Gone are the days when women were considered no match for all successful men in the world of enterprise. Indian industry is no more a male-dominated one. Our country has its own set of bold and successful super-women who have proven their worth and ability both within the country as well as abroad.
Meet 8 such Indian women who can be looked at as examples for every Indian:
Surabhi Dewra: Surabhi is an entrepreneur who employs creativity, leadership and teamwork to design and execute India’s biggest online career exploration platform for students by the name CareerGuide.com. She left her routine 9-5 job, to continue her passion in education. She wanted to solve the problem of confused students all over the country and to pursue this dream launched her website.
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Today, her website not only offers career guidance to lakhs of students all throughout the country, but it also helps companies pick up suitable candidates according to their educational qualifications. Her technical understanding comes from her engineering degree and passion for education and counselling made her venture into building this platform. She successfully turned her passion into business thereby helping lakhs of students to have access to right information and guidance. There is no doubt that she is a dedicated leader and a successful entrepreneur.
Suchi Mukherjee: Suchi is presently the founder of limeroad.com- a portal that targets the women audience and represents the most extensive delightful discovery platform for lifestyle products. Suchi has completed her Bachelors in Arts with specialization in Economics and Maths from the University of Cambridge and also holds a Masters Degree in Finance & Economics from the London School of Economics.
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Suchi always imagined building and growing businesses that are focused on simple yet powerful consumer products, and she has successfully brought this dream to life at LimeRoad. She wanted to build a platform where one could find stunning yet affordable lifestyle products in an easy-to-discover interface. She being a woman knew that women love the different and out-of-the-box stuff so limeroad has a truly exceptional team that refuses to take short-cuts but focuses on finding accessible, long-term solutions to challenging problems.
Richa Kar: It is a fact that a lot of women in India don’t experiment with different types of lingerie, hesitate to try better brands and a lot of them were also clueless about basics of lingerie use. The entry of the website – zivame.com’s entry into the Indian e-commerce market has been a blessing for a large number of Indian women.
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Richa, founder of the online lingerie retail business, has an engineering degree from the prestigious Institute of BITS, Pilani followed by an MBA from NMIMS. She has an experience of 8 years – she learnt the facets of Retail marketing working across functions in SAP Retail consulting & Branding and Operations while working with Spencer’s store.
The secret behind the secret of success of Zivame is the strong passion of Richa to solve a problem that existed in our country that not only focuses on selling lingerie to women but they also work relentlessly towards educating women about the use of lingerie, about the right lingerie to buy according to every women’s needs and making lingerie shopping a comfortable experience. With offerings like ‘Try at Home’, ‘Fit consultant’, ‘Discrete Packing’ and ‘Fitting lounge in Bangalore’, Zivame sits top of mind of every woman while shopping lingerie online. The zivame team not only launched India’s first exclusive Lingerie app but also launched India’s first mobile fitting lounge.
Radhika Agarwal: Radhika is one of the women entrepreneurs who has made a mark for herself in online retail market. CMO and Co-founder of ShopClues.com, she got into Ecommerce with 14 years of experience in retail, fashion, lifestyle and advertising.
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She started her career as a corporate communication strategy planner and gained rich experience in diverse disciplines of marketing, IT and retail which created an urge to create a world-class organisation of her own.
ShopClues is a marketplace for the masses and the portal’s offers mainly target the value-driven Indian middle-class. Their strategy has been to offer the largest variety of products at best-possible prices. Through innovative marketing promotions, ShopClues has also successfully built several deal properties like the ‘Sunday Flea Market’, ‘Jaw Dropping Deal’, ‘Monthly Mania Sale’, etc. thereby offering something new and exciting to customers continuously.
Aditi Avasthi: In 2012, Aditi, founded embibe which is a Mumbai-based Ed-tech start up that combines technology and data sciences, and helps students prepare better for competitive complex exams. She feels that the major task in education today is the trend to underperform because students are often incapable of realising their exact potential.
