International woman’s day is celebrated on a global platform every year on 8th March.Also known as the United Nations Day for Women’s Rights. It is a day which came into being to celebrate the power of a woman, which she has shown in last few decades.
The day provides us an opportunity to celebrate women success all across the globe. In different parts of the world, the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect and various achievements in various fields.
Let’s take a look at 10 women entrepreneurs in India who have set an example in the male dominating world:-
- Deepa Reddy:-
- Deepa reddy is a fashion designer and young entrepreneur who came with the website named “Open Trunk”, which is curating Indo-western designer wear for women over 50.The portal is providing a platform for over 40 designers from all over India to showcase their collections on one platform.Ethnic weaves, handloom sarees, and kurtas are also a big part of the collection of her.
- Revathi Kulkarni Roy :-
- Revathi Kulkarni Roy – the ‘force’ behind cab services called “For she “for women in Asia in 2007, followed by similar initiatives such as “Viira” in 2010 and the most recent are “HeyDidi”, a women-only platform focussed on providing delivery food ,medical reports to even groceries are donethrough apps . she was awarded the ‘Women Transforming India Award’ in 2016 by NITI Aayog.
- On March 8, 2007, International Women’s day, “ForShe” was launched in Mumbai with just three cabs. “Our aim was to empower women to become commercial drivers but also to empower them with a skill.”
- The number of cabs increased as ORIX did a strategic investment with ForShe.
- Lakshmi Menon:-
- Laxmi Menon runs a Kerala-based social Enterprise named “Pure Living” that makes disposable pens from the paper that grows into trees when disposed of. The social enterprise which employs elderly and differently abled women, up cycle’s paper waste from the printing press and develops these plantable miraculous pens. It was started in 2012.
- PURE Living has a single production unit, where, under a single roof, women come together to make these products.The company has sold over 1.5 lakh pens over the past three years, but the market is much larger. Currently operational in Kerala also.
- Uppma Virdi:-
- Uppma Virdi is an Indian-Australian lawyer who started her own company called ‘Chai Walli’ to serve quality Indian tea to those living in Australia. In two years, the brand has gained a huge following. She was awarded by “Businesswoman of the Year” Indian Australian Business and Community Awards organised in Sydney in 2016.
- Today, Uppma’s online tea store, where she sells a variety of tea and related products, has become very popular.
- Neeti Macker:-
- Neeti Macker is the woman who brought modular kitchens named ‘The Homemakers’to Indian shores in 1998.‘The Homemakers’- a brand that specialized in modular kitchens, and became one of the first few companies to have taken in this space in India.
- She wanted to make wonderful kitchens for women, as they would spend a major part of our lives in the kitchen, especially in India.Finally, shelaunches an e-commerce portal under the name called “Kitsforhomes.com.” The portal that will go through social media marketing and recommendations from the designer community. It includes house kitchens, wardrobes, bathroom vanities, entertainment units, and crockery units.
- Nadia Chauhan:-
- Nadia Chauhan is a Joint MD and CEO of Parle Agro, has her sights set on the goal of making the Food and Beverage (F&B) company a Rs 5,000-crore entity by 2018. Frooti, Appy Fizz is the company’s two famous brands in India.
- Nadia joined the company in 2003 as part of the marketing team managing the brand Frooti. Currently she is playing the role as Joint Managing Director and CMO, Parle Agro.
- Mahima Puri:-
- Mahima Puri is a Founder of “Phootomolah” createsa crowd -sourced marketplace that connects image buyers to image creators in 2014.Every image that gets selected for commercial use gets paid and Phootomolah earns a commission. They work with FMCG giants like Unilever and many advertising agencies.
- She started working on this marketplace platform to make it easier for image buyers to get images. Also, it was a great way for creative across the globe to monetize their photographs and get recognition for their work.
- Sheetal Arora:-
- Sheetal Arora founded an edutech company called “E-distance learning“She started working on this marketplace platform to make it easier for image buyers to get images.
- The company has now been running successfully for the last six years. “Women Restart was formed with the vision of putting together a supportive platform for women professionals.
- Manisha Ahlawat:-
- Manisha Ahlawat, 40, has followed her mantra to a T. From growing up in Jat village to being educated in the US, starting up in India to being a single parent, Manisha’s life has been paved with challenges.She registered her company “T-Education” in July 2010 and opened the first Vivafit center in India in Gurgaon in February 2011.
- In 2010, she signed a master franchise agreement with Vivafit. Currently, she manages the North India operations and has two centres each in Gurgaon and Delhi and one in Lucknow.
- Surbhi Modi:-
- Surbhi Modi is an artist, curator, and entrepreneur, on her path to bringing art to the public.Herlarger than life, unusual and thought-provoking “Publica”a curatorial project and one of the most talked about public art festivals in the country.
- Publica’s second edition was launched as a collateral event with the recently concluded India Art Fair in Delhi.
So these are famous Indian women entrepreneurs who rule the work and inspire other women’s to master in skill and creativity.