Passionate—persistent—proactive these ladies are here to shake business community with their organizational, decision making and interpersonal skills.
According to a study of 1,004 small business owners included 271 women and 733 men shown that More than 90 percent of the women entrepreneurs viewed their business as a success—Only 80 percent of men felt the same way.(Source: Hartford Financial Services Group’s survey)
Women are passionate and flexible, are often well prepared financially and have done their market research, which are all great qualities for any entrepreneur. We have tried to mention some major players on the board.
1. Sairee Chahal Founder, CEO sheroes.in:
Sairee is India’s foremost women at work evangelist and earlier co-founded FlexiMoms. Nominated for the Editor’s choice for L’oreal Femina Women’s Award, she is also a Cartier Women’s Award Initiative for 2012 alumni, a TED speaker, Business Today, Most Powerful Women in Indian Business 2012 and has been featured on shows like Young Turks, Pioneering Spirit and What Women Want.
Sairee has been nominated and accepted as an Aspen Fellow – a global leadership fellowship. Her venture – Flexi moms looks to provide mothers and women with direction to re-enter the workplace with job opportunities, information and mentoring. Sheroes.in is her another venture aiding women of the workplace offering opportunities, resources and conversations.
2.Aditi Gupta—Social entrepreneur, co-founder of Menstruation:
Aditi Gupta is a social entrepreneur and co-founder of Menstrupedia, working towards spreading awareness about menstruation. She uses storytelling and art to educate young girls about menstruation. she has conducted extensive research in understanding the scenario of menstrual unawareness in India and its impact on a girl’s life. She has designed effective educational tools for girls and schools using storytelling and sequential art for educating young girls about periods in a society where the subject is a major taboo.
She is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and made it to the achiever’s list of Forbes India 30 under 30 in 2014 for her work towards breaking the taboo around menstruation. She is an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) alumni. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, CNBC and BBC. She aspires to create a future where menstruation is not a taboo but a welcoming change in a girl’s life.
3.Shradha Sharma: Founder and Chief Editor of YourStory.com:
Shradha Sharma is the Founder and Chief Editor of YourStory.com and since the last nine years, she is driven to make stories and startups matter. YourStory is an online portal and one-stop destination for young start-ups and entrepreneurs to seek help for their business to move forward. Founded in 2008, YourStory brings you success stories of game-changers and entrepreneurs, news, funding analyses, and the first sight to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in India, along with profiles of legendary entrepreneurs and businesses over the world.
4.Radhika Ghai Aggarwal: Co-Founder & CMO, ShopClues.com:
Radhika Ghai Aggarwal is an Internet entrepreneur and India’s first woman to enter the Unicorn Club. She is the co-founder of online marketplace ShopClues established in 2011.Currently, she serves as the Chief Business Officer of the company. Before this, she ran a fashion blog based out of the Silicon Valley, USA.
Radhika has previously worked with Nordstrom at its corporate headquarters in strategy planning and with Goldman Sachs in its Wealth Management group in New York and Menlo Park, USA. She has an MBA from Washington University and also holds a post graduate degree in Advertising and Public Relations.
She won some of the prestigious awards on her journey of shop clues.com
Outlook Business Woman of Worth at Outlook Business Awards – 2016
Woman Entrepreneur of the Year at Entrepreneur India Awards – 2016
Exemplary Woman Entrepreneur of the Year at CMO Asia Awards – 2016
CEO of the Year Award at CEO India Awards – 2016
P.S: Women entrepreneurs have been arranged randomly. The list does not indicate any rank system or hierarchy.
This era is witnessing revolutionary success of female individuals be it sports, art as a form of expression or business.
‘Intrepid–keen—optimistic—Entrepreneur…see around she’s just perfect as she is’