About Us

Udyogini was set up to co-ordinate and facilitate management training for grassroots women’s groups for the World Bank Institute-funded Women’s Enterprise Management Training Outreach Program (WEMTOP). This was a three-year participatory action-learning project aimed at developing an appropriate curriculum and visual-based training materials on micro enterprise management to build capacity in NGOs to do enterprise as well as to train women at the grassroots to manage enterprises.

Vision

Foster gender equality by improving socio - economic status of women to fully participate in decision making in domestic and public spheres.

Mission

Provide customized quality business development services to enable women to enhance their income, access better education and health services for their children with a special focus on girls.

Governing Body

  • Ms. Rita Sengupta (Chair)
  • Mr. Arvind Kumar Malik (Secretary Ex-officio and CEO)
  • Ms. Kajri Misra (Member)
  • Ms. Sumita Ghose (Member)
  • Dr Preetam Khandelwal (Member)
  • Ms. Varsha Mehta (Member)
  • Mr. Ujjal Ganguly (Member)

History

In 1992, Udyogini was created to coordinate and facilitate management training for grassroots women groups for the World Bank Institute funded Women’s Enterprise Management training Outreach Programme (WEMTOP). The mandate of Udyogini was to provide management training to NGO staff in the training of Enterprise Support Teams (TEST) who then trained women producers in Grassroots Management.

Our Team

We at Udyogini are a team of professionals with varied skills and experience in fields of Management, Economics, Agriculture, Social Work, and Information Technology. The team is an eclectic mix of young and seasoned professionals with a wide array of functional expertise and domain exposures. The team members are engaged in conducting direct field implementation and supporting local level institutions, carrying assignments related with evaluation and studies, providing training...

Anita Sen Memorial Award

The ethos of Udyogini is a fundamental belief in women’s empowerment and capacity to be leaders. The Anita Sen Memorial Award is given annually to disadvantaged women who have overcome odds to build an enterprise that is of direct benefit to them, and have consistently displayed the ideals of Anita Sen, in whose memory the Award was instituted. Anita was Udyogini’s Program Coordinator when she died in a rail accident, in September 2002 on her way back from Udyogini’s program area in Orissa.

Services

Skill & Entrepreneurship Training

The Skill and Enterprise Training (SET) helps to build Knowledge, attitude, aptitude...Read more...

Business Counseling

Udyogini provides business counseling services to its internal and external stakeholders...Read more...

Market Linkages

Udyogini provides market linkage support for understanding the 4Ps...Read more...

Financial Linkages

Financial linkages for enterprises through a range of opportunities is explored by Udyogini and implemented..Read more...

Institution Building

Udyogini supports the grassroot stakeholders to build community institutions comprising entirely...Read more...

Social Security

Udyogini understands that while engaging women in entrepreneurial activity it is important to provide social...Read more...

Our Work

Work Summary

No. of States 4
No. of Districts 13
No. of Blocks 37
No. of Villages 1210
No. of Women Producers 53776
No. of children supported as part of ecosystem 5302
No. of VLSCs 176
No. of Women Entrepreneurs 4687
No. of Women WEGs 1110
No. of Women BDSPs 299

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Our Approach

Providing business services to engage rural women in products and service based enterprises that have high market potential, realistic investments and require optimum skills. Business services identified from value chain analysis of selected enterprises are provided to women to engage and scale up the enterprises. In later stages producers are enabled to form and strengthen producer institutions to efficiently manage backend and forward operations for the enterprises.

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Udyogini strives for developing models for inclusion of poor women works in remote regions. Its vision is for a society where women are self-reliant and in control over their lives. Udyogini has successfully implemented models (for women-focused value chains) that have been indigenously developed. However the process to scale up...

Be part of a team that believes in empowering women by making her socially and economically strong. We also give credence to the fact that the increase in economic status enables women to participate in decision making in domestic and public sphere. Come and join us in this movement of bringing change in the lives of poor and marginalized women in the rural India.

Udyogini strives for developing models for inclusion of poor women works in remote regions. Its vision is for a society where women are self-reliant and in control over their lives. Udyogini has successfully implemented models (for women-focused value chains) that have been indigenously developed. However the process to scale up

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Contact Us

Udyogini, 3B, 2nd Floor Arjun Nagar, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi-110029, India Phone: +91-11-26168061 Email: mail@udyogini.org