HDFC Bank has recently announced the launch of a mentoring programme ‘SmartUp Unnati’, under which senior women leaders from HDFC Bank with expertise spanning domains will mentor women entrepreneurs in helping them achieve their goals over the next one year. ‘SmartUp Unnati’, which is available only to the existing customers, targets more than 3,000 women entrepreneurs associated with the bank’s SmartUp programme.
Smita Bhagat, country head, government & institutional business, e-commerce and start-up banking, HDFC Bank stated, “We firmly believe in providing equal opportunity and have facilitated women’s empowerment over the years.”
She added, “In the start-up ecosystem, women entrepreneurs are often faced with challenges unique to them. We believe HDFC Bank’s ‘SmartUp Unnati’ is the perfect platform for them to benefit from the experience of our women leaders. It will provide them access to mentorship, expand their vision, and enable them to scale up their businesses by widening their horizons.”