Top 35 Successful Women Entrepreneurs In India [2022 Exhaustive List]

Ashwini Ashwini
Mar 29, 2022 24 min read
Top 35 Successful Women Entrepreneurs In India [2022 Exhaustive List]

With the consistent developments in the Indian startup ecosystem, more and more women are chasing the entrepreneurial dream and flourishing in their ventures. This is empowering other Indian women who are still confined to the traditional homemaker role to think for themselves. However, a recent report states that only two Indian cities have made it to the list of the 50 most favourable global places for women to work.

India’s Silicon Valley, Bengaluru, ranked 40th, while Delhi was at 49th place. This survey was conducted by the tech giant Dell in partnership with the consultancy firm IHS Markit. The ranking—based on inputs from women entrepreneurs in India, policymakers, venture capitalists, media, and academicians—measures a city’s ability to attract and support those women who want to grow their businesses.

According to the National Sample Survey, only 14% of the businesses in India are run by women entrepreneurs. Most of the companies are bootstrapped and run on a small scale. The global disparity is evident in a report which says nearly 126 million women have their own business across the globe while Indian women linger around the 8 million mark; a paradoxical statement is given that India is the second-most populous nation in the world. StartupTalky has compiled a list of successful female entrepreneurs who've made a mark in India's startup ecosystem.

Some Interesting Statistics on Female Entrepreneurs in India:

  1. About 58% of the female entrepreneurs were in the age range of 20-30 when they started out.
  2. Nearly 73% of them report revenue of approximately Rs 10 lakhs in a financial year.
  3. Almost 57% of these women started out solo, i.e., without any other member.
  4. About 35% of the women had a co-founder.
  5. Roughly 71% of the Indian female entrepreneurs employ five people or less.

In a country like India where most women aren't encouraged to think big (especially in the rural parts of the nation), there are some who have soared higher than one would expect in a constrictive setup.

These wonder women are inspiring other ladies to venture on the path of entrepreneurship through their success stories comprising personal struggles and challenges. As a result, India is steadily rising up the ranks when it comes to a favourable startup environment coupled with some solid backing from the Indian government.

Top 10 Famous Female Entrepreneurs in India
Top 10 Famous Female Entrepreneurs in India

List of successful female entrepreneurs in India

1. Aditi Gupta
2. Anisha Singh
3. Shradha Sharma
4. Upasana Taku
5. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
6. Ghazal Alagh
7. Neeru Sharma
8. Sugandha
9. Malika Sadani
10. Ruchi Garg
11. Ankita Gaba
12. Ashwini Asokan
13. Akanksha Anshu
14. Chitra Gurnani Daga
15. Debadutta Upadhyaya
16. Gurleen Kaur
17. Jaya Jha
18. Neha Behani
19. Megha Malik
20. Chitra Ravi
21. Aparajita Amar
22. Rati Batra
23. Aditi Balbir
24. Falguni Nayar
25. Garima Satija
26. Vandana Luthra
27. Suchi Mukherjee
28. Mansi Gupta
29. Vani Kola
30. Nisaba Godrej
31. Ankita Vashistha
32. Aditi Avasthi
33. Gazal Kalra
34. Manisha Raisinghani
35. Sreelakshmi Suresh

1. Aditi Gupta

Founder of: Menstraupedia

Founded in: 2012

Aditi Gupta, Founder - Menstrupedia
Aditi Gupta, Founder - Menstrupedia

Aditi Gupta is a social-cause entrepreneur and the co-founder of Menstrupedia which works on spreading awareness about menstruation. She is counted among one of the most successful women entrepreneurs in India. She started the venture along with her husband, Tuhin Paul.

Aditi Gupta with her husband Tuhin Paul
Aditi Gupta with her husband Tuhin Paul

The venture stemmed from her own experiences with this so-called taboo. Menstruation was often a painful time she had to go through without any help to alleviate the pain.

