How our employees are working to break the bias in India

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a fundamental part of our DNA at Colt. The global pandemic impacted the economies everywhere, however, India was particularly hard hit with the largest drop in the country’s GDP in their history.

Our CSR and Network 25 teams in India felt the need to help the community, and in partnership with NGO Pure India Trust, they launched their Women Entrepreneurship Project.

This project was set up with the aim to encourage women to start their own businesses across Bengaluru and Gurgaon and provide them with the support they need from branding to up-skilling.

This initiative has enabled women to “break the bias” – which is this year’s International Women’s Day theme – contributing towards economic development, growth, and employment creation, and generating a sense of empowerment and self-fulfilment. In the past year, the Women’s Entrepreneurship Project has:

  • Received over 1,000 applications from women wanting to start businesses
  • Opened 184 shops across Bengaluru and Gurgaon
  • Conducted seven Capacity Building workshops with around 150 women Entrepreneurs across Bengaluru and Gurgaon

The team are on track to hit their goal of helping launch 200 shops by the end of March 2022.

If you’re interested, learn more about Corporate Social Responsibility at Colt.

Charlotte Greenwood

15 March 2022

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