Kudumbashree's Mahila Mall received Best Entrepreneur Award constituted by Kerala State Women Development Corporation. Smt. K.K Shailaja, Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Government of Kerala handed over the award to Smt. Vijaya at the function held at Nishagandhi Auditorium, Thiruvananthapuram on 8 March 2019.
Mahila Mall was launched by Kudumbashree Kozhikode Corporation CDS on 24 November 2018. The Mahilla Mall, run entirely by women is a unique project in the country, which is started by ten women of Unity Group under Kudumbashree Mission in an area of over 36,000 sqft. Mahila Mall, located at Wayanad road near Mavoor Road Junction is claimed to be first of its kind venture in the country. Apart from Kudumbashree workers and groups, women societies and private entrepreneurs had hired space in the mall. 85 percent of the shops are owned by Kudumbashree groups while 15 percent are owned by private women entrepreneurs and other women collectives. Mahila Mallhas 6 floors and out of that the 4th floor is allocated for women related offices and agencies while the rooftop is an open air food court. The Mall is designed for the women and is run by the women. All the shops in the mall have been sold out. The Mahila Mall project is executed with the support of Kozhikode Kudumbashree District Mission and it will also help women entrepreneurs to showcase their output in handicraft, fashion designing travel, tourism etc.
Apart from Kudumbashree workers and groups, women societies and private entrepreneurs had hired space in the mall. The Mahila Mall provides direct employment to 250 women and indirect employment to 500 women. The mall has 79 shops including health clubs, martial arts centres, spa, skill training centres, food courts, textile shops,etc.
Mahila Mall provides an opportunity to small entrepreneurs to promote their business with the concept of Micro Bazar inside the Mahila Mall, which is one of the main attractions of the Kudumbashree Mall. There are a total of 24 micro bazaars which will offer customers home-made items manufactured by Kudumbashree entrepreneurs. The timing of Mahila Mall on week days will be from 10 AM to 10 PM and on weekends, the closing time will be extended till 11 PM. 79 ventures in the mall will be directly run by Kudumbashree entrepreneurs. The mall has 2 lift and the area is under 24 hour CCTV surveillance and good parking facility also provided near to the premise. The Mahila Mall is an icon of women’s empowerment achieved by Kudumbashree Mission.