After finding out many women resonated with her on the same problem, she decided to create a website on menstruation, complete with illustrations and graphics, to educate women about periods. Menstrupedia has become extremely popular among girls and women seeking to gain awareness on the topic.

Aditi continues informing women about menstrual hygiene to eliminate certain misconceptions about this natural process. She indeed is among the gems who want to do something for society.

She aspires to create a future where menstruation is not seen as evil but a welcoming change in a girl's life. She hails from Garhwal in Jharkhand. Aditi is a post-graduate from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.

2. Anisha Singh

Founder of: mydala

Founded in: 2009

Anisha Singh, Founder and CEO of mydala.com
Anisha Singh, Founder and CEO of mydala.com

Anisha Singh is no stranger to roller-coaster riders; she went through various ups and downs in life before achieving the success she enjoys today. She is the co-founder and CEO of India’s biggest deals platform, Mydala.

Anisha's long journey started when she was working in Capitol Hill and helping entrepreneurs. She then joined a software company in Boston where she designed e-learning ecosystems. Anisha Singh is known for openly supporting woman's causes and campaigns. She speaks her mind out and doesn't cave in to fear.  

Anisha is from New Delhi, India. She pursued her master’s degree in political communication and then an MBA in Information Systems from American University, Washington DC. Anisha Singh is one of the top businesswomen in India. She was also was the judge for an Indian reality show, MTV Dropout that was based on entrepreneurship.

Anisha Singh in MTV Dropout
Anisha Singh in MTV Dropout

3. 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.

4. Upasana Taku

Founder of: Mobiwik

Founded in: 2009

Upasana Taku, Co-founder of Mobikwik
Upasana Taku, Co-founder of Mobikwik

Upasana Taku co-founded Mobikwik with her husband, Bipin Preet Singh. Mobikwik is a fintech startup. It is a virtual wallet tied to a huge network of companies and services. People can recharge and pay at registered places through the Mobikwik wallet. Mobikwik also rewards its customers with cashback through a concept called "SuperCash".

Upasana Taku has a strong fintech background, having worked as a senior product manager at PayPal (an eBay company) in Silicon Valley and with HSBC (San Diego) prior to that. She graduated with a bachelor's in engineering from NIT Jalandhar and has a master's degree in management science from Stanford University.

5. 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.    

6. Ghazal Alagh

Founder of: Mamaearth

Founded in: 2016

Ghazal Alagh, co-founder of Mamaearth
Ghazal Alagh, co-founder of Mamaearth

When it comes to the most successful female businesswomen in India, we ought to name the co-founder of Mamaearth, Ghazal Alagh. Along with being the head of Mamaearth with her husband Varun Alagh, she is also known as one of the women entrepreneurs who sits on the judges' panel of the celebrated Shark Tank India show.

Shark Tank India Judges
Shark Tank India Judges

Ghazal Alagh is a Panjab University BCA graduate in IT. She then enrolled in the School of Visual Arts for a Summer Intensive Course, and later on, Shaw went to the New York Academy of Art. She is currently serving as the Co-founder, Chief Mama and Chief Innovation Officer at Honasa Consumer Pvt. Ltd. (Mamaearth).

7. Neeru Sharma

Founder of: Infibeam

Founded in: 2007

Neeru Sharma, Co-founder and Director of Infibeam
Neeru Sharma, Co-founder and Director of Infibeam

Neeru Sharma is the co-founder and director of Infibeam, India’s leading e-commerce portal. Neeru is an expert in conducting market research and providing financial diligence for investments.

Neeru Sharma holds an MBA degree in Finance and Strategy from Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business. She has been a part of TCS, Nokia, and Amazon.

8. Sugandha

Founder of: Docttocare

Founded in: 2016

Sugandha Agarwal, Founder of Docttocare
Sugandha Agarwal, Founder of Docttocare

Sugandha is one of the youngest businesswomen in India and the founder of Docttocare. Docttocare is an online healthcare service provider that provides information to its users about the best doctors, clinics, hospitals, and diagnostic centers. Docttocare also offers virtual walkthroughs of the hospitals and their facilities.

