Since the first wave of women empowerment hit in 1950 across India, this concept has been gaining huge momentum. Women empowerment has never been about just offering equal rights to women, but also about ensuring that they are intrinsic and equitable partners in the workforce. Women’s empowerment and their status plays a crucial role in the population stabilization in India. In the last decade, multiple organizations have emerged who have acknowledged the importance of this concept and are working towards empowering women by providing resources for earning, creating opportunities, medium for expression and much more.
Here is the list of platforms that are continuously working towards the upliftment of women in India:
India’s largest user-generated content platform for women has recently completed 10 years. Momspresso allows women to express themselves through text and video across 10 languages on a safe platform. The finely-brewed content on Momspresso offers support to moms across the country, not just parents but also in their lives as wives, daughters, and – most importantly – as women! It provides answers to moms on all their parenting queries, while also acting as a catalyst for self-discovery and as an engine for them to reinvent their own identities along the way. Momspresso has also launched, Supports Groups – India’s first anonymous social network for women to initiate conversations about lesser talked about topics such as single motherhood, sex & intimacy, depression and more have created a safe space for women.
OTIPY (by Crofarm)
Otipy is a social commerce venture by Crofarm, currently operating in Delhi/NCR and empowering more than 1000 women homemakers and professionals in the post-COVID era. Founded by Mr. Varun Khurana to strengthen the supply chain of fresh produce (vegetables and fruits) in India, this platform launched in February 2020, offers an opportunity to earn up to INR 1 Lac per month by collaborating with the platform and creating a WhatsApp group. Today Deepa Singh, whose art business was hit due to pandemic has regained her confidence after collaborating with Otipy and has become an entrepreneur, powered by WhatsApp. These stories underline Otipy’s commitment to empowering Indian women through collaborative opportunities and well-paid jobs.
It is a women’s community platform, offering support, resources, opportunities and interactions. Members can discuss health, careers, relationships and share their life stories, achievements and moments. The app also offers a dedicated helpline where community members can talk to counselors on all aspects of their growth journeys. It is a platform for fashion, health, lifestyle, relationships, career and news. Here Women can share their life story with the other members in a safe environment.
A firm supporter of equality for all, UrbanClap is recognized as the fastest-growing startup in India. Most importantly, it is a mobile marketplace for local household services that provides equal and exciting opportunities for all women. Through this platform, women can monetize their skills and knowledge by offering classes, training sessions or guidance to interested candidates and also get paid for it. It also helps individuals in terms of leveraging their skill sets and creating wonderful business opportunities from it. In the month of January, 2020, UrbanClap entered into a partnership with Electronics Sector Skill Council of India (ESSCI) to empower professional and improve skills training services. Under the MoU, ESSCI would support UrbanClap to setup an effective and efficient ecosystem for developing and imparting outcome-oriented skills to its professionals. As per this partnership, the professionals would undergo a six-day training program prior to their onboarding, helping them gain knowledge in a particular domain and helping them to upskill. The training module is aligned with the NSQF defined by the NSDC. This MoU is focused on UrbanClap’s model of empowering professionals to deliver the best services to customers at home.
Meesho is an Indian-origin social commerce platform. The platform has enabled women from all over India to become independent by starting their own business. You too can join the platform and kick start your entrepreneurial journey now. It enables small businesses and individuals to start their online stores via social channels such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram etc. All you need is an internet connection and a desktop or mobile device. Meesho, India’s best money earning app trusted by over 1 crore resellers across the country.