The first edition of the Women’s Summit has been organized by TiE Coimbatore and EDII-TN. Women’s Summit 2019 is to be an experience filled with inspiration, learning and networking where the best minds in the business will share their triumphs and tribulations.

This event is focussed on identifying, nurturing and mentoring Women Entrepreneurs and the aspiring ones, in the hope to encourage them to forge their own paths to economic, professional and personal success. Women’s Summit 2019 is a daylong event that will take place on the 29th of August, 2019 at Taj Vivanta, Coimbatore.

The event will be presided by Mr K Rajamani IAS, Collector of Coimbatore and the inaugural address will be by the Director of EDII, Mr S Nagarajan IAS. The key note address will be delivered by Mr. Arunachalam Muruganandam, the well-known social entrepreneur who revolutionised women-hygiene.

The other luminaries lined up for delivering addresses are Ms Vanitha Mohan, Chairperson, PRICOL Ltd, Mr CK Kumaravel, Co-Founder & CEO, Naturals, Ms Vijayalakshmi Rao, Mentor and Independent Consultant. There is a panel discussion that features Additional Director, EDII, Ms RV Shajeevana, Rural Entrepreneur Ms Kalpana, Founder Naturals, Ms Veena, Advocate, Ms Sadhana and CEO, Amphere Vehicles, Ms. Hemalatha Annamalai and moderated by the Director of Shanti Ashram, Ms Kezevino Aram

The book titled “Becoming a woman entrepreneur’ authored by B Krishnamurthy and Dr Malar Mathi, will be released as part of the event.

“This is the first time that TiE Coimbatore is organising such a summit along with TN - EDII to reach out to aspiring women entrepreneurs in the state. This is a major step to give fillip to the empowerment of women in line with the national development agenda and start-up India initiatives. TiE continues to nurture, mentor and educate start-ups and scale-ups” – says Ms Hemalatha Annamalai President, TiE Coimbatore.

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Additional Director

Ms.R.V.Shajeevana Additional Director EDII – TN says that,

"EDII-TN has been working to help and improve the startups and entrepreneurs in Tamil Nadu. In the recent years the focus has been on women entrepreneurs to develop ways to help them various avenues. We congratulate TiE Coimbatore for organising this women exclusive event. We believe that Women's Summit 2019 will be a good platform to facilitate our goal in furthering women entreprenureship."

The event is sponsored by EDII-TN, Naturals, Ampere Scooters and FASO. An Ampere Zeal Scooter will be awarded to a lucky participant. Women who participate in this event will be mentored for next level of growth through various TiE programs continuously and they will present their growth story in the next Women Summit.

TiE was founded in 1992 by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, & senior professionals. There are currently more than 12,000 members and over 1,800 charter members in 61 chapters in 12 countries. EDII-TN is the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute of the Government of Tamil Nadu. Established in 2001, is an apex organisation in the field of entrepreneurship education and self-employment promotion in the state of Tamil Nadu.


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