Women have reached at a commendable level in the field of Entrepreneurship. They have started walking shoulder to shoulder with men. They have emerged as confident individuals who can fight all the odds and emerge as winners.
We have listed down Top 5 Women Entrepreneurs from India. Let’s find out more about them:
1. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
She is the current Chairman & Managing Director of Biocon Limited, a biotechnology company based in Bangalore.
She finished her Bachelors in Zoology from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore University. She later did her post-graduation in Malting and Brewing from Ballarat College, Melbourne University. She worked as a trainee maker in Carlton and United Breweries, Melbourne and as a trainee maltster at Barrett Brothers and Burston, Australia.
She began Biocon in 1978 and spearheaded its evolution from professional enzymes manufacturing business to an entirely integrated bio-pharmaceutical company. Today Biocon under Shaw’s leadership has established itself as a respected player in biomedicine industry with an emphasis on diabetes and oncology.
2. Ritu Kumar
Ritu Kumar is one of the biggest names in Indian fashion industry.
She has carved a niche for herself in designing a variety of wardrobes including swimwear, eveningwear, traditional Indian wear, casual wear and formal evening gowns. She has the distinction of designing costumes of three winning Miss India’s.
3. Shahnaz Hussain
She is currently the CEO of Shahnaz Herbals Inc.
Shahnaz Hussain is the biggest name in herbal cosmetics industry in India. She has introduced a number of trend setting herbal products. Currently, the Shahnaz Husain Group has over 400 franchise clinics across the world covering over 138 countries.
Her pioneering work got recognition from Govt of India when she was conferred with prestigious Padma Shri award in 2006.
4. Ravina Raj Kohli
She is the Founder & Executive Director of JobCorp.
JobCorp is a company dedicated for empowerment of women. She has also been actively involved in inauguration of schools and educational institutions
Ravina Raj Kohli is an international media veteran with an experience of 24 years spanning across television and radio broadcasting, advertising, filming and journalism. Ravina is also Indian television’s first woman CEO.
She has earned a Diploma from the London School of Journalism, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Economics and Literature from Bangalore University.
5. Vandana Luthra
She is the Founder and Mentor of the VLCC, India’s leading slimming, beauty and fitness brand, and one with seven outlets in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.
There are VLCC slimming, beauty and fitness centres in Muscat and Bahrain as well. The largest number of VLCC centres is in Ms. Luthra’s native India – 150 of them in 75 cities. She facilitates professional development through her vocational training school, the VLCC Institute of Beauty, Health & Management, which currently has 43 campuses in 35 cities.
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