Words by Tess Becker
Women around the world are finally receiving the opportunities that they deserve, and a subset of Google in India is helping provide resources to women trying to become entrepreneurs.
As part of the launch of the US Strategy on Global Women's Economic Security, Google India has committed to mentoring 1 million Indian women entrepreneurs.
The Security is being run by Secretary of State Antony Blinken and was created to help women around the world.
“At the alliance's launch, Google India committed to mentoring 1 million Indian women entrepreneurs; we're working with other partners to increase that number. That would have a remarkable impact,” said Blinken.
Speaking on the alignment of US and Indian work toward women's empowerment, Blinken spoke on wanting to expand the work.
“We're working to both create and also, as appropriate, replicate efforts like the US-India Alliance for Women's Economic Empowerment. That connects the private sector and civil society to provide Indian women with technical skills and networking opportunities to help them grow their businesses.”
As a whole, the program, with partners like Google is working to provide women a forum to learn and grow in the workforce around the world.
“Closing the gender gap in the workforce by 2025, as you've heard, would add up to USD 28 trillion to the global economy,” Blinken said. “Especially at a time when we are working to recover from COVID, deal with the impact of climate, address the many conflicts that are also holding back the global economy, that contribution is more vital than ever.”