New Delhi: Women today have come a long way since those medieval times when they were only restricted to household works and meant for producing children. Be it politics, science, sports or even start-ups, women have proved their mettle across the board and exhibited skills everywhere.
And it's heart-warming to have a day that appreciates the efforts and achievements of women.
From self-defence classes to marketing support to women entrepreneurs, some of the start-ups and e-commerce companies are celebrating Women's Day in their own way.
Paytm: The well known e-commerce shopping website are backing women entrepreneurs who have gone digital on its platform. The company has invited women sellers from across India to interact with their senior management to support women entrepreneurs in the country and participate in online growth.
Sudhanshu Gupta, vice-president, Paytm, said, "We plan to invest Rs 15 crore in the next few months behind these initiatives." Also the invited entrepreneurs will share their success stories.
Snapdeal: Snapdeal and FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) have joined together and signed an MOU to kick-start the 'Women Entrepreneurship (WE) in e-commerce' initiative. Through this, Snapdeal and FICCI FLO will allow digital enclosure for 4,000 women entrepreneurs and artisans, associated to FICCI FLO across 15 locations in India. Snapdeal and FICCI FLO will work together to educate and empower these entrepreneurs to grow their businesses.
Also, Snapdeal will also give access to its intuitive Seller Panel, allowing the women entrepreneurs to manage inventory and orders on their mobile phones. This will be further strengthened by the swift 'click, upload, and sell' feature on the Shopo App, Snapdeal's C2C platform.
Amazon: The e-commerce giant has announced the launch of first-of its-kind women-only outlets for delivering products. This initiative will start in Thiruvananthapuram and then in Chennai and then rest of the country.
Amazon said that this is aimed to empower women and transforming their lives. These women-only centres will deliver packages within a radius of two-three km on two-wheelers.
Shopclues: This online marketplace this year celebrates the day focusing on women's safety. It has organised workshops to encourage self-defence, and has tied up with NGOs to organise women-centric sessions such as health talks and safety exercises.