Gone are the days when Indian women were only known for the household kitchen work. Now women have also shown equal interest and creativity in Indian startups. Thanks to the change in the mindset of metro cities India has emerged as a big market for women as entrepreneurs. Below is a list of women entrepreneurs who have achieved big success.
1. Ekta Kapoor
This lady has certainly changed Indian Television industry completely. Giving successful TV shows to Indian audience has become her habit. She has also won the Hall of Fame award at the 6th Indian Telly Awards at a very small age. Being the creativity head of Balaji Telefilms Ekta is always very professional in her work.
2. Suchi Mukherjee
Suchi started Limeroad along with Manish Saksena, Ankush Mehra and Prashant Malik in the year 2012. Limeroad is an online shopping portal that is famous for the unique designs and quality materials. The company raised a funding of $20 Million from Lightspeed venture partners, Matrix Partners and Tiger Global.
3. Richa Kar
Richa Kar is the founder of online lingerie selling store Zivame. Zivame has played a crucial role in educating women across the country about intimate wear and changed consumers behaviour to be open and positive in buying such innerwear. This venture raised a funding of about Rs.250 crore in 2015.
4. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Kiran is the founder and Managing Director of one of the India’s one of the best biopharmaceutical company Biocon Limited. Kiran is also a member of the board of governors of the prestigious Indian School of Business and Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad.
Indra Nooyi is a well-known personality in India. She is the CFO and President of PepsiCo. Nooyi was a product manager at Johnson & Johnson and textile firm Mettur Beardsell. She has been awarded Padma Bhushan for her business achievements.
The above examples show us that gender is not something that can stop anyone to achieve big in business. Do share such stories which try to convey the message of equality.