Impact of Self-Help Groups on Self, Social Awareness and Economic Empowerment of Women Entrepreneurs of Coimbatore District
Nimisha. M1, Dharmaraj Arumugam2

1Nimisha.M, Ph.D Research Scholar, Department of Management, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Dharmaraj Arumugam, Associate Professor, Department of Management Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.

Manuscript received on 18 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 June 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 June 2019 | PP: 1007-1014 | Volume-8 Issue-5, June 2019 | Retrieval Number: E7076068519/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: For years and even now it is the battle of genders. If a research is carried out to find out the job which needs utmost dedication with perfection and sacrifice with no rest then it would prove to be a woman and an entrepreneur. When these two super powers join together to prove to the society, then it becomes extraordinary and are called woman entrepreneur. The study aims to understand the impact of SHGs in the economic empowerment and self, social awareness among the women entrepreneurs of Coimbatore district. Women are involved in small scale entrepreneurship programs with the help of SHGs and through these they are economically empowered and attain status in their family and community which lead to an improvement in self and social awareness. The study is based on primary data collected through interview schedule from a total of 100 women animators of Self Help groups in Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu. Percentage analysis, ANOVA test and Friedman ranking have been applied for the study.
Keywords: Economic Empowerment, Self and Social Awareness, SHGs, Women Empowerment, Women Entrepreneurship.

Scope of the Article: Social Sciences