Jointly Organised by

Women Studies Centre


Catalyst, (Entrepreneurship Development Cell), School of Management Studies

Cochin University of Science and Technology

Dates: 27th - 29th September, 2020

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We live in an era where the entrepreneurial school of thought has transformed from “Entrepreneurs are born” to that of “Entrepreneurs are made”. We have heard about the success stories of entrepreneurs and the unprecedented Covid season has literally toppled many of them and they are struggling to extend their runways.

Despite the gender gap in the realm of entrepreneurship, there are many women founders, creating and holding the fire, who have outperformed their male counterparts.  Breaking through the glass ceiling, they are able to rise over the challenges and inspired many leaving an indelible impact.

Entrepreneurial success could be gauged on how brilliant the idea is, how well one could interfere in the execution, how could the idea transform the whole world. But there is a story of perseverance, hardships and risk taking that could actually make it happen.  We present before you thriving female entrepreneurs who have bridged the gap between idea to action with determination, zeal and grit fighting against all odds.

The Women Studies Centre of CUSAT along with ‘Catalyst’ the Entrepreneurship Club of School of Management Studies, CUSAT  is initiating a discussion on the topic “Entrepreneurial Pursuits in the She Domain” through a National Webinar to discuss the success stories of women entrepreneurs and the challenges faced by them in their career path. The webinar extends to 3 days 27th to 29th September 2020, at 4.30 to 5.30 PM (IST). The inaugural session starts at 3.30 PM on 27th September (Sunday).


Dr. T. N Seema

Executive Vice-Chairperson
Haritha Keralam Mission

Ms. Sarika Agarwal

Managing Director, Food Safety Works
Bengaluru, Karnataka

Dr. Suja Karthika

Founder and Chief Trainer
Exceller Training, Kochi

Smt. Roopa George

Director, Asian Kitchen at Tokyobay, Cochin


DAY 1 27th September 2020, Sunday (3.30 PM to 5.30 PM)

3.30 PM : Introductory Remarks & Welcome

Prof. Dr. K. Ajitha

Prof. Dr. D. Mavooth


3.40 PM : Inauguration

Dr. V. Meera


3.45 PM : Felicitation

Prof. (Dr.) S.M Sunoj


3.50 – 4.30 PM : Key Note Speaker

Entrepreneurship for Women Empowerment at the Bottom of the Pyramid : Experiences at the grassroots

Dr. T. N Seema


4.30 – 5.30 PM : Technical Session 1

Ms. Sarika Agarwal

DAY 2 28th September 2020, Sunday (4.30 PM to 5.30 PM)

4.30 – 5.30 PM : Technical Session 2

Dr. Suja Karthika

DAY 3 29th September 2020, Sunday (4.30 PM to 5.30 PM)

4.30 – 5.30 PM : Technical Session 3

Smt. Roopa George


Concluding Note

Dr. Sangeetha K Prathap


Dr Baby P.K
Director of Students Welfare, CUSAT
Dr. Sangeetha K Prathap
Assistant Professor, & Faculty Coordinator, Catalyst, CUSAT, School of Management Studies, CUSAT
Dr. Devi Soumyaja
Assistant Professor, School of Management Studies, CUSAT
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