Published: 19th November 2019
Women's Entrepreneurship Day: Meet 5 women who are changing the face of business in India
We rarely celebrate women who have conquered the business world, so we've put together a few names who have left a deep impact in the world of entrepreneurship
On Women's Entrepreneurship Day, we decided to celebrate some of our most prominent female entrepreneurs and we complied a list for you to check out as well.
Aditi Gupta, Founder, Menstrupedia
Being a victim of taboos associated with menstruation during her childhood, this 34-year-old engineering-graduate-turned-entrepreneur co-founded Menstrupedia comic. Menstrupedia provides a user-friendly guide to menstruation, hygiene and puberty and helps break myths associated with them. The aim of the website is to present this information in a culturally sensitive and an easy-to-understand way through digital media. The website contains various comic books, blogs, Q&A section and a learning section.
Falguni Nayar, Founder, Nykaa
As the popular proverb goes, 'Better late than never', Falguni Nayar started her multi-brand beauty retailer after serving 20 years as a venture investor and merchant with Kotak Mahindra. Nykaa began as an online retailer in April 2012 and opened its first physical retail store at T3 Terminal, Indira Gandhi International Airport in November 2015.
Sabina Chopra, Co-founder, Yatra.com
Sabina Chopra co-founded Yatra.com with Dhruv Shringi and Manish Amin in the year 2006. Yatra.com is an Indian online travel agency and search engine.
Shradha Sharma, Founder, YourStory
Shradha Sharma is the founder, CEO and chief editor of YourStory. YourStory is a media technology platform for entrepreneurs. Shradha Sharma has won the NASSCOM Ecosystem Evangelist Award for her efforts in building an inclusive startup community
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Managing Director, Biocon Limited
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is the chairperson and managing director of Biocon Limited which is a biotechnology company based in Bengaluru. She was listed as the 71st most powerful woman in the world by Forbes in the year 2017.