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10 Successful Indian She-entrepreneurs

If you have a dream, don't hesitate to pursue it. These female entrepreneurs of India have set an excellent example by following what they truly believe in and stopping at nothing.

Ankita Gaba

In 2011, she founded Socialsamosa.com, a prime source of knowledge repository for thoughts, ideas and dialogues about social media scenario in India.The portal was sold to private investors for 2-3 crores in May 2015. She has been speaker and faculty for social media courses at various institutes under Mumbai University.

Ashwini Asokan

Ashwini Asokan is the CEO and Founder of Mad Street Den, a computer vision based Artificial Intelligence startup. The startup's cloud based platform, powers customers across the globe with it's AI products across eCommerce, Omni-Channel retail, robotics and more. Ashwini and her team have built one of the world's first Retail based AI platforms, vue.ai. With over 10 years at Intel in Silicon Valley, she spent a significant portion of that time working with and driving large teams of engineers, scientists, designers and social scientists to bring context aware systems to life.

Chitra Gurnani Daga Co-Founder and CEO of Thrillophilia

Chitra Gurnani is the co-founder of an adventure tours and travel company, named Thrillophilia Tours Pvt. Ltd. The company was started in 2009 after a lot of discussion, research, and debates. They have hired qualified adventure experts, trained professionals, and experienced staff, who are passionate to serve people.

Falguni Nayar

A graduate of IIM, Ahmedabad, Falguni Nayar spent 19 years as an investment banker and broker with the Kotak Mahindra Group. Now she has started Nykaa.com

Pankhuri Shrivastava

The Bhopal University engineering graduate moved to Mumbai in 2010 hoping to work in education. But living in Maximum City, which involved shifting flats five times and spending a bomb on brokerage fees, offered its own lessons. In July 2013, Pankhuri Srivastava launched real estate website Grabhouse.com along with her friend Prateek Shukla, 24.

Radhika Ghai Aggarwal

Radhika brings over 14 years of marketing experience in diverse industry segments like retail, ecommerce, fashion & lifestyle, advertising & public relations with best-of-breed global brands. As a Co-Founder of ShopClues and the driving force behind its go-to-market initiatives, she has carefully nurtured the brand to make it a household name in less than 4 years.

Rashi Narang

Rashi Narang had a fantabulous journey from studying in the London School of Economics to working in a multinational bank but her passion for pets brought her to entrepreneurial ground eventually. She owns India’s exclusive luxury brand of fun doggie dressmaking. As the founder of “Heads Up For Tails” and a mother, she has seen many ups and down and grown with every good and bad experience.

Richa Kar

The crux behind starting a business is that there should be a need for your product or service in the market. Keeping that in mind, the Zivame founder Richa Kar biography talks about how this woman saw an opportunity and decided to grab it with both hands. Although she started out her venture in 2011, today she is a high net worth individual. Her success story is quite the interesting read as you will see when we discuss her personal life. She is quite active on Twitter. Known as one of the most influential women entrepreneurs of the country, she has changed the face of lingerie shopping for women through their first startup, Zivame.

Sairee Chahal

It was after becoming a mother that Sairee Chahal realised the gaping need for flexible work options in corporate India. She could have been one of those numerous women who, after having children, opt out of lucrative, fulfilling careers because of rigid work formats of organisations. But she had different plans. “I often think I could have been a statistic had I not pushed back,” she says. Chahal co-founded Fleximoms, a New Delhi-based company that helps women find flexible work options. “You don’t realise the need until it hits you in the face,” she says. Fleximoms, whose other founder is Anita Vasudeva, helps find flexible work options for women who have fallen off the career ladder and also provides them training to bridge any skill gaps.

Shubhra Chadda

If you have a dream, follow it. No better example than Shubhra Chadda, CEO and co-founder of Chumbak, to prove it right. Four years ago, Shubhra and her husband, Vivek, decided to follow their dreams. But it took a huge amount of risk and investment to establish Chumbak, ‘a unique company which started by just selling artistic fridge magnets!’ They sold their three BHK apartment in Bangalore to raise capital. With an idea so great, they didn't think twice before risking it all. Over the years with Chumbak, Shubhra has successfully cemented a business idea of transforming the colours and unique artistry of India exceptional novelty products, including footwear, bags, wallets, souvenirs, key chains, jewellery and many more. -