Google for India 'Women Will' event LIVE: Google to invest $1 million via Google.org to help 'underserved women in India'

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As per a recently study, women-owned businesses could create 150-170 million jobs by 2030s.

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Google has also announced Google.org impact challenge for women and girls and has committed $25 million to fund the winning teams

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Google is now investing another $1 million via Google.org to help "underserved women in India"

The first initiative will be led by Nasscom foundation that will reach 1 lakh women farmers in India. Google believes this will help women farmers increase their income by 30 percent.

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Google in India has invested $20 million in funding for educational initiatives through Google.org over the last four years

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"In India, women have experienced an unemployment rate that's nearly 3 times that of men, during the pandemic."

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Google's new global Women and Girls Challenge

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Google announces global Google.org impact challenge for girls announced

As part of the inititaive Google will provide $25 million in grants to non-profit, social enterprises working towards providing equal opportunities for women in India. The initiative is aimed at helping 1 million Indian rural women to become entrepreneurs. 

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We have empowered over 30 million women across Indian rural areas, says Sundar Pichai

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Sundar Pichai is now addressing the event

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In 2015, only 1 in 10 rural internet users were women. Sanjay Gupta says, in 2021, there are 80,000+ Internet Saathis in the coutnry.

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Sanjay Gupta, Google India country head, gives a keynote speech

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The Google for India - Women Will event will be live any minute now

You can watch the event livestream here:

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Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, Ratan Tata, Smriti Irani and other will speak at the event

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Google is hosting Google for India - Women Will event in India today

On this International Women's Day 2021, Google is hosting a Google for India - Women Will event. At the event, Google says, it will be sharing its vision for bridging the online gender gap. At the event, there will also be a conversation on the rural women using tech in India - The Internet Saathis. The event is scheduled to begin at 10.30 am IST and it will be live-streamed on Google India's YouTube channel.

The event will be addressed by Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google and Alphabet, Ratan Tata, Former Chairperson, Tata Group, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women, Smriti Zubin Irani, Minister of Women and Child Development, Government of India and a few other leaders.

Speakers at the event are expected to share their vision for solving for gender equity so women can benefit from the opportunities of the digital economy.



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