Guru Nanak Sahib Ji

Women Entrepreneur

Award Winners

2019

A huge thank you to all entrepreneurs who have registered for the Guru Nanak Sahib Ji Women Entrepreneur award, 2019!

 

We’ve been overwhelmed both by the number of applications and the high standard of entries this year. We have had to enlist the support of a few experienced gurus to help with scrutinising the applications and picking the Top 150 Women Entrepreneurs.

 

We are delighted to introduce you to our Top 150 SME Women Entrepreneurs, 2019 judges. Being an expert in their respective industry, makes them well placed to judge our wonderful women entrepreneurs.
-    Balbir Singh - Gen. Secretary - Sewak Jatha Dadar.
-   Narinder Singh - Convener - Education - Sewak Jatha Dadar
-    Gurinderpal Singh - CEO and Founder - Talent21 Management and Shared Services Pvt Ltd.
-    Harjeet Singh - MD and CEO - Conscript HR Advisors Pvt Ltd.

 

This Award is dedicated to 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Sahib Ji whose teachings are Universal in nature and touch the needs of humanity as such. Talking about womenfolk, he has been very vocal that they should be treated EQUALLY in ALL walks of life.Taking his teachings forward, Great Companies research team along with the jury panel, conducted an extensive research on each nominee, their respective companies, entrepreneur’s achievements, innovations and contributions to the society.
 

Great Companies along with Sewak Jatha Dadar and Punjab & Maharashtra Co-Operative Bank Ltd presents Winners of Top 150

Women Entrepreneur award, 2019.

 

We salute your fighting spirit and wish you all the best in your future endeavours. This is just the beginning.

 

Wishing You All Happy Women’s Day!

Guru Nanak Sahib Ji Women Entrepreneurs Award 2019

Aditi Nayak - Kreme de la Kreme (Scoops and Smiles) - Manufacturing - Mumbai


Company Details

Krème de la Krème is French for ‘Best of the Best’. It is a boutique ice cream parlour which makes handcrafted and artisanal gelato with unique flavours sourced from around the world. The flavours and the ambience are well-thought and distinctly will give a feel of a European Ice cream parlour. Our gelatos are handcrafted and manufactured with our signature recipes. Apart from gelatos, we also bake cookies, brownies and waffles in our kitchen itself.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Entrepreneurship path comes with many challenges. To start an ice cream manufacturing with no food or business background was the biggest challenge. I spent 6 months in research for flavours, manufacturing equipment and places to start my business. I also got trained by expert chefs in making gelatos.

A woman starting a business is still frowned upon by many. While grinding through the bureaucracies of government and banks, I came across many such people looking down upon me. They said, “You do not have experience”. “You are too young to start a business.”. All these did not reduce my confidence. In fact, it made me stronger and wiser.

“Ease of doing business” is still far away from its actual realization. Right from applying for a loan to applying a business license to hiring staff there are layers of agents which feed on the poor entrepreneurs. But, it takes a while to find the right people and then you do achieve the milestones one by one.

What message you want give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

It is ok to be ambitious. It is ok to take the risk and follow your heart. It is ok to try and it is ok to fail. Give yourself the time and patience it requires. There will be a lot of people who will try to stop you citing various reasons but believe in yourself and take the plunge.

Website or Social Media Page

www.instagram.com/kreme_de.la_kreme




Akanksha Mishra Kulkarni - Studio Space Unfold Architects and interior designers – Pune


Company Details

We are 9years experienced firm with architects,interior designers, urban designers, we work on Pan India level

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Experience teaches you everything. In our profession every client you come across is different, so many different minds we need to tackle with and at the end making sure work is satisfactory and as per what they wanted. So reading and analysis every client mind and providing him he best out his expectations is something we learnt out of experience and now we are pro in it.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Please do work somewhere and take experience before you start your own firm. Working for few years initially will help you in many ways, it will strengthen ur foundation, intellectually, in terms of challenges one faces in work and confidence. Atleast 3-4 year experience before starting your own firm is mandatory. Which nowadays sadly young graduates don’t feel it important to do so.

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/studiospaceunfold/




Amarpreet Kaur - HRhelpdesk - Human Resource Strategy Consulting and Women Empowerment - Gurgaon, Haryana


Company Details

We are a unique HR Strategy consulting firm which employs mainly women workforce and has a model of work form home. We Consult companies on people strategy and we work on Women Empowerment matters at the workplace. The work we do in women empowerment space is on ensuring Dignified and Equal work rights for women.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

The biggest challenge was telling people that a women can build a successful company right from her home, and that too a company which is knowledge driven. We work on research, and have done such work with United Nations and Government of India, purely on our knowledge. A women and a work from home company and that too which challenges the way normal societal norms are set sees a lot of rejection, a lot of ridicule and almost no support from funding organisations. So raising funs, getting clients and finally establishing a brand name for ourselves which the United Nations and biggest brands feel happy to work with was a great challenge, we are still walking and are sure we will be able to make a strong mark.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

If you know what you are doing, and can just carry on without fear you will be successful. Remember people in jobs don't know what entrepreneurship is, and will ridicule you on your non swanky looking laptops or cellphones, or that you use a Bus for coming to the meeting, also those who have made it successful don't come to help so easily, the story of success has to be made by you only, once you are successful, everyone will line up with you or behind you, till then it is your personal journey and your personal strength that will make you succeed.

Website or Social Media Page

www.hrhelpdesk.in




Ambika Sharma - Pakhi foundation - Social worker - Nahan (Himachal Pradesh)


Company Details

We encourage all women those are suffer from society.Fill positive energy to them then they face any difficulties strongly.we help them to restart their lives.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

People laugh why you work for schedule cast and other backword classes.lack of funding but still I managed sold my gold ornaments for seva.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

"A woman who encourage,uplift,motivate other women without any acceptance it is called a Real Woman in the World"




Ami Savla Hemani - Socialize Store - Social Media Trainer - Mumbai


Company Details

Having trained more than 4000 people, Ami Savla, founder of Socialize Store, is a young and dynamic entrepreneur who is on a mission to digitally empower India’s enterprising women. She envisions a time when every woman can leverage her idea independently on various social media platforms. Through her brilliantly crafted interactive workshops, she caters to start-up entrepreneurs, mompreneurs, business students and more. She also includes senior citizens in today’s ‘smart-age’ by making them technologically sound.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Dispelling the myth that women and technology can't go hand in hand, I have had some challenging times training women but with dedication and hard work I have been able to digigally empower 4k plus women and more

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

It is all about taking that first step.

Fist step is the hardest but the most important one for the journey to kick-start

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/AmiSavlaHemani




Amita Sabharwal Bindra - Zealhood training and learning centre - Image consultant - Aurangabad


Company Details

Belive in self love and look good . I am an Image consultant and behavioural competences trainer NABET ACCREDITED child counsellor. Presently working with people from all domain of society 5yrs to 70yrs old . Passionate towards youth upliftment through honing their softskills and training them for civility without any monetary gain from them . In Future to be supportive towards women empowerment.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Life is full of challenges however my father gave me one advice take every challenge as an oppurunity to reach apex of success. As got married at age of 18 yrs but took it as blessing in disguise . Cultural shock from Delhi to 3tier city Aurangabad. Took every stone of judgement as stroke to push me ahead. Blessed with two young daughters and still not stopped . I still feel let me fall and rise more high .

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Be selfish to love yourself then only you serve other's with love and affection . If you achieve success with hard work not with sacrifice, you are actually happy and successful. Sacrifice should be shift to share and achieve . Atmosphere is created and never served and blessed. So be a creator not survivor . Never forget to be female full of love and grace .

Website or Social Media Page

Zealhood




Anandi Deshpande - MedleyBurgh Educulture Pvt.Ltd - Education - Languages & Cultures - Pune


Company Details

We are a Cultural & Language centre specialising into country specific language and cultural trainings to individual students as well as corporates. We mainly work in rural areas where in we try and increase awareness regarding the importance of learning foreign languages and opportunities there after and provide standardized language courses at minimalistic cost.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

People in rural areas are aversive to the idea of spending money on learning a language and lack of knowledge. We have succeeded in overcoming the same and have trained around 200students till now in French and German language. Only in rural area.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

NEVER GIVE UP

Website or Social Media Page

www.medleyburgh.com




Angie Ng Ying Ping - NG Jewel Sdn Bhd - Jeweller - Malaysia


Company Details

Angie Jewels & Co. is a premium jeweller that provide customisation services for all your jewellery needs. From precious metals, crystals, gemstones and diamonds, we provide a tailor-made experience from start to end. We pride ourselves in providing exceptional customer service with the creativity and sincerity that you deserve, as we understand that buying jewellery is one of the biggest investments in your life.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

The difference between success and failure lies in the degree of perseverance. If the focus is on success, then the journey plays a vital role in formulating the strategy to achieve the goals. However, if the focus is on the obstacle and road block then success is a long shot. The ability to succeed is to take one step forward everyday given the ability, the resources, the time and the people that you journey with.

The challenges along the way made me stronger and wiser, but only if I learn from it. Challenges are opportunities to improve at a cost. Everyone falls to be successful, you must know when to rise again after your fall. Rising too fast when you have not recovered could mean that you might fall again in the future. Therefore, let’s not be impulsive when we are faced with challenges, but take a step back and stay still, rethink and restrategise so that we can rise and stand firm on the ground.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

The life of an entrepreneur is not going to be easy, but I can guarantee that you will be having a lot of fun along the way. Diamonds shine because it has gone through high heat and pressure from the earth. If you can withstand the pressure that comes with entrepreneurship, you will emerge victorious and shine like a diamond in the end. So, stay strong and keep going!

Website or Social Media Page

www.angiejewels.co




Anitha Alageshan - ZEN DENTAL AND HEALTH CARE - DENTIST - BANGALORE


Company Details

Our mission and goal is to help our patients achieve optimal oral health in a caring, friendly and professional environment.

You will find our office to be well equipped with amenities designed to make your experience more pleasant and enjoyable. From a comfortable lobby to a relaxing treatment area, every detail has been designed with your satisfaction in mind.

We are committed to have each and every patient leave with a sense of having been served with love, joy, compassion and ultimate respect.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Numerous training sessions along with completion of my Ph.D to incorporate only the best of treatment services for my patients.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Patience and persistence conquers all things.

Website or Social Media Page

http://zendental.in




Anjusha Chaughule - Thrumyeyes Entertainment - Filmmaker and Social Activist - Mumbai


Company Details

I have created an empowerment and self defense program and in last 5 years taught more than 11 lakh women across schools, colleges, corporate, NGO and many. Got associated with Indian army, police and rotary clubs. Nirbhaya Safety Drive was designed and executed by me on the Mumbai railway platforms in association with GRP police. Awarded as Mumbai Heroes & also by Maharashtra police.
I'm a filmmaker, I produced & directed 'Niswarth', my first film which got awarded at international film festivals.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Every stage was a challenge but one only grows when you face obstacles and push your limits. With no support and responsibilities of 2 kids, I decided to make it happen as a single parent... Fighting my own battles and creating a program which will serve as a humanity and society was a big responsibility. Also to make a mark in the film industry without any support and only on your merits in itself is an achievement...

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

You are your own creator. The entire world is your stage. Each one of us goes thru trauma in life but the one who bravely sails through it is a real Hero... Go for the challenges and you will come out as victorious in your life as well as in your work...
" Nari tu hai Mardani "
Thrumyeyes...

Website or Social Media Page

www.anjushachaughule.com




Anuradha.K - Expert Wealth Management Solutions - Wealth Manager - Bengaluru


Company Details

I provide solutions to people’s financial issues and challenges both short/long term through insurance and mutual funds! I want women to dispel the mindset that finance is not their domain! I think we’re born Finance wizards as we manage home and office budget with ease though we’re not trained in it academically! I started in 2000 and have gone from strength to strength in 19 years! My company is driven by my passion to create awareness of the need for insurance which is one of the most under-utilised and misunderstood income allocation product! I go by the quote of Jack Ma of “Alibaba “ fame “Stock markets is where money creates more money but Insurance creates money where there was none”!

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

I had to work in a male dominated industry where even today I’m made to feel that “Finance “ and it’s understanding and application is beyond my understanding!

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Believe in yourself and your instincts.....they will never let you down! Follow your dreams and aspirations sincerely and you can prove your worth!!




Anusha S - The Paper Thingie - Wedding Invitations - Chennai


Company Details

Corporate logos or your wedding invites - need designs? We are your one stop solution ??

Founded by a NIFT graduate, The Paper Thingie is all about awesome - sauce concepts. Spreading happiness and beauty through our invites is what pleases us the most. New unique designs are added to our collection every single day.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

As a bootstrapped company, we had to be creative for the first 2 years to make money with minimal expenditure. Marketing and new hires were always done with the money which earned via the company. Plus entering a market (the wedding industry) about which I had no clue about and the competition was not just high but they had showrooms and serious marketing budget was tough, but fun :).

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

The time is now ! There will always be reasons to push it for a few years, but the time is now... As women we put everyone else ahead of our dreams, but with social media rising up there are creative ways to make it happen. Even when funding isn't there, bootstrap it.. there is great pleasure in not having any debt in a profit making company!
First few years will be tough but you will love it.. so roll up your sleeves and get started.

Website or Social Media Page

www.instagram.com/thepaperthingie




Anushree Chatterjee Patni - Goregaon Highway Pulse (GHP Mumbai) - Media, Community Engagement - Mumbai


Company Details

GHP Mumbai is one of India's leading hyper-local platforms. It connects those living in and around Goregaon areas. GHP Mumbai has connected families and entrepreneurs on a daily basis for mutual gain. By keeping them abreast ofof updates, news and resources, GHP Mumbai has given its 8k + followers a pride of place in this dynamic micro market.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

The challenge of a niche business model. The challenge of running the show on a daily basis as a solo-preneur. And that of being a self-funded business.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Always maintain ambition. Ambition is not a negative trait, when it is channeled for mutual growth and fulfilment. When you find true happiness derived from work, you will become a happier person who contributes positively to family and society's needs.

Website or Social Media Page

www.ghpmumbai.com | www.facebook.com/GHPMumbai




Ashneet Kaur Anand - Ashi's Creations - Home Baker / pastry chef - Mumbai


Company Details

Ashi's creations is a home based bakery run By Pastry Chef Ashneet Kaur, a college topper and trained under Taj group. She has 8 plus years of experience. We make customised cakes, wedding cakes, chocolates, desserts, Indian desserts fusion, desserts, themed dessert table for birthdays, house parties, baby shower, weddings and any special occassion.we do dessert hampers, wedding giveaways, chocolate bouquets and lots more. Everything is fresh, eggless, preservative and chemical free and made to order personally. We deliver across Mumbai. We have also supplied to renowned food delivering app and some local super markets.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Finances
High competition. Many bakeries around.
Cheaper altenatives easily available
Time management - Being a home kitchen production cant be done 24x7. It leads to night production schedules
Visibility - since I dont have a bakery there is not much visibility and no direct sales.
Creating awareness - it is a bit difficult to create awareness that home baked can be customised as store bought ones yet they are fresh , healthier, preservative free and chemical free.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

I would just like to say that women are unstopable. We have the magic in us. Just be passionate enough about your dream, work towards it with all the hardwork, sincerity , dedication and confidence. Have the attitude of "Bring it on!" And wear a smile and then there will be no looking back

Website or Social Media Page

www.facebook.com/ashiscreation , https://instagram.com/ashiscreations




Ayyamma Prakash Gundnavar - POZIBILITY TECHNOLOGIES PVT LTD - Services : IT & Semiconductor services - Bengaluru


Company Details

Pozibility Technologies is a design services company with founders having more than 18 years of experience in ASIC Design Services and Embedded Software development.?


Our focus is to enable global customers with innovative IC Design, Embedded software, Software Testing and System Design Solutions. With teams of Excellent Project management and talented engineers, Pozibility is providing quality services at competitive cost.

Pozibility helps customers to convert their product ideas into reality.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

1. Initial capital investment : Pozibility is self funded company. Prakash(my husband) & I (Ayyamma) are partner. I wanted to start company I mentioned my family I will manage with what ever PF fund I have and for name sake partner I asked my husband to be partner. With minimal fund we manage to run and grow the company now our revenue is 15 Cr -20 Crs Per year

2. Managing alone Being a single lady visiting customer, winning deals, managing engineering team was challenging. Had to put daily plan in place. First half had planned for customer visits and second half managing engineering teams.

3. Hiring experienced VLSI/Semiconductor engineer was challenging. Designed own training program and started training so that we can create and give career to many fresh grads

4. Retention : We have huge attrition in this industry. Usually it is around 30%. Reduced it to 10% with close interactions with teams, good softskill training's have helped us to retain engineers

5. Winning business : As there are more players, winning business is difficult. since we have created good engineers with good attitude and soft skills, always customers are happy to work with our engineers and give business to our team

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

1. If you have an idea to start something. Just get started with what ever funds/resources you have. The entrepreneurship in you will enable you to manage everything

2. We women are good in juggling business requires that and any business we do will 99% work

Website or Social Media Page

http://www.pozibility.in/




Bharti Naik - Inspire Human Potential Pvt Ltd - Relations Strategist & NLP Coach - Vadodara


Company Details

My work is to help professionals, individuals transform their lives by bringing meaningful changes. I help them in strengthening relationships, breaking their limiting beliefs, finding their identity and focus on their desired outcome.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Parental pressure of getting married at the age of 18. Became a mother at the age of 19. Struggling between the aspirations of a young girl and a responsible mother, daughter-in-law.Coming out of a bad relationship, fighting in the court, police station with the child in hand. Completed graduation all over again with the child. Topped the university and completing masters in Human Development
Overcoming the barrier of communicating with professionals and others in the corporate world during the employment. The hesitation, inferiority complex and identity crisis. Started building space for self in the professional world.
Ventured into business and faced business challenges for work.
Overcome these challenges to make a mark in the corporate world. Running a successful business by touching lives of thousands.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Believe in Yourself and be financially independent. Inspire people at every walk of your life.

