Women in India have cracked numerous conundrums and have come up with out of the box paradigms. They have already joined ‘Being an entrepreneur’ bandwagon and have braced themselves to ride the wave of entrepreneurship. They are no longer ‘damsels in distresses’ but are ‘Amazons in entrepreneurship.’ Their love for entrepreneurship is so infectious that it rubs off on you, anybody and everybody. Here are 5 women entrepreneurs from India who are making it big:
- Shradha Sharma: Shradha Sharma is the founder of Yourstory, India’s biggest and definitive platform for startups and entrepreneurs related stories, news, resources and research reports. From ups and downs to triumphs and failures, she has seen it all. If you haven’t read my article on this amazing entrepreneur, I humbly invite you to read it here.
- Sheetal Mehta Walsh: Sheetal Mehta is all like her image, which is a good thing. She is the founder of Shanti life, a unique microfinance platform that serves the poor and down trodden in Gujarat slums and villages to create sustainable businesses. Apart from working extensively on her venture, she teaches Yoga to all children.She is all set to make her venture- Shanti Life a global enterprise. She is also the co-founder of MetaCert- a company that offers products and services for family safety. Sheetal is working for a cause and this in utmost sense, a tribute to the term ‘entrepreneurship.’
- Ajaita Shah: With the goal of manufacturing high quality products, affordable goods and products, Ajaita Shah founded Frontiers Market in the year 2009. She has a rich experience of over 5 years in Microfinance with highly reputed organizations such as Ujjivan Financial Services and SKS Microfinance. This promising social entrepreneur was awarded with the title of being the most influential leader under 30 in microfinance by Business Week, and Business Week’s 30 under 30 awards, and most recently, Forbes Magazine’s Top 30 under 30’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year.
- Priya Naik: Priya Naik founded Samhita Social Ventures, an organization that helps corporations, donor agencies, NGOs, individuals and philanthropists collaborate with each other for social impact on a huge scale. Let me tell you about her education. Priya Naik has to her credit- three master degrees. She has one in Economics from Yale University, one in Public Policy from University of Michigan and one in commerce from University of Mumbai. Priya also co-founded The Spark Group, an education venture that delivers affordable education to low income communities.
- Rani Pachauri: She is the CEO and founder of Dream Tekis Software Pvt. Ltd, a software venture that builds and configures core insurance enterprise products. Having lost her father at a very young age, Rani faced all adversities with tremendous determination. Her uncle supported her in her education. Today, she is an inspiration to each and every budding woman entrepreneur.
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