"We are trying to create special schemes for women so that they may become entrepreneurs and create jobs," Bhattacharya said at the Kolkata Literary Festival here last evening.

Bhattacharya, who was speaking on 'Being Woman', said that employment had to be generated through entrepreneurship as government jobs would not be sufficient to absorb all unemployed.
Talking about her experience as a woman employee at SBI during her initial days, Bhattacharya said she had faced "unconscious discrimination" at times.

She said a lot of work was required to be done to end this discrimination and there was also a need for some affirmative action.

For example, she said SBI had decided to give sabbatical to women for two years to help them overcome their household matters.

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