Website or Social Media Page

www.bhartinaik.com




Catherine Julia Barrow Paxton - Ars Musik - Promoter of Classical Music - Toluca, Mexico


Company Details

The Musicians belonging to Ars Musik are dedicated the preservation of Classical Music through orchestral and chamber music concerts. We believe (and have proven!) that classical music is not only an amazing form of art but is also a fantastic way to help raise money for people (particularly children) in need.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Ars Musik has worked to help the earthquake victims here in Mexico as well as helping the Rotary Club - "Valle de Toluca" with the building the primary school "Benito Juárez" in San Juan Tilapa in the State of Mexico. Some of our musicians have also played several very successful fund raising concerts in Thailand, helping to raise over $10,000 USD for Thai children in only two concerts!

Sometimes our concerts are very well attended and raise a lot of money for local causes, while other times months worth of work, both on the musicians as well as the organizer´s part, are put to the test because of natural disasters and have lost a great deal of money because of poor attendance.

When a "red" concert happens, it is always back to the drawing board. We are forced, for financial reasons, to offer smaller concerts, while at the same time, to look for new ways to find new sponsorship programs which will help raise money for the causes involved while also helping the musicians make a living from playing the classical music that they yearn to perform and perform so well.

The promotion of classical music is a VERY hard profession to be in, however we have not only managed to survive, but have become so prosperous as to have received a Government Grant from the State of Mexico in 2018 to play a concert tour of Thailand, finishing with a dinner performance for the BNI Global Convention, Thailand, 2018!

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

I would say to any woman aspiring to be an entrepreneur that dreams are possible and worth striving for!

Our first concert here in Toluca, Mexico was not a technical success. We actually lost a bit of money on that concert because of poor attendance BUT a man who had purchased a ticket to the concert was so moved by the cause (a girl who was born deaf who needed an operation soon in order to be able to avoid spending the rest of her life without hearing) that he wrote to the personal physician of the president of Mexico, asking for his help. The girl´s family was offered financial assistance ($50,000 USD!!) for the operation of their daughter, and all because of a small but brilliantly performed chamber music concert of Vivaldi´s Four Seasons!

I believe strongly that dreams are real and can be grasped on one´s hand if one only reaches far enough.

Website or Social Media Page

facebook.com/ViveCulturaMx/




Chinha Raheja - The Image Manager - Image Consultant and Etiquette Trainer - Cochin


Company Details

We aim to empower women by helping them style themselves in simple yet powerful ways so they can create great impressions any time every time. We help them
Understand their own lifestyle and personal style first so they understand who they are from within. Then we help them create an image which is true to them- which showcases their inner beauty outside.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Being a military wife has not made holding any profession easy. I have struggled with finding a niche for myself where I can support my husband in his active duty and still create my own identity while helping and serving. Frequent transfers, different cities each year take a toll on business. I have finally found an online model which helps me consult with my clients.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Never say never! Keep chipping away at your goals. Keep finding ways to reach your goals. Anything is possible!

Website or Social Media Page

www.theimagemanager.com, www.facebook.com/rahejachinha




Deenal Bamania - Winnspire International Preschool - Education provider - Mumbai


Company Details

We are a preschool providing education that is a blend of international education with cultural and spiritual values

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

I just faced all the challenges as if they are a part of my business and hence i can proudly say that im a single women handling this venture of mine..

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Follow your intutions and keep a strong belief in yourself and work passionately in what ever you do

Website or Social Media Page

www.winnspireinternational.com

https://www.facebook.com/winnspire.international/




Deepa Trivedi - Saffron The local Cusine - Hospitality - Mumbai


Company Details

We are into food industry since December 2017. We cater to working professionals as well as residential people. Our USP is that we provide homely food cooked with love and passion and ensure to cook in mineral water avoiding soda and other harmful additives.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

In an orthodox and conservative mindset it is difficult for people to accept a woman boss and take orders from them. This was the biggest challenge I faced with my setup in terms of handling the staff.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Do not ever give up. Be strong. Realize your worth, trust your potential and keep moving ahead.

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/Saffron-The-Local-Cuisine-167582883955274/




Deepanshi Tiwari - ilkway Digital Company - Digital Marketer - Agra


Company Details

With lots of passion and dedication to our start-up.
Our main motive is to give their best digital marketing services in India and outside India too.
That’s why we have started to find new techniques to make client’s requirements fulfill very comfortably. We pay so many efforts in their works. Through our videos related to digital marketing services and sharing on social media because people can know about our company in a better way.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

I am a Self-motivator because when you feel no one is better then you will get the inner power which no one can give you. So, use your power, ideas, innovation . and do which makes you good. Do focus on work and then when you'll get the results on one can beat you at that point.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Be a pipeline builder for your own, don't be a bucket carrier for others. Because if you will be a Bucket carrier (JOB) then you'll get paid only when you do work. But if you build your own pipeline then surely you are making residual income for the lifetime.
So, be yourself and if you have the inner power and talent be your own boss because no one is awesome then you and no one is better then you.

And yes, Age and Experience is just a number, nothing else.

Website or Social Media Page

http://ilkway.com/




Deepti Bhardwaj - Deevanshi Enterprises - Information Technology, Business Process Consulting - Delhi (NCR)


Company Details

Deevanshi offers Application Development, ERP, IOT & E- learning solutions. We provide business and process consultancy. We have developed many IOT (Internet of Things) solutions. Apart from the range of off - the - shelf products, we do customized development for specific needs of customers.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

In this competitive world it becomes difficult for a women to stand apart from the crowd and drive a business venture. Initially the biggest challenge was to raise capital and support of family, which I had to overcome by running against the time. Left a very high paying job to start my own venture and make it a success.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

My advise to all aspiring women entrepreneurs is have confidence on your abilities, conviction in your ideas and determination to succeed.

Website or Social Media Page

www.deevanshienterprises.com




Dhanshri Dnyaneshwar Bhalme - Dhanshri & Associate's - Architect - Nagpur


Company Details

We do architectural and interior projects.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

My husband kept me in sedative drugs for one month..and then kicked me out of the house .and filed for devorce.during this mental torture ,at maternal home was no respect...then started a job of 8k..and within an year I established my own firm " Dhanshri & Associates"...now every one appreciates me for what I am today

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Just focus on ur goal...there is nothing in the world which can stop u from achieving ur goals

Website or Social Media Page

Fb page




Dhara Mehta - The Kids Company - Educator - Mumbai


Company Details

We specialize in academic enrichment, brain games, building logical intelligence, instilling creative thinking and learning through play. The Kids Company’s curriculum has been designed to enable learning through an interesting blend of specially curated award-winning educational games, I.Q. sessions, puzzles, mazes, crosswords, sudoku and many more brain tickling activities. Through our creative LEGO sessions, we take our kids on a journey to explore their imagination and creativity.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Shifting gears and industries from being a media professional to an entrepreneur in the education industry - starting my own venture, and raising a child in a nuclear set up needed a lot of self conviction. My journey so far has been fulfilling and an enriching, along with some challenges.

Back in 2013 when I launched The Kids Company, we didn’t have a commercial space so The Kids Company has actually started from my house (had a dedicating a room for the same.) It wasn’t as easy and convenient as it sounds. To have a workspace at home, and with a growing toddler around all the time was taxing and challenging. Setting professional standards and overcoming clients’ (parents’) perception, who would misinterpret it as ‘just another tuition class’ was a herculean task. I had made a clear demarcation between my personal and professional space though they co existed in the same premises.
Another challenge which I face till date is to switch roles. A strict routine is needed to strike a balance between professional and personal commitments. I have an action packed day, juggling emails, planning and conducting sessions, meeting clients along with the regular mommy chores like filling up on groceries and taking up my sons studies.

There are a lot of uncertainties when you run your own venture. As a Women Entrepreneur, one needs to be prepared to be hit by any kind of challenges either on a personal front or professional. Initially I got anxious and nervous, but I guess motherhood has made me stronger, and more open to accept surprises that come along – whatever be the challenge/hurdle work for me, continues seamlessly!

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Organise your life around your dreams and watch them come true!

Website or Social Media Page

www.facebook.com/reachthekidscompany




Diipaal P Parikh - Vitae Avenue - Life Coach - Mumbai


Company Details

Life coach guides the people to help their life goals & achieve success by unleashing their own potential. It helps an individual to train their thoughts to accomplish these goals

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Challenges in all walks.Being a single mother juggling with the duties as mother & as an entrepreneur.Facing the world of man.being support to myself both at personal & professional front.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Keep Going.Women need not be empowered.We already are.Just be yourself.Don't try to be like anyone.

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/Abundantdiipaal/




Diksha Dwivedi - YOSO Media Pvt. Ltd. - Unique brand solutions online and offline - Mumbai


Company Details

YOSO Media Pvt. Ltd. helps brands (big or small) scale faster through unique brand solutions. Founded by Diksha Dwivedi, author of Letters from Kargil and former founder akkarbakkar.com, YOSO strives to make successful Indian startups and founders go viral. The company is less than a year old and has an estimated revenue target of INR 1 cr in 2019.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

The biggest challenge was to start and restart akkarbakkar.com twice with different male co-founder but despite crossing millions of pageviews within a year both times, being forced to quit the startup because of co-founder disputes. After rising and falling multiple times with a successful startup, the hard part is to believe that you can rise again and the two time was not a fluke, I did that with YOSO Media as a solo founder and it has given me immense confidence as an entrepreneur.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Take the plunge to do what you love at least once in your life because the worst that can happen is that you'll fail, it won't kill you. You can always change gears if it doesn't work. More and more employed women and women leaders can take the Indian economy from nothing to everything, we should take this as our responsibility to make a difference with our existence.

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/dikshadwivediofficial/




Dimple Sorathia - Edupreneure - Education - Gujarat


Company Details

We help kids with brain development activities and educational apps.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

All possible challenges including Financial, Social, Family and more.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Go for your vision and dreams.

Website or Social Media Page

www.thegreatkids.com




Dipti Fernandes - Studio d'Antique Conservation - Antique Restoration and Conservation Artist - Nairobi, Kenya


Company Details

Studio d’Antique Conservation, Kenya – ‘Bringing life to memories’. Undertake to preserve neglected, damaged, or broken antique porcelain, paper and metal artifacts. By stepping into the original artist’s time, vision, audience and craftsmanship, for each object to sing its story for the future.

Objects MUST follow Professional Code of Ethics by the South African Guild of Objects Restorers & Conservators’ (based on the VeRes Code of Ethics of the Dutch Association of Professional Restorers).

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

With over 13 years of personal challenges, educating 2 teen age kids through universities in UK and Austria as a single parent. Employment redundancy; zero savings; cashing my full pension to do a 180 degree turn around – re-inventing myself and career; cutting down overheads to bare bones; investing in equipment from every objects income; using all resources – time, money and physical abilities to put back into the business. Marketed through word of mouth, networking 24/7 365 days, and creating online presence.

Starting with close friends and restoring their artifacts, led to my first client who picked my business card from my frame shop - i now have 14 clients. In four years i have completed over 40 different projects. I have sustained my livelihood without any huge income to show, except that i have earned the respect of the 14 clients.

Frequently asked question, "Are there antique collections in Kenya?" Smilingly, i describe the latest project in my studio. AND this creates the awareness and opportunity for people to think of their artifacts and the importance of restoration and conservation.

Would i stop this business? NO. My work is like doing yoga and my clients pay me for it...

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Erase fear, guilt and world view from your whole being. ‘Be the captain of your ship’. Know that you are the director, editor and producer of YOUR story. ‘listen not to worldly prudence that whispers too closely into thy ear…’ Surrender your passion to the almighty … and you will live to smile and tell your story. Success is not your bank balance and physical well being – its an opportunity to practice and bring harmony to your inner and outer life. Be ready to learn a new skill and competency at any time of your life!

Website or Social Media Page

www.antique.co.ke

https://www.facebook.com/Studio-dAntique-Conservation-158271994740180/




Dr Issa Fathima Jasmine M - The Public Foundation - Managing Trustee, Social Entrepreneur - Chennai


Company Details

She loves to be a serial entrepreneur, that being said, currently she heads the Director - Human Capital position for an ERP company based in India and globally. She strongly believes that employees are a company's greatest asset and they're your competitive advantage. She excels in providing them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company's mission.
On her passionate side, she has a keen interest in public service at a very early age. She believes that women activists play a significant role in changing many social evils and have been a shining beacon of hope. Her parents have had a major impact on her life; her father instilled a strong social conscience, and taught her to be independent minded.
Seeing on how food wastage occurs every day at our own households, she started the concept Ayyamittu Unn which address food wastage and hunger problem prevailing in the society.
In a country that wastes billions of pounds of food each year, it's almost shocking that anyone in India goes hungry. Yet every day, there are millions of children and adults who do not get the meals they need to thrive. She works to help in redistribution of that excess food to the needy . She works with manufacturers, distributors, retailers, hotels, wedding hall owners and corporate companies to gather food before it goes to waste.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Sarcastic comments from your own friends, no support or, your own family, dejection from the authorities, sense of depression within myself are some of the major challenges I faced. But I strongly believed in one thing - that is the purpose of the project. The purpose of the project was to bring smiles to n number of needy people, with no monetary intention. I was more focused on the happiness I would see on a hungry face. today I am overwhelmed with the fact that there are n number of people blessing the unknown faceless person who contributed food.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Your success is driven by your mindset. Like fear, the past and the future are products of your mind. No amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future. Successful people know this, and they focus on living in the present moment. It’s impossible to reach your full potential if you’re constantly somewhere else, unable to fully embrace the reality (good or bad) of this very moment.

To live in the moment, you must do two things:

1) Accept your past. If you don’t make peace with your past, it will never leave you and it will create your future. Successful people know the only good time to look at the past is to see how far you’ve come.

2) Accept the uncertainty of the future, and don’t place unnecessary expectations upon yourself. Worry has no place in the here and now

Website or Social Media Page

www.thepublicfoundation.org




Dr Preeti Saini - Guru Har Rai Charitable Trust, Malad East - Physiotherapy doctor - Malad East - Mumbai


Company Details

I treat patients , non invasely , providing them holistic rehabilitation adding life to years

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

With limited resources , reaching out to community people , putting mankind at top of everything .

I am heading physiotherapy unit at malad east Gurudwara Trust single handedly .
With good number of patients visting and getting better.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Goal setting, hardwork , preserverance and Faith are key to sucess

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/GHRCT/

Guru Har Rai Charitable Trust Malad Gurudwara




Dr Reshma Chouthai - HairBorn Hair Treatment Pvt Ltd - Doctor - Bangalore


Company Details

Nature’s Craft have developed an Exclusive range of products, for hair, face and body. Our products are natural and use the natural ingredients. This means - No artificial colours. No artificial fragrance. No petrochemicals, parabens, or other harmful additives.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Natural beauty products are in vogue these days and cosmetic marketers around the world are looking to launch their own version that appeals to green-seeking consumers. However, making natural cosmetics is fraught with difficulties stemming from the fact that beauty products do not exist in nature. The biggest challenges in making natural cosmetics include defining what is natural, making products that are suitably functional, and preservation.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Have a never give up attitude

Website or Social Media Page

www.instagram.com/naturescraft




Dr Rupinder Kaur - Pronto meds - Doctor - Kalyan


Company Details

We are working on School health education programme for prmoting good health in pur young generation .we do conduct awareness campiagn on dieases ,prevention and conducted more than 1000 camps for schools and colleges

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

In this today world health is a big challenge ,whereas parents are pushing there kids in education and other activites but they ignore health ..it was very difficult for us to make parents understand the importance of school health education .

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Born with Gender discrimination, bought an inner realization to work for change and contribute my some part of life towards this society. A girl can be independent when she is educated and capable enough to stand on her own feet. When I started my journey, the scenario was worse than my imagination. In our country at deep roots in tribal areas no one is to take stand for Girls and their rights, there are thousands Malnourished Children’s, Women. Unfortunately, due to lack adequacy of our political system could not fulfill the demand of these needy people.

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/Drrupindermurjani/




Dr Sneha Joglekar - Sansneh mind and body healing center - Naturopathy doctor - Pune


Company Details

Death counselor helps people to get rid of fear of death who are either with suisidal tendencies or terminally ill and their relatives to get over emotional trauma. Help people to get rid off medicine in life

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Hello friends

I am MD naturopath practice holistic healing since last 13 years. Also help people to get rid off medicines at any stage of life. My speciality is i talk about death i counsel people who are on death bed reason may be any long sickness or suicidal tendencies.

My journey started 13 yrs back as i was a cancer patient i had overian cancer, got operated uterus n overies were removed it was major surgery. Doctor suggested kemo n radiation but i denied as we had long family history. Went to kerla got myself treated with ayurved external medicines. But my inner quest never allowed me to rest so started searching why me ?? Learnt anatomy that was nit enough i guess so learnt naturopathy hypnotherapy mastered it both along with it also learnt past life regression, healing with breath , cristal healing and many more .. After that i was hit 3 times by paralysis called GB syndrom 3years my both legs were paralysed but went thru plasma replacement but i myself went on death bed but doctor injected adrenaline to save my life as they had lost me for 14mins. Then i went to learn spa therapies to Thailand & Bali so i can cure neurally just with accupressure. Had two hurnia operations following year. Got cured fast by my own therapies that time i came to know I have hole in my heart known as ASD got operated last year .. Its been year now i am fit n fine .. The best part is after having this long history i am on no medication atall .. This is what i want to tell people that we need no medicines to our body as it is bydefault fighter for all diseases.

Thats it guys since last 5 years helping people to heal them on there own.

Its God who speaks thru me heals thru me .. Without his blessings I am nowhere.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Believe in yourself start your journey by focussing within

Website or Social Media Page

http://www.facebook.com/sansnehpune/




Dr. Gargi Nishit Jain - Jain homoeopathic clinic - Homoeopathic Physician - Goregaon West - Mumbai


Company Details

I am a working mother of a 3½ year old son, who is trying to pick up practice after quitting it for 4 years. At clinic we serve all age groups as well we run Rainbow books and toys library to empower kids from 0 to 5 years. We wish to work more for kids to keep them away from technologies atleast till some age where they can develop their own thinking and logical minds.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

No major challenges I feel.... It's just that who do ever came in my life has taught me something. Either it was a supportive teacher or a critic.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

I have learnt that we as women are incomparable to men as we are multi taskers..... Love to live your dreams.... Choose to do right things at right time..... Prioritize kids family work.... Everything will fall in place at right time..... Keep Faith and have Patience.

