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Here is a short list of inspiring Indian businesswomen who are breaking the glass ceiling and redefining the definition of success.
The 21st century is the ‘Age of Women.’ Corporate ‘queens’ have ascended the throne of the business empire. Corporate emperors have taken a back seat in the industry.
The terminology of Businessman which was once in an era very popular because of only men setting up huge enterprises is now getting eclipsed as Businesswomen are achieving milestones with their sheer brilliance and excellent business acumen in this competitive yet challenging world of business.
In a patriarchal society where women are primarily represented as caregivers, nurturers, sensitive mothers, and wives, considered suitable for motherhood and family, venturing into entrepreneurship is not a walk in the park.
It takes a lot of courage to rebel against the age-old traditions of society which are to be obeyed by women, as becoming a female owner of a firm is considered too ambitious for a woman.
For women, establishing a start-up company or choosing self-employment sounds bizarre. It is a nightmare in a male-dominated society.
Possessing vast amounts of wealth, speculative gains, or becoming a billionaire is considered a male prerogative. When a woman stands on the board of directors in an organization, it challenges the entire patriarchal structure and places a woman in an economically higher and more powerful position equivalent to men in society.
It privileges her as a power-broker who wields a lot of political influence over all government and financial institutions, which are all otherwise androcentric in both structural and functional aspects.
Women are breaking the glass ceiling and redefining the definition of success. According to a report by NASSCOM, the percentage of women-led start-ups has increased from 8% in 2014 to 13% in 2019. Women entrepreneurs have demonstrated that women too can be in leadership roles and lead the trajectory of MNCs and large conglomerates.
They can perform exceptionally well in managerial roles and run the workforce better than their male counterparts. They are highly successful women entrepreneurs with their path-breaking achievements.
Is one of the wealthiest self-made woman entrepreneurs. She is the founder of Nykaa, the most popular beauty and wellness e-commerce Company based in Mumbai. She is a billionaire businesswoman. In 2020, Nykka became the first Unicorn startup headed by a woman. She was strongly determined even at the age of 50 to run her own business.
Read more: Woo Hoo! Falguni Nayar, Founder of Nykaa, Becomes India’s Richest Female Self-Made Billionaire!
The Co-founder of Zivame has wonders. She has transformed the women’s lingerie market as Zivame is one of the bestselling women’s lingerie brands known for its perfect fit for women of all shapes and sizes.
The CEO, and founder of Sugar Cosmetics, a top-tier and fastest-selling cosmetic brand, who turned her dreams into reality, launched her beauty brand leaving no stone unturned. Her success story is a muse for every woman out there, encouraging women to dare to dream big, breaking stereotypical gender roles.
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The chairperson and co-founder of Mobikwik, an online payment gateway, is the first Indian woman to launch a digital wallet startup, leading the fintech revolution in India. She has become a role model for young women to take up corporate governance. Every woman needs confidence and comfort in the lingerie she wears.
The executive chairperson and founder of Biocon Ltd, an Indian Biopharmaceutical company, is known as India’s ‘Biotech queen’ by The Economist. She was featured in the Forbes list of the world’s 100 most powerful women.
“I believe that entrepreneurship is about being able to face failures, manage failure, and succeed after failing.”– Kiran Mazumdar Shaw.
Read more: “There Is An Absolutely Big Need For Women To Promote Themselves”: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Indian women entrepreneurs have made path-breaking achievements in their journey of entrepreneurship with their progressive business strategy, generating massive net worth.
The economic ecosystem of our country is now striking with chairpersons and female managing directors, making multi-million dollars.
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If her MIL had accepted her with some affection, wouldn't they have built a mutually happier relationship by now?
The incident took place ten years ago.
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I have no intention of watching Animal. I have heard it’s acting like a small baby screaming and yelling for attention. However, I read some interesting reviews which gave away the original, brilliant and awe-inspiring plot (was that sarcastic enough?), and I don’t really need to go watch it to have an informed opinion.
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I was wondering; if any woman director gets inspired by this movie and replicates this with a female protagonist, what would happen?. Oh wait, that’s the story of so many women in this world. Forget about not giving them love, you have fathers who try to kill their daughters or sell them off or do other equally despicable things.
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