NITI Aayog to launch the Fourth Edition of Women Transforming India Awards

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New Delhi, August 8, 2019 : The NITI Aayog will launch the Fourth Edition of Women Transforming India (WTI) Awardsin the capital tomorrow on9 August 2019. Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO NITI Aayog,Ms. Renata Lok-Dessallien, UN Coordinator in India and partners of Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) will be present during the launch.

TheWomen Transforming India (WTI) Awards is being organized in collaboration with the United Nations to recognize women entrepreneurs from across India. This year’s theme is‘Women and Entrepreneurship’, in continuation of the theme for WTI Awards 2018.

Nominations for the awards will be opened immediately after the launch. WhatsApp has collaborated with NITI Aayog for WTI Awards 2019 and will be providing support amounting to US$100,000 to the award winners.

The Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) is a Government of India initiative by NITI Aayog to promote and support aspiring as well as established women entrepreneurs in India, assist and handhold them in their journey from starting to scaling up and expanding their ventures.

It has more than 5,000 women entrepreneurs registered on the platform, more than 30 partners and, hascommitted funding of more than US$10mn for these startups.