This paper addresses the role of socioeconomic and environmental factors involved in Women leading
the Entrepreneurial activity in the Non Government Organisations. It seeks to provide an idea-bank for
potential entrepreneurs in this sector as it may be the logical career choice in the third millennium. This
paper highlights the critical success factors that relate to building, nurturing, and sustenance of a NGO.
It brings out the importance of role of the family, role models, passion for the cause, education and
relentless dedication that contribute to the success of women as social entrepreneurs.
R. R. Iyer, “Women entrepreneurs in the NGO sector in India”, 2005.