Indian Women Entrepreneurs

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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2 responses to “ Indian Women Entrepreneurs ”

  1. I know about this lady from Kandivali (W) who is a driving instructor who free lances. But you have to be a woman to learn from her.
    She operates in the name of SheCanDrive and has a website – Her name is Sneha.

    She is the only woman driving instructor for 4 wheelers in Mumbai according to the survey and has so far trained more than 350 women to drive in a span of 3 years ever since she started.

    She is a thorough professional, an expert in the field by now, sophisticated and well spoken and claims to train anyone who comes to her in flat 10 days and that too with a money back guarantee.

    The best part is that she trains on the clients’ cars with controls on only the driver’s side.

    Her future plan is to do this on a big scale by training and employing women in her team. She is a true feminist and wants to give the rural or the not so affluent women a new identity and a new aim in life. She is actively looking for investors to help her out for her startup.

    Ainee- Will you be able to cover her story for the Times? This will boost her confidence levels.

    Thanks & Regards,

    • admin says:

      Dear Shrikant,

      Thank you for writing to us & for bringing this to our notice. We would try our best to accommodate the story at a suitable time.

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