Sugandha has worked with companies like Infosys, Oracle, and Google Maps before founding Docttocare. Sugandha is an electrical & communication engineer by qualification. She manages a team of 15 people who make Docttocare better every day.

9. 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.


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10. Ruchi Garg

Founder of: VenueLook

Founded in: 2014

Ruchi Garg, Founder of VenueLook
Ruchi Garg, Founder of VenueLook

Ruchi Garg founded Venuelook in 2014. VenueLook is a Noida based O2O platform for venue aggregation, recommendation, and booking. Venuelook makes venue booking seamless and awesome across 16 cities in India. It helps organizations in managing and promoting events.

Ruchi has a bachelor's degree in computer science. She has professional experience of more than 15 years in building products and teams. Ruchi manages a team of 50 people in Venuelook. Even though she is in the event management industry, Ruchi still maintains a connection with technology—leveraging it to solve business problems.

11. 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.

12. Ashwini Asokan

Founder of: Mad Street Den (MAD)

Founded in: 2016

Ashwini Asokan, Founder of Mad Street Den
Ashwini Asokan, Founder of Mad Street Den

Ashwini Asokan had Anand Chandrasekaran, her husband, by her side in her entrepreneurial quest. She began by leading a mobile innovation team in Silicon Valley. This stint incited her interest in Artificial Intelligence.

After coming back to India, the husband-wife duo tasted success with their first offering—Mad Street Den. Mad Street Den is an AI platform that enables users to capture smiles, detect facial expressions, and emotions through their smartphone cameras. The company is located in the Bay Area, California with offices in Seattle and Chennai (India).

Ashwini and Anand also founded vue.ai, an image recognition platform for the retail industry. Vue.ai works with marquee retailers, brands, and marketplaces across the globe. It transforms operations in the fashion industry through intelligent automation. It won't be wrong to label Ashwini as an innovative female tech entrepreneur!

13. 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.

14. 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.


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15. Debadutta Upadhyaya

Founder of: Timesaverz

Founded in: 2012

Debadutta Upadhyaya, Founder of Timesaverz
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16. Gurleen Kaur

Founder of: Hareepatti

Founded in: 2005

Gurleen Kaur, Founder of Hareepatti
Gurleen Kaur, Founder of Hareepatti

Gurleen Kaur Tikku is the CEO of Hareepatti. Hareepatti is a financial advisory firm imparting its customer's financial wisdom. It is an extension of Trilok Singh & Associates that was started by Gurleen’s father, the late Shri Trilok Singh Jee.

Gurleen Kaur pursued a PGDBM in Finance from the Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad. She has been recognized among the Top 30 Women Entrepreneurs from Delhi.

17. Jaya Jha

Founder of: Pothi and InstaScribe

Founded in: 2008, 2013

Jaya Jha, Founder of InstaScribe & Pothi
Jaya Jha, Founder of InstaScribe & Pothi

Jaya Jha is another successful female entrepreneur in India. She is the brain behind two startups—InstaScribe and Pothi.com. These platforms enable users to create their own eBooks.

Jaya has enviable credentials with the IIT-IIM tag. She graduated from IIT, Kanpur in Computer Science and has a PGDM in Marketing and Strategy from IIM, Lucknow. She previously worked for Google as an Assistant Product Manager and with IBM as an Assistant Manager.

18. Neha Behani

Founder of: Moojic

Founded in: 2011

Neha Behani, Moojic
Neha Behani, Moojic

Neha has done something really unique through Moojic. Moojic is like a radio/jukebox for restaurants and cafes. It allows customers to alter and customize playlists as per their interests. Neha is no stranger to failures, she has had a difficult journey but always emerged victorious.

