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Top 10 Successful Females Entrepreneurs In India

The male dominated world was always unenthusiastic to even acknowledge the reality that females were nearly as good as men on factors of effort, intellect quotient (IQ) and leadership qualities. The new generation women around the world have got over all negative thoughts and have shown themselves beyond doubt in all fields of life such as the most complex and complicated kingdom of entrepreneurship.

Here Are The List Of 10 Successful Females  Entrepreneurs In India

10. Aditi Gupta-

One the most common forbidden is Menstruation, but with time, it is getting the interest that is needed for the community to agree to the fact and discuss openly it. One such motivation has been taken by Aditi Gupta. in 2012 she co-founded Menstrupedia with Tuhin John, a crowdfunded project. The organisation provides a practical information about menstruation which will help females to keep in good health and active during their menstruation.

9.Richa Kar

Bangalore-based Zivame online store for lingerie products, which Richa founded in 2011. Richa, an engineering graduate from BITS Pilani, before founding, had worked with numerous multinational retailers.In 2015, Zivame gathered a lot of attention when it raised $40 Mn led by Zodius Technology Fund and Khazanah Nasional Berhad. It also saw participation from Unilazer, IDG Ventures & Kalaari Capital.

8. Suchi Mukherjee, a fashion discovery portal, provides users with the latest variety of products and accessories, 80 percent of which are unique to their own portal.  It was started by Suchi along with Manish Saksena, Ankush Mehra and Prashant Malik in 2012. The company has raised a funding of $20 Mn from Lightspeed Matrix partners, venture partners,  and Tiger Global. The company has a product listing of over 200,000 products.

7.Ekta Kapoor-

Ekta Kapoor is the daughter of legendary star of  Jeetendra and brother of Bollywood actor Tusshar Kapoor. Ekta has created herself in TV serial and film production. She can easily be termed as the most successful female producer of the entertainment world.Ekta has produced several successful movies including Kyo Kii Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, Shor in the City, Kucch To Hai, Love Sex Aur Dhokha, Ragini MMS, Kyaa Super Kool Hai Hum, The Dirty Picture etc.

6.Chanda Kochar-

Chanda Kochar, is the MD & CEO of India’s leading bank ICICI Bank. She has got Masters Degree in Management Studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. She received the Wockhardt Gold Medal for Excellence in Management Studies and the J. N. Bose Gold Medal in Cost Accountancy.

Chanda Kochhar  is married to Deepak Kochhar, a wind energy entrepreneur and her Business schoolmate.

5.Naina Lal Kidwai-

At present, Naina Lal Kidwai is the Group General Manager and Nation Head of HSBC India. Naina has got a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Delhi university and an MBA from Harvard Business school. Kidwai was the first Indian woman who graduate from Harvard Business School.

Naina started her career with ANZ Grindlays. Presently, she is also serving as a non-executive director on the board of Nestle SA and global advisor at Harvard Business school.

4.Vandana Luthra-

VLCC, a beauty and wellness giant has its company in 11 countries across Asia, Africa and the Gulf Cooperation Council and the credit goes to Vandana Luthra. Initially, Vandana started her journey in 1989 when her two daughters were only 3 years-old.

This beauty expert got herself well versed with beauty, fitness, food and nutrition and skin care when she practised higher education in Germany, UK and France. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2013 for her contribution.

3.Indra Nooyi-

Indra Nooyi is the current chairman and CFO of the largest food and beverage industry, PepsiCo. Indra did her Bachelor’s in Science from Madras Christian College in 1974 and MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta in 1976.

Beginning her profession in India, Nooyi organised product administrator roles at Johnson & Johnson and textile firm Mettur Beardsell. She joined PepsiCo in 1994 and was named a president and CFO in 2001. Indra has been awarded famous Padma Bhushan for her company success and being an inspiration to India’s company leadership.

2.Kiran Mazumdar Shaw-

Kiran is the founder Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Biocon Limited. Kiran finished her Bachelor’s in Zoology from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore University.  later did her PG in Malting and Brewing from Ballarat College, Melbourne University. Kiran worked as a trainee brewer in Carlton & United Breweries, Melbourne and maltster at Barrett Brothers and Burston, Australia. Kiran is also a member of the board of governors of the prestigious Indian School of Business and Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad. Kiran has awarded the prestigious Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan from the government of India.

1.Indu Jain-


Indu Jain used to be the chairperson of India’s most powerful media house -The Times Group. A strong votary of women’s rights and women entrepreneurship, Indu contributed immensely to the development of Times group. Indu Jain is founder President of the Ladies wing of FICCI (FLO). Indu is also the  Chairperson of India’s most prestigious literary award, the Bharatiya Jnanpith Trust, The Jnanpith award.

Summary: Hats off to all of these Indian Females Entrepreneurs! Feel proud of them.


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