Abstract—The entrepreneurship of women is considered to be an effective instrument to the economic development and empowerment of women. The Self Help Groups is considered to be institutional innovation that fosters empowerment of economically and socially deprived women. This paper discusses the differences between women in other forms of enterprises and the Self Help Groups, and attempts to identify the strength of these two forms of enterprising in empowering women.
Index Terms—Empowerment, enterprise differentiation, entrepreneurship, self help groups.
G. S. Nachimuthu is with Anna University of Technology, Chennai (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
B. Gunatharan is with Anna University of Technology, Coimbatore (email: email@example.com).
Cite: Geetha Sulur Nachimuthu and Barani Gunatharan , "Empowering Women through Entrepreneurship: A study in Tamil Nadu, India ," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 143 -147, 2012.