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Empowerment is a journey towards realizing the mandate of equality provided by the constitution of India. It is a process to realize the full potential of women to access opportunities, resources and choices with the freedom of decision making both within and outside the home. The present study focuses on how a hand in hand approach of women collectives create economic inclusion. In this regard it is particularly important to identify the factors that influence the desired outcome of economic empowerment among women and the degree of their influence on the business decision making. An attempt was made to understand how individual and collective empowerment influence the overall empowerment. The data collected was analyzed by a multivariate analysis technique (Factor Analysis) reducing the factors and their degree of correlation on individual and collective empowerment. The key factors which contributed for collective empowerment are collective voice and group cohesiveness leading to individual empowerment. The study shows an interesting finding indicating positive and significant relationship between collective empowerment (.465**) and individual empowerment. Individual empowerment has a positive and significant correlation between entrepreneurial instinct (.459**) and collective empowerment (.521**) has positive and significant correlation with entrepreneurial average but on the contrary collective empowerment has a negative and significant correlation with economic decisions (.-117*) rejecting the hypothesis and supporting the statement saying that mentoring and sponsoring will help to increase the capacity of the women who are working in the collectives. Multiple regression analysis was conducted to observe the dependency of collective empowerment and various potential predictors and created a (WEPEG) model for the Capacity building(CB) leading to greater participation and front-end engagement in better decision-making power and transformative action.
Empowerment' as a vehicle for poverty reduction is becoming critical factor for success, leading to development across the nations. As a strategic approach building the capacity of women from bottom up approach with the existing community resources. Although it is acknowledged across that enterprise development is a crucial element in the process of economic development. Building the enterprise activities at the grass roots by the women groups will enhance their economic standards. The purpose of this paper is to explore the economic enhancement standards of women formed as a collective group by a sample WEE 'Chain analysis. As a case, based approach few Self-Help Groups (SHGs) running their businesses in the state of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are considered. The