Neha Behani hails from Mumbai. She pursued her MBA in Marketing from the Asian Institute of Management. She previously worked as an Assistant Product Manager at HP.

19. Megha Malik

Founder of: DesignerPeople

Founded in: 2000

Megha Malik, Founder of DesignerPeople
Megha Malik, Founder of DesignerPeople

Megha Malik started her journey as an entrepreneur a decade back by starting DesignerPeople. Her vision is to transform the way product packaging, designing, and positioning are perceived by young brands. As a creative director at Designer People, Megha's responsibility is to provide proactive practical and contemporary brand advertising solutions and support a futuristic brand presentation in tune with global trends.

She has worked with more than 500 brands over the last ten years and helped them build their branding portfolio. Megha holds an MBA degree in Marketing Strategies and a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts.

20. Chitra Ravi

Founder of: Chrysalis

Founded in: 2001

Chitra Ravi, Founder of Chrysalis
Chitra Ravi, Founder of Chrysalis

Chitra Ravi is the founder of Chrysalis. A management graduate, Chitra has a strong desire to improve education. Chrysalis has innovated an academic program for the formative years (in the age group of 2-12) of a child’s education – “ThinkRoom”. Chitra deftly combines her skills in conceptualization, storyboarding, and instructional design to deliver products and services which are dynamic and on par with any international curriculum standards.

Chitra has travelled to the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and South East Asia and has participated in many international training programs and conventions like Project Zero conducted by Harvard University exclusively for educators. She also presented a program on the effective use of technology in the K-12 curriculum for one of the biggest satellite channels in India.

21. Aparajita Amar

Founder of: SHLC

Founded in: 2015

Aparajita Amar, Founder of SHLC
Aparajita Amar, Founder of SHLC

Leading women entrepreneurship in India, Aparajita Amar is the founder of SHLC-Sexual Harassment Law Compliance Advisory. She is a certified sexual harassment and workplace diversity advisor and an Advocate. At SHLC, Aparajita and her colleagues provide documentation, consultation, and advisory services to organizations for assisting their clients in complying with the sexual harassment laws.

The team works on drafting anti-sexual harassment policies, sensitization and awareness sessions, and ICC capacity building. She has designed and conducted training, sensitization, and awareness workshops for employees, supervisors and senior management. She has also designed and conducted a capacity building and strengthening programmes for the members of the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC).

Aparajita is a Legal Development Programme (LDP) Member of the "Strengthening Road Safety in India" program organized by the Bloomberg Initiative and the World Health Organization (WHO) on global road safety. Aparajita has attended workshops held in Beijing and Geneva.

22. Rati Batra

Founder of: YourHR

Founded in: 2017

Rati Batra, Founder of YourHR
Rati Batra, Founder of YourHR

Rati Batra is an HR strategist and the founder of YourHR; the startup is known for rendering strategic consulting support to start-ups and SMEs. YourHR provides end-to-end human resource management (HRC) strategic consulting support to businesses. She brings HR and business development expertise to the table.

She attended the GEC Conference 2019 held in Bahrain as part of the Indian delegation, deliberating ways to sustain the entrepreneurial and startup culture. Rati is also working to build a network that celebrates and encourages strong, independent female entrepreneurs.

23. Aditi Balbir

Founder of: V Resorts

Founded in: 2011

Aditi Balbir, Founder and CEO of V Resorts
Aditi Balbir, Founder and CEO of V Resorts

Aditi Balbir is the founder and CEO of V Resorts – an organization that provides holiday experiences that showcase the real India.

She graduated from ISB (Hyderabad) and the Fuqua School, Duke University. Aditi started her career in finance before establishing V Resorts. V Resorts was her first venture outside of finance in 2014. She received $9 million in two successive rounds of funding from Bedrock Ventures, Seedfund, and RB Investments. She has contributed to building the business from the ground up to carefully curate, develop and manage unique resort properties in India.

