A wave of entrepreneurship has started in India. There are so many startups and new ventures you see every day. The good part is that there are many women entrepreneurs who are taking the charge and creating history. I am sure you all are aware of big names like Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Vandana Luthra, Shehnaz Husain, etc. but there are so many more who made it big despite the struggles in their life. I am sharing the story of 3 Indian women entrepreneurs who are lesser-known and I am sure you won’t be aware of them.
3 Indian women entrepreneurs you must know –
Neha Arora –
Pic courtesy – Planet abled
Founder of Planet abled – An organization that provides easy travel solutions for people with different disabilities. As we all know, India is not very disabled friendly and there is a scope of a lot of improvement when it comes to accessible travel for the disabled. Keeping this thought in mind, Neha started this venture in 2016, a travel company that caters to all such needs of differently-abled people.
Planet abled is into food tours, solo trips, and also some workshops. They have won many awards since the time they started and are helping many to make their lives better by fulfilling their dream to travel without worrying about anything. Check them out to know more.
Lakshmi Menon –
Founder and CEO of Pure living – An initiative that she started with her mother and grandmother to help mother earth. They make eco-friendly products like an eco pen which you can plant in the soil after use. Through Pure living, they help underprivileged kids. They hire people for their production from different backgrounds and help them to make a living.
Most of the products are made from waste. Lakshmi and her initiative are creating equal employment opportunities. They have two initiatives – Entrée and Wicksdom project. These two also help people to not only get employment but are good for planet earth. Check them out here.
Thinlas Chorol –
Founder of women travelling company in Ladakh. This is a travel company which is not only owned but also operated by women. Thinlas recently received a rural entrepreneurship award at the Indian merchants’ chamber in Mumbai. Through this initiative, they help women who want to get into trekking. Thinlas is a trekking guide and she trained many women in trekking.
She also cofounded Ladakhi Women’s welfare network in 2013 which helps women to report any kind of crime against them. Under this initiative, they have many homestays run by rural women that not only help them to earn but help tourists to get a good place to stay. Thinlas is also promoting eco-tourism through her initiative. To know more about them, check here.
These women are inspirational and their stories prove that if you are passionate about something, you can make a difference. If you know any such inspirational women, do share with us in the comments below.
I am writing for the cause – Women empowerment for this quarter of Cause a chatter by Blogchatter. I am sharing stories of women who made it big in spite of hurdles in their life. This is my second post. Check out my first post.