No offense, but Indian women have always been pushed to be confined to their homes, tend to their families and homely responsibilities. That’s it. What else can anyone expect from a male dominant society. From trying to break free from the shackles of social discrimination, cultural bias, tags of being an inferior sex to fulfilling their responsibility of maintaining a home and a family, Indian women are now finally acknowledged, appreciated and admired for their new roles of ‘entrepreneurs’.
Top 5 Inspirational Entrepreneur Women in India:
5. Aditi Gupta
Founder of Menstrupedia, an online portal educating women about menstrual health and hygiene. Launching a guide about the most ‘hushed’ taboo, “Menstruation”, she has made her mark in the society by receiving an overwhelming response.
4. Upasana Makati
“I wasn’t happy and wanted to set up my own venture. One day while I was in an introspective mode, I was counting the number of magazines that were available for me to read. I could easily list out about 50 names, but when I thought about the same aspect for the visually impaired, I was unable to name even one.”
A graduate with a BMM from Jai Hind College, Mumbai, Upasna has worked as a PR before realizing her true dream of making a difference in the lives of visually impaired people. She has also studied Communications from University of Ottawa, Canada. She’s the founder, editor and publisher of White Print (2013), India’s first lifestyle magazine for visually impaired in Braille English.
3. Swati Bhargava
Swati, born and brought up in Ambala, a small town near the Indian capital, is the co-founder of Cashkaro, the largest & fastest growing cashback & coupons site in the country. An alumnus of London School of Economics with Honors in Mathematics & Economics, Swati has also been an investment banker at Goldman Sachs for 5 years. But the calling of her dreams was so loud, that she dropped her job to pave her path to becoming one of the most successful women in India.
2. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
An eminent Indian entrepreneur, Kiran is the Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon Limited and chairperson of IIM-Bangalore. Listed as the 92nd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes, she also finds herself as one of the top 50 women in Financial Times’ business list. She is also awarded with the Othmer Gold Medal, for outstanding contributions in the progress of science and chemistry.
1. Shradha Sharma
Founder and Chief Editor of YourStory, Shradha Sharma lives her life in stories. YourStory is India’s largest media platform for entrepreneurs and has played an important role in promoting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in India. Born in Patna, Shradha majored in History from St.Stephen’s college and completed her MBA from MICA. Recently, she was featured in the list of 500 LinkedIn Influences across the world.
“When you know you have to fend for yourself every inch of the way, it gives you a different kind of grit and tenacity.” – Shradha Sharma
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