India is a country where we have seen Indian women remain restricted to household activities in earlier era. However, things have changed these days and we can see a lot of women entrepreneurs in India. They are coming up with an assortment of development in every sector, be it private or public sector.

Those days are gone when women had no professional status. Women are now changing the private and public sectors through their strength of purpose and determination. They are symbolizing the new India where women are enthusiastic to take challenges and gain knowledge from their mistakes and utilize them to become successful in future.

What are the things a woman must have to become an entrepreneur? Well, woman only need to develop consciousness, work on existing initiatives, have self-confidence, and zeal to do something. That’s it. These are the ingredients which can support women to bring a successful change.

Women have a significant economic, political, financial and social role in India. You can observe several transformational and structural reforms which are taking place in India these days. The time has come when women entrepreneurs are riding their waves successfully. There are women who do not have any background in the relevant sector of entrepreneurship but still they are overcoming the barriers through their determination and doing a remarkable job. From influencing others through starting their own ventures to making a social impact, women entrepreneurs are the influential one in today’s era.

Their ceaseless quench to achieve success, persistent enthusiasm and willingness to move extra mile has wrecked all the notions regarding their innate boundaries which were considered as the major obstacles to their success.

You can see a lot of women who believe in themselves, confident, possess massive fire to do something best in business. India too has a lake of such talented, fearless and bold women who have remarkable shown their presence within the country or even at international level. Some of the women role models include:

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Biocon

She has been known to set up a well-established bio-pharmaceutical company, Biocon. She has been awarded with prestigious Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri for her remarkable contributions.

Indra Nooyi, Pepsico

She is successfully running Pepsico, a well-known name in beverage and food industry. She has also been awarded with Padma Bhushan for her professional achievements.

Falguni Nayar, Nykaa

Nykaa, a well-known name in e-commerce industry selling beauty products, has already broken the myth that beauty products cannot become a part of e-commerce. Rashmi Daga, FreshMenu

Getting different dishes in lunch at office is the widespread expectation of each employee. Rashmi Daga has made this possible through FreshMenu where customers are getting a new menu every day. Customers can have their meal in around 45 minutes.

Women have effectively conquered all the unconstructive notions where male dominated world was not even acknowledging the hard work and leadership traits women possess. They have showed the entire world that women can reach any point including the most complicated entrepreneurship world…

You may also want to read other blogs written by the same author: ‘Restarting Professional career After a Break’, ‘Can Women be Successful Entrepreneurs?’, ‘Sabbatical – Blessing or a Curse for Women Professionals?’.

About the author: 

Neha TanejaI have done M. Pharmacy from Panjab University, Chandigarh and possess 3 years of industry experience in Quality Assurance domain. Took a career break for some personal reasons and started doing freelance academic and content writing. Though, I faced several challenges during this tenure, I am happy that I have enhanced my writing skills during my career break.

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