Website or Social Media Page

www.drjainhomoeopathy.com




Dr. Gurmeet Kaur Gill - DNS - Educationist - Mukerian


Company Details

I am an educationist by heart and soul.My prime focus is to work for the betterment of my students and to implement better educational practices.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

In every field there are challenges but i was able to overcome with my strong determination.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Work with passion and commitment .

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/gurmeet.gk




Dr. Mugdha M Raut - Immunotherapy Centre for Prevention of Repeated Miscarriages (ICPRM) - Doctor - Mumbai


Company Details

I am a Gynaecologist, practising for the last 27 years. I have a specialised centre - Immunotherapy Centre for Prevention of Repeated Miscarriages (ICPRM). ICPRM is the only centre in India, cleared by DCGI for Lymphocyte Immunization Therapy (LIT) for patients with Repeated Miscarriages and Recurrent IVF Failures. The treatment involves separation of lymphocytes from the husband’s blood and injecting them into the skin of the wife. The process is copyrighted and patent is pending. We have ben associated with more than 700 LIT procedures, for patients with up to 15 miscarriages and up to 12 IVF failures, with a success rate above 80%. We have presented our work in many international and national conferences. These success stories keep motivating us and make us work more to help these unfortunate couples to fulfil their dream of having a baby!!

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

The awareness about the Immunotherapy LIT treatment was low among the people and also among doctors. I had to arrange awareness camps and write articles in magazines and newspapers to reach people. I had to give talks in conferences in India and abroad and write articles in Indian and international journals to involve doctors in this treatment. I have started a charitable trust to work in this field to help more people.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

1. Follow your passion.
2. Listen to your heart.
3. Keep an open mind. Keep reading and upgrading in any field.
4. Dedication & discipline.
5. Limitless imagination & power of belief in your dreams.
6. Believe that anything is possible for me.
7. Have empathy.
8. Keep reading self-improvement books, motivational stories – these will add to your emotional bank account from which you can withdraw when things are not going so well.
9. Associate yourself with positive minded progressive people.
10. Do not let fear of failure, fear of comparison or fear of judgement stop you from doing things that will make you great. You must take these risks.

Website or Social Media Page

www.icprm.in




Dr. Nimisha Rastogi - Mind Life Consultants - Psychological Counseling,Trainings and Workshops - Ahmedabad, Gujarat


Company Details

We at Mind Life Consultants(MLC) endeavour to work on serving Clients in the area of a Better Psychological Well-being via Psychotherapy,Counseling, LifeCoaching, Transformational Workshops and provide Corporate Workshops on various SoftSkills. MLC was founded and set up in the year 2008 by Dr.Nimisha,who holds certifications & degrees in Psychotherapy,Clinical Psychology,LifeCoaching and a PhD in Emotional Intelligence.MLC started off in the year 2008 in Bangalore initially as a "Work From Home"thing & later shifted to Mumbai in the year 2009 wherein an office space was put up in South Mumbai.In Mumbai Dr. Nimisha.rastogi@gmail.com heightened her efforts to promote awareness on Mental Health and was giving talks via HelpLibrary for many years as well as holding awareness sessions in Corporate, Schools and Colleges. 2013 MLC shifted to Ahmedabad,Gujarat wherein now it has a team comprising of Child Psychologist, Career Counselor, an Psychometrician, a Psychiatrist as well as a General Physician. We at MLC are referred clients and trainings by very imminent Doctors as well as we are part of International EAP organizations and various Sexual Health Committees as well. MLC believes in a holistic approach and also imparts workshops on Heal Your Life Philosophy.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Mind Life Consultants as an aspiration and dream started after my stint in HR and trainings for some years, wherein my family was not supportive of my original passion to work in the area of Mental Health. They considered Mental Health field to be strugglesome and had a mindset that it's low paying. However, after becoming a mother, I realized I wasn't happy even after earning a high salary in a Corporate as my original passion was in the area of Mental Health. Against all my odds with a young one in my arms, I initiated a come back wherein an ex College Professor Dr. Mario also made me realize that we can't give up on Our dreams for the sake of money or other ppl's approval. Thus without any support, and amidst a lot of disharmony I started from home my own Clinic in between hours of tending my child, house work and other chores. In a couple of years I could manage to accumulate as much that I took up an Office in Mumbai when we shifted to Mumbai from Bangalore.

Resources,lack of support,multitasking as a mother of a young boy,Relocation from one city to another as my husband being highly ambitious and focussed on his growth were my major challenges at that time. Another big challenge I faced was as my child grew, we realized he is a special kid and needs a lot more attention than other kids. Amidst all these challenges, as yet not my kid is 11 and I am faring well in my Clinical practice, accepting at times my limitations as a mother and having shifted to a two tier city from Mumbai, wherein I have to manage all of it alone, it's been a highly satisfying journey though yes resources to update my work certainly would always add more value, yet am extremely glad that now aa IN my passion field of work and giving my bedrest IN it. Over the years, MLC has managed to spread a lot of awareness via Social Media and continues the good work.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

""The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” ..(Helen Keller)..

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/nimisha.rastogi2




Dr. Sangeeta Shirname - NGO Inseed - Community worker and environmentalist - Kandivali East


Company Details

Be it their anti plastic campaign in Thakur village , their adopting and funding education of 100 underprivileged slum and tribal kids every year giving vocational training like embroidery paper bag making to women and empowering them.

Creating a reading club and teaching dance to the underprivileged kids . Are one among the many activities which the ngo does.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

From the vision of one single woman who has inspired another 25 volunteers to do something for the community thy are living in.its a journey of 10 years. Their speciality is that they believe in doing their work quietly

Sometimes the women faced personal challenges from home front, sometimes from the society not believing in their cause, casting allegations, sometimes they were short of funds and arranged funds from their own pockets are the many stories of these women. they all are homemaker cum entrepreneurs, some are only homemakers and one thing is common among them is they are volunteer of inseed.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Keep doing your work quietly...a good intention and good execution takes to achieve good results.

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/463043053808036/posts/1864238783688449/




Dr. Veena K. Arora - Triumph Through Training Pvt. Ltd. (3T) - Learning & Development/ Talent Development - Jaipur, Rajasthan


Company Details

3T is a dynamic Training & Talent Development Company founded and managed by highly qualified core group of professionals having vast experience and exposure. Founded on September 23rd, 2013 formally, 3T is in the business of making a difference regarding ‘all that matters’ to individuals, teams, and organizations! The start-up emerged with an all-encompassing vision to endeavor for a happier society by adapting and advancing the best practices related to learning and development, while respecting global diversity.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

The biggest challenge has been to make an effort to change the mindset of people--students, faculty, supervisors, managers, entrepreneurs...Getting government employees to understand and break free from stereotypes has been another challenge, through training sessions. Bridging the gender divide and attaining respect for women as knowledge partners has been an achievement. And bringing about a change by making a difference to lives of people in different ways has been most satisfying, which keeps me rejuvenated.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

If you have a high SQ (spiritual quotient), a good EQ (emotional quotient), and even a moderate IQ (intelligence quotient) you are much better than most because you have the potential to serve and succeed. So, take risks because the returns generally outweigh the regrets in life. Dream, and club it up with action--you will always be happy...if you give it your best shot.

Website or Social Media Page

www.trainingsforall.com




Dr.Karthiyayini Priya - Apoorva Dental Care - Dental Surgeon - Bangalore


Company Details

Apoorvadentalcare is a multi speciality dental clinic and implant center. Established in 2003 in Bangalore offering comprehensive and holistic dental care with highest quality care for every individual at affordable cost. With the state of art facility we take care of pain anxiety associated with dental treatment. Along with all the curative procedures our focus is on preventive dental care.Promoting healthy smiles for healthy life.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Dental health is the most neglected .Awareness was very poor. A lot of ppl came to a dentist only when they were in pain.So creating an awareness was a challenge. The next biggest factor was the cost of providing dental treatment and at the same time not compromising on the quality. We were able to do this by educating the patients on preventive procedures thereby avoiding a lot of cost to the patients.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Belive in self. Success comes to those who are patient perseverance and hard work

Website or Social Media Page

www.apoorvadentalcare.com




Esha Shroff Shah - Foodholic Mumbai - Food and Travel Blogger - Mumbai


Company Details

Foodholic.mumbai, a journey that I, Esha Shroff Shah embarked upon 6 1/2 years ago has come a long way. Foodholic is not merely a blog but my love and passion to visualise, create, and curate content about delicious lip-smacking food, see the world and travel infinite.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

I left my job to be here! I earn less because not many food bloggers in the country are paid well. But I work more hard to earn and specially food and travel is my passion

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Keep going ahead to what you like, success will follow.

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/foodholicmumbai/




Eshpreet Kaur Narang - Panjabi Virsa - Designer Manufacturing & Trading Of Handicraft Designer Fabric & Jewellery - Delhi


Company Details

I an an Entrepreneur design, manufacture and trade Handicraft Fabrics, Jewellery & Fashion Accessories for Womenwear and Home Decor

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Coming up with unique products with a budget constraint to serve a already competitive market was the biggest challenge.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Stay Focused and Strong. Rome was not built in a day.

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/panjabivirsa.in/




Greeshma Nataraj - Greeshma's Counselling Cafe - Counsellor - Kochi, Kerala


Company Details

Counselling, Life Coaching, NLP

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now


Life is full of challenges, and as counsellor myself as taken challenges as pride for achievements not as a weakness. It was tough to make my visible in this part of the country as I was not a resident of the state and the biggest barrier was language. I could pick up 9 different languages of India, but in Kerala the language is tongue twister. But I could make myself visible to people and recognize me. Today everyone is happy to connect with me.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Every Entrepreneur need that intense, driving or overmastering feeling of conviction about her idea to push it past the idea phase. It can wear you down its full of stress and setbacks. If you are not passionate of your career choice, you might as well give it up and then never take up in life. You have got to love your career option to get past every obstacle.
Successful entrepreneur knows how to get over failure and they have strength to move beyond temporary challenges.

Website or Social Media Page

www.greeshma.co.in




Gunjan Pai - Copylove - Copywriter - Mumbai


Company Details

Copylove is a boutique copywriting studio based in Mumbai, working through a unique remote set-up since 2015. We bring copywriting and strategic content solutions to corporates, brands, businesses, and entrepreneurs. From one-word brand names or crisp headlines to long-form copy for books or brochures, our services cover everything to do with the written word. To us, our passion and integrity to what we do is above all else.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

I started my Company out of passion for writing, little knowing that my husband would soon be diagnosed with a chronic disease that would make him progressively weak. Slowly, Copylove became the sole bread earner for our family of 3. I kept learning the ropes, with a vision to excel honestly, and grew into a team of 6 people. Eventually, I lost my husband, unlearning and learning a lot of things on the journey. Today, we are a recognised and accredited MSME earning a lot of appreciation and renewed business from our clients, and more importantly, a lot of love from our close-knit team.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Sounds cliched, but believe that you have it in you. Only you can inspire yourself, and grow larger than your challenges. Stay honest, stay real, stay strong - as you already are. At the end, the learning curve is what makes the ride worth it.

Website or Social Media Page

www.copylove.in




Haranjan Kaur - MakeMyTrip - Travel - Andheri East - Mumbai


Company Details

Travel agent mainline area is selling overseas packages for MakeMyTrip

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Comprehensive sales technique to sell package

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

You can join and start earning




Harini Ramarthnam - Vibha Education Services Corp. - Education,Trainer,Mentor - Bengaluru


Company Details

Vibha Education Services Corp. is a training and coaching consultancy for students,parents and teachers. We train people on top 10 life skills defined by WHO. Our mission is to develop future leaders with high confidence and self esteem.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Health challenges of loved one's,my own self critic thoughts,witnessing insecurity, handling loss of loved one's ,my own health challenges are few to mention. Each time when I start to place my feet a little deep and rise i had to take a break to give attention to my family which is a priority.but the real challenge was to gear up,self motivate myself and continue from where i left.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Sustainability which comes from being patient, perseverance,continuous learner and open to change will take to heights for sure.

Website or Social Media Page

www.vibhaeducorp.com




Hemarani Sukhminder - AushatArgus CMPO - Brand and Marketing Consultant - Mumbai


Company Details

I help business grow through a structured approach towards brand building and marketing.
I have 3 vertical: India Market Entry for international brands, Digital Marketing and consulting Indian businesses on growth strategies.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

I started my business at the age of 47 after spending almost 30 years in corporates. As a woman, starting business at a late age was a challenge besides I am the only woman in my entire family who ventured into business as everybody else is a salaried employee. Learning nuances all by myself is an interesting story to tell with the mistakes I made & how I overcame them.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Age is not a bar to start anything new. Trust your instincts, be passionate about what you do and always be on the right side of things. Success will come walking to you. Never give up on small failures.

Website or Social Media Page

www.facebook.com/arguscmpo




Humsini Vikranth - Fashion Feast - Human Resource - Madurai


Company Details

I am Humsini and I am a reseller. It's been a year. I am proud to be a reseller and I feel I have achieved via this.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

I have started through my friend. I have faced both profit and loss. Initially I have lost money to some new vendors. At that time my mom and husband supports me to continue else I would have drop this when I lost for first time.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Just do what you think whether you win or lose. Only winning is not life

Website or Social Media Page

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Fashion-Feast-461167477637111/

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fashionfeast1/




Jaspreet Kaur Chandhok - Ethereal Designs - Design (Architectural Lighting Design) - Delhi, Mumbai


Company Details

Light is a most impactful aspect of architectural design & being intangible, it is difficult too. Ethereal Designs is one of India's leading architectural Lighting Design firms (I am a 50% partner) and has done projects like IIT Mumbai, Sachkhand Gurudwara, Mahatma Mandir Gandhinagar, IRDA Head Office, Taj & Marriott hotels etc. Currently working on Pragati Maidan, Ambedkar memorial statue, Mumbai Cruise Terminal, Oberoi Bangalore and many more. My work has been published in India and internationally & I have been invited as a speaker in various forums including Asia Lighting Design Forum in Seol, S Korea.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Aa an ethical professional working in the field of design, sustaining the firm despite recurring payments defaults and delays from clients has been tough. But since I never compromised on work ethics and kept delivering India's leading projects, have earned the reputation of India's leading consultant.
Also the field being new, every new employee needs to be thoroughly trained into the subject; there is no formal education program available in this field in India. So I taught the subject in architecture colleges on weekly basis to spread the knowledge.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

You can achieve what you can believe. Listen to your mind & it will give your a vision- follow it.
There were 2 things I always felt strongly for... first is impact of light on human mind & 2nd is about how our approach towards children should be more respectful and inclusive. After having successfully set up my lighting design practice for 17 years, together with my husband, I have also taken up a UK based Enjoy-a-ball franchise to revolutionize little children's experience and love for sports and physical activities.

Your mind keeps giving you messages, hold on those which inspire you, put your faith in them and your vision will become a reality.

Website or Social Media Page

www.ethdesigns.com




Jayashree B - Business school of Logistics and shipping - Logistics Education - Chennai


Company Details

Logistics education with employment opportunities. Skill development with practical T raining. Focus on rural education.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Making students and family understand that logistics is a great career

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Be bold share your knowledge and keep Learnig

Website or Social Media Page

www.bslsindia.com




Jayasri Krishnan - D'organica Garden Shoppee - Organic terrace garden - Chennai


Company Details

D'organica is a one stop solution for all garden needs.. We give product and service support We do lot of awareness, training programs on organic gardening waste management herbal plants among students, corporatez, public.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Labour's initially

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Self motivation, self confidence.. Search and grab opportunities Face challenges

Website or Social Media Page

www.dorganicashop.com




Jigna Shah - REVE' Fashions, REVE' Organika - Organic Health Wellness - Ahmedabad, Mumbai


Company Details

REVE' is one of the Top High-end Designer labels awarded by most reputed medias & institutes...!

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Labour condition & Marketing

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Follow your Heart & Chase your dreams...

Website or Social Media Page

www.facebook/js_reve@yahoo.in




Jigna Tanna - Performance excellence, Blue bricks realty - Business coach and CEO at builders - Mumbai


Company Details

I am a successful business women since the past 15 years in he construction industry and I am an international celebrity performance coach

I have coached more then a million lives around the globe from corporates, elite educational institutions, celebritys to NGOs.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Initially it was a very tough journey being a mother and staying in an extended conservative indian family . I raised my own finances inspite of coming from a successful business family.

With the only support of my husband I learnt to build a rock solid foundation with the bricks others threw at me.

Slowly gradually I started picking up the nuances of both my businesses and with persistent consistency and sheer hard workk I built 2 hugely super successful business entities.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

I want to put across a very powerful message to all the wonderful women walking on this globe that :

Everyone is standing

But you stand out

Everyone is walking but learn to walk the extra mile

Every one is going on

But you just have a massive breakthrough

No matter what

Just perform

Learn to seduce your soul

And imbibe the courage to conquer

And be the invincible giant.

Website or Social Media Page

www.jignatanna.com




Jyoti tiwari - Shubhaaksharam - Marketing - Mumbai


Company Details

We understand the people’s behaviour and mindset based on the handwriting and try to counsel them towards positivity.

In cases like depression, carrier councelling , also esp for kids we know their mental satus and based on that its good to tweek the conversation and help them to grow.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Have counceled more than 2000 people and saved many kids from going in wrong direction due to family internal issues and upbringing pattern.

Saved peole to be separated with proctored counsel.

Challenges like making the parents understand what its really important for kids to have friendly environment for the growth and delete

Schools to realise the physcometric analysis is very important and enhance the direction.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Believe in yourself , respect yourself no matter what you have the power to change the World.

Website or Social Media Page

www.shubhaaksharam.com




Kala Diwanji - 60 Bits Consulting - HR Consulting and Training - Mumbai


Company Details

We facilitate delivery of business outcomes through people by helping them make small changes leading to big difference.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Breaking away for the usual ppt driven methodology and using Creative Process Facilitation for training,the biggest challenge to make people understand that training is all about engaging the heart and mind of participants so that the application of learning happens at the workplace.

