Women’s Day 2021: Turning The Covid-19 Crisis Into An Opportunity
International Women's Day. (Image: BloombergQuint)

Women’s Day 2021: Turning The Covid-19 Crisis Into An Opportunity

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As the coronavirus pandemic forced salary cuts and job losses, particularly shrinking the already low labour participation rate for women even further, a few of them turned this into an opportunity.

Multiple surveys have indicated that while employment among men is moving back to pre-Covid levels rapidly, for women it has been a slow climb.

On the International Women’s Day, BloombergQuint spoke with five women who have turned entrepreneurs during these trying times either to support families or to pursue their passion.

  • Megha Sharma started selling home-made snacks after her tutorial classes shut down.

  • Rakhi Gupta turned her hobby of making chocolates into a business after her husband’s business took a hit.

  • Sadhana Anvekar started a catering service to provide home-cooked meals to people during the lockdown, along with supporting her family financially.

  • Arpna Singh set up a plant nursery at home and sold online to help increase family income.

  • Vasundhara Patni tapped the digital route to sell cosmetics.

Watch the full video here to know more about their journey...

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