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Valedictory Function – 7th Mar 2019
A valedictory function wasorganized to felicitate the winners of the Ideation competition and give away the certificates to the registered members of CWE for their active participation in the activities of CWE during the year. The Principal and Advisor of CWE, Dr. Gidwani told the young members, “In this competitive job market entrepreneurship isthe best career option that can be explored by you young students. Despite all challenges in the field of entrepreneurship, don’t give up! Keep trying and work passionately. Success will follow you!” The students were felicitated by the Principal and the Coordinator of BBA & BSc Mrs. Stella Ambrose.
Centre for Women Entrepreneurship (CWE)- Awareness Talk
An awareness talk was given by Dr. Rama Venkatachalam and Mrs. Abhradita Chatterjee Nahvi on the Centre for Women Entrepreneurship (CWE) to the members of the Student Development Cell during the Nirbhay Kanya Abhiyan programme held from 17th to19th January 2019. The focus of the talk was on the aims and objectives of the centre, its role in promoting the entrepreneurial skills and talents of the students, and the effort taken in creating a conducive entrepreneurial ecosystem through its various activities and initiatives.
CWE Ideation-Final Round 05th Jan 2019
With increased enthusiasm and competitive spirit, the shortlisted students of the final round of the ideation contest made interesting and innovative presentations of their business ideas. This round focused on taking their business ideas to the next level, by exploring the practical aspects of setting up a business venture. The students were required to do extensive research on the various nuances of setting up a business viz. costing, marketing, branding, competition, advertisement, pricing etc. Mrs. Aparna Thadani a Chartered Accountant turned entrepreneur, and Ms. Vanita N the founder of Make Magic events were the esteemed judges for the competition. The wide range of business plans put forth by the students not only focussed on the vested motive of making money but also had certain concerns towards the environment which is the need of the hour.
CWE Mira Bazaar 2018
Mira Bazaar is the annual event of St. Mira’s College for Girls that provides a platform for students to showcase their entrepreneurial skills. It is an initiative by the Centre for Women’s Entrepreneurship (CWE). The Centre seeks to achieve the spirit of entrepreneurship through educational programs, events, activities and research. Connecting theory with practice, the aim is to infuse Entrepreneurial thought and action through co-curricular activities and Mira Bazaar is one such activity.
This year, the event was organised on 17th December. The chief guests of the event were Ms. Gauri Dholepatil & Ms. Noopur Pawar, organizers of Kalagram Exhibitions. The judges of the event were Ms. Shweta Shah, founder of Red Heart Company along with Ms.Vanita Naraindas, founder of Make Magic Events. The enthusiasm and energy of the young and passionate students could be felt in the atmosphere. The bazaar aimed at inculcating a practical mind-set and creative expression of business plans & provided all the stall holders with realistic business experience.
There were 50 stalls in the bazaar that showcased a wide range of commodities from food items like the Bihari litti chokha, chaat, biscuit pizza, fries, pav- bhaji and others to clothing items like lehengas & services like hair styling and henna art. The Green Club stall gained maximum popularity having a jumble sale of pre-owned clothes. This year the bazaar saw the participation of various NGOs like Ishanya Foundation, Deep Griha Society, Prayatna Foundation & Help Life Foundation where products made by the underprivileged part of society were on sale.
This was an endeavour to establish a platform for enriching, nurturing and raising women of substance with a strong sense of independence, not only in a way of living but also in leading. The inclusion of NGOs leagues the students' passion and determination with the strength of all the feminine voices seeking support.
The bazaar gathered a huge crowd of over 1700 visitors. The bazaar proved to be a grand success with all the students motivated by stock clearance & profit. The event ended on a high note with the commitment of a bigger and better event next year in praise of the entrepreneurial spirit.
Workshop - ‘Entrepreneurs are Made not Born’
A workshop entitled ‘Entrepreneurs are Made not Born’ was conducted by an erudite professor, Mr. Vishal Shah & his team from the MIDAS Institute- that fosters entrepreneurship development with the Centre for Women’s Entrepreneurship (CWE) on 27th November 2018. The workshop revealed the essentials to assemble an entrepreneurial venture; and entrepreneurship as a way of living. Students were informed of ways to keep themselves away from following the “herd mentality.” They were made aware of unforeseen pitfalls in the journey of becoming an entrepreneur. He emphasised the challenges as well as the steps to be followed from the initial stage. New concepts of effectuation and tools to measure entrepreneurial skills among the students were made known to the girls.
Ideation - CWE Activity
Ideas and creativity are the essence of any business in today's times. Based on nurturing young women in the entrepreneurial field, the Centre for Women Entrepreneurship of St. Mira's College organized a poster making competition, 'Ideation', for their students. Mrs. Sabiha Fazalbhoy, the entrepreneurship development guide at the Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies was invited as an evaluator for the competition.
This initiative aimed at encouraging the spark amongst young learners and refining their creative ideas. Various business designs showcased steps towards an improved standard of living for us today. Projects addressing not only environmental needs but also designs of evolved luxurious products were conceptualized and presented. Theplans reflected high professionalism and realism through articulate visual representation on posters.
The entrepreneurship training in form of a competition established its objective of educating students on creating value for commodities and identifying needs in the market. Commendable teamwork and spirit led to brilliant performances by all students, making it tough to select just one winner. This activity provided a framework for strengthening the application process of entrepreneurial ideas and defining a foundation for the girls to build on.
Inaugural Talk - Centre for Women Entrepreneurship
The Inaugural Talk for the Centre for Women Entrepreneurship (CWE) was delivered by a young and inspiring entrepreneur Ms. Bhargavi Chhabra, on 24th July 2018. Ms. Chhabra runs a successful tiffin service- BruCo’s, which she described as not only her business but also her dream, of cooking for people, realised. She explained the importance, to an entrepreneur, of developing one’s passion into a business. As a young entrepreneur, she could connect with the students very well, with her unique style of sharing her experiences with anecdotes and wit. Explaining her life as an entrepreneur, she best distinguished the do’s & don’ts for any business at the initial stage. “Every business is profitable, as long as you believe in yourself,” she said, emphasising the need for self-belief and an optimistic approach. The girls were also given insights into the various nuances of running a business.