Women’s Entrepreneurship Day: Self-Made Women Entrepreneurs Of India

On the occasion of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, here is a list of self-made women entrepreneurs of India.
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As it is Women’s Entrepreneurship Day on 19th November, therefore, we are here with a list of self-made women entrepreneurs from India. These women are a symbol of women empowerment and an inspiration for all the young girls out there.

1Falguni Nayar, Founder And CEO, Nykaa

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India’s wealthiest self-made female billionaire with her estimated wealth to the tune of $6.5 billion, after recent listings. She also has her name in the top 20 richest people of India. Her startup, Nykaa is one of the top beauty and retail companies.

2Ms. Saroja Yeramilli, CEO And Founder, Melorra

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With an experience of 21 years, Ms. Saroja Yeramilli has built successful brands in India and USA. She is the one who transformed the brand Tanishq into an aspirational jewellery brand. After about 20 years of experience, she founded Melorra (one of the fastest growing fashion inspired jewellery brand) and is the CEO and founder of the same.

3Meena Ganesh, MD And CEO, Portea Medical

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Chief Executive Officer at GrowthStory, Meena Ganesh founded Portea Medical Private Limited in July, 2013. She is the acting Chief Executive Officer and also the co-promoter of several new age internet/ technology enabled startups. Meena is a Co-Founder of Tutorvista.com and also serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at Pearson Education Services Pvt. Ltd.  

4Srijana Bagaria, Co-Founder, Pee Safe

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A serial entrepreneur with an experience of 23 years, Srijana Bagaria manages multiple ventures. Also, she is an investor in companies like Wittyfeed, Dibz and Shaddi Saga. She is a strong advocate of women empowerment. Apart from leading initiatives at Pee Safe, Srijana is also the director at SRV Damage Preventions Pvt. Ltd.

5Ms Bhavna Suresh, Co-Founder and CEO, 10club

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She is currently the only women entrepreneur in the e-commerce roll-up business. Previously, she co-founded Lamudi and exited the firm after it was acquired by Dubai’s EPMG in 2020 and now is focused on creating great business success with 10Club.

6Vandana Luthra, Founder, VLCC

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Indian businesswoman, philanthropist and chairperson of Beauty & Wellness sector skill council, Vandana Luthra started her company, VLCC in 1989. She started it as a beauty and slimming service centre. Later, more services were added. For her phenomenal work, she was awarded Padma Shri in April, 2013.

7Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Founder, Biocon Limited

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One of India’s wealthiest self-made woman entrepreneurs, she founded a biopharmaceutical firm in 1978. Her firm has entered the US biosimilars market and many investors are waiting in line. In 2019, Kiran Mazumdar was India’s 54th richest person and world’s 65th powerful woman.

8Ritu Kumar

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Indian fashion designer who started with making Indian bridal wear and evening clothes. After years of working, she entered the international market. In 2013, she was awarded Padma Shri by the government of India for phenomenal work in her field.

9Ms. Pallavi Agarwal, Founder & CEO, goSTOPS

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Also known as the fire lady, Pallavi Agarwal is a tough and ambitious woman. She leads goSTOPS for all things product. Since the launch of our first hostel in Varanasi in 2014, she has expanded it across 27 different locations in India and hosted more than 4,00,000 travellers across all properties.

10Devita Saraf

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Devita Saraf is the chairperson and CEO of the Vu Group, a new age technology conglomerate. At 24, she started the company and went from 0 to 65 crore in eight years. In the next four years, she went from 65 crores to 1,000 crores.