She received the Young Women Business award by CNBC TV 18 in 2017, Exceptional Women of Excellence by the Women Economic Forum in 2017, Fortune 100 Most Powerful Women Asia in 2017, and Dell Foundation’s 200 most powerful women entrepreneurs in the world in 2016.

24. Falguni Nayar

Founder of: Nykaa

Founded in: 2012

Falguni Nayar, Founder of Nykaa
Falguni Nayar, Founder of Nykaa

Falguni Nayar is one of the most successful women entrepreneurs in India and the founder of Nykaa, India's beauty product retailer. After serving 20 years as a venture investor and merchant with Kotak Mahindra, she suddenly announced her departure to pursue her dream. Nykaa has over 850 brands along with robust content through videos, blogs, and dynamic social media engagement. Running an online business successfully, Nykaa has also introduced 35 physical stores.

Nykaa has also been a front runner in bringing international luxury brands to India, giving Indian customers all-encompassing products and services to choose from.


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25. Garima Satija

Founder of: PoshVine

Founded in: 2011

Garima Satija, Founder of PoshVine
Garima Satija, Founder of PoshVine

Garima Satija founded PoshVine. Before starting PoshVine, Garima worked with Naukri.com and Ozone Media. PoshVine is an online destination that helps people to discover and book dining and travel experiences. PoshVine began by aggregating premium restaurants and experimental chefs willing to create unique activities.

PoshVine enables individuals and companies to create experiential packages directly on its site. PoshVine recently adopted a B2B2C approach in its business model. It works with large clients like HDFC Bank, Citibank, Axis Bank, Jaguar, etc. and manages their experiential engagement for affluent customers.

26. Vandana Luthra

Founder of: VLCC

Founded in: 1989

Vandana Luthra, Founder of VLCC
Vandana Luthra, Founder of VLCC

Mrs Vandana Luthra is the founder of VLCC. VLCC is a globally recognized name in the beauty, health, and fitness industry. Mrs Luthra had humble beginnings in 1989 with the opening of a beauty and slimming services centre in New Delhi. This centre ran weight management programs along with cutting-edge skin and hair treatments.

In the year 2013, she was awarded one of India’s topmost honours, the Padma Shri, for her immense contribution to Trade & Industry. She won the Asian Business Leaders Forum Trailblazer Award in 2012, the Enterprise Asia Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2010, and the Rajiv Gandhi Award in 2008. She has been featured in the Forbes Asia 2016 list of 50 Power Businesswomen in the APAC region. She has been featured in Fortune magazine’s annual listing of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business in India for six years in a row – from 2011 to 2016. She is one of the most successful businesswomen in India.

27. Suchi Mukherjee

Founder of: LimeRoad

Founded in: 2012

Suchi Mukherjee, Founder of LimeRoad
Suchi Mukherjee, Founder of LimeRoad

Suchi Mukherjee founded LimeRoad in 2012. LimeRoad is a social-commerce site where products are shared and sold. These offerings are targeted directly toward the woman's community. LimeRoad is the fastest growing fashion platform today. Suchi Mukherjee studied economics at the School of Cambridge and completed her master's degree in economics and finance in London. She was part of the early team building out the UK business for eBay, an executive management team member at Skype, and a managing director at Gumtree.

She was among the 15 women voted for ‘Rising Talent – Global Leaders Under 40’ at the World Women’s Forum in Paris in 2010 for her contributions to scaling businesses encompassing consumer technology.

28. Mansi Gupta

Founder of: Tjori

Founded in: 2013

Mansi Gupta, Founder of Tjori
Mansi Gupta, Founder of Tjori

Mansi Gupta is the co-founder of the lifestyle brand ‘Tjori’. Tjori was launched in India in 2013.  Tjori is a lifestyle brand with products in the apparel, home, wellness, jewellery, shoes, and bags categories; it recently introduced a mother and child catalogue. All of these categories follow the richness of Indian handicrafts and the quality of international standards.

