There was a time when women were not part of a business let alone own one of her own. Till date there are some serious biases and stereotypes that the society holds against many women who are doing great in the business world. Back in time they were strictly made to stay inside their homes and do mundane chores and care for the family. Now more women are breaking free from these shackles of the society and leading their own successful businesses across the world.
Let’s find out about some such inspiring and successful businesses started and led by women in India:
MobiKwik, Co-Founder - Upasana Taku - We have all been using this online payment app to get into the digital world of payments and transactions but most of us did not know that a woman was behind this huge brand that is making a significant impact in the tech world. With the best of degrees from NIIT and Standord, Upsana is taking on the world of Digital Wallets and making her work count.
Yatra.com, Co-Founder - Sabina Chopra - How many of our travel tickets and hotel reservations were done via yatra.com on a regular basis? Quite a few. That is the amount of impact Sabina Chopra has on our regular travel plans with her dynamic travel portal. She started this portal to promote easier and cheaper travel and it has been giving serious competition to the other brands in the market.
Zivame, Founder - Richa Kar - This woman started a one-of its kind online lingerie website because she realised that the modern working woman does not have time to hit the shops to buy these clothing essentials but are at a need for them on a regular basis. She understood the market really well being a working woman herself and her online shop was an instant hit in the market from the moment she started off.
Nykaa, Founder - Falguni Nayyar - This unique e-commerce website sells beauty and personal care products for both men and women alike. Falguni Nayyar signed off with the best of brands from the beginning of her business and gained trust in the industry for her products. The modern working men and women believe in the quality of her product because she mostly sells make-up with chic corporate look which helps sustain her faithful customer base.
Sheroes, Founder - Sairee Chahal - A dynamic career centric community for working women. This place lets women find great job opportunities, try out new career prospects and explore their options. She has also set up a helpline number where women can call to share and talk about the many gender related problems they face at their workplace. Sairee promotes this platform as a safe place for women to build on their professional skills and embrace their careers as a way of life.
The Indian business sphere is not a men only club anymore and women have slowly but steadily made their way into this male dominated world of business. It’s time the world took notice of their great work and appreciated the stories behind their success.