In India, the percentage of women running their own businesses is low however in recent times our society has witnessed a change. It has seen women across the nation grow into successful entrepreneurs and run billion-dollar businesses as well as address social issues through these initiatives.
In a highly male-dominated space, women have time and again proven that there is nothing they cannot do. Today women play a significant role in the development of the economy. With increased efforts for girl child education and making women financially independent, their role is surely going to increase.
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1 Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
"I really believe that entrepreneurship is about being able to face failure, manage failure and succeed after failing."- Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is one of the most influential women entrepreneurs in India. Founder and MD of Biocon Limited, a biotechnology company, her net worth stands at about $4.6 billion. She has also been awarded the Othmer Gold Medal for her contributions to the progress of Science.
2 Falguni Nayar
“I have always been an entrepreneur first."-Falguni Nayar
Falguni Nayar is the founder and CEO of Nykaa, an online fashion, and beauty website. The banker turned entrepreneur left her job at Kotak Mahindra to start this brand which today has a net worth of $1.2 billion. She is also recognized as one of the most powerful women in business today.
3 Divya Gokulnath
"I believe that education is one of the most powerful tools that shapes and moulds the way our youth think."-Divya Gokulnath
Divya Gokulnath is the cofounder of Byju's, a billion-dollar edtech company. She is also a teacher and played a significant role in the recent acquisitions made by Byju's. She has a net word of about $3.05 billion combined with her husband.
4 Vandana Luthra
“I am not VLCC, I am a part of the 6000 professionals who run it.”-Vandana Luthra
Vandana Luthra is the founder of VLCC Health Care Ltd. She started her entrepreneurial journey at a time where there were only a few women entrepreneurs. Recipient of the Padma Shri award and has authored two books. Her net worth is estimated to be around $1.3 billion.
5 Anita Dongre
"Power doesn't come from clothes it comes from within. The whole idea of power-dressing is botched up."-Anita Dongre
Anita Dongre is an Indian fashion designer and the founder of the House of Anita Dongre. A recipient of various awards for her contribution to the fashion industry, she is also an active member of PETA, and all her products are cruelty-free. She is also recognized as one of the most powerful women in business and continues to grow her brand.
6 Khushboo Jain
“The journey from education to persuasion has been a challenging one.”-Khushboo Jain
Khushboo Jain is the co-founder and COO of Impact guru, a crowdfunding platform aiming to provide affordable healthcare in India. She was recently featured in the Fortune 40 under 40 list in India and was among the top 15 women ranked in the NITI Aayog & United Nations 2019 Women Transforming India Awards.
7 Ashwini Asokan
"I was almost certain that I was going to be a professional dancer, a singer, or a musician. But something changed, something snapped.”- Ashwini Asokan
Ashwini Asokan is the founder of Mad Street Den(MAD), an artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision company. She is quite popular and has featured in many podcasts. With over 10 years of experience working with Intel in Silicon Valley, she led a team that built one of the world's first Retail based AI platforms, Vue.ai.
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