India’s march toward becoming a $5 trillion economy is being accelerated by female entrepreneurs. Their growing involvement is a key driver of rising family incomes, progress toward the accomplishment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDG5 on gender equality, and the reduction of poverty. Upon taking up the G20 chair, India established eight priority areas, with an emphasis on encouraging women-led development and public digital infrastructure. According to reports, women currently control over 20% of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in India, making up 23.3% of the work force. It’s noteworthy to note that women presently hold around 50% of the power in India’s startup environment.
Collectively, these women entrepreneurs embody a broader trend that is sweeping through India’s business landscape. They are dismantling traditional notions of entrepreneurship, diversifying into various sectors, and proving that success knows no gender. Their stories are not just about overcoming obstacles; they are about creating opportunities, bridging gaps, and connecting India to the global economy. These women are not just entrepreneurs; they are architects of a new era in Indian business—a period marked by inclusivity, innovation, and limitless ambition. Their journeys are not only inspiring but are also a testament to the boundless potential of women in the world of Indian business. In a rapidly evolving landscape, they are not just keeping pace; they are setting the pace, proving that the face of Indian entrepreneurship is changing, and it’s changing for the better.
Yogita Tulsiani, iXceed Solutions-Yogita is the Director & Co-founder of iXceed Solutions . The dynamic Ms Yogita Tulsiani is armed with a Master’s in Business Administration from ISB, Hyderabad. The versatile businessperson has more than a decade of experience in Business Development and Consultancy across various industries in the UK, USA, Europe and APAC. Her repertoire includes an illustrious clientele in the Financial Services, Telecom, Retail, Information Technology and Learning industries like Genpact Headstrong and HP.
Asma Thorve, Empowered LMS- Asma is the co-founder of Empowered LMS, Asma is an experienced professional with 20+ years of industry experience. A large part of this has been spent in the learning technology space, thus making her an industry veteran who has seen the learning technology space evolve over this period. With marque customers using their solutions, Enthralltech is an established player in this space. Her company won the Asia Tech Innovation award in 2016 thus underlying the innovative solution they bring to their customers.
Aditi Gupta and Tuhin Paul: Breaking Taboos with Menstrupedia- Aditi Gupta and Tuhin Paul, co-founders of Menstrupedia, are pioneering a different kind of change. Their initiative educates people about menstruation, breaking the taboo that has long surrounded this natural aspect of women’s lives. Through Menstrupedia, they have provided crucial menstrual health education, not only to countless individuals in India but also to a global audience, thereby fostering a more informed and open-minded society.
Divya Gokulnath: Transforming Education with BYJU’S-The field of education technology has been significantly impacted by Divya Gokulnath, co-founder of BYJU’S. The company’s innovative approach to online learning has not only revolutionized education in India but has also gained prominence internationally. BYJU’S exemplifies how technology can be harnessed to make learning engaging, effective, and accessible, transcending geographical barriers.