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Goldman Sachs, ISB mentor women entrepreneurs

The big cities have been covered and the roll-out in tier-II towns has begun. The aim is to reach out to 1,100 women by the end of 2013

The small and medium enterprise sector in India is set to undergo a transformation, as women increasingly take to entrepreneurship. And realising the need to upgrade their managerial skills to accomplish the multi-tasking required of a small-scale entrepreneur, women entrepreneurs are also taking the help of mentoring programmes from B-schools and marquee names in the business world. Shweta Patil’s Shweta Engineers Private Limited, based in Pune, specialises in the manufacture of crank shafts — typically a male-dominated business. She has increased her revenue from Rs 4.2 million ...