Google to support 1 million women entrepreneurs in rural India

Google to support 1 million women entrepreneurs in rural India

On International Women's Day, Google has announced that it will support 1 million entrepreneurs in rural India. It has also announced a $25 million fund for projects that address systemic barriers towards economic equality globally. "Today at #GoogleForIndia #WomenWill we announced a commitment to support 1M women entrepreneurs in rural India, and a $25M Google Org Impact Challenge for Women & Girls to fund projects addressing systemic barriers to economic equality globally," said CEO Sundar Pichai.

Jacqueline Fuller, President of Google Org said in a blog post that was shared by Pichai on Twitter, that if women and girls are given the resources and opportunities to turn their potential to power, it changes the trajectory of their lives as well as strengthens communities. "I've seen this play out first hand while living in India, where public health programs that put resources and decision-making in the hands of women drove much stronger outcomes for their families and villages. I've seen this in my own life, when bosses - both male and female - gave me stretch opportunities and bet on my leadership," she said.

Fuller said she was excited to join CEO Pichai to launch their Impact Challenge for Women and Girls at a Google for India Women Will event on Monday morning. Google is calling on ideas from non-profits and social organisations that are working towards economic empowerment of women and girls to create pathways to prosperity. The tech giant will provide $25 million in funding overall. Impact Challenge grantees will receive mentoring from Googlers, Ad Grants and additional support.

Even after United Nations made 'gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls' one of its Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, women and men are still on unequal footing, said Fuller, adding that these inequalities have become worse due to COVID-19. Women are almost two times more likely to lose their jobs due to COVID-19, said Fuller. In the US alone, women have lost over 5.4 million jobs, accounting to 55 per cent of the 2020 net job losses. An estimated 20 million girls are at the risk of not returning to school, she said. "Job cuts, income loss and lack of access to education will prevent the economic advancement of women and girls, particularly those from underserved communities, for generations to come. These alarming realities require swift and powerful action. We have a collective responsibility to make sure that generations of women and girls from all walks of life can live in a world where they are treated equally and reach their full potential," she said.

Google.org has given more than $55 million to non-profit organisations to support gender equity and access to opportunity. "I'm honored to stand alongside our partners from Vital Voices and Project Everyone, as well as our phenomenal panel of experts, to elevate the critical work that is happening around the world," she said.

The panel is composed of women leaders from over 15 countries with expertise in global public policy, advocacy, research, business, technology and more.

Projects that support women and girls and have bold ideas on how to transform economic opportunities for women and girls can submit ideas till April 9. The grant recipients will be announced later in the year.

