The modern women of India are in search for an ideal female personality from whom they can get inspiration to succeed in their life.
Each year, November 19 is celebrated as the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. Let us take a moment and spot the most prominent female leaders across professions. Here are nine bright achievers who are inspiring an entire generation:
See who is in the list and read about their work one-by-one.
Anuradha Acharya, Founder of Mapmygenome
Anu is an award-winning Indian entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Mapmygenome, a molecular diagnostics company that offers personalized health solutions based on genetic tests. She started her entrepreneurship journey back in 2000 when she and her husband started Ocimum Bio Solutions. Young Global Leader awardee Anuradha is currently serving as a governing board member at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and is a governing board member at both the National Institute for Biomedical Genomics and the Association of Biotech Led Enterprises.
Malini Agarwal, Founder of MissMalini
The RJ-turned-celebrity blogger Malini started a casual project (missmalini.wordpress.com) in 2007, and by 2009 she’d gone professional with her own portal by setting a small team. She then converted it to an established entertainment portal. MissMalini.com covers the latest in Indian and international fashion trends, celebrities, along with lifestyle content such as Travel, Food, and Nightlife.
Swati Bhargava, Founder of Cashkaro
Hailing from a small town in India, Swati started Pouring Pounds — a successful cash-back business with her husband in UK. Later, she expanded her cashback business to India by launching Cashkaro. Backed by Ratan Tata, today Cashkaro provides discounts through coupons and cashback on a variety of categories.
Saloni Malhotra, Founder of DesiCrew
Saloni started DesiCrew that creates non-agricultural job opportunities in villages for the educated youth. DesiCrew is India’s first rural Business process outsourcing (BPO) employing over 300 people today.
Nidhi Bisht, Actress Filmmaker and Director
The lawyer-turned-filmmaker Nidhi has written, directed and acted in some of the most popular online viral videos. After the successful completion of graduate in law from Jamia Millia Islamia, she quit her lucrative job as an advocate, to pursue her career in the field of film-making and today she is one of the creative director of the popular online youth comedy group, The Viral Fever (TVF).
Upasana Taku, Founder of MobiKwik
Upasana is the woman behind India’s most popular mobile payments company Mobikwik. Founded in 2009, company has 30 million users and its payments are accepted at more than 75,000 retail stores.
Richa Kar, Founder of Zivame
An alumni of BITS-Pilani, Richa quit her high paying job and started Zivame – an online lingerie store. Within three years of its launch, Zivame had grown from a small operation to a team of more than 200 members. It is now India’s leading online lingerie store, offering inner-wears more than 5,000 styles, 50 brands and 100 sizes.
Aditi Gupta, Founder of Menstrupedia
A small but definitive step, Aditi Gupta along with her friend founded Menstrupedia to break the taboo associated with menstruation in India. Coming from a small town of Jharkhand, Aditi is shattering the myths and educating women and girls about menstrual health and hygiene through her unique initiative.
Ishita Anand, Co-Founder of BitGiving
Graduated from Lady Shri Ram College, Ishita co-founded BitGiving, a social crowdfunding platform for individuals and organisations. Launched in December 2013, BitGiving not only helps in raising funds but also encourages the supporters and influencers to engage & endorse the campaigns and initiatives they believe in. They have done many successful campaign including a campaign for the Nepal earthquake and managed to raise Rs 60 lakh.