Going back to olden times, the society had been male-dominated. Women were put with so many restrictions and were made dependent on their husbands. But now times have changed. And women have shown that when it comes to excelling in any field, then they are not behind men, even if it is business. Well, many women have been successful in making their mark in every field of their choice. Still, some are yet to come out from the old male chauvinistic mindset of not allowing women to work outside. The topic of women’s empowerment has been a part of a discussion in debates.
Today women have achieved bigger heights and have proved their worth in society, and have indicated that they can accomplish anything if given wings to fly. There is hardly any field left where women have not shown their best. Be it fashion, politics, media, entertainment, or business. Giving a slight example from Indian cinema, earlier films were mostly hero-centric, but now there are talented actresses like Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, and Taapsee Pannu, who can now carry the film on their own and can make a big success at the box office.
Women are no lesser than any superheroes, excelling both at home and workplace. They know how to balance things better than men. Today, I am going to refer to some top examples of Indian women who have excelled in business.
Vandana Luthra is one such example of a successful Indian women entrepreneur. You all must be aware of VLCC Health Care Ltd. She is the founder of it. Other than this, Vandana also holds the position of chairperson of B&W SSC (Beauty and Wellness Sector Skill and Council). She became the chairperson of this sector eight years ago. This is an Indian government undertaking firm providing training for the beauty industry. She has been ranked 26th among the 50 Power Businesswomen in the Forbes Asia list 2016.
VLCC is known to be the top-rated beauty and wellness center in India. It has a wider reach in its operations spreading to 153 cities in thirteen countries in SouthEast Asia, East Africa, South Asia, and the Gulf Cooperation Council region. The industry comprises a four thousand workforce including skilled beauty experts, cosmetologists, nutrition counselors, medical specialists, and physiotherapists.
Shahnaz Hussain is a popular name in the beauty industry. She is the first Indian female entrepreneur from the Muslim community who began her journey 4 decades ago. Shahnaz has her own Indian skincare brand named The Shahnaz Hussain Group founded by her. A US-based business magazine even awarded her with ‘World’s Greatest Woman Entrepreneur’. In 2006, Shahnaz was honored with Padma Shri by the government of India. In one word, we can define Shahnaz Hussain as the ‘Queen of Herbal Beauty Care’ or an ‘International beauty icon’.
Aditi is an alumnus of the National Institute of Design. She is co-founder of Menstrupedia Comic and is also the author of it. As you can guess easily by the name, its main objective is to highlight menstruation and to make people aware of it. It also aims to show the puberty process in girls and boys.
Well, the story is inspired by Aditi’s own life when she experienced puberty during her growing age. She witnessed the taboo spread around the menstruation of women in society. This is when Aditi makes up her mind to make people understand it. She is one of the young businesswomen, who proved her mettle in her field. Her achievement got her included in the Forbes India 30 Under 30 list in 2014.
Khushboo Jain also joins the list of successful women entrepreneurs from India. This young, spirited woman is behind the co-foundation of ImpactGuru. The main objective behind the foundation of this company is to provide help to startups, non-government organizations, and individuals with crowdfunding solutions on the global front. Khushboo has done her MBA in Marketing from the Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research. She has played an eminent role in driving ImpactGuru to success. The handling of the company’s design departments, marketing, and communication is all done by her.
Radhika Ghai Aggarwal
Radhika Ghai Aggarwal is also a well-known name in the business field. She is the first Indian woman to have made entrance to the Unicorn club. Radhika was co-founder of ShopClues.com, an online marketplace in 2011. The other two co-founders include Sandeep Aggarwal and Sanjay Sethi. She has pursued her MBA degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Radhika has experience working in two major companies – Goldman Sachs and Nordstrom. In 2016, she became the recipient of the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year award and the CEO of the Year Award.
Surprised! Yes, it is true, this gorgeous dimpled diva is not only a successful actress in Bollywood but is also a successful woman entrepreneur from India. Deepika opened her clothing label All About You which is among the top brands now on the online marketplace Myntra. So check out for different colored outfits you wish to have from this online fashion store.
Anushka Sharma is also a popular actress from India. But if you think she is only limited to films, then let me correct you, she is also an entrepreneur owning a clothing line Nush on Myntra. Besides this, Anushka with her brother has their own production house, named Clean Slate Films. It was launched in 2014.