Women have come a long way from just being a homemaker. The next generation women across the globe have flabbergasted all negative philosophies and have proved themselves beyond doubt in all spheres of life including the most complex Startup ecosystem According to the latest case study, businesses founded by women ultimately deliver higher revenue more than twice as much per dollar invested – than those founded by men. The numbers of women-led start-ups have hiked in recent years across various verticals such as E-commerce, health, water, automobile etc.
Women entrepreneurs are prospering and shining forth with their endowment and are also being a role model for the budding women entrepreneurs. So on this World Entrepreneur Day we bring to you a list of the women entrepreneurs who have transformed the world with their success and have emerged as successful leaders.
Dr. Vibha Tripathi – CEO & Co-Founder, Swajal
Dr. Vibha is a social entrepreneur working in energy/water segment. She is the CEO & Co-founder of Swajal, a start-up with a focus on “provision of clean drinking water“. Dr. Vibha Tripathi specializes on the R&D of thin film solar cells and has held a number of workshops and seminars in the field of renewable energy. She has also guided many students in R&D of solar cells. Swajal machines, therefore, are solar powered, automated smart drinking water stations. Dr. Vibha Won “IOT India Congress Startup Awards 2017” and Swajal Water selected in Champions of Change – Transforming India through G2B partnership by NITI Aayog – 2017.
Neha Bagaria, Founder & CEO, JobsForHer
Neha graduated from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, with honors and triple majors in Finance, Marketing and MIS. During her final semester there, she became the College Board Representative of India, and founded her first company – Paragon,and introduced the Advanced Placement Program to Indian students. Neha has worked with Kemwell Biopharma, where she handled the HR, Finance, and Marketing aspects of the pharmaceuticals manufacturing business.However, despite experiencing positive growth and development with Kemwell, she felt that her passion for social entrepreneurship remained stronger than ever. As a restarter herself, the ambitious entrepreneur was compelled to create a platform that enables women on a sabbatical to relaunch their careers; and founded JobsForHer (JFH) on 8th March, 2015.
Bangalore based connecting portal that enables women on a professional break to restart their career. Started in March 2015, JobsForHer is a Bangalore based startup which facilitates various job opportunities to women who are on sabbatical, and help them reconnect with their careers. JobsForHer is a Bengaluru-based connecting portal that enables women on a professional break to restart their careers. Its vision is to reverse female brain drain within the Indian workforce by facilitating various job opportunities to women who were on sabbatical, and help them reconnect with their careers.
Purba Kalita – Co-founder, Salebhai.com
Salebhai.in is an e-commerce marketplace that enables people to order a range of specialties directly from their hometowns and discover regional specialties from across India. Besides her primary responsibility of handling the company’s communication, content development, and PR activity, she also manages the business development team, helping them sift through hundreds of thousands of products to handpick one-of-a-kind offerings that best define a region’s specialty and its migrant communities’ needs.
Suchi Mukherjee – LimeRoad
LimeRoad was the inception of an idea that came to the former investment banker after the birth of her son Aadit, when she was on maternity leave. “Flipping through the pages, she found a piece of jewellery she really wanted to touch and buy. She realised then there was no place where one could access the vast array of amazing products that were being made and shipped out of India,” With the idea in place for a women’s online lifestyle platform, the challenge of turning entrepreneur with two young children to take care of had just started.
Meena Bindra – Biba Apparels
Meena had seen the opportunity for women’s north Indian ethnic wear in the market and liked to dabble in good design. With both my sons away in school during the day, I took the plunge and started Biba,” reminisces Bindra, who is now 71. Today, Biba has emerged as a market leader in the women’s ethnic wear market. Across India, north, south, east and west, women have come to accept Indian ethnic suits as their preferred mode of dressing, whether at work or leisure and celebrations. With our mix and match range, we are adding western elements to our design and reaching out to younger clients.