World known famous speaker Les Brown’s teacher once told him
“Someone’s opinion of you can’t become your reality”.
We hope most people in the world, regardless of the gender will agree with this above statement. From our childhood we have been told countless of times, “you can’t do this”, “you can’t do that”. And if it’s a girl, the list becomes a lot longer, longer than anyone can imagine, especially if the girl is Indian.
Lot has been changed over the years, but still there is a lot more to be done.
STORIES and PHRASES ARE CHANGING:
There was a famous phrase “Behind Every Successful Man There Is a Woman”, .If we glance at history, we will not find a period where this does not hold true, but unfortunately most of them never got their due credit which they truly deserved. But time has progressed a lot. Why only Successful MAN – Why not successful WOMAN in the given phrase. Our present day woman has changed the way they used to be looked at history and they don’t need society to create any phrase for them.
The gender differentiation is getting narrowed day by day. If we start looking around for the successful women entrepreneur around the world, then it will become the longest blog ever written. So keeping things short just look around, the success story is everywhere, name an industry where we can’t see a successful woman. The few examples that we are sharing is a drop in ocean,
A number of businesses have started and succeeded, or started and ended in the year gone by – it’s been a great year for startups. Let’s take a look at some of the best women entrepreneurs who made a mark in the industry.
Nidhi Agarwal, Company: Kaaryah, Age: 30
Kaaryah is a brand of western wear in India. A minor stake of Kaaryah was recently picked up by rattan TATA.
Upasana Taku, Company: Mobiwik
Mobikwik is the fastest growing mobile wallet in the country.
Shuchi Mukherjee, Company: Lime Road, Age: 42
Limeroad.com has raised $30 million series C round led by Tiger Global. Ranked No.1 in Business Today Coolest Startup Awards 2015.
Kanika Tekriwal, Company: Jetsetgo, Age: 27
JetSetGo is India’s first and only marketplace for private jets and helicopters.
Pankhuri Shrivastava, Company: Grabhouse, Age: 25
In 2015, it raised $ 10 million from Kalaari Capital and Sequoia Capital. Grabhouse gets a monthly traffic of 4.5 million. It is also growing at a rate of 115% on a month to month basis.
Ankita Sheth, Company: Vista Rooms, Age: 32
It has expanded to over 700 hotels in 85 cities. It is looking to add 1300 hotels in over 65 new cities.
Rashmi Daga, Company: Freshmenu, Age: 30
Fresh menu is India’s first online restaurant. It has raised a new round of funding of Rs. 110 crore from Zodius Capital, and other existing investors in collaboration.
Shivani Siroya, Company: Inventure, Age: 30
In the first year alone, it granted over 6,000 loans. The repayment rate was 85% and more than 75% returned for reapplying of loans.
Swati Bhargava, Company: Cashkaro.com, Age: 30
Cashkaro.com is a coupon and cash back site. It got funding from Kalaari Capital of Rs.25 Crore. It has over 1000 website partners.
Pranshu Bhandari, Company: Culturealley, Age: 29
Culture Alley is a tech startup which developed a free English learning app “HELLO ENGLISH”. It ranked no 1 within only eight months of its launch.
Now in today 2016, there is nothing to prove, these great leaders and many other like them have already shown that gender can’t decide who is capable of what, it depends on individual human being.
As the great Oprah Winfrey said,
“I don’t think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good”.