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Published on 08 Mar 2022

Be it tech, commerce, politics, finance, entertainment, or any industry you can possibly think of, women are at the forefront. The concept of ‘it’s a man’s world’ seems alien in 2022, and women are taking charge in the most important scenarios across the globe. When we talk about business, the recently-released Shark Tank India put many women entrepreneurs in the limelight and showcased their remarkable ideas.

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, it’s that time of the year again when we celebrate, congratulate, and applaud the women in our lives and the ways in which they impact society. Let’s take a look at some women entrepreneurs and their inspirational journeys.

Falguni Nayar: Founder of Nykaa

If you’re too scared to quit your job and start your own business, Falguni Nayar’s journey will inspire you. As per the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Nayar was termed as India’s richest self-made woman billionaire with the net worth of $7.03billion (₹52,794 crore) as on November 26, 2021. Before Nykaa, she was working as the managing director of Kotak Mahindra Capital. In 2012, she left her job and launched Nykaa, the famous beauty products online platform.

Richa Kar: Co-Founder & CEO of Zivame

In India, talking about lingerie still comes with a lot of taboo and women are sometimes uncomfortable while shopping for the same. Realising this, Richa Kar, along with a friend, founded Zivame- one of India’s leading online lingerie store presently. As per reports, Richa’s journey wasn’t an easy one as initially, there was some pushback from her family.

Shradha Sharma: Founder and CEO of YourStory

Shradha Sharma was working for a famous media house when she decided to quit her job and create a platform to interview and talk about entrepreneurs’ success stories. But this did not happen overnight. Shradha first started YourStory as a blog. Soon, it turned into a huge platform that showcased entrepreneurs and start-ups related stories.

Suchi Mukherjee: Founder of Limeroad

Limeroad is a popular shopping destination for many women. The platform enables women to find inexpensive clothes and accessories. Suchi, a Cambridge University and London School Of Economics alumnus, had the experience of working with corporations like Lehman Brothers, Virgin Media, and eBay. She left her job in 2011 and founded Limeroad in 2012.

Aditi Avasthi: CEO of Embibe

The best of ideas come from your own struggles, and Aditi Avasthi is proof of that. While preparing for competitive exams in 1999, she noticed how there was a dearth of proper resources to help her preparations. In 2012, Aditi founded Embibe, a platform that helps students prepare better for competitive exams by focusing on technology and data combination.