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Embibe’s growth and development stems from Aditi’s passion for education and her wish to guide candidates for the competitive exams like JEE Main, JEE Advanced, BITSAT and CET/AIPMT
Embibe has been created to personalize the crucial mentoring and academic supervision needed by young people in India where even a single mark can define their admission into a good college college. Embibe makes every student feel that his/her personal flaws are being academically/ interactively highlighted. The website’s analytical engine captures exact student weaknesses with respect to exam performance metrics like speed, accuracy, time management, attempt planning, stamina and also addresses psychological factors like confidence.
Sairee Chahal:Sairee, in January 2014, co-founded SHEROES.in, which curates work-from-home jobs for women in India, and helping them find mentors and suitable resources. It is a career destination for women professionals. Sairee Chahal is an entrepreneur, mentor, workflex evangelist, occasional writer who woke up to the necessity of flexible options for women when she became a mother.
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She realised that rigid work set-ups are difficulties that most working women face at some point in their life who are not ready to give up their fulfilling careers. “I realised that there’s a definite need for flexible formats at workplaces,” she says.
For a lot of women, mid-career is a puzzling time when families, which start taking priority over work. Many women prefer to look for work-from-home opportunities, while a few seek part-time employment and many take a break before returning to work. SHEROES focuses on women who are seeking a career along with a work-life balance. SHEROES team includes majority women that includes engineers, coders, operations, digital marketing, and recruiters among others who work hard to ensure women to have fulfilling work life. SHEROES assists women across life stages to find careers that are suitable for them and find success regardless of what they decide to do – be on a corporate fast track, turn entrepreneurial or choose work flexibility. Moreover, companies can also find on SHEROES.in, a great talent and can involve women as associates and collaborators.
Sabina Chopra: Sabina, Co-Founder and COO, Yatra.com, a leading service provider in the online travel space is the most trusted travel brand in India. Launched in August 2006, Yatra.com is ranked as the leading provider of consumer-direct travel services in India. Sabina manages the sales, fulfilment, and after sales support for all Yatra corporate hotel business.
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She also heads Yatra’s domestic hotel business, where she uses her skill of the hospitality business in India to ensure that Yatra.com’s hotel product is the best on offer. Prior to Yatra, Sabina headed India based operations of ebookers, Europe’s largest online travel company.
She was responsible for setting up, transitioning and management of Customer Service, Sales, Air Ticketing, Hotel Sales, Email and Online Departments. The Sales teams, under her leadership, doubled the targets in less than 6 months. Sabina who holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Delhi University and with her over 16 years of work experience, has thorough knowledge of all facets of the Travel BPO Industry and has an extensive network within the Indian travel community. Yatra.com has not only heightened its customer base but also received industry recognitions like ‘Best Online Travel Agency’ of the year 2008 at the Galileo Express Travel World’s awards ’08, becoming the only Indian travel company among the ‘Top 100 start ups in Asia’ awarded by Red Herring.
Shradha Sharma: Shradha is one of those rare species of entrepreneurs who dared to break the conservative mode of thinking and embrace innovation in the field of entrepreneurship. She is the founder and Chief Editor ofYourStory.com which is India’s no.1 media platform for entrepreneurs, dedicated to championing and promoting entrepreneurial ecosystem in India.
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Equipped with degrees from St. Stephens College, Delhi and MICA, Ahmedabad, Shradha is a highly successful entrepreneur worked with Times of India and CNBC TV18, prior to founding YourStory. In 2015, Shradha was selected in the list of 500 LinkedIn Influencers across the world and in the same year, she also received the L’Oreal Paris Femina Award for Online Influence.
So, Indian women have entered the corporate world not only as employees but also as job creators, finally jumped into the business and became an Entrepreneur. This move has enabled them to enter into a world where they can make a transformation in the corporate world along with making a mark for themselves.