Women’s entrepreneurship and leadership can lead to unprecedented social change, making more and more women empowered, confident and financially independent.
Gone are the days when women were confined to domesticity. The desirable dawn of this new decade looks very promising to specifically drive budding women entrepreneurs in India. The winds of change are surely and steadily gaining momentum.
Women in the present day have been veritably recognized as an indivisible and essential part of the global struggle for a stable economy. The same is the case in India where women have recently become the symbol of change.
Women are believed to be an instrumental part of entrepreneurship and will continue to lead change for years to come. Women entrepreneurs in the world bring forth their different set of perspectives and thought processes that certainly amplifies the quality of a given solution or result. They come from various walks of life, with a unique set of experiences that definitely enhances the decision-making process. Through their ingenuity, they bring with their economic growth, innovation, creativity, and productivity. They also inspire other women and individuals to become business owners and establish female networking groups.
Women Inspiring Network has channelized this very spirit of women’s entrepreneurship and leadership, thus taking forward the aim and initiative of empowering and inspiring women in India and beyond, with well thought, in-depth and insightful sessions and virtual female networking events. These sessions have brought forth some powerful voices, of women changemakers and trailblazers from different fields and from various walks of life.
Women Inspiring Network has spearheaded a variety of symposiums regarding women entrepreneurship, empowerment and what sort of potential does the current environment hold in accelerating aspiring and inspiring women in India, and beyond.
Leading Businesswoman, author and Founder of Aazol, Apurva Purohit has stated that “Once women become entrepreneurs, they not only run more equitable and good organizations but they also encourage and push other women both through being role models and through actively employing other women.”
Entrepreneur, mom blogger, and founder of Kidsstoppress, Mansi Zaveri said that, “we are all causing little ripples in so many different ways. And if you can even pick up one woman and walk her and lift her up that too, I think, is impactful enough. Afterall, real success is impact caused on lives. The number of lives that I can impact, right?
Speaking about failures and risks, Co-founder/CMO of Cross Border Kitchens, Ishita Yashvi Sudha, states that, “Have the ability to courageously take all the risks to chase your dreams and happiness. Go for it with all your heart. It may work out; it may not work out. I’m a product of my failures, having failed so many times in life… it has nevertheless taught me so much. So, just be a risk-taker to chase your happiness.”
Author, entrepreneur, innovator and board member, Amrita Chowdhury has interacted with several women changemakers in the past and shared that, “I think that the sense of personal agency, that sense of I want to make a difference, that, I value myself, my mind, and I value what I can bring to people around me… witnessing this thought process is truly amazing and has been my major takeaway.”
Founder-CEO of The Moms Co., Malika Sadani, has remarkably woven her successful entrepreneur story in India. She believes that “I remember going to a plant, where people kept me waiting for hours and commented on my capability to run the business, being a woman. So, there were a lot of struggles initially. Just stay true to and clear about what you are looking to do. Things will come along and definitely come your way.”
Actor and entrepreneur, Kanisha Malhotra, stated that “social media in a way has been a really big support for all of us, especially the small businesses and entrepreneurs. Because, I didn’t have a website to begin with. So, I started posting stuff on my Instagram handle or Facebook handle. So that’s where my business pages caught the momentum.”
Co-founder of Juicy Chemistry, Meghna Asher stated that “Amidst a sinking family business, I still chose to move forward and start Juicy Chemistry with just INR 5000 in my pocket. I feel desperate times call for desperate measures, and if you put your heart and soul into it, you can definitely achieve your dreams.”
Entrepreneur, educationalist and director, Meghna Ghai Puri shared about her journey, saying that, “I think believing in yourself is so important. I think a lot of women do not believe in their own potential. It may seem so difficult to actually put into action. But, please believe in yourself, have the courage to face ups and downs.”
Renowned mom blogger, content creator and Mrs. India mentor, Harpreet Suri, stated that, “I come from a very conservative family. I never thought that I would be able to do something worthwhile in life. However, I changed the game, and chose to become the heroine of my own life.”
This is just the tipping point as there is so much potential that is still untapped. There are, still, some tremendous power and possibilities for advancements in women entrepreneurship, that can pave the way for the increased emergence of inspiring women in India.
Stop being a spectator as the stage is set for the rise of female changemakers and trailblazers. Simply make a move, become a player, follow your entrepreneurial passion and script a successful entrepreneur story in India, and worldwide!