Women are making their mark felt globally and in today’s time, they are nowhere considered less than men, especially when it comes to running successful businesses. We have seen many women who are perched on top of the corporate ladders and running multinational companies with ease. And then there are others who strive to do something of their own and lead successful business houses as owners of the business. Let us take a look at 5 women entrepreneurs who had in them to follow their dreams and challenge the rules laid by the society
Anisha Singh – Founder of MyDala
MyDala is today the largest online coupon and discount e-commerce platform. Established in the year 2009, Anisha’s dedication and hard work have brought MyDala to a level where it processes over 2,00,000 transactions daily.
Anisha who holds a masters degree in Political Communication and also an MBA in Information Systems from an American University worked with Clinton Administration prior to setting up MyDala. In her previous job, she helped women entrepreneurs raise funds and today she herself is a very successful entrepreneur. She aims to achieve 400 million consumers for MyDala in over 200 cities.
Cheryl D’souza – Founder of FashionHub
Defying the norms set by society, Cheryl always welcomed challenges. A society where she was expected to get married by mid-twenties and start a family life, she broke all the rules and lived the life she dreamt of. She started her career as a finance trainee with Deloitte and went to study further and specialize in the subject. Apart from finance, she had a strong inclination towards music. One chance of singing at a music café changed her life forever and her faith has brought her where she is today. She is a well-recognized singer and performs regularly at various musical concerts. But this wasn’t all, she was meant to do much more.
With a strong determination to bring about change in the fashion industry and a simple excel sheet with a list of all fashion accessories she wanted but were not available online, became her business plan. Today her e-commerce site Fashion Hub is an international brand that boasts of some world-class fashion accessories.
Aditi Syal – Founder of Vocabberry
While working with HT Shine, an online job portal, Aditi realized that people struggle with writing a good resume because grammar doesn’t come easily to everyone. This thought acted as a catalyst in setting up her portal Vocabbery. Vocaberry allows you to get your articles and drafts, rewritten, edited and proofread by professionals. The site also helps you to sharpen your language skills and write better.
Being the visionary that Aditi is, she also wants to start Pixaberry wherein amateurs will get help to design better graphics. With her strong content management and digital skills, she has carved a brand name with Vocabberry and wishes it to expand it to 150 writers soon. She has simplified the art of graphic designing and writing with her portals, for many who find these odd jobs difficult.
Archana Dhankar – Founder of Fashion For Royals
Archana literally eats, sleeps and breathes fashion. Although she knew from the very beginning that fashion was her calling, it took her a little time to realize her dreams. Her initial years saw her working with many multinationals and startups as a marketer and gaining immense experience. After almost a decade she was able to diverge and give her dreams a shot. She enrolled for a styling course in London and in 2012 FashionForRoyals was established.
Her sole purpose behind FashionForRoyals was for every woman to make her Cinderella dream come true. She believed that if you feel good inside, you could feel great outside as well. Her aim was to help women unleash the fashionistas in themselves. To keep the momentum going, she constantly explores creative combinations with a balance of Indian culture with global aesthetics and strives to deliver the best fashion possible.
Shradha Sharma – Founder of YourStory
When she started YourStory, an online portal where entrepreneurs share their inspiring stories, she was told that the venture won’t survive much. But now after 7 years, YourStory is one of the most sought-after platforms and she has proven that her business idea was on the right track.
Before setting up YourStory, Shradha worked with Times of India and CNBC TV18 and gained experience in field reporting.