Women Entrepreneurs in India- With their multi-tasking skills and emotional strength, women have set out to mark their names in every possible discipline now. To add to the list we have some recent names of Women Entrepreneurs in India that have made it to the top:
Falguni Nayyar (Founder, Nykaa)
Falguni Nayyar an IIM-A alumnus founded Nykaa, an online multi-brand retail store for beauty products in 2012. It offers a variety of beauty products ranging from 400 brands and 40,000 products. The idea of Nykaa stuck to her when she had a chance to visit some of the greatest beauty product stores like Sephora, their wide range of products and expertise of the staff about the usage and application of beauty products left her spellbound and came to her realization that women in India are greatly missing on something worthwhile when it comes to makeup and beauty. She thereon quit from her profile of Managing Director at Kotak Mahindra Capital Company and began her entrepreneurial odyssey.
Richa Kar (Co-founder and CEO, Zivame)
Founded by Richa Kar, a BITS Pilani alumnus; Zivame is an online lingerie retail brand that has now been counted as one of the largest in its domain. Victoria’s secret online lingerie website inspired her to provide Indian women with similar experience. It wasn’t an easy ride for Richa to launch this idea as she was hugely opposed by her parents who felt embarrassed with the idea of their daughter selling women’s lingerie online. She then quit her previous job at Spencer’s Retail and SAP as a retail consultant and started working fulltime on establishing her brand. Now its growth rate is up to 300% every year.
Shubhra Chadda (co-founder, Chumbak)
Shubhra Chadda with her husband Vivek Prabhakar launched their brand Chumbak. It is an online retail brand that began with the concept of selling various gift Items, it has lately added more items into its existing range of products and opened stores to reach maximum buyers. It occurred to them when they were gazing at the fridge magnets they got from places abroad and pondered over the idea of adding similar products to the variety of gifts that we have in India. To support their business in the initial stage they had to even sell their house worth INR 45 Lacs. They now offer more than 400 products.
Shivani Poddar and Tanvi Malik (Owner, FabAlley)
Shivani Poddar and Tanvi Malik initially started FabAlley as an exclusive accessory store. The motivation behind the creation of this webpage was the need to provide quality budget products to women who worked on a tight monthly budget and had to either sacrifice on the quality or take a pinch on their pocket to be able to get desired quality products in trend. Earlier it focused on a limited range of products like jewelry, bags, footwear etc., but over the time they realized and worked on the concept of adding apparels to it.
Suchita Salwan (Founder, LBB)
LLB which stands for Little Black Book; it is an online webpage that deals with the happenings in and around different major cities of India. It was initially meant to focus on Delhi-NCR and to track various events in the capital city. It was started in 2012 and has over the time gained appreciable popularity among the audiences in India and abroad. She realized the need for such a website when she found out that most of the events in the city go unnoticed and there was no reliable source that provided most information on this. It has been a hit since then and added many cities in its arena.
These Women have successfully embarked their names in the history of Women entrepreneurs in India with their creative ideas and courage; have sown the seeds of inspiration for the future generations.