Gender-responsive procurement is the selection of services, goods and civil works that considers their impact on gender equality and women’s empowerment. Gender-responsive procurement encourages implementation of inclusive processes that endorse supplier diversity, thereby offering a significant socio-economic change for women on a global scale.
Step 1: Collect requirement through our personalized dataroom- Collate the requirements and divide in categories and provide seamless tech- enabled platform for effective tracking.
Step 2: Match with our existing women database- Based on the categories, match with the relavent women from our community.
Step 3: Conduct Vendor Meet- Conduct vendor meet to connect the vendor with the companies.
Step 4: Create and share impact report- Create and share about revenue created and families impacted through our impact report.
Step 5: Get direct entry to Womennovator's Annual Gender Responsive Procurement Awards- Be a part of our annual Gender Responsive Procurement Awards and showcase it in your annual impact report.
Yes and No. We have women to find to buy from. We also wish to set up industries. You’ll have to guarantee to buy them.
PSUs like NTPC, IOCL and Gail vendor list reached out to women who supplied them.
There will be different strata's, few may have a capability, few may not. First, we will start will small and office supplies, and then move to bigger and more important procurement areas.
What we target to achieve is few hundreds of multimillion women owned business and this is the beginning.
The following are must haves for applying for
An identified problem statement
Ideation and early-stage startup
Strong research and background
Passionate about it
There are various factors which are taken into consideration while selecting a candidate.
We want all women to apply who think their business is:
Have a revenue model
Pitch deck/Pitch video
Existing partnerships/collaborations (if any)
Profitable and sustainable business model
Step 1: The candidate has to go to womennovators.com > Click Incubation page > Apply.
Step 2: Completed forms shall receive online Interaction slot link with our leaders on their email
Step 3: Selected Women shall get final online interview slots
Step 4: Selection in Cohort announcements
Step 5: Congratulation mail and pre-incubation/acceleration meet
Step 6: Start of 10-14 week incubation/acceleration program
Incubation (10 weeks): Hardworking ladies who are at the Ideation stage to setting up and scale up stage are eligible to take the most benefits out of our incubation program to learn and get mentored by the best in the industry
Acceleration (14 weeks): The program is for women who are in their growth/scale-up stage and want to accelerate their startup/business. They will receive guidance and mentorship in various areas of their business venture.
Vision and Objective
Business Vision and Pitch
Strategic Business Planning
Branding and Design
Business Analysis and Strategy alignment
PR and Communication
Media Branding and way ahead
Intellectual property rights
Strategy for Startups
Government Schemes and support
A company with special social goals that support its main objective is referred to as a social enterprise or social business. The revenues from social companies are mostly used to finance charitable initiatives. Social enterprises aim to maximize profits while maximizing benefits to society and the environment.
Womennovator acceleration program is designed to help women entrepreneurs grow and scale-up their business. Primarily we help them in the specific areas of their business where they are facing issues. Additionally, we provide mentorship support, pitch support, knowledge sharing with experts and demo days. The idea is to make their business scale-up from the current stage.
To support start up from a minimum viable concept stage to an investible pitch deck through a structured pathway by creating a compelling value proposition, sustainable business model, financial stability, validated MVP
Womennovator incubation program is designed to help women who are in the early stage and ideation stage of their startups and have passion and vision to grow their business. Womennovator will help in providing them with advisory and administrative support, along with mentorship and get exposed to a huge network of industry experts. Our primary objective is to produce successful and financially viable businesses that can survive on their own.
Below is the following categories
1. Entrepreneurs : a) Micro Entrepreneur b) Small Entrepreneur c) Medium Entrepreneur
3. Social Activists. 4) Public choice, on the basis of number of people liked your video.
Once you apply for Women Faces, you need to prepare a 60 Second Pitch in which you will cover mostly about the work you do and what support you expect from Womennovator. Once the same is submitted, you shall be invited to present yourself in our WE Pitch Events where jury members will judge you on the basis of predefined criterias.
Jury Members is one of our stakeholders who are either Industry Leaders, CEOs, Directors, Startup Owners and Government Representatives. They act as a jury for pitching events (WE Pitch) and sometimes as Brand Ambassador and Mentors
Following are the benefits for our Key Stakeholders
1. Ease of Access to our Networking Events, Summits and Conclaves
2. Opportunity to earn verified title in Womennovator
3. Free listing of your product and services on our Ecommerce Platform (WE Mark)
4. Concession on pursuing courses on our Learning Management Portal/System (LMS)
5. Access to Government Schemes and Projects related to Entrepreneurship Programme
Community Leaders and influencers are those who are committed to support grassroot level of women by providing them resources and appropriate training and helping them to grow their business and sustain. They can either represent CITY or SECTOR.
Following are the stakeholders in Womennovator
Jury Members/ Mentors
Women Faces ( As selected during WE Pitch competition for awards)
Womennovator is the flagship program of Gvriksh (Not for profit society registered under section 12
AA (Section 80G ) of the income tax act. ). Gvriksh is also registered with Darpan ( Niti Aayog ),
which has been actively working for women entrepreneurs to help them achieve their ultimate goal
and in other fields such as water, sanitation, hygiene, health, education, project designing and
strategy development in the social development sector.
Established in 2013 , Womennovator is a Virtual incubator for women supporting Women across the
globe and celebrates the triumph stories & records of passionate women who dared to innovate the
world and honor them with awards and recognition. It is a Global Virtual Incubator for women
supporting Women entrepreneurs in scaling operations domestically and internationally and
creating distribution networks, Women leaders/ Professionals to be Directors, or become job
creators and Women community leaders to be policy change-maker.