Some Amazing WomenEntrepreneurs in India, Breaking the Barriers
In the last few years, women aretipping the scale in the start-up ecosystem in India that usually weighs heavywith male-dominated companies. Now, they are trading into almost all spheres andhave proved themselves. They embody the modern India, which is bold, willing totake a risk and learn from their mistakes.
These women entrepreneurs havefaced a lot of difficulties; they overcame them and made their way to createtheir name in the global market. They have not only measured success path forthemselves but have done a lot in terms of exposing the potential that a womanholds.
Let's take a look at thesewonderful women in the entrepreneurial world. They are role models and a sourceof motivation to the inspiring generation:
When it comes to the startupecosystem in India, Sharda Sharma is one of the most emerging names. Sheintroduced YourStory, an online media venture for entrepreneurs and startups inthe year 2008.
Shradha is a graduate from St.Stephen's College, worked with TOI as Brand Advisor and later with CNBC TV18 asAssistant Vice President. Presently, YourStory has different sister platformslike HerStory, SocialStory, YS TV, YS Research and YS pages, which have reached60 Mn engaged readers.
The founder and owner of thefamous food-tech company, FreshMenu Rashmi Daga is one of the most inspiringlady entrepreneurs. She started the company in 2014 with an aim to rescue foodseeker from mundane meals.
The company is on a constantquest to whip-up interesting meal options in the kitchen's spread out acrossthe city. Rashmi started her career as a Business Manager at IBM in 2003 andtook her first step in the entrepreneurial world with Afday.com, an onlinebusiness that is focused on selling curate art and craft products.
With an aim to establish a uniqueplatform for mental wellbeing and emotional support, Richa Singh kept thefoundation of YourDOST. This site connects experts to people who look todiscuss any kind of emotional issue while providing them needed anonymity.Richa is an alumnus of IIT Guwahati and she started this firm in partnershipwith Puneet Manuja and Prakhar Verma.
Richa is confident thattechnology combined with empathy and the right kind of experts will work greatfor people who are going through different emotional and mental problems.Today, YourDOST has close to 70,000 users that are growing at about 40%monthly.
A promising social entrepreneurof India, Priya Naik is the founder of Samhita Social Ventures; this is anorganization that supports corporations, donor agencies, NGOs, individuals aswell as philanthropists collaborate for social impact on a huge scale.
Priya founded Samhita in 2009,the meaning of this name is "collective good" and this organization is doingthe same. Prior to Samhita, Priya co-founded The Spark Group, an educationcompany that deliveres affordable education to low-income communities.
While she was working as aResearch at the Poverty Action Lab at MIT, Cambridge, her interest in socialentrepreneurship begins.
After experiencing a brat-fittingsession in New York, Arpita Ganesh decided to leave her 10 years long career inadvertising to make a dent in the Indian lingerie market.
In the year 2008, she took thefoundation of Buttercups, India's first high-end lingerie brand that retailedinternational labels and offered personalized sizing, to fitting, toconsultations as per your needs.
Arpita Ganesh and her venture isthe perfect example that anything done with passion, however difficult it maybe, will get the victory.
Kanika Tekriwal came up withIndia's first-ever marketplace for chartered planes, JetSetGo. After spendingeight years in the aviation industry, she realized the frustration of customerswhile dealing with charter brokers and operators because of sheer lack oftransparency and non-availability of charter planes, customers have to payastronomical amounts.
JetSetGo is mainly re-definingthe private aviation business, by seamlessly creating a marketplace, whichjoins the dots between charter customers and operators on hand and serviceprovider with operators on others.
When it comes to ladyentrepreneurs in India, the list is incomplete without mentioning the greatbusinesswomen, Sairee Chahal. She introduces a unique women's communityplatform, SHEROES. It works like a safe place where women engaged aroundspheres of life such as careers, relationships, health, and entrepreneurship.
Here, community members can talkto counsellors on a secure chat helping and get support on the go. In thecontemporary world, SHEROES is considered as one of the most responsivehelplines in the country.
These are few names from the listthat are breaking the stereotypes and taking major roles in different industryverticals. Their stories tell us that gender is not counted as any factor forachieving success.