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Anju Jayaram: Winner of the 2024 Great Companies International Women Entrepreneur Award

Name: Anju Jayaram

Business Name: Women's Web

Location: Bangalore, India

Establishment (Year): 2019

Category: Advertising & Marketing

Profession/ Specialty: Entrepreneurship and content

Social Media : LinkedIn

Company Detail:

Women's Web (registered as Vocallea Networks) operates in the space of enabling inclusive workplaces through its offerings, Content Architecture & Creation, Research, Events, and Experiences. The work spans creating and operationalizing a digital media platform ( as well as connecting women & under-included communities to opportunities & organizations that are investing in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Only 19% of Indian women are part of the paid workforce in any capacity. Yet, this is not the whole story. 75% of Indian women surveyed express their desire for a larger income.

The mission is to help increase the participation of urban Indian women in the paid workforce by empowering 1 lakh women with content, learning, gigs, and opportunities.

Unique Selling Proposition or Competitive Advantage:

  1. Connects organizations to the community of women, in their capacity as consumers, decision-makers & potential employees.

  2. Offers organizations high-quality content, events, research & experiences at scale, using project-specific skilled resources from the community.

Challenges Faced During the Journey:

Women's Web has worked in the space of empowering women through content, opportunities, Networks since 2010 and built a database of 1 lakh women at work (entrepreneurs, freelancers, and corporate). The organization has pivoted and grown, whether it was taking the flagship Network for women entrepreneurs to 9 cities across India, building a multi-language contributor-led platform which has 20,000 women as contributors, etc.

Advice for Women Entrepreneurs:

The advice would be to follow one's passion but always be realistic about it. If the vision is not panning out in a set time duration, one should pivot, look at other opportunities, and look forward.



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