She created this brand with the idea of promoting traditional Indian handicrafts imbued with a touch of modernism to fetch them much-needed global recognition. A plan built on the whiteboard of a room in the Wharton University housing complex has now become a global e-commerce website with ever-expanding future plans.

The daughter of an elite clothing tycoon in Jammu, Mansi completed her MBA from the Business School of Cardiff University and has a specialization in the field of finance from the University of Wharton.

The brand is a spitting image of her style and aura. The art and the details of the handicraft are kept intact and enhanced with a modern touch. The products are well-thought and only then sold to customers.

Mansi and her employees are determined to build the brand and are dedicated to taking Tjori to global imminence. Mansi Gupta says, “If we don’t have any battles to fight then the war is lost. A battle will only be won once we stand true to our aims and goals.

"The transition from an e-commerce website to a walk-in store is Tjori’s next goal and we aim to win this battle by spreading our stores worldwide.  The end goal would be to be the best-selling India lifestyle brand on a global platform," she adds.

29. Vani Kola

Founder of: Kalaari Capital

Founded in: 2012

Vani Kola, founder of Kalaari Capital
Vani Kola, founder of Kalaari Capital

Vani Kola is the founder and Managing Director of Kalaari Capital. Kalaari Capital is one of India’s leading early-stage venture capital firms. Vani has successfully led more than 30 investments at Kalaari in e-commerce, gaming, digital content, healthcare and more. Some of her successes include Dream11, Myntra, Cure.fit, and Snapdeal. Vani is on the board of several companies that are redefining the landscape of Indian business.

Vani Kola has been profiled in numerous books and has been identified as one of Fortune India's 'Most Powerful Women in Business.' She is also supporting various organizations fostering entrepreneurship and woman leadership.

30. Nisaba Godrej

Founder of: Godrej Consumer Products

Founded in: 2001

Nisaba Godrej, Founder of Godrej Consumer Products
Nisaba Godrej, Founder of Godrej Consumer Products

Nisaba is the executive chairperson of Godrej Consumer Products. Nisaba has a bachelor's in science degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is the key architect of GCPL’s strategy and transformation in the last decade.

Over the last ten years, GCPL’s market capitalization has increased twenty-fold and GCPL has developed a strong, engaged, and ambitious team. It is consistently ranked among the best places to work.

She has transformed Godrej into a more meritocratic and highly performance-driven organization while retaining the group’s values front and center. She spearheads the Godrej group’s "good & green" agenda to drive inclusive and sustainable growth.


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31. Ankita Vashistha

Founder of: Saha Fund

Founded in: 2016

Ankita Vashistha, Founder of Saha Fund
Ankita Vashistha, Founder of Saha Fund

Ankita Vashistha is the founder and chief executive officer of India’s (and Asia’s) first venture capital fund, Saha Fund. Saha Fund promotes and invests in women-led ventures and firms making strides in technology and innovation. Saha Funds has made investments in India, Asia, the UK, and the US.

Ankita also works in tandem with multiple domain experts, industry leaders, and a custom investment team that advises and chairs ventures to help them grow.

32. Aditi Avasthi

Founder of: Embibe

Founded in: 2012

Aditi Avasthi, Founder of Embibe
Aditi Avasthi, Founder of Embibe

Aditi Avasthi is the founder and CEO of Embibe. Embibe is an educational technology company based in Bangalore. Aditi has an MBA in finance and marketing from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Aditi Avasthi was awarded 'Accenture Vaahini Innovator of the Year' at the inaugural edition of the ETPrime Women Leadership Awards (ETPWLA).  

33. Gazal Kalra

Founder of: Rivigo

Founded in: 2014

Gazal Kalra, Founder of Rivigo
Gazal Kalra, Founder of Rivigo

Gazal Kalra co-founded Rivigo, a Gurugram-based logistics startup. Gazal Kalra has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Rivigo is a relay truck model where no driver would drive for more than four-five hours at a stretch and would return home the same day. Rivigo recently raised $65 million from Warburg Pincus and SAIF Partners. Rivigo has raised a total of $180 million to date.

