ABOUT THE PROGRAM

14% of Indian researchers in STEAM fields are women, while the global average is 28.4%. Encouragement of girls to pursue and sustain careers in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) has gained worldwide attention. Further, even if women do pursue STEM fields, due to cultural and traditional impositions in a country such as India, women tend to face barriers to sustain their career paths. As a result of the disparity in these fields, a study revealed a startling statistic - 81% of Indian women in STEM perceive gender bias in performance evaluations.

 

Since its inception, WE Hub has witnessed this disparity first-hand – a low rate of women entrepreneurs and women in the workforce in these fields. In this light WE Hub has recognised the need to increase the pool of Women in STEAM fields. A recent survey concludes that perceptions of working in STEAM fields are built at an early level (from the ages of 12 – 19). There is an apparent need to sensitise and encourage school students on opportunities in the fields of STEAM.

 

Program Objective: Creating awareness on STEAM careers and engaging students with hands-on, real-world activities to ignite interest in STEAM fields

HOW WE HELP OUR ENTERPRISES

Our work is primarily in the fields of providing access to technical, financial, government and policy support required to enterprise, scale up and accelerate with global market access, to all women entrepreneurs in the country

Business Acceleration Training

Mentorship

Access To Network

Facilitating Credit Linkages

Product Market Fit

Increased Market Linkages

Enabling Statutory Compliances

Sector Exposure Visit

OUTCOMES

70%

of our enterprises have increased the stage of enterprise

85%

of our enterprises have formally registered their organisations by procuring an Udyog Aadhar Certification

40%

of our enterprises have recorded an increase in their employee numbers

45%

of our enterprises have been able to receive access to finances through credit linkages to the extent of Rs.1.22 crores