The road to set up a successful business is tough, both for women and men. However, it is more challenging for women. Especially when women are given a lower status than men. They are expected to stay home and work as housewives. Nevertheless, many women have managed to pass these hurdles. Women Entrepreneurs of India have marked their names in the list of successful entrepreneurs.

Let’s read about some inspirational Women Entrepreneurs of India and their business –

1. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw – Biocon Limited 

Born in Bangalore, Shaw started Biocon, a bio-pharmaceutical company in 1978. Currently, the focus of the company is to do research on diabetes and oncology. The Indian Government has also honoured her with Padma Shri (1989) and Padma Bhushan (2005).

Women Entrepreneurs of India - Biocon Founder

Definitely, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw and other Women Entrepreneurs of India are a role model. Every young girl, asked to stay away from Science, can idealize her.

You can visit Biocon – creating hope and saving lives.

2. Aditi Gupta – Menstrupedia

Aditi took the responsibility of explaining menstruation and other issues in a simple and friendly manner using comic guide etc. She is also an author.

The aim of this startup is to break myths regarding periods.  She desires to bring awareness about this biological process.

Women Entrepreneurs of India - Menstrupedia founder

Menstrupedia – a friendly guide to healthy periods, has been a big taboo breaker. Thanks to their initiative that Periods is No More A Taboo!

3. Divya Gokulnath – BYJU’s

A teacher and businesswoman, she co-founded BYJU’s – The Learning App with her husband Raveendran. BYJU’s is known for presenting educational videos in a creative and innovative manner. Also, the quiz section attracts many children and keeps them engaged.

Divya Gokulnath - BYJU’s

You can visit BYJU’S Classes and learn with fun!

4. Priyanshi Choubey – Insta Car

An alumnus of IIM Kozhikode, her startup was awarded as Best Startup of Madhya Pradesh by Central India.

Insta Car is a taxi service that offers you a safe and comfortable ride. She also received the Woman entrepreneur 2018 award by YourStory. Priyanshi was among top 200 women entrepreneurs by Niti Aayog.

Priyanshi Choubey - Insta Car

5. Richa Kar – Zivame

An alumnus of NMIMS, Richa Kar started an online lingerie store. Zivame aims at helping all women out there about the correct and comfortable intimate wear according to their body shape.

Zivame founder

In a world where undergarments are a secret affair, Zivame is a game-changer.

6. Upasana Taku – MobiKwik

Taku did her MS from Stanford University. She worked with many renowned companies like HSBC, San Diego and PayPal. Even though of working on big projects, she was not satisfied.

Soon she found the missing element and decided to come to India. Upasana felt the need for a payment app. Even after a lot of development, Indians were uncomfortable in using the cashless mode of payment.

Upasana Taku - MobiKwik

Thus, MobiKwik was launched in 2009. MobiKwik is an app which was first used as a recharge platform. Gradually, it is used for payments by billions of Indians.

7. Chitra Gurnani Dhaga – Thrillophilia

Chitra did her MBA in Strategy and Marketing from ISB. Her passion for travelling made her find this fantastic website, It helps millions of Indians fulfil their desires of adventurous activities.

Women Entrepreneurs of India Thrillophilia founder

Thrillophilia is the platform where you can discover various adventurous activities and tours and book them after comparing the services of different suppliers.

8. Ankita Gaba – Social Samosa

Ankita completed her MBA from Welingkar Institute of Management. She started to work as a PR Manager for celebs. Later she joined a social media agency, Superchuha. And later found her own social media agency, Social Samosa. Women Entrepreneurs of India - Social Samosa founder

Social Samosa gives breaking stories and the latest trends in social media marketing. In case you haven’t visited their happening IG page, you must do so immediately @officialsocialsamosa!

9. Ashwini Asokan – Mad Street Den MSD

MSD is an artificial intelligence-based company. It was founded by Ashwini Asokan and her husband Anand Chandrasekaran. It is the world’s first Retail based AI platform.

Visit their website to know more about it. She has also featured in many publications.

10. Sakshi Tulsian – POSist  

Born in Delhi, Sakshi completed her education from Delhi. She worked with a web development startup before finding POSist with her husband, Ashish Tulsian. It is a cloud-based restaurant technology platform that serves a number of restaurants in different countries. It helps the restaurants in billing, food management, wastage management etc.

Sakshi Tulsian - POSist  

Thanks to innovative people like Sakshi and Ashish that India is moving rapidly towards #AatmanirbharBharat. You can visit their website POSist here.

All these women faced many obstacles. But the only mantra for their success was that they never gave up. They believed in themselves and their idea. We all must learn from them that nothing is impossible. With full devotion and determination, all can be done.

Remember that the foundational level of executing your plan can result in a bitter experience for you. Nevertheless, you will definitely get the fruit of your hard work. 

Women Entrepreneurs of India are creating a global legacy. From Licypriya Kangujam: An 8-year-old environmentalist to Saalumarada Thimmaka: Mother of 385 Children, Indian women have come a long way.