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Internet removing gender bias in business

Internet removing gender bias in business: Alibaba.com




Kolkata: Indian women entrepreneurs are successfully leveraging the power of internet to challenge the world of male-dominated business, a report said on Friday.
     
"E-commerce provides women in business a flexible, accessible and cost-effective channel to overcome traditional male-dominated boundaries and explore business prospects beyond conventional channels," said a study by world's largest e-commerce portal Alibaba.com
     
Site analytics data from the China-based B2B portal suggest that the share of female entrepreneurs in India is showing a healthy growth of 71 per cent year-on-year basis.
     
The 'Global Gender Gap Report 2011' compiled by the World Economic Forum had ranked India at the 131st position in the list for economic participation and opportunity of women among 135 countries.
     
"We are seeing this trend gradually changing. There are several instances of women entrepreneurs performing exceedingly well in India. The internet provides limitless opportunities to entrepreneurs to meet their aspirations," Sandeep Deshpande, Country General Manger at Alibaba.com India told reporters.
     
When asked as to what industry do women entrepreneurs prefer, he said that there is no clear trend.
     
"They vary from machinery to jewellery, just like their male counterparts. What most entrepreneurs share with us, however, is that they do what they love," Deshpande said.(ZEE BIZ)