If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can't hear them anymore.- Michele Ruiz
'Women in business' doesn't it sounds exotic? For me, yes. Being a daughter of a working lady I have always desired to stand on my own. Women who have a strong fire within them and ready to break each and every chain which try to constrain them, have always inspired me. Nothing matters neither your age nor your designation when the flower of your passion is ready to bloom.
We have grown up with this mentality that housewives, better to say homemakers end up their life within the 4 walls of the house. They lack passion, enthusiasm and live there whole life in a single monotonous routine. But guys, these successful housewives turned entrepreneurs are ready to flush away such mentality. These women are new face women potential and enthusiasm.
Just scroll and you'll realize how strong their impact is.
Being married to Kochouseph Chittilappilly, the founder and chairman of V-Guard Industries Limited, Sheela always had an entrepreneurial bug to start something of her own. With her interest in designing, she started a garment shop in some unused building owned by her husband and also took a loan of ₹20 Lakh from him. Her first venture turned out to be a disaster. So she started supplying to other shops instead. It took her four years to see a profit in her business and now she is the Managing Director of V-Star, a ₹750 million business at this time.
Meena has been a leader in the startup ecosystems for nearly three decades now. She is recognized as a valuable resource to set up businesses. After completing her education from IIM-C and then NIIT, she worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers and then Microsoft. She started her own venture CustomerAsset. Afterwards, she worked in TESCO and TutorVista to set up operations. Currently, Meena Ganesh is the CEO and MD of Portea Medical, India's largest home healthcare company.
She is an Air Force wife who has her own food blog My Tasty Curry, where she shares her love for food, photography, and travelling. She has spent most of her time in remote stations of military bases where she modified her skills with new experiences.
Divorced and banished by her husband, Lalfakzuali today is a role model for all women. Having lost everything, she had or earned, she did not give up. She entered the weaving business which increased in the next three years and now she owns five looms, employs women and runs a prospering business in Aizawl.
The question here is how does she manage this work despite having the financial crisis? She has been funded by one of the most prestigious and famous funding platforms for social causes, Milaap.
Soma runs a business using a social community tool everyone is aware of, WhatsApp. Being a school teacher in Khordha, Bhubaneswar, she sells suits and sarees in her spare time on WhatsApp. She had never thought that this platform could economically empower her, but now she has a growing business and runs it proudly.
Sairee is doing her best in empowering women in India by providing home jobs. After completing her post-graduation from IMT, Ghaziabad, she began her career as a journalist. Now she is a co-founder of Fleximoms and founder, CEO of Sheroes.in, an online career destination for women.
Based in a small town called Gharwa in Jharkhand, Gupta grew up in a conservative middle-class family. She was confronted by a lot of taboos about menstruation and when she became aware of the realities associated with the process, she aimed at doing everything she can to remove the taboos from the society.
Prachi S Vaish has an M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology approved by the Rehabilitation Council of India. She has worked in the field of mental health for 10 years and is also an expert consultant for the Child Magazine India edition. She has been engaged in counselling over the medium of internet and phone. Today she is the founder of the first Online Psychology portal HopeNetwork.in, which she now runs with a team of psychologists.
Bose had a career in telecommunications as a work from home marketing expert, but she wanted to be her own boss and had this itch to start her own business which led her to found her own personal brand called Unchainedreamz. Married to a fighter pilot, this craft entrepreneur uses Facebook to sell her creations.
Using the platform of social media giant Facebook, Prerna runs a jewellery business page called Just Prerna. She has received a lot of appreciation from various online jewellery vendors in India. A niche jewellery brand, Just Prerna is attracting a lot of customers in the silver market.
Salute to you ladies!