Not having a formal HR background yet dealing with top notch HR professionals successfully by providing them with HR solutions.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Trust youself ,take risks and follow your dreams.Do not miss a chance to experience different things in life as every journey teaches us something making us strong and powerful.

Website or Social Media Page

www.60bitsconsulting.co.in




Karambir Kaur - Be best Consultants! - Overseas Education & Immigration Consultants - Vijayawada


Company Details

Be Best! Consultants is one of the most successful international student recruitment companies in the Vijayawada City today. We represent major leading educational institutions around the world be it USA/UK/CANADA/AUS/NZ/EUROPE/DUBAI offering end to end services to the students’ right from identifying the right course to the right destination. We have been instrumental in helping many students realize their dream of studying abroad come true having in-depth knowledge of almost all the countries and institutes we represent. We understand the student needs and guide students in an ethical manner.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Be Best ! Consultants –“We make you the best” is our USP. I am Karambir Kaur, an overseas education consultant from Vijayawada. Success for me is the other name of belief!! My belief and trust in the almighty has brought me to a juncture in life today where people call me successful! My journey could look quite difficult and maybe it was, but it was paved by the almighty to be the utmost soothing for me. Be Best! Came into existence in the year 2010.This was formed to make an effort to contribute my bit to the society .Today I ethically career counsel the students as per there desired career path and profession they want to practice.I am a single parent since last 15 years I have been staying with my parents and I am sure this one sentence talks it out all.I was sent to my parents place just for summer vacations and then onwards my parents home became my home.very then I was detected with bone TB and this acted as an incentive to my difficulties in life.I had to fight against all the odds in the society, my health was not ready to support at the same time my son's complete responsibility was on me.I had to face a lot !! the only thing which I would like to say is "Quitting is never an option! "During my journey to success , I was shattered , doged , harassed, not paid for services , cheated, rejected by many but!!! There were always a few to help me, care for me , love me, nurture me , trust me and above all had faith in me! After a long journey of 13 years of self-employment, I still believe in God and myself to create a better world "My desire to learn and grow Every challenge I faced till now, has helped me learn more with deep knowledge n tolerance and is my true power.Today when I look back I can see the bridges connected by God to travel the path of success. I feel complete n contented about all happy for my life till date!

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Well: One needs to have complete belief in "The dream" one has seen.Quitting is never an option if you want to see success.Don't give up and certainly things will fall in place.As its rightly said"Good decisions come from experience , but experience comes from bad decisions" Lets just learn from our mistakes and keep going.

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/BeBestConsultants/




Karen Farah - HAB Creative Housing - Civil Engineer - USA


Company Details

My company dedicates to construction of residential and commercial buildings as well as developing them and designing them. We have engineers, architects and rendering artists in our team to help us achieve the success. We also create photorealistic renders for real estate as well as virtual reality tours for marketing purposes.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

I'm a young woman in a business usually run by older men so it was always hard to prove my skills and earn the respect from other colleagues. It was very hard from the very beginning but I only had to prove how great I am at what I do and how much of a leader I am so now these people respect me and some of them even look up to me.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Go out there and don't be afraid of developing your ideas and running your teams, what you're doing requires a lot of courage and people will respect you for breaking the mold. You're changing the culture in a great way, don't stop.

Website or Social Media Page

www.habcreative.ca

IG @karenpfarah




Kashish Chhabria - Aroma Earth Essentialz - International Inspirational Speaker, Psychologist, Life Transformation Coach, - Mumbai


Company Details

Aroma Earth Essentialz deals in pure vegan essential oils and luxurious, aromatic fragrances and related products.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

From Fear To Faith...a lot to type here.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Use your own spine, have faith n courage, be street smart and kind.

Website or Social Media Page

www.facebook.com/chhabriakashish




Kavitha Rao - Learners Route - Corporate Training and Knowledge - Bangalore


Company Details

Learners Route is an award winning corporate talent management services organisation. We are headquarterd in Bangalore and have our presence in 4 other cities in India. We specilise in training, assessment and business Simulations to enhance workforce efficiency and productivity.

We were awarded Innovative training and consulting company in 2016 by CHRO , won exemplary woman leader in 2017 from Femina group and Corporate Diva winner in 2018.Our mission is to be growth partner in corporate learning for individuals across industries.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

1. Our challenge was to compete with big names in adding immense value in learning sessions for corporates without the gigmarole of heavy jazz and peripheral props that bigger Giants could afford.

2. Our bigger challenge was to get big clients to trust us with scale and complexity of learning value to be delivered knowing we are a small org.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Go for it. Hard work has your back covered.

Website or Social Media Page

www.learnersroute.com




Ketki Barfiwala - Caramella - Baker - Mumbai


Company Details

Caramella is a start up bakery in Mumbai that has been creating quite the stir thanks to extraordinary variety of customised desserts. From the OMG Nutties Cake in a mason jar to the Nutella stuffed Chocolate Squares, Caramella’s stock is quickly rising thanks to its fresh, preservative-free, and scrumptious creations and delectable baking workshops.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Setting up a new business is a challenging task for a young entrepreneur. It’s takes a lot of hard work to be recognised. Training and retaining staff is another challenge.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Don’t let anyone’s opinion define your work. Be confident and continue doing what you have to , to get where you want to.

Website or Social Media Page

Instagram handle: caramellaindia




Keya Shah - The Doodle Soup - Doodled Gifting Products, Artist - Mumbai, India


Company Details

I design mugs, frames, rubber stamps, notebooks, playing cards etc. for customers who want to capture loving memories and unique personalities in the form of doodles to make gifting a personalized and heart warming experience! The products I make mean so much more than any store bought item.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

I started The Doodle Soup over three years ago while I was still studying my Bachelors in Financial Markets and doing a professional course in Actuarial Science. My biggest challenge till date has been time management. It is of utmost importance for me to balance education with the needs of my customers so that they can truly have a warm and worthwhile experience when shopping with me.

Another issue, which is common to a lot of artists, was payment and pricing related. A lot of people in India feel service based companies overcharge and try to negotiate. Late payments, cancelling orders etc. was something I faced heavily during my first year but with time, I've learned to navigate it successfully.

I was just 19 when I started The Doodle Soup and I recently sold my 1000th rubber stamp at the age of 22. My business is small and it is difficult for me to expand considering the personal touch required when I doodle individual gift items.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

1. There is absolutely no lower age to start something you're passionate about. I started my venture at 19 and the work I receive today is so heavy, I frequently refuse orders because I'm overbooked.

2. Do your work at your own pace. You don't owe anything to anybody. The constant rat race to push forward quickly sometimes makes you lose sight of what is important, and you can quickly feel overwhelmed by your business rather than enjoy it.

3. I cannot stress this enough: MAKE FRIENDS in your line of work. I help other artists in the community and many have returned the favour. Pushing someone else down might result in a short term leap forward but it's going to come back to bite you in the long term.

Website or Social Media Page

www.instagram.com/thedoodlesoup




Khushali Bhavik Mehta - Khuahali Mehta - Handmade skin care, corporate & custommade gifts, voiceover & dubbing artist - Gujarat


Company Details

I make all handmade things, be its skincare or gifts ... the speciality is handmade things

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Being a woman .. you have to play multiple roles.. also starting anything as a business means.. commitment.. i was a little hesistant but my husband supported me.. there are lot of issues... as people have a pre conceived notion as everything is commercialised so much.. but commitment.. bringing awarness and being true to what you do.. always pays off.. slowly and gradually.. but i am happy how things have turned.. as sometimes personal issues bring you to a standstill.. my mom was diaognised with last stage cancer ... i lost her in few months after she was diagnosed.. so i was full time with her. So my work was on standstill.. i had to take a break.. i was hesitant but firm too and my work.. my clients supported me and again i bounced back after a break.. so yes commitment ane honesty pays off

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Never give up.. be commited ne truthful.. dare to be yourself.. things will work for you if you are positive.. life is not what you plan.. life is what you plan to do with your present.

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/iamKmehta/




Khushbu Soni - Mercadeo - Marketing Services - Mumbai


Company Details

Mercadeo is a B2B marketing company. Established in August 2015 with total employee strenght of 50+ located in Mumbai. Mercadeo has build customers such as Oracle, SAP, Netmagic and many such IT companies

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Working in Corporate Industry which is still male dominant

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

You can bring a change. A woman has more power, patience to achieve anything that they want.

Website or Social Media Page

www.mercadeo.co.in




Kiren Shrivastav - Molecule Communications - Marketing CEO - Mumbai


Company Details

We are into marketing , I am also part of various NGOS with a mission to make women independent economically. Work wise i had produced Sansui TV Awards with Sony, Fempowerment Awards with Zee and Godrej CFBP Consumer Film Festival , we also have worked on marketing strategies for various brands Videocon d2h, 109f, Ramgopal Varma and many more

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Have been working ethically and have faced many many issues because i have been ethical, No Working capital or investor or support have been self motivated and running the company and helping in causes . Without loosing self respect working ethically and no Financial support and being consistent in my principles and efforts .

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Be Consistent , be aware of possibilities instead of just getting into things without a thought . Work hard and don't give up if you believe in yourself

Website or Social Media Page

www.moleculecommunications.com

www.kirenshrivastav.com




Kirti Bhoutika - Sugarplum Cakery - Bakery - Kolkata


Company Details

Sugarplum Cakery is the brainchild of Kirti Bhoutika in 2015, when she was in her college. A dessert fanatic herself, she wanted to bake the best cakes for Kolkata. Kirti Bhoutika entered the Masterchef India competition just after finishing her college and with a little positive approach and a whole lot of passion for cooking, she became the youngest Masterchef India Winner in December 2016. Since then, she has been travelling and exploring the world to get back the best desserts for Kolkata. From cakes to cupcakes, macarons to choux pastries, tarts and brownies, Sugarplum offers delicious and addictive treats. Our base kitchen is located in Salt Lake, sector 1 and but we deliver across the city.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

The food business is super dynamic and competition is increasing everyday. To make sure we are in the game, getting new products to the menu is a must. Also, because we are a small business, everything from employee management to ingredient procurement is an issue. One major challenge we face is because we bake fresh by order, we don't have ready countertop products because of which majority of promotions have to happen on social media. Social media has to be used very wisely and aggressively.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Remember you are your only competition. Take inspiration from others but shape your own style. Do better than yourself and stay grounded. Entrepreneurship is not as easy as it looks. It is serious business. You will have to compromise on a lot of personal and family time. Balance is very important but it will take time to happen. There will be times when you will want to give up and cry, but things will eventually fall into place. Keep your support system strong.

Website or Social Media Page

http://sugarplumcakery.in/index.php




Komal Mittal - Kacyworld - Marketing and E-Retail Expert , Front end Web Developer, Business Analyst , Product management - Delhi, India


Company Details

Kacyworld.com is a Fashion jewellery and Accessories E- Retail Store which has been made for women to feel confident and pretty inside out. We Offer a wide variety of categories and variety and aim to reach world wide and spread the message of love and confidence through our products and services.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Challenges are the integral part of everybody's journey but i as the leader of my company don't like to look back at the hardships which i overcame . I always face forward and would like every one else to be like that. Yes , we have faced many challenges but facing them and moving past those is the biggest accomplishment ever

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

I would like to say to all the aspiring women entrepreneurs out there, Stop Procrastinating , You can do it and you will do it. There is always something better waiting for us , keep working hard and be positive and spread this message with all women around you .

Website or Social Media Page

https://kacyworld.com/




Konica Lishoy - Bling events - Graphic design - Mumbai


Company Details

We provide customised and pocket friendly packages to celebrations fulfilled and joyous, we have various skilled artists and decors to add to the moments..Bling can provide complete solution from arranging to providing

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Sometimes coordination between client and suppliers could be tough, even last minute something crops up which you didn't see coming... It's gets difficult but not impossible to tackle these

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Everyone around you will tell you, it's tuff and there is super compitition in market, don't give up... Keep trying and BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

Website or Social Media Page

Blingeventsmumbai/fb




Kriti Singhal - The Education Tree & Orenda - Community Builder - Delhi


Company Details

'The Education Tree' is India's fastest growing youth community, currently present in more than 500+ schools and colleges. It was started by the co-founders at the age of 20 . In past six years TET could reach out to more than a million students. Each year more than 10000 students apply to become a member at the community. The Organisation was co-founded in 2012

TET was formed with an objective to redefine the quintessential notion of education that exists in our country. We believe that education permeates the boundaries of academics and includes art and craft, performing arts, gender sensitization etc.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

I left a full-time job and envisaged the journey to become an entrepreneur. I have learnt new things and have overcome my weaknesses. I have fought stereotypes of the society

One of the most acclaimed initiative of TET JO MERA HAI WO MERA HAI, the campaign was undertaken after the gruesome Delhi Gang Rape incident; through it the organization works to spread awareness about various means by which women can protect themselves. These means include information regarding various women organizations, women helpline numbers etc. With over a 1500 activations including flash mobs, freeze mobs and street plays under it’s belt, the campaign is still running strong, hence not letting this serious issue snuff out.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Obstacles are opportunities to grow

Website or Social Media Page

Facebook.com/theeducationtree




Lakhbir Kaur Bajwa - King edward memorial hospital(k.e.m)hospital - Sister incharge(retired) - Maharashatra Parel


Company Details

Worked in various dept including opration theater worked in iccu cardiac word kidney dept dialysid dept award by Hergobind trust

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

As punjabi girl their was objection to work as staff nurse 40 years ago but but i accepted this job i m very praud that i m a nurse i worked sensourly

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Work hard b praud as a girl do your best in your field

Website or Social Media Page

Lakhbir kaur bajwa




Lakshmi Harish - RSP CONSULTANT - Insurance Financial Adviser - R.M.Nagar,Bangaore


Company Details

I am Lakshmi Harish, owner of RSP Consultant, successfully running insurance business from past 2 years, when coming to Claims i see only happy and smiling faces which fuels me to reach higher limit and to serve the society.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Has a women there were hurdles in every step.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

NEVER QUIT.....UNTILL SUCCESS COMES TO YOU....

Website or Social Media Page

www.rspconsultant.in




Leela Gangappa - YOUNG OVATION - Career Success Coach - Bangalore


Company Details

We help youth design their perfect careers based on their innate talents and interests. We work with students, early and mid career transitions and young entrepreneurs in building great careers and wholesome organizations!

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Education is the key! Still 70% of Indian youth don’t choose their careers..it’s a choice made by their parents. Educating parents and youth that when their careers are aligned with their innate talents and strengths would give them better success and satisfaction is the challenge we face now. It’s possible only by building awareness!

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Every soul has a talent that’s truly unique! Realize your talent and bring them to your work. The very reason you have that unique talent is to contribute to the universe on a larger scale. Bring your talents to work every single day and make your work an expression of who you are! You will build a better world through your talents and strengths!

Website or Social Media Page

www.youngovation.com




Leena Khurana - My World Travel - Travel Consultant - Andheri East, Mumbai


Company Details

We plan holidays for my clients and make their trips memories unlimited. We suggest destinations according to the requirements of the clients, we sell both domestic and international holidays. We do everything flights, hotel bookings, tours and transfers and visa, so the client travels stress free and enjoys his holidays to the fullest. Travel is my PASSION more than my business so when I plan for my clients I keep in my mind all details as if I am planning from myself. I am associated with companies all over the world in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, USA and Dubai. This is the reason I give better deals as no middle man.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

I am a qualified Interior Designer , but since I re located after marriage I did not pursue it further, but when I returned back to India I had two boys so couldn't pursue my career again. Then in 2012 I got an opportunity to work with Make My Trip as Holiday Expert and this was work from home. We had to sell holiday packages to clients and earn commission. I was one of the highest earner and won best performer awards every year. Then in 2017 I left Make My Trip and in 2018 I started my own company My World Travel and hoping t wonders here too.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

There is no age bar to start again, keep trying and never loose hope you will definitely succeed. Be independent in thoughts, in goals, in career, in status in short create your own impression and aura. This will lead to self confidence .

Website or Social Media Page

My World Travel - FB / Instagram




Madhu Chandrika - Earthen Symphony Design Studio - Creation of custom designed artworks - Bangalore


Company Details

* MadhuChandrika’s work, driven by passion to create decorative art, are renditions that have been transforming corporate, institutional, business and private spaces since 1995. Her strength lies in creating works of customized art that embody the essence of the space.

An alumna of Chitrakala Parishath – College of Fine Arts, MadhuChandrika stays abreast of the latest developments in materials and techniques, allowing her to conceptualise innovative artwork for each project. Each commission, be it a blank canvas or a highly detailed brief, is unique and bears her stamp.

In addition, MadhuChandrika also designs for Earthen Symphony — an exclusive range of decorative art. Designed with as much passion as the signature line, this caters to those looking for smaller, distinctive art.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Back in 1995, art was not looked upon as the ideal choice for a career and that too, being a woman. I had to fight many stereotypes, and win over my detractors with my hard work and creativity. Creating art is the sole purpose of my life and I have struggled to reach where I am today. Each day I took baby steps to achieve my goal which was to create art for all kinds off spaces. Being a cash strapped start up, things were not easy in the beginning, but given the determination and drive, I overcame these challenges. Today Earthen Symphony is a full fledged design unit which employs 40 people and has 2 workshops.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Women, as a breed, are more resilient and persevering.

I would urge my fellow aspiring women entrepreneurs, never to give up, work hard, keep your goals in front of you, re-iterate your determination, don’t let small hurdles awe you, and then you will be victorious for sure. The key to success is determination and a passion for whatever you do.

Website or Social Media Page

www.earthensymphony.com

www.madhuchandrika.com

www.facebook.com/EarthenSymphony




Malini Sobha Mohan - SPACEMYSTIQUE PRIVATE LIMITED - INTERIOR DESIGNER - Bangalore


Company Details

We are an interior turn key solution provider, specializing in both residential and commercial interiors with more than 15yrs of experience in this field. We have completed a projects with most of the prestigious builders. We have a medium factory set up where we do in house manufacturing of modular kitchen, wardrobes and various other components.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Being a first generation entrepreneur and with no prior experience in running a business. in this competitive field of interiors, we had great difficulty in finding reliable vendors. We have done extensive research and now have a verified vendor list, which now helps us in giving customized solution to our customers and affordable prices.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Dream big and dream about it every day. Put your heart, soul and do hard work.And you will soon realize that you are living your dream. Nothing in this world is out of your reach, you just need to have a vision and stretch for it.

