The Story Of These Women Entrepreneurs Will Convince You To Dream Big And Realise Those Dreams
We know about the inspiring stories of Indra Nooyi and Chanda Kochhar that inspired a generation of young women entrepreneurs of the country. It is now time to look at a few more inspirational women who used the online space as a vehicle for their success and are sure that the stories would inspire the next generations of women entrepreneurs in the country.
Saakshi is the co-founder of Posist, a cloud-based management platform for restaurants. It basically helps to access information on bookings, deliveries, bills, receipts etc. The software was initially built to track the operations of a restaurant that she and her husband invested in out of sheer curiosity but found difficult to keep track of. Being tech people, they created a platform that would help her in the job, and soon enough it changed the face of the restaurant business.
You must have bought something from this site, but do not know the inspiring story about its founder. I am talking about Limeroad and its founder Suchi Mukherjee. With a professional background that few can boast of, Suchi always wanted more. All it took was a lazy afternoon and a frustrating magazine reading session that led to the birth of Limeroad, which apart from online shopping, is also a platform for women to share their ideas and other fun and creative interactions.
Co-founder of one of India’s premier online travel booking website Yatra.com, Sabina Chopra is a force to reckon with. She had earlier been associated with eBookers, an online travel company based in Europe. But soon she along with Dhruv Shringi and Manish Amin started Yatra.com. Presently serving as the COO of the website, she has been able to take the company to new heights with her able guidance and leadership.
Anybody who is an avid online shopper knows about mydala.com. It is one of the largest coupon and discount platforms in the country and was founded by this charismatic personality Anisha Singh. She started her career with the Clinton administration and helped women entrepreneurs raise funds. But soon she came to India and started her own venture which now handles over two lakhs transaction per day for more than 400 million consumers spread across 200 cities.
Shivani And Tanvi
It was while they were on their mundane corporate jobs when Shivani Poddar and Tanvi Malik realised that even with numerous options, a label that catered to the need of the fashionable, professional women on a tight budget was difficult to find. It was this realisation that led to the creation of FABAlley, that caters to this particular group. Even with a number of online fashion label flooding the market, Faballey has been able to create a niche of its own when it comes to online fashion brands that are stylish, understands the need for the modern working women and their monthly fashion budgets.
According to a statistic, more than 60% of women wear the wrong size of lingerie. Couple that with the awkwardness of lingerie shopping in our country with salesmen who fail to understand your needs and magically tell our ‘size’ just by ‘looking’ at us. It was to make these wrongs right Richa Kar started Zivame.com, an online lingerie store. The idea was to transform the way women in India buy lingerie and make sure to cater to the individual need of women with different bodies. Zivame has not only been successful in doing so but has also made lingerie shopping a fun activity for women.
This woman proves that all you need to scale heights is to dream and maybe add some colours to your dreams. A major player in the field of India themed souvenirs, Chumbak as a brand has single-handedly made desi kitsch cool for an entire generation. From key rings to wallets, to scarves and other miscellaneous knick knacks it has come a long way from a business that had fridge magnets as its inspiration. Together with her husband, juggling her massively successful venture and a kid, Shubhra Chadda is a shining example of the modern Indian woman.