5 Indian Women Entrepreneurs in Most Powerful Women List

Top 5 Women Entrepreneurs In India
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Gone are those days when all the spotlight, appreciation, and opportunities were only given to men. Challenging the stereotypical society, women have set the bar incredibly high in all fields. Whether it is householdX chores or entrepreneurship, women are challenging all men. According to the reports, most of the UPSC toppers are women, Most talented actors across the world are women. Not just this, even in corporates women made the list of best employees. Women are ruling everywhere. So as we all know, this is an era of entrepreneurship.

Nowadays everyone is embarking on this journey with their brilliant start-up ideas. You will be astonished to know that the most successful entrepreneurs in India are female. Apart from this, the entrepreneurs with the maximum net worth are women. In this article, you will get to know all about some famous Women Entrepreneurs in India.

1. Falguni Nayar, Founder and CEO of Nykaa

Falguni Nayar
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Falguni Nayar is an Indian businesswoman. She is the founder of the beauty and lifestyle retail company Nykaa. Nayar pursued her MBA in finance from IIM Ahmedabad. She started her career in the finance industry. She worked at Kotak Mahindra Group where she was appointed as the managing director. In 2012, at the age of 50, she founded Nykaa with $2 million of her own money.

Nykaa became the first Indian unicorn startup managed by a woman. Nayar appeared at number 89 on Forbes’ list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. Her name was also on the list of Top 100 Richest Indians. Falguni Nayar is a true example of that age is just a number.

 2. Vineeta Singh, Founder of SUGAR Cosmetics

Vineeta Singh
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Vineeta is the CEO and co-founder of Sugar Cosmetics. She also has been a shark on the reality TV show Shark Tank India on Sony. Vineeta pursued her electrical engineering at IIT-M and MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. She also received a job offer of Rs 1 crore salary. But she refused to follow her passion. In 2015, Vineeta founded her makeup brand Sugar Cosmetics, which has grown immensely over the years. Her estimated net worth is US$36 million. Apart from this, she also invested in many start-ups on Shark Tank. She started this company along with her husband Kaushik Mukherjee.

3. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw – Biocon

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
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Kirana Mazumdar-Shaw is a famous Indian Entrepreneur, She is the CEO and founder of Biocon Limited and Biocon Biologics Limited, a biotechnology company based in Bangalore, India. She is also a former chairperson of IIM Bangalore. In 2014, she was also rewarded with the Othmer Gold Medal for her immense contributions to the field of science and chemistry. She was also listed as the 68th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. She was on the Financial Times 2011 top 50 women in business list. In 1978, She started her journey of Biocon with a rented apartment’s garage. The net worth of her company is more than ₹29,000 crores.

4. Kanika Tekriwal, Founder and CEO of JetSetGo

Kanika Tekriwal
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There is a popular saying that, “Situations are just an excuse. If you dare to do something you can achieve it.”  A 22-year-old girl proved this right. In 2012, She founded her company JetsetGo at a tender age. When she decided to embark on this journey she was diagnosed with cancer. After fighting this challenging battle she returned and gave her best in her business. She is also the youngest woman entrepreneur in India. JetSetGo is an online platform for booking chartered planes and helicopters. As per the reports, she owns 10 private jets. Her net worth is 420 crore. She is one of the richest women entrepreneurs in India.

5. Vani Kola – Kalaari Capital

Vani Kola
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Vani Kola aka ‘Mother of Venture Capitalism in India’. She has created a legacy for all the women out there. She is the founder and managing director of Kalaari Capital. This is an early-stage venture capital firm. Renowned as one of the country’s Top venture capital firms, Kalaari has made a significant impact. In 2014, Fortune India also listed her name in the list of most powerful women in Indian business. Later, awarded for the same title by Forbes and Fortune magazines.

This was the list of a few exemplary business women in India. This article throws a light on their early lives, struggles, and challenges they encountered during their journey. Including their net worth. Well, the culture of entrepreneurship came into the more flow in India with the start of the reality show Shark Tank on TV show. All the sharks in the show were loved by all and had a huge fan following. If you love to watch Shark Tank then you must all know the brands created by Shark Tank judges. Also, get to know about the money Sharks and how rich they are.