Building a Social Startup with Confidence | Sairee Chahal, Founder of Sheroes

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TLDR Supporting women entrepreneurs through employment, entrepreneurship opportunities, and access to capital can have a significant impact on the country's GDP and create a powerful ecosystem for women to share experiences and resources.

Key insights

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    Confidence is key in building a social startup.
  • 💼
    Building a successful startup requires a combination of hard work, luck, and being ahead of the market.
  • 🌍
    Sheroes has created a large community of 25 million women, providing a platform where they can find advice, support, and help in different aspects of their lives.
  • 😷
    The COVID-19 pandemic served as a catalyst for starting Mahila Money, as Chahal witnessed the distress and loss faced by many families, prompting her to personally invest and provide loans to those in need.
  • 🌍
    With the potential to support 100 million women in the next five to six years, Sheroes' ecosystem has the power to create a powerful and positive change in society.
  • 💪
    Empowering women to take ownership of their own life and businesses, especially in accessing capital, is crucial for their success and financial stability.
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    Entrepreneurship is becoming more mainstream in India, which is a positive and healthy sign for the country's development.
  • 🌟
    "Persistence is the quality I value the most in a person."

Q&A

  • What is the importance of confidence in building a social startup?

    — Confidence is crucial in building a social startup as it highlights the limitless potential for women in the startup ecosystem.

  • How did Sairee Chahal start her own startup?

    — Sairee Chahal started her own startup without even knowing it was called a startup, showcasing her confidence in building her own venture.

  • What is the goal of Sheroes?

    — The goal of Sheroes is to provide employment opportunities to women who are being left out in the consumer internet technology industry and create a powerful ecosystem for women to share experiences and resources.

  • What is Mahila Money?

    — Mahila Money is an initiative that provides small loans to women micro entrepreneurs, aiming to support them and recognizing that capital is the biggest catalyst for their success.

  • Why is supporting women entrepreneurs important?

    — Supporting women entrepreneurs through employment, entrepreneurship opportunities, and access to capital can have a significant impact on the country's GDP and create a powerful ecosystem for women to share experiences and resources.

Timestamped Summary

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    00:00
    Confidence is key in building a social startup, as shown by Sairee Chahal, founder of Sheroes, who started her own venture without even knowing it was called a startup.
  • 📝
    02:02
    The speaker started Sheroes to provide employment opportunities for women in the consumer internet technology industry, after noticing the gender imbalance in her career and professional settings.
  • 📚
    04:36
    Sheroes is a platform that uses the internet to support women in various goals, with 25 million women finding a place on the platform and a helpline for relationship help.
  • 📝
    06:34
    Over three million women have benefited from Sheroes' free Counseling Service, and the company is adapting to the changing market; Mahila Money provides small loans to women micro entrepreneurs, believing that capital is the catalyst for success; My Lemonade supports women entrepreneurs by offering them capital and recognition.
  • 👩‍💼
    09:20
    Supporting women entrepreneurs through employment, entrepreneurship opportunities, and access to capital can have a significant impact on the country's GDP, as trust and community support create a powerful ecosystem for women to share experiences and resources, despite the challenges they face in their careers and personal lives.
  • 🚺
    13:15
    Women in India are increasingly turning to entrepreneurship due to the lack of corporate opportunities, and there is a need to address the untapped potential of educated, married women; implementing gender policies and budgeting can help achieve gender equality and utilize this large pool of talent.
  • 📚
    18:01
    India needs problem solvers and job creators, especially in fintech, to address the lack of financial inclusion for women, and efforts are being made to bring more women on board by digitizing the microfinance playbook and providing them with the right tools and access to capital.
  • 💪
    21:39
    Dream big, get help, and take care of yourself on your journey as a budding woman entrepreneur.
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