Oftentimes we look at our favorite women entrepreneur in India for inspiration and guidance
Building a business is hard. However, every entrepreneur must start somewhere. There is no magic shortcut to building a good business. However, there is no bias in business either. It doesn’t matter when you start or where you start your journey. These Women entrepreneurs in India prove just that.
Aditi Gupta: The Co-founder of Menstrupedia:
Aditi Gupta is one of the Indian women entrepreneurs who is an author and the co-founder of the comic Menstrupedia. Tired of the myths and misinformation that surrounded Menstruation she took it upon herself to make a change. She and her husband co-founded the comic in 2012. In 2014 she was listed on the Forbes India 30 under 30 list for her work towards breaking the taboo. Today, Menstrupedia has been used in more than 6,000 schools and has benefited more than 10,00,000 girls in over 14 languages.
Aditi is a social woman entrepreneur in India working towards raising awareness about menstruation. She is a Ted Talk speaker and her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, CNBC, and BBC
Ashwani Asokana: Founder, Mad Street Den:
Ashwini co-founded a cloud-based platform Mad Street Den with her husband Anand Chandrasekaran. She has experience leading the mobile innovation team at Intel’s Interaction and Experience Research Lab in Silicon Valley. She has more than a decade’s worth of experience in Silicon Valley. This led to her interest in artificial intelligence.
Her experience of being a mother, a UI designer, a business development rep, an ethnographer, a program manager, a product manager, and an artist helped her build her path. Ashwini, a trained classical dancer has been featured in Fortune’s 40 under 40 lists. She has also been featured in several publications like Vogue, TechCrunch, Nikkei, and more.
Chitra Gurnani Daga: Co-founder, Thrillophilia:
Chitra co-founded Thrillophilia with her husband Abhishek Daga. She is an alumnus of the Indian School of Business. She decided to take the plunge without any prior experience in the business because of her passion for it. Her family wasn’t one in business and neither was her husband’s. Together, they decided to follow their dreams unconventionally. She was led by her passion for traveling and building others’ dreams. She, therefore, hired professionals with the same energy and passion for an adventure as she does.
Dr. Florida Tilton: Founder of Biozone Research Technologies:
She has been awarded the All India Women Entrepreneur Award 2018 by Delhi Management Association. Post Graduate honors degree in Plant Biology and completed her Masters of Philosophy in Plant Genetics from the University of Madras Manisha Raisinghani. She is one of the women entrepreneurs in India who has taken the path of science to build her entrepreneurial empire. Dr. Florida Tilton started it when two students approached her for coaching after she quit her job at Hindustan College. She is one of the most successful women entrepreneurs in India in her field.
Farah Nathani Menzies: Co-Founder of The Mumum Co.:
Farah Nathani Menzies co-found -The Mumum Co. with her partner Shreya Lamba. This woman-led start-up focused on helping people get the right nutrition and build a healthier life.
Farah has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and is an undergraduate from The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and College of Arts & Sciences.
Isha Choudhry: Co-Founder ZoloStays:
Isha Choudhry is a co-founder and the Head of the Human Resource Department at Zolo. She graduated from St. Xavier’s college. ZoloStay was founded in Bengaluru in 2015. The main aim of the start-up was to help students find accommodation with wholesome food.
Khushboo Jain: Co-Founder and COO, ImpactGuru.com:
Khushboo Jain co-founded Impact guru and leaped into the entrepreneurial life with a mission to help India’s crowdfunding start-up scenario. She works as the COO of the company and leads the marketing arm, communication, and design teams. Khushboo has a lot of educational experience.
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw: The founder of Biocon Limited:
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is a billionaire women entrepreneur in India. She is the chairperson and managing director of Biocon Limited, a biotechnology company based in Bangalore, India, and the former chairperson of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. Named among TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, she is recognized as a global thought leader for Biotechnology. Under her stewardship.
Meghna Agarwal: Co-Founder- IndiQube:
Packed with over 14 years of experience in HR, consulting, commercial real estate, and manufacturing Meghna is a co-founder of IndiQube. She holds an MBA in Finance from IMT and a company secretary degree.
Mehak Sagar: Co-Founder of Wed Me Good:
Mehak Sagar co-founded Wed Me Good in 2014 along with her husband Anand Shahani. Today, the portal has become a go-to platform for Indian brides and grooms. Wed me good is a curated portal for everything related to weddings. They recommend services and products and take pride in their curation.