Website or Social Media Page

www.spacemystique.com




Manjula Nair - Realbuzzone Llp - Marketing consultant and digital marketing experts - Pune


Company Details

We operate as outsourced Chief Marketing Officers and marketing team for companies who cannot afford to hire the full function. We provide smart digital marketing embedded with marketing & sales strategy. We also train and mentors startups and budding leaders on how to scale to the next leap.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Inspite of not being qualified enough, I have landed up leading marketing and communications role in large multinational companies and with my own entrepreneurship empowered many startups to stand out .

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Believe in your self and take the plunge. The path gets carved when u start the walk

Website or Social Media Page

www.manjulanair.in

www.realbuzzone.com




Manjupriya Marisamy - SKB VIDHYASHRAM GROUP OF SCHOOLS - EDUCATION - CHENNAI


Company Details

B Positive! That is not my blood group, but it's my life's mantra. I dream big, work hard and stay positive. I love to daydream about things to do, to see, and to experience. I love to read, write, think, listen and analyze. I especially like to smile and hug others. It's my way of connecting with humanity.

I hail from a middle-class family in Tamil Nadu, southern India, but nevertheless came out with flying colors, holding a Master's Degree in Engineering. During that time, I fell in love with a lovely man and got married. I lived a sheltered life as a daughter, but when I turned into a daughter-in-law, life was not so kind to me. I faced several ups and downs in life but I always perceived it as God's opportunity to help me learn to face challenges. Failure is a stepping stone to success and my life is a case in point.

At 25, thanks to unconditional support from my spouse, I stood tall, chasing my dreams and with a strategic vision. I always dreamt of turning into an entrepreneur and being my boss. That dream came true when I started a play school. The very first year, the school managed to garner 50 admissions and the next year, it doubled. I felt I could do more and pushed myself to start primary school. I got 140 admissions that year. But I still felt a void in me. A chance encounter with a special child got me thinking and I decided to open a school for special children. I roped in therapists ob board, collected data and finally opened an inclusion school which admitted both normal and children with special needs). In no time, the word spread around and we had kids with autism, ADHD, learning disabilities etc joined the school. I also added Montessori way of teaching and activity-based learning and lot more and the students loved it. And successfully my fourth year with these children is so heart-warming. To

accompany these children we have occupational therapists, special educator speech therapists in our school environment. As more and more special children get a firm education in my school, I feel happiness run through every vein of my body. Being posted as a chief manager for Tamilnadu cricket association for physically challenged is also a role I cherish. I am currently working towards the benefit and improvement for these players and eagerly waiting to prove their talents internationally.

AWARDS &RECOGNITION

  • Received WOMAN ICON AWARD 2017 From Mr. Thirumavalavan Member of the parliament Tamilnadugovernment.For Achievement in transforming Lives for Special need children.

  • Received BEST TEACHER AWARD From LakshyamEducare& Private Limited.

  • Received A.P.J KALAM AWARD from Parivu Charitable Trust

  • Success story of SKB VIDHYASHRAM was published in WOMAN ENTREPRENEURS INDIA WEBSITE

  • Guest of Honour in Madras Institute of Technology Chrompet. Opening ceremony of Entrepreneur Development Cell for Young Students.

  • Selected as YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR 2017 By ALL INDIAN ACHIVERS FORUM.

  • Invited as a special guest in Vasanth TV and Makkal TV for delivering the success story of SKB.

  • Selected as a PANELIST in WOMAN ECONOMIC FORUM and Received an award held in THE HAGUE NETHERLANDS. “Iconic Women Creating a Better World for All”

  • Selected by South Asian International Awards for INSPIRING WOMAN ICON AWARD 2018.

  • BLISS SOCIAL AWARDS - 2018

  • Received social service award for servicing and supporting Tamilnadu Para-Olympic Cricket Team

  • CENTRE FOR EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT(CED) – DELHI

  • Received “VISIONARY LEADER OF THE YEAR “Award.

  • Received HOMEPRENEUR AWARD 2018 for the category Education and literature

  • Received ENTREPRENEUR FOR SOCIAL CHANGE by VR ONENESS FOUNDATION

  • Received SOUTH INDIAN STARTUP AWARDS 2018 for the category Education.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

From 2014 to 2019 journey of SKB is complete roller coaster ride . I faced lots of problems both financially and mentally. But the placed i have achieved today is because of my entire team.

MY MANTRA OR MY MOTTO IS

DEDICATION DETERMINATION DEVELOPMENT

Working on this makes me feel easy and energetic.

SKB Will be a small key to open dig doors of dreams.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Break your comfort zone,Learn to be confident and be positive.explore the world,grab the opportunity.

Website or Social Media Page

www.skbvidhyashram.com




Margaret Mary - Naidu Brothers Enterprises(NBE) - Hosiery Import & Exports - Bangalore


Company Details

NBE- is an Import Export certified business office. We import socks of all types for all occasions. A just born needs socks to keep warm, an adult need to keep the feet clean. We at NBE take care of your needs.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Marketing and promotion of socks is greatest challenge in India. A very less percentage of people understand the importance and need of socks. The others feel, socks is not necessary. Creating the importance of socks, is a major challenge, which I still face.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Being a women entrepreneur is like walking with a golden crown. It gives us courage, confidence, pride and independent life. Women should be business oriented, equally with men.

Website or Social Media Page

fb.me/nbrothersenterprises




Meenakshi Gupta Jain - Helper4U.in - Operations - Mumbai


Company Details

Poor, uneducated, unskilled job seekers, especially women and migrants, looking to work as domestic helpers face many challenges in their job search. They often get financially and physically exploited in their job search. Helper4U is an employment exchange on the mobile for ABCDE: Aya, Bai, Cook, Driver & Everyone similar. We help them find better job opportunities, in places they want it, with dignity, without any middleman, by just using their simple mobiles. Overall this promotes mobility by choice rather than migration by force. On the other hand we help employers hire Verified Helpers, again without any middleman.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

We are a boot-strapped company, working in a very difficult sector of unorganised women workers. These are usually uneducated and unreachable through traditional means of newspaper or radio or TV advertising. We have had to educate both the job seekers & employers about the ease as well as the power of a mobile in this hiring process. We have still managed to have 40,000 job seekers on our platform, by working on the ground. Side by side we have also managed to build trust among employers that we are different from an agency, are trust worthy and Helpers on our platform are genuine.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Challenges entrepreneurs face are nearly the same irrespective of our gender. So, forget that you are a woman, and just focus on your dream. Opportunities are immense if you have the grit.

Website or Social Media Page

https://helper4u.in




Meenal Jaisswal - Portraiture by Meenal - Portraiture - Mumbai


Company Details

We create powerful images for our clients to attract their Target audience in today's online world. We provide the world's best photography in India. We make the image usingusing (TM) model.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Being a woman ,moving from Finance to photography with a focus on people not marriage or glamour made the journey beautiful . On the way learnt from the best . No one has taken the money back guarantee so far , clients are happy to get commissioned photography with best elicitation of state . Get great clients and profits.Best rewards has been tears of joy that client shows after viewing the final images.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Stick to your vision, upgrade yourself to be the best. Good people are everywhere.Be competent , Likable , have Integrity and attain Knowledge. Have faith in yourself and HIM!

Website or Social Media Page

LinkedIn.com/in/meenaljaiswal




Meghavi Vyas - Mega Image Consulting - Image Management Consultant - Vadodara Gujarat


Company Details

We help people create an executive presence for themselves to ensure that they look, feel and act calm and confident. We help them put their best foot forward. Simply put, we are in business of people packaging.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Being a civil engineer by education and no base of the industry was my first challenge. My family is academically inclined and hence this profession was not initially welcome. Our entire family is service oriented and getting into business was another challenge

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Listen to everyone, analyse all the factors, but in the end, do what your heart tells. Head manipulates but heart does not. Follow your heart.

Website or Social Media Page

www.megaimageconsulting.com




Mehek Abbasi - Decore by Meki - Event Stylist - Mumbai & New Delhi


Company Details

We are an event styling company. We do customised and creative setup for events like luxury birthday, wedding decore, theme Sangeet and Mehendi ceremony, corporate annual meet . We are determined towards our work .

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

To be honest , I have been in this industry more than 5 years, in 2016 I got married n shifted to Delhi, where within 3 months of my marriage I was been Fraud by my In-laws and kicked out of house with my husband. We both Started from scratch (0 Rupee) to the position we are today. Still pursuing our goals. I am just 24, Life has taught a lot in Past 2 years, but we are Happy for Our Present. We do monthly 5 events here in New Delhi and party supplies all over India.

We have faith in our Almighty

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

To all the ladies , never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/Decore-By-Meki-798856837116488/

Decore by Meki page on Fb and instagram




Minna Francis - Women voyagers - All women travelling in groups - Mumbai


Company Details

At the outset, I would like to Thank you all for inviting me for this event. My story is not very rare from any Indian Woman, we all go through my story, some show courage and come out of it and declare to the world that you have "Arrived".

I always wanted to see the world, understand history of other countries and also learn how people survive in countries where there are less of commodities, lack of water and basic necessities of life.

There was always a "Fear of the unknown" and the day Women Voyagers was born, that's the day, I became fearless and full of faith. Starting doing which i had only envisaged others doing it, or just maybe dreamt of doing it.

My Journey for Women Voyagers started around 12 months back, a small journey in terms of steps, but high dreams to achieve them. Every tiny little step that I took in these months, I realised, that I am coming closer to my dream, I started feeling that magnificient things can be created, great confidence grows and uncommon dreams are realised, only if you do small daily improvements in your daily life and those improvements leads to exceptional results over time. Just be calm and patient and keep on working towards achieving your goals.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Fear of the unknown

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Dare to dream, don’t look back, just move on with a confident smile

Website or Social Media Page

www.womenvoyagers.com




Minnat Lalpuria - 7Vachan - Destination Wedding - Mumbai


Company Details

Luxury venue booking specialists for destination wedding in India & abroad.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

I passed out of ISB 2012 batch and immediately started off with 7Vachan in July 2012. I rejected about 30-35 placement offers which puzzled everyone. My thought process then was simple - for all these companies I am easily replaceable. I decided to give 3 years of my peak energy years to something of my own. And if it fails, this ISB stamp in my education section of my resume will help me get a job any point in my life. Of-course, I took that bit for granted! I gave my venture 3, then 5 years and today I am on my year 6. It’s obviously different then what I projected on my excel sheet but we all know how B plans are. :)

Executing the plan though has been by far the only reason I am still on this journey. I have had tremendous learning, met fabulous people and the idea only keeps growing!

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

My only advice to everyone out there is to have persistence in whatever you are doing. Don’t run behind things which will eventually go away.

Website or Social Media Page

7vachan.com




Namneet Kaur Kohli - Sab ki Rasoi (NGO) - FOUNDED of SAB KI RASOI - Bandra East , MUMBAI


Company Details

Me and My colleague Dr Bela kedia started this NGO SAB KI RASOI for cancer patients to serve them food and their other basic needs on every Sunday since 21st oct 2015. With Waheguru jee's blessings Our team wish to continue this Langar till our last breath.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Initially We started without much financial support but our determination to reach our goal make us to overcome n become stronger and today with the support of good people like Birewar Foundation Trust , Sab ki Rasoi team completed almost 4 years and will continue to serve them.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

YOUR DEDICATION TOWARDS HUMANITY.

Website or Social Media Page

Sabkirasoi.org

https://www.facebook.com/Sabkirasoi/




Nancy Hatgaonkar - Liftup Consultancy - Recruitment - Mumbai


Company Details

We do Recruitment only into Niche Industry like Elevator and Firefighting and Hire Engineers.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Quality of People around you and Finances - And yes of course in Business itself is a Challenge.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Never Quit from what you are doing

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancy-hatgaonkar-74895220/




Neha Sahu - The Haelli - Artist - Gurugram


Company Details

The Haelli, which I started as an experiment, turned out to be the first Indian label to design and customise hand painted juttis. Our juttis are 100% hand crafted and Hand Painted. From quirky, colorful juttis to traditional, ethnic we provide everything along with the freedom to customise.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

I have completely changed my career path to be where I am today. From a post graduate in technology and an assistant professor for 5 years, I risked it all to follow my passion and to be an artist. I have worked in two shifts for over 2 years with my business along with my 9 to 5 job. Coming from middle class background it is very difficult to leave a stable career and jump into something completely new. It was not easy but completely worth it.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

I feel blessed to be born as a woman. Although we might have to take tough routes at some points in our lives but the amount of courage we have, love that we hold in our hearts and strong willed mind. Nothing compares to that. So never stop believing in yourself, never let anyone tell you it can’t be done. When women pull each other up, miracles happen.

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.thehaelli.com




Neha Sarda - Needles Knots by Neha - Apparel and fashion design - Saltlake City Kolkata


Company Details

It is a brand born with young thought producing quirky and useful gifting with a personal touch . The brands deals in resort wear and customised products.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

I always wanted to start working early in life and on my own and not take my father’s help . Earlier starting this brand came up as an easy plan , but gradually faced a log of problem in managing orders , marketing and recognition of the brand was a great task. I was just studying in college when my brand emerged. Support from home and friends took me to another level.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

All age is a learning age and every woman is given a blessing from god to give birth - to a child in human kind or in cast as their own brand or business. Never Say a No! Because we all can do it!

Website or Social Media Page

https://instagram.com/needleknotsbyneha?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=6xyhx2342s3m




Nirmala Menon - NIYAMLA MARKETING & HR SERVICES - MARKETING & HR SERVICES - MUMBAI


Company Details

We are a seasoned Marketing and HR team, which had the unique opportunity to work on several types of marketing and HR projects over the years. We have helped organisations in India leave their impact through comprehensive and dynamic Marketing and HR solutions and have helped them take their business to the next level.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Business Development, Payment Challenges, Employee Retention and Periodic Uncertainities.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Never Give Up !

Website or Social Media Page

www.niyamla.com




Niyatii N Shah - Averti - Sexuality Educator Counselor - Mumbai


Company Details

In today's time and age when children are going through a lot of changes not only physically but also emotionally and sexually. They are exposed to an overdose on sex in every form of media, we provide an excellent environment to promote healthy sexual development. Averti is a platform to raise awareness on sexuality education. We launched in Feb 2013 to be a premium one stop shop service for all training needs regarding to sexuality education. We are 50+ schools, 300+ workshops, 18000+ families strong and have educated and empowered more than 45,000 children.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

The taboo this important topic carries. Children are curious and we adults don't provide any information to them. They resort to the internet. Now that's not the kind of education our children should be getting for something that's so natural and is going to happen to all.

Also, Sexuality education is misunderstood as 'sex' education. It's much more broader and deeper a topic than just a physical act. Convincing schools and parents to get involved was the biggest challenge we faced.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Only you can do it! So get up and get going.

Website or Social Media Page

www.niyatiishah.com




Nmami Agarwal - Nmami Life - Health And Nutrition - New Delhi


Company Details

Nmami Life is a company focusing on the health betterment of people around and offer services that include health programs like weight loss program, healthy eeweig gain program and weight maintenance program.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

At very first, realising what I want to do was the foremost challenge to me. Later on, discovering the fact I want to nurture lives around and pursuing it by being as an employer and employee both, I wonder it of as aa challeng.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Always pursue what interests someone the most and always keep trying to make your passion your professional reality to live it to the core and make happy lives around.

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.nmami.in




Pallavishekar - InterSkapez - INTERIOR - Bangalore


Company Details

We are the award winning design firm , 100% women team including site civil engineers n architects. specialise in residential intetiors where we focus sustainable development from design to complete handover. We have more than 100+ projects.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Lot of challenges being a women, since this industry is surrounded by 100% men right from contractors, consultants, vendors to labours

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Profession, Passion n Positive attitude will take you to your Position where you want to see yourself in your life.

Website or Social Media Page

www.interskapez.com




Parbak Chakraborty - Diet Forever - Diet Food Provider - Kolkata


Company Details

Provider of six to seven cooked diet meals according to diet regime at doorstep

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Family and social obligations.. Being a woman of middle class Bengali society where career means a nine to six job, it was intense for me to make my stand.. Financial obligations in the beginning because I didn't get any investor.had to convince through words people of different mindset

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

You have the power within you babes. Remember when people criticize you understand that is the time you are growing.. Remember when people mock at your business idea understand because your idea is unique and the world is not acquainted to your superb idea

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/DIET-Forever-1782011408487163/




Poonam Madaan - BFFS Training Programs - Life skills training, Corporate Training - Bangalore


Company Details

Break Free From Stress (BFFS) Training programs have been developed after an extensive research and includes various de-stress techniques through which people can understand how to live a stress free life. This program aims to empower people with the safe, natural and easy to use strategies for relaxation and stress relief. It focuses on de-stress techniques which can be used by people in their routine life, without much changes in lifestyle. The mission of BFFS is to help people of all ages throughout world to be happy and stress free.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

I have to overcome the internal barriers more, than the external barriers. I had to redefine all the definitions in relation to work and life, from the new perspective. I had to build a reliable support system to take care of my personal life and learnt how to delegate effectively. I had to develop business skills for branding and marketing my product. I am still in the process of evolving and learning.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Always set a ‘difficult’ benchmark for yourself and try hard to achieve it. There is nothing wrong in being ambitious. Don’t give up easily. Try to surround yourself with right people who always encourage you. Build a reliable support system to take care of your personal life. You can never make everyone happy, so don’t try it. Focus on completion and not perfection of a job. Work life balance is a myth, don't focus on achieving that balance. Enjoy life and don’t forget to love yourself.

