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Google India announces support to 1 million women entrepreneurs in rural India

On Monday, Google announced that the company will support 1 million women entrepreneurs in rural India.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai offered a grant worth 25 million dollars to fund projects.

This will help in addressing systematic barriers to economic equality across the world. The funds will go to organizations in India and around the world.

These organizations are working to advance women and girls’ economic empowerment and create pathways to prosperity.

Moreover, the company said it will accept applications from teams worldwide up to April 9.

Through the new platform Women Will, it aims to proffer form of community support, mentor-ship, and accelerator programme for women.

Further, the new platform is available in English and Hindi, especially for aspiring women entrepreneurs.

Meanwhile, the company will work with 2,000 Internet Saathis, a Google for India initiative in partnership with Tata Trusts.

The plan is to assist other women in gaining from this resource before beginning their entrepreneurial journey.

In fact, the company is also planning to raise $500,000 fund to NASSCOM Foundation via their philanthropic arm.

In fact, the ultimate goal is to facilitate 100,000 women agriculture workers with digital and financial literacy training in the six states.

This includes Bihar, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh respectively.

Moving forward, NASSCOM Foundation is also working on setting up a helpline. This will help women agriculture workers to make calls and get further counselling on their entrepreneurship related queries.


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