women entrepreneurs in India

Shikha Nambiar On Falling In Love With Bangalore Again

Have you ever moved to a new city and wondered how you can get to know the city better? Shikha Nambiar, an illustrator based in Bangalore had a genius idea. She took the internet challenge called #100DaysOf last year, and she turned it into a learning experience for herself. Shikha did law school and worked(…)


Women Entrepreneurs: How Simran Oberoi Is Baking To Bring Change

Simran Oberoi is a self-taught home baker and the founder of Ovenderful, a niche signature e-bakery that specialises in healthy and organic bakes, as well as classic bakes. She was also a mentee of The Cherie Blair Foundation’s Women in Business program for a year. In order to ensure that knowledge on healthy baking can(…)


Ruchika Vyas Bakes it Up with Her House of Cookies

Ruchika Vyas studied fashion styling, and began working as a stylist, but it was her love of baking that brought her a business. Like many food-related ventures, Vyas’s Mumbai-based House of Cookies began as a home-based enterprise, but shortly became more professionalised, simply because of the demands of the business. But Vyas had been always(…)


How Neha Aggarwal Spiced It Up With “Peperone”

From a mini-terrace factory to Peperone, Neha Aggarwal and her business had a humble beginning. The craze to bring trendy and functional handbags to women led her to expand the business from her father’s terrace to a dynamic handbag manufacturing brand today. Today, Peperone handbags represent a spicy side of your personality. Their range stands(…)


At 60, Chitralekha Das Turned her Passion into Profession Through Sujatra Sarees

The name Sujatra is a combination of 3 names – Sushmita, Sujata and Chitralekha. Sushmita and Sujata are daughters-in-law of Chitralekha Das who’s driven by two passions in life – Music and Designing. She gave herself wings to fly by designing sarees, at 60-she started-up Sujatra Sarees, just two years ago. “Designing is not my profession,(…)


5 Truly Creative Startup Stories And The Women Behind Them

What’s the best way to get funding for your business? It’s simple: come up with a marketable and consumer-friendly idea that is truly unique. That’s the mantra of  India’s influential women, the ones who lead from the front. As the digital revolution becomes a way of life meet these five women entrepreneurs who started up(…)


Creating Awareness to Save The Girl Child, Dr Harshinder Kaur

Dr Harshinder Kaur, Ludhiana-based paediatrician and writer, has adopted more than 300 girls and has spent 15 years fighting the evil of female foeticide in Punjab almost single-handedly. She has won several awards for her work, including the Dheen Punjab Di honour from her state, the Rani Jhansi Award from the Indian government, International Woman(…)


Uma Preman’s Santhi Gramam Is Changing Definition Of Social Work

Meet Uma Preman, a social entrepreneur and the founder and centre director of the rehabilitation centre Santhi Gramam, in Attappadi, one of the largest tribal settlements in Kerala’s Palakkad district. Preman has made Santhi Graman a sanctuary for the elderly, the deprived and the differently-abled.


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