Women Spirit Wins: A Case Study of Patricia Narayan – Director, Sandeepha Chain of Restaurants
7 Pages Posted: 5 Jan 2018
Date Written: January 1, 2018
“If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle.” ― Frederick Douglass
In our society women places an important and respectable part. In past, women's efforts were not awarded but now they are modifying and becoming challenge for the society. To be independent they have started showing interest in their own business. They are coming with product and innovatory ideas and starting the small and medium enterprises with their hard work and with sheer dedication they are changing the conception of society. Women empowerment is a commitment and developing strategy which gives sensory to identifying women's contribution and their knowledge as the first step. To enhance their self-respect and status women requires social support to battle their sense of inefficiency and fear. If taken positively, every struggle contains the the seed of growth and opportunity. The Struggle is when you refuse to give up and keep taking consistent actions amidst odds and hurdles, regardless of failures and disappointments. Patricia Narayan, the winner of ‘Ficci Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2010’ award, is a burning example of how to take advantages of hard times instead of being used and controlled by them and how to evolve through difficulties that lead you to the road of accomplishment – from battling against helplessness, getting rid of failed marriage and drug addict and abusive husband, and taking care of two small kids, she not only managed to pursue he passion but also laid the foundation of success on it by establishing the chain of restaurants. Her success wasn’t a magic or miracle that happened overnight, it actually took her 30 years to be a successful entrepreneur.
Keywords: Innovatory ideas, small and medium enterprises, Women Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Sandeepha Chain of Restaurants
JEL Classification: D0, O0, O1, O3
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