Women can Archive Everything , Believe in Yourself

Women can Archive Everything , Believe in Yourself

Interesting Statistics on Female Entrepreneurs in India:

About 58% of the female entrepreneurs were in the age range of 20-30 when they started out.

Nearly 73% of them report revenue of approximately Rs 10 lakhs in a financial year.

Almost 57% of these women started out solo, i.e., without any other member.

About 35% of the women had a co-founder.

Roughly 71% of the Indian female entrepreneurs employ five people or less.

List of successful female entrepreneurs in India

Women around the world have achieved wonders. They not only run successful businesses but also take care of their families. There is nothing more powerful than a determined and confident woman. The day you decide to follow your dreams, that day you will start seeing your dreams turn into a reality. All you have to do is believe in yourself and take those first few steps. 

1.Shradha Sharma

Founder of: YourStory

Founded in: 2008

Shradha Sharma, Founder of YourStory

Shradha Sharma, Founder of YourStory

Shradha was at the peak of her career while working with famous news media houses like the Times of India and CNBC in Mumbai. During that 

period, she interacted with many entrepreneurs and got to know about their success stories.

Her idea to feature these entrepreneurs was rejected by several channels. She figured out that there were millions of stories storming around but no platform to cover them. She decided to create an online portal to provide a platform for featuring such stories.

YourStory was launched in 2008 and has 70,000+ stories on its website today. Shradha Sharma leads a team of 100+ people who offer content in 11 local languages. The motive is to share the roller coaster of emotions an entrepreneur goes through.

She was awarded the L’Oreal Paris Femina Award and was included in the list of the world’s Top 500 LinkedIn Influencers. Shradha is one of the most successful and influential female entrepreneurs in India.

2.Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Founder of: Biocon

Founded in: 1978

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Founder of Biocon

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Founder of Biocon

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is one of the most revered female entrepreneurs in India. She is a billionaire entrepreneur of India, who is hailed to be the founder and Executive Chairman of the popular Bangalore-based biotechnology company, Biocon. Kiran Shaw is responsible for the growth and the large-scale expansion that Biocon has seen to date, and it is her belief in "affordable innovation" that was the key here.

She had previously worked at the United Breweries and has also broken many stereotypes there as well, after expanding into biopharmaceuticals. After completing her graduation from Bangalore University, Shaw went to study brewing at Ballarat College, Melbourne University and topped in her classes, coming out successfully with a master's brewer degree in 1975.    

3.Malika Sadani

Founder of: The Moms Co.

Founded in: 2016

Malika Sadani, Founder of The Moms Co.

Malika Sadani, Founder of The Moms Co.

A banker-turned-entrepreneur, Malika Sadani is the founder and CEO of The Moms Co., a leading homegrown brand for toxin-free, natural, and effective products for pre and postnatal care, babies, and conscious consumers seeking personal care solutions.

It was when Sadani had her first child and moved back to India from the UK that she experienced difficulties in finding chemical-free, quality products in the country. There was a huge gap in the baby-care market that was yet to be addressed.

With The Moms Co., she has embarked on a mission to help mothers in India and across the world make safe choices for themselves and their loved ones. The team works with experts from around the globe and even though it's a native brand, all the products under The Moms Co. have Australian certifications.

4.Ankita Gaba

Founder of: Social Samosa

Founded in: 2011

Ankita Gaba, Founder of Social Samosa

Ankita Gaba, Founder of Social Samosa

Ankita Gaba is a consultant, lecturer, entrepreneur, and media strategist known for her multitasking prowess. She co-founded Social Samosa in 2011 however she left the company in 2015 to start another venture.

Born on 4 April 1985, she hails from Mumbai. Ankita Gaba won "The Social Media Entrepreneur of the Year Award" by Wat Awards in the year 2013. Her first venture was Superchooha, one of the first social media agencies in India.

5.Akanksha Anshu

Founder of: Refundme.in

Founded in: 2012

Akanksha Anshu, Founder of Refundme.in

Akanksha Anshu, Founder of Refundme.in

Akanksha Anshu is the founder of refundme.in. Refundme.in offers a platform to travellers where they can easily claim compensation in the case of unfavourable circumstances such as flight delay, flight cancellation, overbooking, denied boarding, and so on. She is tech-savvy, a visionary, entrepreneur, and the founder of 3 successful ventures. She comes from an enterprise technology background, holds an engineering degree, and has managed various roles from IT services to business development for the international market.

