Women entrepreneurship is becoming significantly a progressive economic practice in India. It plays a prominent role in economic development through commercialisation of new ideas. Today, women entrepreneurs account for upto a third of all businesses operations in the formal economy worldwide. This research makes a significant contribution to an in depth understanding of, how the women are making efforts and exhibiting their capabilities for national economic development and for their own enhanced living standards by taking part in various economic activities. The study was carried out as a field study in chittoor district and personal interviews were carried out with women entrepreneurs to collect the case studies through a structured case - study tool. The case studies revealed that there is a substantial improvement in overall status of women in the family and they succeeded to prove their abilities as entrepreneurs.
Keywords: Entrepreneurship; Women; Economic Development; Decision Making Corresponding Author
: N. Rajani, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Home science, Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam (Women's University) Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh 517502, India