Trailblazing, inspiring Indian women entrepreneurs

Neha Kant. Image via Tech in Asia
Being a woman and running a startup in India can’t be easy, especially with all the social expectations they are pressured with.

But they still love what they do.

Here are some of India’s bold women entrepreneurs: 

Neha Kant, Clovia
Neha is out to redefine the Indian lingerie market and passionately believes that innerwear need not be drab or boring. Meet the woman who founded online lingerie shopping brand Clovia, which claims to get over 1.5 million monthly visitors.

Clovia came about in 2012.

Neha wants to reset the whole process of finding and buying innerwear, especially in India’s $3 billion market. 

Sairee Chahal, Sheroes
Sheroes is an online community that helps women find jobs, be it part time, full time, from home or office.  Sairee started Sheroes in 2013 so that women wouldn’t always find themselves at a crossroads: having to choose between career and social responsibilities.

The startup helps women find mentorship, career resources, and career content along with career advice, and job opportunities. Sairee says that being a woman entrepreneur has taught her “the power of a great team, good advisors, friends, and also the power of fulfilling a user’s needs.”

Sakshi Vij, Myles
Over the last two years, self-drive car rental service Myles claims to have changed the way over 150,000 people in 21 cities of India use cars. Steering its wheel is founder Sakshi Vij.

“I had a deep inclination for changing the way cars were bought and used in India. My experience of growing up in Delhi told me that Indian cities were soon going to face a huge burden of congestion and infrastructure scarcity if cars was not used rationally,” says Sakshi, who studied at IIM Ahmedabad.


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