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7 Successful Indian Female Entrepreneurs Who Broke the Glass Ceiling

7 Successful Indian Female Entrepreneurs Who Broke the Glass Ceiling

Gone are the days when thinking about successful entrepreneurs brought the picture of a handsome young man in a well-fitted suit to mind.

Now, women entrepreneurs are making their way to success in India and are achieving the milestones many men could only hope for.

Here you can learn about 7 successful female Indian entrepreneurs who dared to do something different and made a difference.

1. Falguni Nayar, Nykaa

Indian Female Entrepreneur

Source: Elle India

It takes guts to resign from a comfortable job and start something of your own. Falguni Nayar who started beauty e-commerce giant Nykaa, clearly possessed the courage to forge her own path and destiny.

She resigned from the job of Managing Director of Kotak Mahindra and kicked off the operations of Nykaa. Falguni started this business because she wanted customers to get honest and factual advice on which products are right for their health and beauty concerns.

Today Nykaa also has its offline presence in 17 stores and expanding throughout India. It claims to have over 850+ curated brands and 35,000 products. To date, Nykaa has raised a total of $79.02 million funding, demonstrating the beauty e-commerce portal’s expansion and success.

The brand has made its mark in the beauty and wellness market in India and has reached the doorsteps and hearts of millions of Indians.

2. Suchita Salwan, Little Black Book (LBB)

Source: Medium

The zeal for helping people explore Delhi inspired Suchita Salwan to start Little Black Book (LLB), a local discovery digital platform.

LLB caters to people across different areas of interest and age groups. The interests it covers include everything from food to events, travel to adventure, lifestyle to shopping and much more. Essentially, the company is capitalising on the needs of millennials, who in the past few years have become the driving force for both young and old businesses.

The company is invested by Blume Venture and IDG Ventures in India, having raised Rs16 crore. 

3. Upasana Taku: Mobikwik

Source: The Financial Express

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