Women Entrepreneurs: Tough Gets Going
During the recent budget announcement, interim finance minister Piyush Goyal announced that India has become the second-largest hub of startups globally. Although it is a matter of pride, a gender imbalance scenario here takes away the joy. India currently houses around 39000 startups but less than 10 per cent of these have founders as women. Reports over time have revealed that there is gender inequality within the areas of science, technology, engineering, and medicine (STEM). While women have been entering STEM fields in increasing numbers, there still remain large disparities in specific sub-fields. Against all odds, many women have started their own ventures in the field of life sciences and related healthcare sectors. BioSpectrum has compiled profiles of 26 such achievers who have successfully developed startups in the above mentioned fields in the past 6 years.
The BioSpectrum India edition was launched in March 2003 and is India's first comprehensive biotech business monthly magazine. It provides comprehensive coverage of the exciting happenings in life sciences, which include BioPharma, BioAgriculture, BioInformatics, BioIndustrial, BioSuppliers and BioServices and show cases the emerging Indian entrepreneurships in biotech industry. In a short time BioSpectrum has emerged as the most preferred platform to engage the life sciences industry in India and Asia Pacific. It is also widely accepted by research and academia community. Top key policy makers in the Central and state government use the magazine as a platform to reach out the Indian Biotech Industry. BioSpectrum has columns by Indian's top policy makers, biotechnology professionals, scientists and NGOs. Readers of BioSpectrum are from among the key Policy Makers, Key Executives and the Influencer's in Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Companies, Research Heads of Clinical Research, Clinical Trials and Contract Mfg Organizations, Educational Institutes, Consultants, Fund Managers etc