Through refundme.in, she has given suggestions to the government and the efforts have helped the government revise the Air Passenger Charter Act. Akanksha Anshu has been featured by many media platforms like ETWealth, BW Disrupt, Business Insider and more for her contributions to the Aviation Industry.

Akanksha has expertise in technology, marketing, and automation. She has been mentoring various startups for their IT infrastructure and strategic planning. Besides consultancy, she is a traveller, storyteller, and motivational speaker. So far, she has been a speaker at various events where she has presented her ideas on distinct topics—technology, entrepreneurship, IT automation, motivation, and web security.

6. Chitra Gurnani Daga

Founder of: Thrillophilia

Founded in: 2009

Chitra Gurnani Daga, Co-founder and CEO of Thrillophilia 

Chitra Gurnani Daga, Co-founder and CEO of Thrillophilia

Chitra Gurnani and her husband, Abhishek Daga, started Thrillophilia in 2009. 

The venture was a manifestation of their passion for travelling. Thrillophilia is a travel company that provides the best local experiences and assures its customers of a trip they will cherish forever. Her aim is to make the people of India aware of the marvellous travel spots and tourist destinations within the country.

Chitra Gurnani hails from Bangalore. She has an MBA degree in Marketing from the Indian School of Business. Chitra previously worked at SAP and Infosys as a software engineer. She is focusing on building an organization that adds value to its customers and employees instead of solely focusing on revenue.

7.Meena Bindra - Biba

Meena Bindra is a live example of how 'Age does not define anything'. She started her business when she was 39 years old. This tells us that it is never too late to follow your dream. Meena Bindra is the founder of Biba, India's largest readymade ethnic wear brand. It went from Rs. 8000 loan to Rs. 600 crore venture. Meena started in small bits by getting fabric and a tailor, selling some pieces, earning a profit, and then doing it all over again. Her story tells us that having confidence in yourself and your ideas can bring a big change in your life. To increase your confidence, you can enroll in a free online course on personality development and build a good first impression. 

8.Nina Lekhi - Baggit

Nina Lekhi can inspire every woman today. She faced comments on her by society on her intelligence and character. At the age of 17, she worked in a retail industry where she learned about business. Those learnings brought the desire in her to become an entrepreneur one day. She was doubted at every step, but she believed in her passion. She started with Rs.7000 in 1985 with a small store in Mumbai. The small store has now become a brand with over 700 employees and huge profits. She has shown all women that no matter how tough the road ahead is, a positive outlook is all that you need. Today Baggit is not just a brand but a true symbol of patriotism, women's power, class, and elegance. To learn about business, you can enroll in a free online course on Business Model Implication.

9.Shehnaaz Hussain - The Shahnaz Husain Group

Everyone today has heard the name of Shehnaaz Hussain; she made a brand out of her personality. After studying Ayurveda in Iran, Shahnaz came across examples of damage caused by chemical beauty treatments in London. That is when she decided to bring a revolution to the market. Husain started looking at herbal products as a solution. She operated her first herbal clinic in 1971. She formulated therapeutic products, especially for skin and hair problems. Today, in India, it is the most trusted brand in the Indian herbal cosmetics industry. She could have entered the Ayurveda industry as a doctor, but she decided to take a different road to solve a problem. She believed that her learnings could develop beauty products that will be chemical-free. Shehnaaz believed in herself, and so should YOU. To start your journey in the field of Beauty and Wellness, you can enroll in the course.

10.Falguni Nayar - NYKAA

Falguni Nayar comes from a Gujarati family but was brought up in Mumbai. She graduated from IIM, Ahmedabad, and was a former managing director at Kotak Mahindra. She is another example of how 'Age does not define anything'. At the age of 50, she left her job to run after her dream and make it a reality. Everyone told her it was too late, but she believed in her passion. With hard determination and an idea, Falguni Nayar started her business. She launched India's first cosmetics-based E-commerce company Nykaa.  She has now curated over 850 brands and 35,000 products with stores spanning across the entire country. The company's uniqueness lies in what it's selling; Nykaa sells beauty and wellness products spreading a huge variety of brands from all around the world. She is set to become India's second-richest Women Entrepreneur. 


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