Turkmenistan's gas compressor plant contributes gas supply to oil wells
Turkmenistan's gas compressor plant contributes gas supply to oil wells
Eurasian Development Bank to support hospitals construction in Kazakhstan
Eurasian Development Bank to support hospitals construction in Kazakhstan
Number of Kazakh companies increases in Turkey
Number of Kazakh companies increases in Turkey
Loading Bars
Latest
WB names amount of allocations to countries against COVID-19
Carbamide production in Azerbaijan to grow, WB forecasts
Baku Stock Exchange holds auction on placement of CBA short-term notes
Turkmenistan's gas compressor plant contributes gas supply to oil wells
Eurasian Development Bank to support hospitals construction in Kazakhstan
Number of Kazakh companies increases in Turkey
Turkey unveils volume of cargo shipment through Kocaeli port
Onion exports from Georgia up, while imports decrease
Azerbaijan's Ganja Automobile Plant looks to enter markets of EAEU, neighboring countries
TCO talks release of excess amount pollutants at Kazakhstan’s Tengiz field
Azerbaijan eyes to introduce biometric e-signature system
Verizon loses more-than-expected wireless subscribers
Pace of Turkmen industry dev’t accelerating
Volume of Azerbaijan's 1Q2021 oil export to Spain disclosed
Austria increases import of Turkish-made chemicals
Silk Way West Airlines named ‘Cargo Airline of the Year 2020’
Turkey's 1Q2021 furniture export to Austria shows increase
Turkey's furniture export to Iran up
WB says global coal prices to jump in 2021
Cost of electricity imports to Georgia increase
Iran's Jam Petrochemical Complex sees increase in sales
Ukrainian Bees Airline plans to carry out Kyiv - Tbilisi - Kyiv flights
Azerbaijani state budget receipts through State Customs Committee exceed forecasts
Israel and UK consider green travel corridor
Chanel loses European court fight in trademark dispute with Huawei
Azerbaijan records decrease in lending to communications, transport sector
US committed to help diversify economic opportunities for people of Kazakhstan
101-year-old Malaysian INA veteran honoured
Roaming tariffs to be decreased within Eastern Partnership over next 5 years – deputy minister
Kazakhstan increases exports to UK
Iran receives part of its frozen funds from S.Korea to purchase COVID-19 vaccine
Kazakh-German oil extracting JV opens tender to buy batteries
Russia played major role in stopping armed conflict in Karabakh region - Putin
Turkey reveals cargo shipment volumes via its Tekirdag port
Value of Turkish furniture imports by France increases
Turkmenistan's import of Turkish electrical goods soars
BP announces West Azeri planned maintenance program
Passenger cars manufacturing surges in volume in Kazakhstan
Iran to commission over 100 industrial enterprises in Qom Province
Turkmenistan's Turkmennebit reveals data on production, supply of gas
Uzbekneftegaz reveals prices of petrol supplied for exchange trading for Apr. 12-16
PAYSIS names conditions for effectiveness of marketplaces in Azerbaijan
Uzbekistan, Latvia expanding trade and economic co-op
Number of mortgage loans issued by Uzbek commercial banks increased
Second container train from China reaches Baku
Carbon capture capacities to see 250% increase by 2030
Austria's 1Q2021 import of Turkish cars up in value
Instagram launches feature to tackle hate speech, abuse
Armenian fascism - ugliest, most brutal of all that existed in other countries - Azerbaijani president
Emirates may need to raise cash if air travel does not pick up
We are implementing Zangazur corridor, whether Armenia wants it or not - President Aliyev
Iran reveals COVID-19 data for April 21
Azerbaijan's state budget revenues from State Tax Service exceed forecast
Turkey unveils 2M2021 volume of cargo received by Istanbul port
Uzbekneftegaz to buy synthetic zeolite via tender
German companies' 1Q2021 total capital in Turkey grows
Azerbaijan's 1Q2021 state budget spending mostly account for current costs
Production of certain goods in Iran increases
In near future, construction of new airport will be launched in Zangilan district - Azerbaijani president
I hope that draft version of master plan of city of Aghdam will be submitted by end of May - President Aliyev
Our plans are to take Armenia to international courts - President Aliyev
In general, there are plans to create about 50 agricultural estates - President of Azerbaijan
We are seeing results of work carried out in Hajigabul district - Azerbaijani president
Main goal of creating large agricultural estates - to ensure food security, says Azerbaijani president
Azerbaijani people will return to Zangazur, which was taken away from us 101 years ago - President Aliyev
Iran's economic cooperation with Pakistan to grow
Supply of electricity to liberated territories will be completed by end of this year - President Aliyev
Azerbaijan's SOFAZ discloses amount of transfers to state budget for 1Q2021
IMF says breakeven oil price for Azerbaijan to drop in 2022
Iran begins new discussions within North-South Corridor
Uzbekistan reveals COVID-19 data for April 21
Azerbaijan's 1Q2021 oil export slightly declines
Azerbaijan boosts gas exports
Amazon to let Whole Foods shoppers pay with a swipe of their palm
UAE may impose virus curbs on unvaccinated people
Georgia reports 1,310 coronavirus cases for April 21
Wix launches mobile app to expand customer base
China interested in more gas supplies from Russia
BP, Turkey agree on new transportation fee for Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan – sources
WB to support transport and logistics in Georgia
Repairs at Uzbek Mubarek plant have no impact on gas processing volume
Economy minister reveals total investments in industrialization in Azerbaijan
Iran boosts dried fruit exports
Gold price in Azerbaijan grows
Azerbaijan unveils volume of oil production from ACG, Shah Deniz fields for 1Q2021
Kazakhstan to auction off several land plots for subsoil use
President Rouhani talks Iran's Health Reform Plan
India to send 10 MT life-saving drugs to Sudan
Azerbaijan discloses 1Q2021 state budget revenues
Iran’s PMO talks about cargo movements in Dayyer port
Azerbaijan reveals 1Q2021 gas production indicators from ACG, Shah Deniz fields
Baku Higher Oil School wins Regional Petrobowl Competition
Kazakhstan's monetary base value surges
Memorandum of understanding signed between Turkmen, Kyrgyz coworking centers
Germany increases exports of locally-made goods to Kazakhstan
PM Modi’s visit to Portugal for India-EU summit called off, virtual summit on 8 May
Cabinet approves MoU between India, Bangladesh to increase cooperation in trade remedies
Uzbekistan talks increase of competitiveness of Trans-Caspian int’l transport route within Turkic Council
Bulgaria receives significant cargo permits from Georgia - Ministry
UK inflation rises to 0.7% in March as clothing and fuel prices grow
All news