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