Website or Social Media Page

www.breakfreefromstress.com

https://www.facebook.com/breakfreefromstress




Prakriti Chetan Patil - UVA studios - Design and Animation Soulutions - Mumbai


Company Details

UVA, is a place to help you to Design and Animation Solutions for Media, Entertainment and Education like creating digital material with infographic and motion graphics.

Our services will consist of pre-production, production, post-production of design and animation in Web-Based E-learning, CD-based E-learning, Mobile-based E-learning, Broadcast, Films, Advertising and Social Media industry.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Funding, Networking, skilled peoples, Legals etc.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

You help your self to go ahead.

Website or Social Media Page

www.uvastudios.co




Preethi Ramamoorthi - HVAC SYSTEMS PVT LTD - AIRCONDITIONING AND VENTILATION SOLUTIONS -


Company Details

We would like to introduce ourselves as a company with over two decades of experience and expertise in Heating, Ventilation, Air conditioning systems ( HVAC ) designing, Supply, installation of all size of projects including Turnkey Projects and maintenance services.

We provide complete HVAC solutions as per customers’ requirement right from designing to final installation and also further regular maintenance of such systems. We also under take Annual Maintenance Contracts for systems of any brand already installed.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

As a second generation entrepreneur ive seen the rise and fall of my organisation. being in a male dominant industry there were many challenges that I had to face personally to hold my ground and bring my organisation back on its feet. (the details could be shared on a face to face interview)

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

When a challenging situation comes up,all that we need to do in believe in ourselves and the sole purpose of the organisation that we are a part of. The challenge then becomes a passing cloud with immense learning that makes you stronger and prepared for tomorrow.

Website or Social Media Page

WWW.HVAC-SYSTEMS.COM




Preeti Sharma - Pragati Software Pvt. Ltd. - Corporate IT Training House - Marol, Andheri (E), Mumbai


Company Details

Pragati Software Pvt Ltd, 29+ years, pioneer of Corporate IT training industry, credited with creating world class professionals for Indian IT Industry. 400+ Corporates, benefiting 1,00,000+ participants. Trainings conducted on technical, high end subjects for IT professionals. Office Automation Tools for IT users. Employees 45; 10 in-house trainers; 300 Consultant trainers, 9 state of art training centres, 150+ participants trained at a time; Affiliated 100 training venue partners all over the country.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

The challenge which we face is how to grow this business to the next level. This market is fragmented and disorganised. The advent of digital means learning need not be a classroom session and can be online. That’s a market space where we are not present currently. We are traditionally brick and mortar company. Technolgy changes are fast and we are constantly gasping for breath. Our customer is demanding and attrition is high. Business is transactional and prices to customers remain stagnant over the years hitting our profitability.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

The Value of Perseverance. The vision to create a legacy business is important. Maintaining ethics in the business. And being more than fair to all stakeholders in the business. Relationships with major stake holders is the key- employees, vendors, affiliates, outsourcing agencies, bankers, customers all are so very important. A firm grip on finances and the ability to be extremely hard working is important (more than 50 hours per week). On the entrepreneurial journey don't expect instant results. Creating something of value takes time and remains priceless in the long run.

Website or Social Media Page

www.pragatisoftware.com

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Priyanka Madnani - Cheapest And Nearest - Marketing and Operations - New Delhi


Company Details

Cheapest & Nearest is a Vendors Search Engine that helps a customer or user to reach to all the services and products in every corner by the cheapest and the fastest means. Thus enabling all small and big vendor to be searched digitally now.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

1. Creating a better Team

2. Reaching more and more customers without spending much .

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Women are the new change makers! You have come out of the four walls now show what you can do!

Website or Social Media Page

www.cheapestandnearest.com




Prof.Jasmeet Kaur Ghai - G.N.Khalsa College - Professor of computer science - Mumbai


Company Details

I am associated with G.N.Khalsa College since year 2000,presently I am head of department of computer science and involved in various type of advance value aided courses for the benefit of students in GN Khalsa college .

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

I started my journey in 2000 from a small institute CONCOURSE academy ,where I used to teach Programming languages.My basic qualification was Msc computer science followed by wide range of software Programming courses I got and opportunity to join GN Khalsa college as professor of computer science dept .For 13 years as a professor of computer science dept I not only developed and upbring lots of students but also enhanced myself with wide range of courses related to Programming, cyber crimming, represented GNKhalsa college at university level,was involved in NAAC accreditation.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Nothing comes over night we need to have clear vision ,and to achieve that we need to have believe in our selfs,with commitment and passion towards work.

Website or Social Media Page

www.gnkhalsa.edu.in




Puneet Kaur - Passion Accessories - Garments - MIDC


Company Details

We are into import and export of garments

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Competition

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Be independent do what you like the way you want

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/passionaccessoriesbypuneetkaur/




Pushpa Patil - POORVA FOOD PRODUCTS - Manufacturing - HUBLI


Company Details

Business for a women in Tier 2 cities is still a dream, Mrs. Pushpa L Patil, who hails from a Hubli, a city where women are considered to be Housewives, she too was a Housewife but was very entrepreneurial in nature, she loved to cook and one day she

thought why not monetise the skill she had, this is how Poorva Food Products was started in the residence of Mrs. Pushpa, soon people started loving the wonderful taste of Kadak Jowar Rotti (an Indian Bread made of Sorghum which is crispy in nature) and her products had a some religious buyers, this lead her to think that

why shouldn’t the North Karnataka Food be Packaged in a way MTR or Haldiram's products are and sell it through retail in major cities of Karnataka.

In 2011, she employed two women to cook and package the food products, and one man to do sales in nearby cities of Hubli. In two years, there were 12 women working in production and sales was all over Karnataka. Mrs. Pushpa Believes it was all possible because they maintained the quality of the product and it was the taste of these products which reminded people about their home food. She says the marketing was all through word of mouth and different press coverings. Now after 6 years, Poorva Food Products has sales all over the world, and is now the largest manufacturers of Kadak Rotti and other Karnataka food Products.

Above all Mrs. Pushpa believes it was all possible due to the hard work all the women employed at Poorva Food Products, now the mark has crossed 35 women, all coming from different rural areas, mostly uneducated and underprivileged, they are all given transport and food facility while they are at work. She received Best Women Entrepreneur Award at TiE Conference 2017, held in Hubli and was facilitated by Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji. In 2018 she was awarded Women Entrepreneur of Karnataka by MSME, Govt of India, She also ReviNow Poorva Food Products is entering the Organised Retaicieved Women Entrepreneur of Karnataka at Karnataka Women Achiever Award Ceremony in 2018.to expand more sales across more stores, spreading more health and happiness among the community.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

It was a long Journey with lots of Hurdles to overcome, As nobody showed interest in my products initially when started as they wanted in very low cost and I had no team for marketing the products. I had been to every single

Stores in Bangalore and had to convince them for buying the products

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Never Lose hope on what you do, Try till you achieve your goal.

Hard work Pays off

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/poorvafoods77/




Rachana Awatramani - Insight Counseling Services LLP - Psychologist - Mumbai


Company Details

About Insight Counseling Services LLP (ICS)

ICS provides a full range of mental health services to help with the unique challenges that occur in each of our lives.

ICS mission is to provide effective, affordable counseling services for all age group in a comfortable space where you may safely explore the patterns and concerns in your life.

Insight counseling services (ICS), was founded in 2010 by Rachana Awatramani, since then ICS has continued to address this specialised need in the community with comprehensive approach which focuses on all aspects of human development. She has been awarded on various occasions by reputed bodies for her work.

Our team consists of certified professionals from the field of counseling as well as clinical psychology.

We have various counseling services for individuals, companies and educational institutions. We also provide psychometric testing.

About the Founder:

Rachana Awatramani has done her M.A. in Counseling Psychology in 2010. She is also certified in Psychology First Aid by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a certified Happiness Life Coach.

*Rachana Awatramani regularly contributed in Times of India under ask the expert column and her responses have also been translated in various languages like Hindi, Telugu, Croatian and Indonesian.* She also shares her thoughts in various print media such as, Midday, Mumbai Mirror, New Age Women, Teenager Today etc.She was recently honored by the Women of Excellence award by Women Economic Forum 2018 .

Rachana, as the name means, ‘to create’, she has been inventing her own ways of evolving herself and her clients. She has worked with different schools and institutes in Mumbai like Fidai Institutions, *Tata Institute of Social Sciences* and Umang Foundation Trust. She is also the Founder-Director of Celebrating Life Welfare Trust. She and her team of trained and qualified psychologists conduct many training programs and workshops on various psychology-related topics including Universal Mental Health First Aid and Gender sensitization in various regions across the country.

Her first published book was “I’m A Miracle Being”. She has taken up the Universal Mental

Health First Aid project because she strongly believes in its motto and also understands the importance of it given the nation’s current scenario. She recently published her second book 'ABC of Mental Health'.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Lack of awareness about mental health

looked down for getting educated

not supported

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Have a strong mind that can help you achieve your dreams

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/icsonline.biz/




Rachna Kulkarni - Prakriti Sanrachna - Waste Management - Mumbai


Company Details

We encourage natural composting methods through reliable time tested methods without attracting rodents /infections and provide Eco Friendly solutions for waste management. Composting, Biogas plants, training on waste segregation, going back to roots and growing your own food are some our expertise. We are trying to move not only societies but even corporate offices and parks towards Zero Waste Discharge. With 2 of us working we have been able to keep about 2 Tons of waste away from landfill everyday.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

We have to overcome the greatest challenge of spending money to manage your own waste. People are reluctant to changing mindset. Waste is not something that is a priority for them, hence, takes a backseat, until some regulatory punitive action is taken.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Follow your dreams. Do something which makes you happy and most importantly take care of your health.

Website or Social Media Page

www.prakritisanrachna.in




Radhika Shankar - Style Space - Interiors Designing and Execution - Bangalore


Company Details

Style Space is a boutique Interiors Firm specializing in both Residential and Commercial Interiors. We provide complete interior solutions at all Budgets, starting from Rs.2 L for a 2 Bedroom House.

At Style Space, we understand that Interiors turn a house or a flat into your HOME. The right choice of design, décor, material & color play an important role in achieving the right looks for your HOME. We create unique designs for each of our clients, by studying the space, layout and the lighting available. End of the day, we understand that you will be living in this HOME that we design, and we ensure that you are happy to see and use what we have created.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

First, Interiors has always been a Male Dominated Business. I have braved it and made it as a successful Women Owned / Run Business.

As a Woman, it is a little dangerous to visit unknown people in remote project sites. I had a few unpleasant experiences, but still have managed to overcome this challenge.

Also, as a Woman, Managing a team of 70 carpenters is a nightmare, which I have overcome successfully.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Always follow your passion. Take Challenges Head on. The world is changing, and we can do anything in this world that a man can do. Aim for the best, but at the same time ensure your safety at all times.

Website or Social Media Page

www.yourstyle.space




Ramanjeet Cour - Rg Consultant - Hr Consultant - Vashi, Navi Mumbai


Company Details

We are a Human Resource consultancy specializing in the recruitment, training and consulting area, possessing skills & expertise in a wide range of HR activities and initiatives. Our programmes help to meet specific organisational needs. We have a rich databank, which helps us to remain wel nerworked in the HR Fraternity. This helps us to serve our clients better, in our core areas of HR. We are committed to our slogan " Enriching Hunan Capital" i.e. creating valuable assets in the form of employees, which in the long term will enrich with their expertise.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Coming from a state not known for facilitating entrepreneurship, it was difficult to establish myself in Mumbai. Initial setbacks increased my zeal to win and support from family, friends ,associates, enthusiastic employees, a godfather and vaheguru hi helped me achieve my dreams to some extent

A long way to go still.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Never shy away from failures They are setbacks and may increase the time to reach to your goal, but WIN you will. Always focus on the positive.

Website or Social Media Page

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Ranjit (Rosie) Bons - Niifd national institute of interior & fashion designing - Interior and Fashion - Mumbai


Company Details

Started fashion &interior designing courses in Kalyan so that who can not afford fees n trevelling can do it to make themselves independent .then thane n now Churchgate. Journey from Kalyan to Churchgate. Vashi coming soon

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Many as

First of all to convince family to leave children behind n do something challenging.

Funding is also a big challenge

To play Multi role daily is like a everyday challenge work business competition kids exams home food tution in laws husband, no time to yourself still playing happily

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Real Empowerment is when we help n pull each other dear friends . We should support each other all woman

Website or Social Media Page

www.niifd.com




Ravindar Kaur - Aashiyana - Interior - Kandivali East , mumbai


Company Details

Interior furnishings products , retail store since 10 years

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

I started this business alone as a passion and I’m managing alone since 10 years

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Nothing can stop you if you have decided to succeed




Reet Shroff - Bassant Textilemills - Marketing - Bandra , mumbai


Company Details

We are a Textile manufactureing company since 40 years . Through my network organisation canned BNI I have been able to get new clients for my company and now working on taking it international . The bigger achievemtbis that in BNI I have grown from a mere member to a senior director consultant in a span of 6 years and I’m the lone women director in a team of 12 senior leaders in that organisation .

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

The biggest challenge has been to maintain a balance between home and work life . I delivered my second kid recently but still kept working at home and am a proud mother of 2 and an entrepreneur and leader today

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Women have been made special because they have the ability to Multitask . Women are special cos they experience motherhood which makes them more human than anything else . Women are special because they don’t walk ahead alone , they take the entire lot with them . Proud to be a woman

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/reet.shroff




Rekha Sangani - Great womens association Mumbai India - Freelance consultant n social worker - Ghatkopar Mumbai


Company Details

Support women entrepreuners for business n creats new opportunities

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Neck throat competetion, ppl dont wan to spend n wan support free but then dont value free things also.making them understand d value of womenism n its worth.now slowly women getting that vision to giv self importance n respect to competetion.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Be passionate for ur vision to achieve, be supportive and always be positive, one cants reach peak without hurdles and challenges n if wan to b on peak with crown, u have to keep climbing and senerio is always beautiful from that peak.be generous n give respect to every human being , whatever profession they belong.face everything with positivness n smiles.

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/940492912708952/




Riddhi Doshi Patel - LAJA & Rhyns Academy Pvt Ltd - Trainer, Child Psychologist, Behavioral Coach, DMT Practitioner, Inspirational Speaker and Entrepreneur - Malad, Mumbai


Company Details

At LAJA we provide women a platform to Understand and Express themselves, Identify and Work on their Skills, Learn new Vocational Skills which could be used to set up businesses, understand nuances of finance, investing, education, career, home making, relationships, grooming and health. The aim of the forum is to enrich women's lives and empower them to do better.

At Rhyns we provide Training for Individuals and Corporate in Soft-Skills, Personality Enhancement, Etiquette & Grooming.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

At LAJA, the challenges came from the women themselves. One of the first preconditions that we had to deal with while wanting to help women overcome and fight barriers towards self development was the VERY SELF. Till then time they didnt realize their own self-worth, we could not force them to work on self development. Getting them to talk about their personal issues, sexual awareness and compatibility, career choices, educational qualifications, skills, talents and needs was the very first challenge. Once we got the women to open up and talk, it became easier; despite the scorn by a judgmental society. However, once the women woke up to their individual self, they have stood by us and helped us reach out to more and more women.

In the case of Rhyns ACademy Pvt Ltd; the first challenge was getting people to accept a young and petite trainer. On first impression, the conclusion was that the Trainer - me, was not competent enough to train individuals. Overtime, this preconceived notion too was eliminated after seeing my work with children, adults and how their lives had indeed changed for the better after attending one of my sessions.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

I want women to realize that the world will try to pull you down only if you let them. When you can stand with your shoulders straight and head held high and respond to criticism, judgement, questions with dignity; then the world will take notice of you and appreciate you for your worth. You have to earn that respect; it cannot be gained through recommendations, or paid reviews and awards.

Website or Social Media Page

http://laja.org.in/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/rhyns-academy-pvt-ltd/




Ritika Dinodia - Ace Gifting Solutions - Gifting - Bangalore


Company Details

We are a Gifting company with a difference in the way we present our products. Few of the products we deal in are Gift Sets, Employee Induction Kit, Conference Sets, Customized Awards & Trophies, Travel Wallet, Journals & Diaries. This is along with our regular product range of T-shirts, Sippers, Mugs, Bag Packs, Desktop items, Key Chains and many more.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

The way we have taken care of our vendors is the biggest challenge in our industry and thankfully we are at a stage wherein they are no more just vendors but have become associates and collaborators.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Stay focussed and follow your dreams because dreams do come true

Website or Social Media Page

www.acegiftingsolutions.com




Ritu Manek - Ritus Studios - Bharatanatyam teacher/ performer and choreographer - Kandivali East


Company Details

Bharatanatyam teacher and performer / choreographer

Bharatanatyam classes under Ritus Studios 5 branches and counting

Ritus studios dance troupe

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

The struggle was for 25 years Ever since I was 8 years I wanted to be a bharatanatyam classical dancer. After my tenth std I wanted to join Nalanda nrtyakala mahavidyalaya college to pursue it professionally. But due to my parents financial condition and having a conservative attitude that dance is not a lucrative career in terms of money.

I got busy juggling with the corporate world making money and married life. After realising that I am not happy ,in 2010, I decide to leave the corporate job and pursue my passion. Husband was throughout supportive but rest everyone was calling names, laughing , discouraging , health issues, handling my child , house, etc. Who will watch an old lady on stage. But inspire of this I pursued my education for 7 years from Nalanda nrtyakala mahavidyalaya under Padma Bhushan Guru Dr SMT Kanak Rele. I completed my masters programme and now a professional bharatanatyam teacher and performer. Having my own troupe and running classes around suburbs have proven wrong to the masses just proves that age is just a number. Today m having students from 5 year olds to 54 year old.

Also I'm imparting dance education to underprivileged kids at NGO Inseed.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Definitely never give up especially when everyone including your near and dear ones laughing making fun at you, thinking you can never Achieve it, then be rest assured you will achieve it. Do away with the mother's guilt, bcoz your child learns from you and respect your hardship s

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/ritu.manek




Rituja Dixit - LEARNING LINKUPS - TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT - Mumbai


Company Details

Learning Linkups is one of its kind portal which serves as a “Link-Up” between trainer fraternity and Corporates. We strive to institutionalize the learning and skill development in India by helping corporate and training professionals get the insights, medium and reach needed to effectively manage the business of learning.