34. Manisha Raisinghani

Founder of: LogiNext

Founded in: 2014

Manisha Raisinghani, Founder of LogiNext
Manisha Raisinghani, Founder of LogiNext

Manisha co-founded LogiNext which helps SaaS companies to manage and optimize logistics and field service operations. Manisha Raisinghani did her master's in information systems from Carnegie Mellon University. She then worked with Warner Brothers as part of the data analytics team for iTunes. She also worked with IBM in the US before deciding to start LogiNext.

LogiNext is backed by Alibaba-funded Paytm and the Indian Angel Network; it has raised more than $10 Million as an investment to date. LogiNext has achieved exponential success in a very short span of time and is set to exceed 300% in growth by the end of 2020.

35. Sreelakshmi Suresh

Founder of: eDesign

Founded in: 2014

Sreelakshmi Suresh, Founder of eDesign
Sreelakshmi Suresh, Founder eDesign

Sreelakshmi is the youngest woman entrepreneur in India. Sreelakshmi became the youngest web designer-cum-CEO in the world in 2020 at the age of 21. She designed and developed the official website of her school located in Kozhikode (Kerala) when she was only 8 years old. She has many accolades to her name. Sreelakshmi has received many national and international awards.

At the age of 10, she designed and established eDesign; it is a web designing company that offers SEO, design, and other related services. Sreelakshmi Suresh has developed over 100 websites for renowned institutions and organizations across India.

Conclusion

Indians need to learn from these role models. Their ventures and initiatives are more than just a source of profit. The ladies covered in this post are some of the most successful women entrepreneurs in India and demonstrate the results of creativity and innovation. Gender is not a deterrent to achieving success.

Hope this post has incited the hidden entrepreneur in you!

FAQs

Who is the first youngest woman entrepreneur in India?

Sreelakshmi Suresh is the first youngest woman entrepreneur in India.

Who is the first woman entrepreneur in India?

Kalpana Saroj is the first woman entrepreneur in India. She is the Chairman of Kamani Tubes.

How to become a businesswoman in India?

If you are wondering to stand as a successful businesswoman in India, then these are a few tips that you can keep handy:

  • Research about your field
  • Be confident
  • Be organized
  • Network with people
  • Find a mentor
  • Analyze your customers
  • Stay updated always
  • Be positive

Who are the top 10 female entrepreneurs in India?

The top 10 female entrepreneurs in India are:

  • Anisha Singh
  • Shradha Sharma
  • Upasana Taku
  • Falguni Nayar
  • Vandana Luthra
  • Ghazal Alagh
  • Suchi Mukherjee
  • Kiran Shaw
  • Neeru Sharma
  • Nisaba Godrej

Who is the richest female entrepreneur in India?

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, the founder of Biocon is the richest female entrepreneur in India.

Some of the most popular female entrepreneurs in India are:

  • Falguni Nayar
  • Vandana Luthra
  • Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
  • Ghazal Alagh
  • Indra Nooyi
  • Suchi Mukherjee
  • Aditi Gupta
  • Vani Kola
  • Radhika Ghai Aggarwal
  • Supriya Paul
  • Malini Agarwal

Who are the most powerful women of India today?

According to the 2021 list, the most powerful women of India list consists of:

  • Nirmala Sitharaman
  • Nita Ambani
  • Soumya Swaminathan
  • Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
  • Suchitra Ella

Who are the top female entrepreneurs in the world?

Here's the list of the top female entrepreneurs in the world:

  • Angela Merkel
  • Sofia Vergara
  • Arianna Huffington
  • Debbie Fields
  • Susan Wojcicki
  • Indra Nooyi
  • Beyonce
  • Sheryl Sandberg

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