. TiE strives to inspire entrepreneurs through mentoring, networking, education, incubating and funding programs and activities. With nearly 2000+ events organized by chapters each year, TiE brings together the entrepreneurial.

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.tie.org and http://women.tie.org or write to Aparna Mishra - aparna@tie.org.

Source: TiE Global

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