We have 1000 + registered trainers , making us one of the largest network of Corporate trainers in India . We work closely with clients for all the learning and development initiatives enhancing the human capital through our rich network of trainers/Executive coaches/ IIM faculties/ SMEs across India and expat from Australia/ Malaysia and UK.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

As women we have lot of responsibilities toward family, to achieve our dreams, the one thing we have to do is - believe in yourself and make other also believe in you.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Believe in yourself and dare to dream !

Website or Social Media Page

www.learninglinkups.com




Rooh Afza - MYSORE SILK UDYOG - Manufacturing - MYSORE


Company Details

MYSORE SILK UDYOG is an inspired name to the heritage city , as MYSORE is known for its silk & royal domain in history of India., an effort to bring out the city’s name once upon a time it stood for loyal legacy,

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

I was a home maker before 15 years, gave away studies became full fledged house wife , the rejection by family members , & their treatment for not earning made me to start something , while taking care of children @ home with no finance just with inspiration to do something in life., kept me looking forward to arrange finance, soon I happened to see in news paper about pmegp schemes & applied , that 5 lacs got me to this level, started in a car shed run successfully , after 3 years started in commercial area , there again faced a real challenge , first brand by a women among all men establishments was the greatest challenge,

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Though the society is modernised, Indian mentality will never change, women has to play dual role after marriage she needs to gel herself in all new relation ships , & be Hindustani Nasri., she shall never give up .,

Website or Social Media Page

www.mysoresilkydyog.com




Rooparani - Designtheme Creatives LLP - Creative Agency - Branding & Packaging Design - Bangalore


Company Details

Designtheme is a creative agency with a group of artists who specialize in painting, art, sketches, graphics, animation, illustration, caricature & much more. 12yrs in the industry with more than 2500 satisfied customers round the globe. Our USP is creating artistic logos & packaging design with the touch of authentic and unique ideas.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Challenges were financial struggle initially, while pledging Gold to pay salaries was also a part of the journey, initially worked for agencies who never revealed our identity but paid us very low margins. Loan applications did not process, but we progressed slowly and steadily focusing on our strengths only. We dropped off other verticals which was taking away our time. Computers on rental gave a big way, SEO for our website gave us too much visibility on the first page of google to get Direct customers and even KSDL and Haldirams came via Google review.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Believe in the Power of Possibility. Think deeply about an idea but be bold and take the plunge. Never look back once decided.

Website or Social Media Page

www.designtheme.net




Ruhma Fathima - ZingoHotels.com - Travel & Hospitality - Bangalore


Company Details

ZingoHotels is a Bangalore based budget hotel brand focusing upon the quality stay at budget price. We are not only solving the traveler’s problem of getting a quality hotel online alone instead we are also solving the problem of existing hotel owners in improving the quality of the hotel. We partner with existing hotels which are in our target price of Rs. 800-Rs. 4000 and help them to improve their operations and effectiveness. The big difference between us and other players in the same categories are that we are not building an aggregator brand of hotel chains instead we are building our own budget hotel brand. We sign an agreement with the existing hotels for the complete inventory of with a locking period of 5-7 years and then we follow our standard operating procedure (SOP’s) which helps in maintaining the quality and meeting the operations effectiveness and then we market the hotels under our brand name of “ZingoHotels”.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Gathering all the traveler's data and the hotelier's data along with technology enhancement such that machine should not make mistake is one of the challenges i feel in implementing the solution.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Go Big or Go Home is the only funda that will help you scale faster and grow at higher speed.

Website or Social Media Page

www.zingohotels.com




Ruqaiyah Sakarwala - Expressions- Brownies, Fudge and More - Patissiere - Santacruz (West), Mumbai


Company Details

Expressions – Brownies, Fudge and more, was started as a one – woman, home- based operation business in Mumbai in 2012. What started as a small company has now scaled new heights with an influential clientele and a name that nobody forgets.

We pride ourselves in never compromising on quality. At Expressions, our mission is to be the preferred Brownie, Fudge and dessert supplier in the Food and Beverage industry, providing our customers with premium products.

With a range of exclusive products, Expressions has created great – tasting, luxury indulgences that are both affordable and sophisticated.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Apart from wanting to pursue my passion for baking, I was also a homemaker and giving the best I could to my family was a priority for me. Striking the right balance between work and my family did seem a little daunting to me but with the sheer support and encouragement I received from each and everyone around me, I can proudly say that I overcame those hurdles in no time.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

The one thing that I would urge all women to never let go of is their compassion and perseverance to do anything they want. We see women playing multifarious roles in their lives so effortlessly and that trait of multitasking and passion is what can help them achieve the great and beyond. So to all the women out there, just hold onto that zeal and vigour inside of you and you'll reach the sky.

Website or Social Media Page

Instagram- expressionsbrownies




Sajni Srivastava - Pilipili productions - MEDIA (ACTOR/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER) - Andheri west Mumbai


Company Details

Sajni Srivastava ia a actress in media industry & has memorised audience with her performance apart from that she is a successful director producer as well where she has Won many international / National Awards in her field & made her Benchmark in the industry.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Well I love taking up challenges in life , though media industry is male dominated but I'm Glad that I have found my place. I am the first Indian female Director who has Directed African films & have Won Many Awards for my film & therefore acclaimed my name in this male dominant industry.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Sajni says that if you fail to plan then you are planning to fail.

Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.

Sajni believes in quality and not quantity.

Today's victory is tomorrow's challenge

& last but not the least....

GOOD BETTER BEST

NEVER LET IT REST

TILL YOUR GOOD IS BETTER

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/sajni.srivastava




Sandrine Vohra - MIKADO International - Multicultural Marketing Expert - Colorado, USA


Company Details

MIKADO International is a culture first advertising agency that strives to create a world more connected. Through opportunity analysis, research, and market planning, we help brands effectively cater to polycultural audiences with unparalleled expertise. Our portfolio includes brands such as Brooke Bond Taj Mahal, Red Label, Pears, MTR, Lipton and Knorr. MIKADO is a certified Minority and Woman-Owned Business, a top 100 women-owned business in Colorado, and one of the 100 fastest Asian American businesses.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

In the 9 years as an entrepreneur, the journey has been full of challenges, which I believe should be taken as opportunities to learn.

Every entrepreneur will face challenges such as financing and getting your first clients, but as a woman, you have an additional layer of obstacles, from your environment not taking you and your business not as seriously, struggling to get credibility all around – from banks, clients, and sometimes even your own employees.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Throw the ‘impostor syndrome’ out of the door – be confident that you can achieve anything that you think of, or desire for your business.

Website or Social Media Page

www.mikadointl.com




Santhanalakshmi - Sparkle Montessori Preschool - Education - Preschool - Chennai


Company Details

Sparkle Montessori is a dream for me . Education these days have become a mere rat race .but learning I feel should occur to the child in a natural process and they should love to learn .this base I thought should be provided in a child's preschool age. Hence Sparkle Montessori was crafted with lots of love and is now a place where children love to come and love to learn .

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

There are preschools in every other road now .but ours is something very different and our students and parents understand that better than anyone. Creating such an environment for children is very important but making it reach people is even more important. Marketing and staffing was 2 challenges I worked on and I proudly say my children and their parents pass on their word of mouth and no more marketing is my challenge

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

I always feel women can do any job more passionately because they know the struggle they have faced back home and in other jobs before they become entrepreneurs. So once they are one they can do their best to shine in any field . As women we need to make sure we are assertive and not emotional when it's business .Because being assertive let's you be your best

Website or Social Media Page

www.sparklemontessoripreschool.com




Saranya - Saranya Associates - Chartered Accountant - Chennai


Company Details

I m a CA in practice. Doing Taxation, Corporate Consultancy, Chit Fund (small level), Business funding (small level), Nsdl pan outlet, SBI Kiosk Centre, DSC outlet etc. Having more than 500 clients in just 5 years and providing work opportunity for 5 staff.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

After qualifying Started office with the money I earned from my business. After that got married, blessed with a kid who is 3 years old now wholly dependent on me. Will carry her with me for each and every official meeting. Maintaining both office and home together physically and financially together achieving my goals. There were lots of mental stress after marriage because of my husband's borrowings. Just fighting everything and being successful in my career.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Be bold enough to face anything and everything both expected and unexpected. Depend on nobody since only this ll give you more self confidence to accept challenges. Be good and do good. Keep learning and keep growing.

Website or Social Media Page

www.casaranya.com




Satinder Kaur Anand - Sr Skin Remedy - Skin Esthetician n Aromatherapist - Matunga


Company Details

We provide solutions to all skin n hair problems also uplift women to be independent by teaching them n helping them be independent.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Being an house wife n then into Automibiles business n at the age of 42 learning n starting your own venture along with handling 3 daughters n Running the business successfully was a big challenge especially with a husband who has Parkinson’s only one thing kept me going was “You Can Do It” from My family Thanks

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

No Matter what never Give Up There is always a Sunrise after a Dark Night Belive in Waheguruji first n then Yourself

Website or Social Media Page

Star




Savneet Kaur Bhasin - Train for India - Training and Development - Andheri, Mumbai


Company Details

According to World Economic Forum, Cross Functional skills (or as we call it - Life Skills) are one of the most important skills that will be required for a wide variety of jobs. Their report highlights need for social skills - such as persuasion, emotional intelligence, etc. These skills are predicted to have higher demand across industries than narrow technical skills. This led to the building of “Train for India”, a campaign in which professionals all over world spend few hours helping underprivileged children with soft skills. It is aimed at providing soft skills intervention sessions.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

As a woman entrepreneur, we need to prove ourselves at every stage. Building a support network is one of the crucial thing. Overcome competition. Coping with the fear of failure. Maintain Work-life balance.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Never give up on your dreams and don't be afraid to take up challenges. There will be times you will have to miss out on all the fun. But what matters is the success and the realization that you have achieved it through your sheer determination and persuasion. Move out of your comfort zone and keep pushing yourself. Just Dream Big.

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/trainforindia/




Seema Khaleel - Tigers unlimited wildlife society - Wildlife conservation charity organization - Bangalore


Company Details

Marketing a vision that is not yet inculcated in the citizens of our country . We provide support to the foot soldiers and tribal areas settelments with basic requiremnts and awareness for sustainability .

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Biggest challenge is the will to change and protect the enivorment at all levels of our country ...governemnts, people and international organisations have failed to protect the vision of sustainability

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Independence is a challenge...only women with a driving force are successful entrepreneurs, stop thinking j start immediately and join the race towards a positive and focused growth

Website or Social Media Page

www.tuws.org




Shalini Agrawal - colorful greens - Landscape Designer - Bengaluru


Company Details

We specialize in landscape design and it's architectural aspects such as urban parks , custom residential projects, commercial properties of all kind, green infrastructure and garden design along with execution. Designing vertical green walls, terrace garden and planting plans for large areas is our forte.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

My industry is male dominated and my profession demanded me to travel remote sites almost everyday, standing long hours in sun, dealing labors with language barrier and tough timelines to execute the work. All this came along with raising two daughters and taking care of my in laws. Whatever support I had, is only from my husband . There have been umpteen occasions where i had to get my work done among 200-250 men on sites.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Always believe that men can do every thing but women can do it better. You have that power and intelligence to keep the family and work life balance. You have to leave marks for your daughter, they are not born to cook for others three times a day.

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/colorfulgreens/




Shantala S Bhat - Gamatics India Pvt Ltd - Sports Technology - Bangalore


Company Details

Gamatics has built a technology platform to capture the performance details of sports talents. Each sports person can create their sports specific profile by providing the basic information about their sports, coach, club and school and upload their performance details of various competitions.This information is helpful in supporting the talents and also in rolling out new programs and initiatives to promote sports.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

I was working as a senior manager at worlds largest MNC. When I plunged into it, financial constraints were big concern. Having a national swimmer son, meeting his sports specific requirement is not easy. But with optimizing the costs and adopting simple lifestyle, I am all focused on brining the positive change in the system.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Love yourself. If you cannot help yourself, no one else can. Break the glass ceilings. If you learn to break one, you can break any numbers of hiccups coming on your way!

Website or Social Media Page

www.gamatics.in




Shilpa Datar - Swayam Personality Assessment - Psychologist; Prakriti awareness for preventive healthcare - Bangalore.


Company Details

Swayam is an online Vedic based Prakriti assessment portal to assesses people on physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of personality.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Challenges are there every day! Thinking of different ways to overcome them is the norm now!

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Follow your passion and reach for the stars!

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.swayam.life




Shraddha Jain - Penkraft - Education - Bangalore


Company Details

I am an entrepreneur in Bangalore. I conduct classes for kids and ladies for handwriting improvement, Calligraphy, warli painting, Gond art, Madhubani painting, Chinese one stroke painting, line Mandala, dot Mandala. We give advertising support too.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Making people aware about my classes and convincing them to opt for these course for work from home options.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Never give up if you have made up your mind. Keep working for your dreams and keep trying all the way to make it true.

Website or Social Media Page

fb://page/222180894991390




Shruti Aggarwal - The startup lab - Startup enabler,mentor,consultant - Gurgaon


Company Details

My company help startups in turning idea into a business. Right from complaince, mentor connect, funding, bussiness development, branding,access to accelerator ND web development. Also conduct weekly network events to help startups in cofounder search ,meet.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Brand building, developing a platform where startups ND people with ideas can come ND we help them in converting idea to dream venture.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Shout out ladies! There is nothing impossible if you have zeal to do something in life. My advise to first develop attitude of helping people rather than thinking about monetary benefit. Money will automatically flow.

Website or Social Media Page

www.thestartuplab.in




Shweta Rathore - Fitness Forever (P) Ltd. - Fitness - Mumbai


Company Details

Fitness Forever is the first academy in india for inspiring physique athlete. As well as we program different kind of workshop and seminars for corporates to make them aware of mental and physical health.

Its a educational platform regarding mental and physical fitness . Helpful platform for inspiring athletes to reach their goal .

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Be focus and prove my self in male dominating society.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Listen to your heart and follow your dream .

Website or Social Media Page

Instagram:- ishwetarathore




Sindhu Hegde - Simplee Good - Retail/Event Services - Bangalore


Company Details

Simplee Good is an effort to make life easy for people looking to organise parties and get-together with special attention towards kids’ parties! Be it Birthday Parties, Anniversaries or Celebration of achievements with Family & Friends, Simplee Good offers a wide range of choice to make each occasion special and memorable. On offer, is a wide array of Party Decoration items, Theme Party decor, Return Gifts and other party Souvenirs that are necessary to bring about the desired festive and joyful atmosphere to every well conceived party Sourcing from local handicrafts and cottage industries, Simplee Good aims to empower the simple folk who engage in creative work by providing them an opportunity and platform to have their wares showcased. An Initiative by two friends with an entrepreneurial incline, Simplee Good aims to bring a smile of satisfaction to every party planner!

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

We have started it from scratch.. built a brand.. with limited resources, kids to take care, family to take care.. we have grown it inch by inch, pie by pie

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Do not give up.. there are various occasions where we feel it is not for us, women, as we have loads of responsibilities in all areas.. Never let these feelings overpower you.. We have immense strength and masters in multi tasking.. use it to the core! Do what you want to!

Website or Social Media Page

www.facebook.com/Simpleegood




Sindhugovinda - Sri ranga vinyasa - Architect - Basaveshwaranagar


Company Details

An architectural firm with work approach to our architecture ,design ,engineering in seamless ,integrated,and interdisciplinary

We are pioneered a sustainable and ecofriendeco appraich to our design .our approach is sensitive to location and culture .. combined with advance building technology along with traditional values

Our design team work with full harness of skill , enthusiasm and knowledge ,with client and community to create inspirational environment,.

We work together creatively from start of a project , client ,architect ,engineers as a cohesive teamwith integrated design knowledge for a common purpose .

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

1. Arguing for good design against stereotypes

2 finding great material to match the design and convincing the client for our every new design .

3. Upgrading knowledge of technologies, material, software s etc

4. Competition

5.trust

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

If u really want to do something u can do .... Only if u work towards ur target aim goal

Website or Social Media Page

http://srirangavinyasa.com/




Sujata Bajirao Chavan - Studio11 - Fine Artist Painter and Print Maker - Kamothe - Navi Mumbai


Company Details

"STUDIO 11" is an institution for the graphic art (printmaking) , Portrait , Painting , Landscape and Mural for the quality experience accessible to a broad audience.

"STUDIO 11" offers flexibility in knowledge base and innovation with expertise and open access to the studio , with the comprehensive suite of traditional fine art printmaking in lithograph , collograph , wood-cut , etching , viscosity and screen printmaking.

We as printmaking studio , also provide space and equipments which are need to explore traditional printmaking techniques and diversified programs that foster the development of printmaking as a vibrant and progressive art form.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

I have faced many challenges like, financial -Initially to setup a printmaking studio.

So many artist were telling me that dont do it your own ,work in somewhere else's studio.But i never move from my thought and i stood for me and for my vision.

And now in last 2.5 years i have setup my printmaking studio, where i am working in and conducting printmaking workshop for schools, colleges and for common people.

Also we conduct a regular Drawing Classes, Elementry and Intermediate preparation,JJ CET preparation.

We have a 40 students.

Age group of 4 years to 18 years.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

You should always believe in yourself and your dreams.

Write your vision and mission.

Always say yourself that You can do it.

And one day that thing will have to happend for you.

Website or Social Media Page

https://m.facebook.com/Studio11finearts




Sumeet Kaur Kohli - Singh Styled - Customer Experince - Mumbai


Company Details

Singh Styled is the world's 1st Sikh grooming and styling brand that caters to 30 million Sikhs around the world.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

The market lacks quality turbans and beard care products for Singhs. Most the well established brands were not interested in catering to a "2% population". So we had to internally create the manufacturing process to develop quality turban fabrics and Sikh Beard friendly beard care products.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Believe in your ability to conquer the impossible. Bow to the Guru, and then push forward knocking down the worldly hurdles.

