A Peek Into Women #BreakingBarriers In Bangalore And Telling Their Stories

Read habits that women in business know are essential for your growth as a business woman. While you're at it get a peek into #BreakingBarriers 2023.

When women leading businesses, investors, and start-up enthusiasts come together, one thing is bound to happen. The prolific exchange of ideas and information. That is precisely what happened at Women #BreakingBarriers Bangalore.

With over one hundred established and aspiring business innovators in the same room, #BreakingBarriers Bangalore, 2023 marked its success. From the showcase to the closing remarks, our attendees and speakers contributed to women’s entrepreneurship in India.

Neelima Chakara, Executive Coach at PurposeLadder, mentioned in her session, IamRemarkable by Google, a point that resonates with #BreakingBarriers. She said, “It is important to tell your stories because it not only helps you, but it can have a ripple effect and affect others who might be inspired.” 

Since its inception, #BreakingBarriers has aimed to empower women with resources and support networks that help build their businesses. With two more cities to cover in phase 1, join us in Mumbai on the 29th of April and Gurgaon on the 5th of May. 

On that note, here’s what women entrepreneurs in Bangalore had to say about business essentials for young and established entrepreneurs.

Be prepared for change

Dr. Chytra Anand, our keynote speaker, is the founder of Kosmoderma. In her experience of over seventeen years, she learned, “Agility is important.”

What does it mean to be agile in this context? It means that the market changes based on customer preferences, and entrepreneurs, Dr. Chytra says, “must be ready to write their business plans over and over depending on how the market changes.”

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If there is one piece of advice from Dr. Chytra, it is, “Pivot is the keyword. Best-laid plans can be disrupted. Be agile.”

Be confident

Paul Ravindranath, Program Manager and Head of Google Accelerator joined us to give young business owners insights on managing new businesses with Google. During his presentation, he shared an interesting finding. “Women founders do not apply for capital backing because they think, “I’m not ready yet.”

What must women do to be confident? Sudiptaa Paul Choudhury, Global Marketing Director, Eddy Pump Corporation, and panelist for the session, ‘Networking in the Digital Age.’ said, “Ask for help and information. Reach out to people. Have confidence in what you can bring to the table.”

To add to her, Ruche Mittal, Founder of HEN, said, “Do not underestimate the power of asking for help. Ask people to explain things in simple language. Authenticity matters to build a relationship.”

Establishing this confidence becomes easier when you believe in your ideas.

Believe in your ideas

The fireside chat with Dr. Geetha Manjunath focused on what helped her transition jobs to establish Niramai Health Analytix, a deep-tech start-up dedicated to detecting early-stage breast cancer in women with non-invasive technology.

She said, “The first step is to convince yourself the idea works. Be clear about your problem and how your solution fits in.” 

Believing in your ideas is integral to becoming an impactful woman in business. Dr. Geetha believes, “If you want to take your ideas to the next level, you must overcome the hesitation, break barriers and speak to others about it.”

Our speakers shared prominent ideas throughout their sessions. Read their quotes here.

Join us for Women #BreakingBarriers Mumbai 2023

With only a few days to go, we are ready to bring to you women in business in India’s financial capital, Mumbai. Joining us are innovators and experts who are transforming business in various fields at greater speeds. Come meet us in Mumbai to gain business knowledge.

For instance, want to learn how to create a digital revolution? Hear Rachana Gupta, Co-Founder of Gynoveda share her story. Want to know what it takes for a woman in business to set up her empire? Join Disha Singh, Founder of Zouk at the fireside chat. Want to know how to make the perfect pitch for your business? Join Kapil Kotnala, Principal-Investments, Mumbai Angels.

Learn more about our Mumbai speakers.

Event Details:

Location – Mumbai

Date – Apr 29, 2023

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Venue: 91Springboard, Godrej & Boyce, Gate No.2, Plant No. 6, LBS Marg, Opposite Vikhroli Bus Depot, Vikhroli West, Mumbai Landmark: Vikhroli Bus Depot

Read the event agenda. 

What are you waiting for, register now to take the next big step in your professional journey either as an established or aspiring woman in business.

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I am a researcher working toward understanding the complex fabric of society. I have a Master's degree in Sociology and am currently exploring Diversity and Inclusion in corporate spaces. read more...

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