Friday, 5 February 2016

6 successful women entrepreneurs who rock the Indian startup scene

The first woman entrepreneur I knew was my neighbour who started a papad manufacturing business in the early 90s. I remember my mother being in awe of her and did her best to help out the budding entrepreneur.

But that was the 90s and these entrepreneurs were never glorified or talked about in the media. Even the choices for women in India were limited - most enterprising women built home-based businesses.

Over the turn of the millennium, a lot of businesses based on the distribution model were popularized, and empowered women too. Every other person you met was either an Amway or Oriflame distributor.

Fast forward a few years and we have women rocking the proverbial boat by trying their hands on so-called "male-dominated" businesses.

Let me introduce here six phenomenal ladies who rule the Indian startup scene with their disruptive ideas. From software developer to recruiter, from a woman who travelled alone for days on end surveying small city hotels to one whose mission is to pamper other Indian women, they have been there, done that and aren't slowing down anytime soon.

Of course, we'll talk about their work (and companies), which speaks for itself.

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