Meet India’s Lesser-Known Women Entrepreneurs: the Trendsetters and Change-Makers

Known Women Entrepreneurs
Known Women Entrepreneurs

Meet India's Lesser-Known Women Entrepreneurs: theTrendsetters and Change-Makers

TheIndian economy has flourished at a rapid pace in the last few years, and therehas been a great enhancement in the number of start-ups and new businesses inthe country. While most of these ventures are founded by men, many Indian womenhave come forward in the entrepreneurial eco-system and got success. This pathwas very tough. But they have soared higher and have faced struggles,challenges and made their way to become famous globally. This female power hasnot only supported society economically but also has done in terms of exposingthe potential that a lady holds.

AsIndia is a large and diverse country, it has its own share of womenentrepreneurs who might not have a global appearance but they have becometrailblazers and change-makers in their field. Here are some lesser-known womenentrepreneurs from different parts of India, who have broken the glass ceilingand have become an inspiration for other women.

Lesser-Known Women Entrepreneurs of India 

Pabiben Rabari

Apart from being one of the strong businesswomen in India, Pabiben Rabari stands a true brand ambassador of the colourful Kutch district. She founded one of the first women artisan enterprises in India. 

Then,she joined a Rabair women's group with a vision to expand the tribal legacy ofRabari embroidery and ended up crafting a unique style of embroidery includingPabi Jari and Hari Jari.

Sumita Ghose

Sumita Ghose took the foundation of an artisan collective that sells a range of handcrafted products to Fab India and IKEA. This is a community-owned business with 3,000 artisans from remote villages.

Sumitastarted this venture with a seed fund of Rs 10 lakh, through investments by1000 artists. Present-day, this venture is working with more than 35 groups ofartisans in UP, MP, Rajasthan, West Bengal, and Manipur.

Mehvish Mushtaq

Mehvish Mushtaq is the first Kashmiri woman to develop an android application. She broke all stereotypical and entrepreneurial barriers with her brainchild of a Kashmir-centric 'Yellow Pages' equivalent, "Dial Kashmir".

Thisapplication provides complete details like addresses, contact numbers and emailids of different essential services and relevant government departments in Kashmir.The solution introduced by Mehvish Mushtaq, works as a one-stop destination forinformation on education, transport, healthcare police and different otherfields.

Tamanna Sharma

The founder of a Delhi-based Earthling First Private Limited, Tamanna Sharma is another inspiring business lady but is known by very few people. Her venture is a sustainable event and event waste management service provider and a kind of its kind initiative.

 Backed by a small team, the housekeeping staffsemployed by the company always cover an equal ratio of men and women. This firmis making waves in the waste management sector for its pioneering initiatives.

Neha Arora

Neha Arora started Planet Abled in the year 2016 when she realized that differently abled people found difficult to travel around India. With her venture, Neha provides amazing tour packages that include special portable ramps for easier accessibility. This company employs dedicated moderators and tour guides who support such people pursue their dreams of travelling without any challenge.

Sobita Tamuli

Belonging from Assam's Telana village, Sobita Tamuli is literally introducing a tide of the entrepreneurial revolution. She is working to manufacture and sell kesuhaar to customized japis without the involvement of middlemen.

 She created a self-help group named, Seuji; thepurpose of this group is make it possible for the farmers in the region toaccess organic mature that is now in high demand.

Hemalatha Annamalai

Coimbatore based Hemalatha Annamalai took the foundation of Ampere Electric. It manufactures electric vehicles for waste management and differently able people. Today, Hemalatha is an emerging creator in the nascent e-vehicle industry of India. And, because of her dedication and hard work, she could make a name for herself in the male-dominant field.

Thinlas Chorol

Thinlas Chorol is the only Ladakhi woman who is trained to work in the mountaineering field. With a vision to encourage more women to take up travelling and mountaineering, she established a travel company named Ladakhi Women's Travel Company in 2009. It is the first travel company of Ladakh that is wholly owned and operated by women with more than 30 working staff comprising female trainee guides, porters, and office staff.

Lakshmi Menon

The woman behind the brand, Pure Living, Laxshi Menon came up with a unique idea. Her venture offers an eco-friendly alternative to plastic pens and wooden pencils that grow into trees when they are disposed of.

Withher initiative, the wonderful lady has helped empower the elderly anddifferently abled women in the region and uses up-cycled paper waster fromprinting presses to manufacture the pens.

Sothese are some unknown leading ladies of India. All these entrepreneurs arebrilliant with their work and India is proud of suchentrepreneurs.        

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