There has been a prevailing trend of male-dominating society in India. The men used to rule the women and dictate her in every phase of life. But the world is witnessing a great uprise in the number of women entering into corporate. It is the passion and determination with which the women have addressed multiple challenges that have made them winners in their own right today. More and more women are pursuing their careers towards becoming entrepreneurs and work, which is really a good thing for the society and self.
However according to a resort, only two Indian cities have made it to a recent ranking of the 50 most favourable global places for them. India’s Silicon Valley, Bengaluru, ranked 40th, while Delhi came in at 49 in the ranking by technology major Dell and consultancy firm IHS Markit. The ranking is based on inputs from female entrepreneurs, policymakers, venture capitalists, the media, and academics, and measures a city’s ability to attract and support women who want to grow their businesses
According to National Sample Survey, only 14% of businesses are run by women entrepreneurs in India. In which most of the companies are bootstrapped and small scale. Taking a global report, today nearly 126 million women have their own business and whereas in India 8 million women run their own.
The days are gone when women were considered not equal to all in this world. Now a days the fact that women are as best as men on all parameters of Hard work, Intelligence, Maintaining home and career, & Leadership qualities.
Interesting stats of Women entrepreneurship
- About 58% women entrepreneurs in India started their own in the ages of 20-30
- Nearly 73% of women entrepreneurs reports a revenue of Rs 10 Lakh in one financial year
- Almost 57% of women started their business alone
- About 35% of women had a co-founder
- Roughly 71% of women entrepreneurs employ 5 or less people.
In the country like India where some of the Indian women are much neglected, there are some who have soared higher. Thanks to these powerful ladies, that they have faced struggles, challenges and made their way to the top list of entrepreneurs in India. This has not only helped the society economically but also has done a lot in terms of exposing the potential that a woman holds.
Aditi Gupta is a social entrepreneur and co-founder of Menstrupedia which works towards spreading awareness about menstruation. She started this venture along with her husband. This venture came out due to her personal life experiences. She used to have menstrual problems that were quite disturbing for her. After finding out many women have the similar experience as her, she decided to make the website and make comics with illustrations, educating women on menstruation. This venture has become very useful to women in India.
She helped women understand the proper hygiene especially when a menstruation comes and not tolerating taboos. She is really one of a kind. She aspires and believes to create a future where menstruation is not a taboo but a welcoming change in a girl's life. She hails from Garhwa in Jharkhand. She is a post-graduate from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.
Anisha Singh has gone through many ups and downs in life before she was able to find her successor. She is the co-founder and CEO of India’s biggest deals platform, Mydala. Her long journey started when she worked on Capitol Hill, helping entrepreneurs. After that, she worked for a software company in Boston, designing e-learning ecosystems. She is known for being supportive of women. She always speaks her mind and has the courage to face her fears.
Anisha hails from New Delhi, India. She has pursued her Master’s degree in political communication and an MBA in Information Systems from American University, Washington DC.
Founder- Social Samosa
Ankita Gaba is a consultant, lecturer, entrepreneur and a media strategist who is known for being excellent in multitasking. She co-founded Socialsamosa in 2013. Socialsamosa is a website which describes as a knowledge repository for thoughts, ideas and dialogues about social media scenario in India. She started her career in a Public Relations Industry for celebrities and movies. Socialsamosa has become famous for many for they are able to freely express their thoughts, ideas, and dialogues.
Born on 4 April 1985, ankita hails from Mumbai. She has won "The Social Media Entrepreneur of the Year Award" by Wat Awards for the year 2013. She also started her first venture, Superchooha which is one of India’s first social media agencies.
Founder- MAD STREET DEN (MAD)
Ashwini Asokan struggled for her success with her husband by her side. She started it when she led the mobile innovation team in Silicon Valley that made her interested in Artificial Intelligence. After that, they built up their success together by creating Mad Street Den which is a platform that uses artificial intelligence and enables users to capture smiles, detect facial expressions and emotions in their smartphone cameras. The company is located in the Bay Area, California with offices in Seattle and Chennai (India).
Later they also founded vue.ai an Image recognition platform for retail industry. The Image recognition platform, Vue.ai works with marquee retailers, brands, and marketplaces across the globe, transforming the fashion industry's operations through intelligent automation.
Chitra Gurnani Daga
Chitra Gurnani and her husband Abhishek Daga created Thrillophilia in 2009. This is their passion from the very start. Thrillophilia is a travel company that provides the best local experiences and makes the customers really enjoy the fun. Her inspiration is to make the people of India be aware of the beauty of their beloved country.
She hails from Bangalore. She has an MBA degree in Study and Marketing from Indian School of Business. She previously worked at SAP and Infosys as a Software Engineer. She worked passionately focuses on building an organization that adds value to both its customers and employees rather than earning a chunk of money.
Debadutta believes in never stops, even in failure. In fact, she always finds a solution to every problem. She founded Timesaverz, an online portal that helps people find solutions to their handyman problems at home. It assists homemakers solve the home repair problems.
She was born in the steel city of Odisha Rourkela, India. She has graduated from IIM, Calcutta. She has previously worked for Yahoo India.
Life is as you would like to make of it. All of us have a choice and the easy or hard part is just a derivative of what one has chosen, said Debadutta Upadhyaya.
Gurleen is the CEO of Hareepatti. Hareepatti is a film on financial advisory, giving customers financial wisdom. She has pursued PGDBM in Finance from Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad.
Founder-InstaScribe & Pothi
Jaya Jha is another successful women entrepreneur in India. She has founded 2 startups , InstaScribe and Pothi.com. These platforms enable users to create their own eBooks and print their own books.
She is highly educated and got graduated from prestigious IIT in Computer Science and IIM in Marketing and Strategy. She previously worked for Google as an Assitant Product Manager and for IBM as an Assitant Manager.
Neeru Sharma is the co-founder and director of Infibeam, India’s leading e-commerce portal. This is a photo printing website that let users enjoy. She is really successful Women Entrepreneurs who were able to conduct market research and financial diligence for investments.
She holds an MBA degree in Finance and Strategy from Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business. She has previously worked for TCS, Nokia and Amazon.
Neha is a dazzling pretty woman. She is a successful Women Entrepreneurs and co-founder of Moojic. Moojic is like a radio or jukebox for restaurants or cafes. It allows customers to alter and customize playlists according to what they want to listen. She encountered a lot of failures but learned to rise again and shine.
She hails from Mumbai. She pursued her MBA degree in Marketing from the Asian Institute of Management. She was previously working as an Assitant Product Manager for HP.
Upasana is comes with a strong payments background as a senior product manager with PayPal (an eBay company) in Silicon Valley and prior to that with HSBC at San Diego.
She graduated with a Bachelors in Engineering from NIT Jalandhar and a Masters in Management Science from Stanford University.
Megha Malik started her journey as an entrepreneur a decade back and co-founded DesignerPeople. Her vision is to transform the way product packaging, designing and positioning is looked at by young brands. As Creative Director@Designer People, Megha's responsibility is to provide proactive practical and contemporary brand advertising solutions, support a futuristic brand presentation in tune with global trends. She has worked with over 500 brands over the span of one decade to help them build their branding portfolio. Megha holds an MBA degree in Marketing Strategies and a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts.
Such inspiring successful women wntrepreneurs in the world of business are what the country needs. These are the successful women wntrepreneurs everyone should be proud of and follow.