Women are mysterious. They say so. Undoubtedly, Yes. Bygone the days where women job is to do the usual chores and run the errands. Looking at the present-day world of women is incredible. Be it a Soccer mom to an Astronaut; a woman does her job impeccably. Most of the time by most of the people, they are cliched as glamour. The present-day scenario is entirely showcasing the different picture of a woman. We can see a lot of evolution and change in the attitude of people against a woman.
My article is so proud to talk about the fearless, unflinching, roaring ‘Women of India’ beside their beauty and delicate, who broke all the taboos and shooed the male chauvinism with their pragmatic persona. Here is the list of 10 most inspiring and influencing Women Entrepreneurs of India who spread their wings and flew behind the horizon breaking the stereotype in their way.
1. Aruna Jayanthi- The Don of business
Aruna Jayanthi is the CEO of Capgemini Group, one of the largest outsourcing services in India. She is responsible for all the business units and its operations that include Consulting, Technology, and Outsourcing services. Her unwavering goal led to an increase in the integration and performance of over 40,000 growing employees.
In 2012, she was ranked as the third most powerful businesswoman in India.
2. Vani Kola- The Dame
People who are a wee bit familiar about the business and investment for sure recognize the powerful lady, Vani Kola. She is the founder and Managing Director of Kalaari Capital which is an Early-stage Venture Capital firm. The company has funded more than 100 companies in India. She strived to focus on technology companies to increase the growth of startups and enterprises.
In 2015, she was awarded the Midas Touch award for the best investor and was listed as the most powerful women in Indian Business by Fortune India.
3. Ekta Kapoor- The Czarina
The lady who needs no introduction. Ekta Kapoor is the reigning lady of the film industry who still rules the idiot box. She is the driving force of Balaji Telefilms and as well television producer in India. Ms. Kapoor perfectly balances both Television and Films with box office hits and launched 40 web Tv series online through her digital platform ALT Balaji.
In 2001, Asia Week magazine chose her as one of the 50 of ‘ Asia’s Most Powerful Communicators’ and other notable awards.
4. Malini Agarwal- The Missy of Gossips
Malini Agarwal a.k.a Miss Malini is India’s favorite celebrity blogger who gossips about fashion and Bollywood. She founded missmalini.com blog in 2008 as a hobby and soon started it as her full-time job. Miss Malini is a former Radio DJ, entrepreneur, TV host, and digital influencer.
5. Masaba Gupta- Miss Unconventional
Masaba Gupta is the leading Indian fashion designer. Masaba’s unique printed cloth line attracted Indians widely. She is the daughter of West Indies Cricketer Sir Viv Richards and Bollywood actress Neena Gupta. In 2018, she launched hijab-saree line targeting Muslim women to wear Indian fashion. Masaba Gupta stores are available across all the major cities in India.
6. Ankita Gaba- The social media chef
Ankita Gaba is an Internet entrepreneur co-founded Social Samosa, leading website repository for knowledge sharing, news, media, events and more. She founded the website in 2011 focusing on sharing a plethora of news, events, and campaigns to the social media followers.
In 2014, she was awarded as the Talented Social Media Professionals Of India by Global Youth Marketing Forum and honored as one of the 50 Indian Women to Follow on Twitter list.
7. Shradha Sharma- The Storyteller of India
Shradha is the founder, CEO and Chief Editor of YourStory.com which is a platform for platform start-ups and entrepreneurs-related stories, news, resources, and research reports. The company received investments from leading business people including Ratan Tata, Vani Kola, Karthee Madasamy, and T.V. Mohandas Pai.
In 2016, she was honored as the LinkedIn’s most viewed CEOs under Internet category. In 2015, she was awarded as L’Oreal Paris Femina Award for online influence.
8. Meena Ganesh- The Trailblazer
Meena Ganesh is the CEO of Portea Medical, a home healthcare service provider in India. She is known for donning many entrepreneurial hats that includes co-founding Customer Asset- a BPO and call center company, in 2000. Meena is considered as India’s foremost business and most successful entrepreneurs of India.
Meena is named as India’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business by Fortune India for three consecutive years (2015-2014).
9. Richa Kar- Miss Free-spirit
Richa Kar is the founder of the famous lingerie products platform called Zivame founded in 2011. The company is now India’s leading online lingerie store which is a one-stop shop for nearly 50 brands offering more than 5000 styles in 100 sizes.
10. Suchi Mukherjee- The Digital Queen
Suchi is the CEO and founder of the Limeroad which is an Indian fashion e-commerce website launched in 2012. The fashion e-retailing company sells accessories and apparels for Women, Men, and kids. The platform is claimed to be India’s first women’s social shopping platform that allows users to create their look using a virtual scrapbook.
In 2016, she was awarded as the NDTV Unicorn Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Saluting the ‘Her’oes
The week is buzzing with ‘Women’s Day’ globally. The blog is dedicated to the unafraid and unsung ‘Her’oes who walked the talk by shattering the glass ceiling in every orbit and setting an uber-inspiration to many women to achieve anything that they dreamt of.