Website or Social Media Page

www.singhstyled.com




Sumita Ghose - Rangsutra Crafts India - Social entrepreneur - Rajasthan Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi


Company Details

Founded in 2006 Rangsutra is a bridge between economically poor but highly skilled rural artisans, and domestic, global markets where demand is strong.

Our goal is to ensure sustainable livelihoods, by creating top quality hand made products which combine aesthetics and ethics and a celebration of India’s rich craft heritage. Socially, craftspeople come from some of the most disadvantaged communities, Our model is unique in that 2500 artisans are also shareholders in the company

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

The biggest challenge is to find a balance between social and economic goals. And to manage production with global standards in dispersed villages across the country.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Be the Change you want to see in the this world

Website or Social Media Page

www.rangsutra.com




Summaiya Afreen - Lakshya Jeevan Jagriti - Co Founder - Delhi


Company Details

The role of a woman in society places her in a unique position to be a peace builder, who makes sacrifices to provide stability for herself, her family and her community. Lakshya Jeevan Jagriti provides a platform where women participate in various training programs from basic and financial literacy to digital and computer literacy to help empower themselves, with emphasis on economic and social development, decision making and building support networks.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Behaviour change of community towards women education and bringing shift in the self belief system of women about their right to education

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

If you have decided something in your life then don’t quit. Your firm determination will lead you to that path. No one will understand the inner voice of you until you convey it through your work.

Website or Social Media Page

www.meralakshya.org




Sunanda Verma Bhatta - Daftar Coworking Private Limited - Marketing & Branding - Pune


Company Details

The Daftar is a Coworking Space designed for startups, freelancers, consultants, independent professionals and enterprises to work in a growth-ready environment. It offers workspace along with all the infrastructural facilities like wifi, conference room, tea/coffee, fully equipped pantry, training room, relaxing zone, power back and much more. We are a diverse community of more than 1200 startup founders, designers, coders, techies, digital marketers, architects supported by mentors, advisors and investors. We offer a great combination of inspiring, lively space and a close knit community where learning, sharing and collaboration never ends. Events like Brainathon, Happy Hours, workshops and Expert Talks add to the charm and life of the place. Presently with two locations in Pune, there’s a lot going on at The Daftar in terms of Expansion, Community Building, Networking Opportunities, creative initiatives and we would love to have more and more entrepreneurs and freelancers to be a part of this ever growing community.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

An Entrepreneurial life is generally synonymous to challenges however being a female has just added to it a bit. We have to deal with a lot of conventional people/ businesses for our work where I started noticing that whenever a male would accompany me for a meeting or a discussion, they would prefer to talk to him or whenever I am alone they would just not be interested in interacting with a female to the extent that they will not even look at you while talking. This is really demotivating and disrespectful. There are many more instances in the daily life which come your way when you are out doing business however I feel that the only way to manage this is to stay poised, look confident, know and show that you mean business.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

There was a time when the females didn’t have enough opportunities and they could do little about it. But now, I feel the times have changed, the wave of awareness of the potential that women carry has swept the entire globe.. now the onus is on us women to make the most of it, it’s the time to take the baton, be assertive and learn to exercise our rights both on personal and professional fronts and to create a life we want for ourselves be it in our business or personal life.

And entrepreneurship is a roller coaster ride in itself. However, I feel that women are blessed with an ability to multitask hence one of the important abilities to pursue entrepreneurship comes naturally to us.

Website or Social Media Page

www.thedaftar.com




Swati M Kulkarni - Mensa Consulting Services India Pvt Ltd - Software Product Development - Mumbai


Company Details

Consultmensa is Software Product development firm, into innovative zero code low code application platform which is capable of providing futuristic business transformation services. Amongst the top few international companies having entire product ready for deployment.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Initial struggle was arranging finances and maintaining the discipline through 3 recessions IT industry witnessed.Second was identifying and retaining skilled resources to provide technological innovations. Later came marketing and sale of software products to domestic firms which still don't believe that Indian company is capable of delivering the solutions. With initial breakthrough to Global Manufacturer, hopefully struggle will finally be over.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Hard Work has no alternative. Accept the changes which is very important.

To find the balance between business and relations, give and take strength from your loved ones which will help you stand when you land!!

Website or Social Media Page

www.consultmensa.com




Tejal Vasa - Spirits of Life Training Consultant - Training and Development - Mumbai


Company Details

I am a Motivational speaker NLP practitioner working with corporate and educational sectors from last 15yrs,we are into Training and development for various Soft skills and Behavioral skills Training’s

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

I am a Self Made Person single woman working from 15yrs life was a roller coster and still it is One woman show and reached to this Training is My passion i want to see People who transform

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Never Give up 👆

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/tejal.jain




Thulasi Sumitha Shankar - Thulsi - Jewellery designer - Chennai


Company Details

I m basically an architect turn into jewellery designer .

I m interested in testing architecture design language through the innovative use of architectural materials , working with scale and proportion , searching for a new form and it's material expression as well as combining traditional hand making skills.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

About Thulsi :

It's time to discover that elegant, stunning and heart warming personalized ethnic jewellery,that s calling your name!

Thulsi offers trendy fashion jewellery and accessories to women in India which are unique, quality assured and affordable.

We offer India modern women with a fast and easy online shopping experience with incredible assortment of products and a wide range of trendy jewellery from simple elegant pendants, personalized jewellery, antique silver jewellery , oxidised German silver jewellery to bold and bright women's fashion jewellery which will surely add the perfect finishing .

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

I would like women have to come out explore your passion and implement your ideas, kindly open your wings and fly

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/Thulsi-Silver-Antique-Jewellery-1757035247859106/




Trupti Shrikant Thakur - Shrmik Hospitality Pvt Ltd -House Keeping services - Andheri west,Mumbai


Company Details

Shrmik Hospitality Pvt Ltd is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company having 9 years of experinece in providing Deep cleaning and housekeeping services to corporates and individuals at Mumbai,Navi mumbai and Lonvala. We also offer patient care and housekeeping services to Hospitals.Our value added services are pest control and water tank cleaning.

Our valuable clients:

1) Saudi Consulate(CuffeParde) since 6 years

2)D.Y.Patil medical hostel(Nerul) since 5 years

3)Sanjeevani Hospital( Malad) since 9 years.

4) NEERI(worli)

5)United Assurance ( Churchgate)

6) DLH Builders

7)Balaji Telefilms

8)Rohit Shetty Productions

9)Rustomjee Builders

10)Criticare(Andheri)

and many more......

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

I was born and brought up in small village of Panchali in Palghar district.Earlier education at village school.Father worked at MHADA and mother housewife.Exposure to big city mumbai was at 7 th grade when my father got a house in Andheri west.Born in non bussiness middle class family getting a job was the only option after graduation.Small jobs were part of routine life until I realised the potential in myself when I was made the Head of OPD department in a Godrej hospital. That opportunity gave me the confidence to start believing in my strenght.I realised the potential of starting my own business.I realised the importance of thorough knowledge and education,so I completed my Postgraduation in Healthcare and management from Symbiosis Pune,HR from Welingkar and Business studies from Pathik Mumbai.SHRMIK today completes 9th successful year of providing facility services to our valuable clients.Today it gives me immense Happiness to see myself giving back to society by providing employement to more then 250 people who are on our company payroll.

Awards :

1.Best woman Enterprenuer in 2016

2.Udyog Sanman Purskar by SKP

3. Best Service Provider Award by Saturday club global Trust (Maharashtra)

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

"If you desire to make a difference in the world,you must be diffetent from the world". India is now in forefont with women achievers.If you see today all major fields from IT industry,Finance,sports,Astronauts etc we find woman achievers.It feels proud to see our woman like Indira nooyi,Dr Kiran Muzumdar,Radhika Roy dominating on world wide forum.As an entrepreneur myself I can see many opportunities now becoming viable for ladies.Qualities of a successful entreprenuer is the knowledge,hardwork and vision along with ethics and integrity.Today its necessary to instil these qualities at younger age at school level.With right guidance and encouragement and awareness we can have many more woman entreprenuers in coming years." There is no elevator to success, you have to take steps."

Website or Social Media Page

www.shrmik.co.in




Uma Mansharamani - Nature's Absolutes & Tajurba - Marketing - Gurgaon


Company Details

Nature's Absolutes is a brand offering 100% Natural, Pure, Wild Harvested, Cold Pressed Vegan products including Oils, Essential Oils, Floral Waters and more Skincare and Haircare products, going to launch more health & wellness products for supporting a healthy society.

Tajurba empowers people in every walk of life to fill up gaps of where they are now n where they want to be.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

I had to battle for everything in life including Profanity, Crudity, my right to have an opinion, my right to rest, my right to choose a career, my right to respect, my right to equality, my right to breathe, my right to basic human dignity. If I write everything you all will cry n get goosebumps.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Look at the big picture to overlook immediate thunder trying to uproot you all the time. Never get intimidated or give up. Always keep working to find your way. Have a solution centric approach. Have faith in higher powers. When no one is with you remind yourself Satguru Pyara Mere Naal Hai, when thi Gs look difficult remind yourself Santaan they Kaaraj Aap khaloya har kam karawan aaya Ram, when you have no one to talk to, remind yourself Vin Boleyan Sab Kichh Janda, When You are set out to do the right thing pray to Guru Baba, Deh Shiva Bar Mohe ihe shubh karman te kabahu na taron and you will get strength to sail through even most trying and turbulent times.

Website or Social Media Page

www.naturesabsolutes.com

www.tajurba.com




Uma Vathi - Focus Integrated Solutions - Facility Management - Bangalore


Company Details

Our vision is to create 2000 employment for class 4 section of rural India. Empowerment is our motto. We are 3 years in lines of providing housekeeping services, Pest control, Water treatments to all sectors across Bangalore. With an unparalleled experience of more than a decade in the field of facility management services, Focus is at present, among the country’s top firms to provide integrated and structured facilities management services in various industries and their sectors. We one aim and one aim only and that is to provide the best in class services and total customer satisfaction. And to make sure of that, we have a dedicated team of employees working days and nights to deliver the best possible facility management services one would imagine.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Convince the bigger markets to trust in us, challenges of training these cadre, methods to opt to retain these staffs, financial ups & downs

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Grow together & dont give up the dream you have dreamt to reach. Each day give new experiences , new journey for the start ups

Website or Social Media Page

www.focusintsol.com




Usha Kesarwani - Pistascia - Chef - Panvel, Navi Mumbai


Company Details

PISTASCIA was created with a mission to serve natural food and revive traditional Indian food. It was started by Usha Kesarwani in 2015 to spread her love and passion for kulfis. Since then we have expanded our portfolio to milk, falooda, rabdi and chaat. We constantly experiment with new and international flavors e.g., “Matcha” and “Blue pea flower” in dessert category and “Kale, spinach and zucchini chaat” in savory category. Our monthly revenue is 3 lac and annual revenue is 30 lacs approximately

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Since I started, there were several challenges came my way - to name some

1. While the customers who tried our items loved it, marketing the product was challenging as we do not have a store. We get around this we started participating in exhibitions and marketing through social media

2. We use natural products of highest quality and do not add any preservatives. Because of this the shelf life of our items is not very long and creates operational challenges especially during festivals and wedding seasons. However, we do not compromise on this as it our core principle. We have a very lean inventory but have a multi skilled staff so we can handle such situations without compromising on quality

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

You are more powerful than you know

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.instagram.com/pistascia/?hl=en




Vanitha Choudhari - RadicalEdge Learning Consultants - Training and Coaching - Bangalore


Company Details

RadicalEdge specialises in providing impactful training program on behaviour and leadership to companies and individuals. As part of our give away we do program for women entrepreneur to move from good to great. Vanitha it's founder got selected by Goldman Sachs 10k women entrepreneur program to study in IIM Bangalore along with other 50women. All are program are designed to be impactful in creating a behavioral change thus helping in a small way to create a better world.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Many small to big challenges in the last 2years running this business:

1. Not knowing how to run a business since I come from corporate world and I'm first business woman in my family.

2. Mindset...many times I want to give up and go back to corporate life but my vision statement has helped me anchor as to what I want to achieve.

3. Make people take woman entrepreneur seriously. We mean business and not personal favors. Still working on changing the mindset of others

4. Choosing organization which are sustainable and supportive of women intervention

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Don't give up!

Woman by nature are born with certain qualities which we need to focus and nurture. It's not a competition with men and proving a point. Maturing and self belief makes the journey better.

Website or Social Media Page

www.radicaledge.in




Vasundhara Talware - La Vie - Transformation Coach, Yogapreneur - Mumbai


Company Details

I bring about transformation in people's lives thereby helping them unleash their highest potential and reach phenomenal heights overcoming their fears, blocks, limitations and their internal (little) voice! I coach them on living a balanced life experiencing fullest joy and bliss that a spiritual and the material world can offer. I bring to their easy reach the ultimate goal that the divine has for us by way of our age old priceless yogic way of living!

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

I have faced several challenges to reach where I have.

A family that initially didn't understand my need to stand on my own feet, a life transforming incident where a small city girl from Nasik like me had to go t through tremendous pressure to get married and when I was engaged to wrong person, I had to fight tooth and nail to come out of depression and call of the wedding. I left home to come to Mumbai, took up a job through my connections through my well-wishers but realised that I was heading for another depression by doing what I did not like doing. SO without family's support or anyone else's, I quit my job when I had nothing to fall back on to search who I really wanted to be and what was my gift of life and what was my calling. I found my gift in inspiring people and raising their standards and helping them lead a beautifully balanced life.I have since then only followed my passion without fear or scarcity and have received the right guidance from the universe only because I was being completely authentic with myself.

From my family calling me a black "dhabba" (mark) for calling off my wedding to them being proud of me today has been a huge journey of a single day at a time!

Money wasn't free flowing as was the case when I took up the job I didn't like and that's when my yoga practice helped me to be resourceful and not get crushed by the pressures of the big city like Mumbai.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Oh, many messages!

1. Please please please find your calling! In all the duties we perform, we forget about what we are born for, what are our gifts and who we can become this lifetime

2. Please please please love yourself! We forget to nurture ourselves as we focus on nurturing our loved ones. We forget that only a healthy person can take care of an entire army at home, at work or in the world!

3. Learn to say NO! No means NO! Please stop being nice to avoid looking bad, a stereotype that has been set for women to be agreeable else bitches. Don't try to fit in. Don't try to please others. When you say NO to others, you say yes to yourself!

4. Laugh out loud, follow your bucket list, do fun things, take some time out for yourself, travel alone around the world, learn something new every year, keep raising your standards so your family's gets raised automatically

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.facebook.com/talware.vasundhara




Vayjayanti Pugalia - Sonalis Cubo - Education - Kolkata


Company Details

Sonalis Cubo is an organization which has two facets to skill students women and corporates in life based education like communication ethics education and secondly also does lot of ovilanthrphil work by organizing seminars to raise voice on entrepreneurship trsnsgentra rights etc

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Challenges as an entrepreneur involved getting target audience collaborators to believe in your work and projects Getting sponsorship and public recongnition

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Each entrepreneur is no different whether male or female.Keep your focus in place ,small achievement should be marked with motivation and should be patient and consistent.

Website or Social Media Page

www.sonaliscubo.com




Viedhyaa Mhatre - Maher Mahila gruh udyog - Manufacturing - Pune


Company Details

We manufacture and supply all Diwali and Christmas sweets to leading stores in Pune. We provide employment to widows & needy women. Also we work for orphanages, paraplegic rehabilitation center from the profit we get.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

I was a housewife who had to start business due to financial status of my family. I started at home, roamed office to office selling my products, managed the house, raised and educated my 3kids and started my own shop. Empower ladies in my shop today.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

No work is small, accept all orders however small it is. Keep working and never give up.




Vindhyashree - InnovSmart - Professional training on Entrepreneurship for different age groups - Bangalore


Company Details

knowledge through interaction and activities about Entrepreneurship. We all know that Entrepreneurship is an untouched subject in most of the schools and colleges, but it is also important to note that this subject can create a tremendous impact for an individual, which will lead them to create new innovative ideas. We aim to build creative thinking and improve personal and social skills. Having an entrepreneurial mind set helps an individual to think outside the box, problem solving and put his best skills into use, to create a business around it.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

I worked in Singapore and I was not eligible to get an Employment pass there n I returned to India. After coming here I attended a lot of interviews but everyone asked for experience. I had to stay without a job for 6 months even though I had completed my Masters. Since I had not got a job I faced a lot of criticism and finally I started my company. During the initial part of building out company website we even got cheated. And finally we have reached this stage.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Always follow your dreams! Life is too short to be working for someone else's dream. You are enough! And You are capable! Just take the leap of faith 😊

Website or Social Media Page

www.innovsmart.in




Virendar Kaur - Oss Digital - Digital Marketing - Chandigarh


Company Details

OSS digital is a digital agency providing all sort of digital solutions to brands/movies/influencers/individuals etc.

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Alot, special being a girl nobody pushes you to start your own venture, they always say one day you'll have to get married and then what. And I stood out, fought with my family to be here today where I am, the journey was tough and hard, many mocked me, but I stood still and bold.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

Fight for your own self, until you won't raise your voice nobody in this world will extend there help to you. Be your own voice and then people will follow you.

Website or Social Media Page

www.ossdigital.in




Vrishali Satam - FEGA Marketing Pvt Ltd - Marketing Services - Mumbai


Company Details

We empower small and medium business with growth strategies and help them to grow big especially women Entrepreneurs

What challenges have you overcome to reach where you are now

Entrepreneurship itself is a big challenge. Everyday there are new task to be completed. I have being into Corporate world for more than 9 yrs before getting into Business. To create a space and have your own voice in the men's world needs lot of hard work for a women. The talents are ignored and many a times people think she got business cos she is a woman. Cos of this mindset one has to be on toes all the time and have to prove that its on merits and my talent that I have achieved whatever I have achieved till date and not cos of any bias.

But it's fun working towards creating your own empire.

What message you want to give for other aspiring women entrepreneurs

You are here to create your empire and rule. So trust yourself and take the big leap. The universe is ready to accept you wholeheartedly. In your heart you know you can do it and you are here to stay and leave your mark in the history.

Website or Social Media Page

https://www.linkedin.com/in/vrishali-satam-b0235235





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