India’s startup ecosystem has been consistently growing and developing in the last few years. Not only men but the women community is also taking an equal part in making entrepreneurial sectors of India reach their maximum height.
People are drawn towards the trend of startups & being their own boss and women of India are not left far behind in this pursuit. Do you know a survey done by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation states that 13.76% of the total entrepreneurs in India are women?
We already know that women are great at multiple things, be it home life or professional life. And this quality of theirs helps those become successful entrepreneurs.
Getting the desired business ideas into real existence is a hard job to do, but in order to succeed an entrepreneur must have to start somewhere. That's what these ladies did to be successful entrepreneurs. They didn’t bound themselves with what ifs and buts, instead they just started the process.
But who are these women? What makes them successful entrepreneurs?
Top 10 women in India who are a successful entrepreneur
1. Falguni Nayar
Falguni Nayar, surely you must have heard this name by now. This woman entrepreneur is the true inspiration of every woman not only in India but the whole world too. She is counted among self-made billionaires in India. Falguni Nayar started her entrepreneurial journey in 2012 by introducing Nykaa. She is the CEO and founder of the company.
Nykaa is an Indian eCommerce platform situated in Mumbai that sells fashion, beauty, and wellness products. Along with having their website and mobile application, they also offer their products with 100+ offline shops.
The most inspiring part of her journey is that she started this venture at the age of 49, breaking all the stereotypes of society that expect a woman to quit her career after having children.
2. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is the founder of Biocon Limited India. She launched the company in 1978 as a joint venture with Biocon Biochemical Limited of Ireland. The biopharmaceutical company is based in Bangalore India.
The generalization of women’s occupation is nothing new and it was no different in the year 1978. But despite those hurdles and restricted thoughts of society Kiran didn't stop her pursuit and became the successful entrepreneur that she is today.
She was also the recipient of numerous awards such as the Othmer Gold medal and the prestigious Padma Shri.
3. Radhika Ghai Aggarwal
Radhika Ghai along with Sanjay Sethi and Sandeep Aggarwal co-founded the online shopping platform named ShopClues. The company was founded in the year 2011. The eCommerce industry is already considered to be male-dominated and the unexpected arrival of e-commerce giants like, Amazon in 2013 didn't break Radhika's willpower and ShopClues became the unicorn making her first woman to enter the unicorn list of India, with the estimation of $1.1 billion in five years. In 2019 the company got acquired by a Singapore-based platform named Qoo10.
Currently, she is the founder and CEO of a beauty, wellness, and home care platform called Kindlife. This platform enables consumers to buy products from 150+ curated brands.
4. Aditi Gupta
Along with being the co-founder of the comic Menstrupedia, Aditi Gupta is also an author and one of the most successful entrepreneurs in India. We all know there are lots of myths and deception about menstruation and period, and Aditi decided to take some action to rectify it rather than seeing it spread more. It is also kind of a unique approach that she took. She, along with her husband co-founded Menstrupedia in 2012.
5. Vani Kola
Vani Kola is the founder and managing director of the firm Kalaari capital. The company was established in 2006 and is based in Bangalore, India. Through this venture, Vani has supported many companies to grow. Some popular examples of such companies are Snapdeal, Myntra, Urban ladder, Dream11, etc.
6. Suchi Mukherjee
Suchi Mukherjee is the founder and CEO of an online shopping website called Limeroad. Good ideas can come anywhere and anytime. And this is what happened with Suchi who came across the idea of a revolutionary fashion platform when she was pregnant with her second child in London.
The platform was launched in 2012.
7. Tage Rita
In 2017, Tage Rita started her entrepreneurial journey with Naar-Aaba, an organic kiwi wine. Born in Ziro valley of Arunachal Pradesh, she took the very challenging and difficult road, especially coming from a remote area which was harder for her. But her determination broke all the barriers.
She produces the wine in the winery in her village. With this venture, she not only paved the path for herself but also for the other local farmers.
8. Khushboo Jain
Khushboo Jain, the co-founder of ImpactGuru is a young and successful entrepreneur in India. She launched the platform as a global crowdfunding platform to help NGOs, individuals, startups, and social enterprises in 2014 along with the CEO of the company Piyush Jain.
She is the one who handles the marketing, communication, and design department of the venture and prime mover of the growth of ImpactGuru.
9. Vandana Luthra
Vandana is the founder of the beauty and wellness brand VLCC which was launched in 1989. She is the best example of successful business women. Along with the great success of VLCC, she has also received multiple awards for appreciation of her work like Padma Shri (2013), Women Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, etc.
10. Shahnaz Husain
Shahnaz Husain is a very old name in the list of successful women entrepreneurs in India. We are sure you must have seen her advertisement on TV at least once. She is the founder of the Indian skincare brand- Shanaz Husain Group. Her Ayurveda products are famous not only in India but all around the world. She is also given the tag of “Queen of herbal beauty care”.
Feeling motivated, aren't you? Then don't let this motivation go to waste and take a chance with your idea, who knows someday your name will also appear in some articles and many reputed magazines as a successful women entrepreneur in India.
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