Rise of Women Entrepreneurs – on Willingness, Confidence and Hard work
Those days are gone when women were conceived not more powerful! But the women of the new generation have kicked all those negative notions and have stepped into all fields with full power and confidence. Also they have proved themselves beyond the doubts in all the fields in which they step in – including the most complex and cumbrous world of business.
We are heading into an advanced society in which women hold important positions in all spheres of business. Today’s women are more talented, career-minded, skilled and intelligent. And in India, the rise in women entrepreneurs has been booming slowly but steadily when compared to other countries. Actually, the growth of women from being a homemaker to a successful entrepreneur is not easy, it is a long way in which they have to cross many hurdles. There are women who are successful entrepreneurs and at the same time they never compromised their role of being a daughter, wife and mother. The women-entrepreneurs should be mentally strong to handle both their home and their business.
Starting an own business that too for women entrepreneurs is not just to earn money or to become financially strong and independent, it’s a passion, it’s like their dream. In our country, the entrepreneurial abilities of women have made an impact on the economic standard of our society. Women entrepreneurs are planting their roots in various spheres of business such as fashion, teaching and training, web marketing, interior designing, journalism and many more.
Starting your own business is not easy, yes, it has its own set of risks but if you plan it perfectly, you can overcome all the hurdles that lie your way. Most of the women in our country are busy in managing their household works and tasks but they are secretly nurturing their dreams in their free time and they are standing as a Solopreneur. Such aspiring women entrepreneurs have faced many problems and they even struggled while choosing an apt business for them.
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Some ideas need more money for investment, some ideas turn out to be vague, some unelaborated while some are fabricated to be carried out. No, we do not connote giving up your dreams. There are many economical small business ideas available for women to start their own business in India. Apart from business ideas all women need is “The Time” in which they can think, plan and start and grow their business, without compromising their household works.
Actually speaking there is no particular time or period to say that this is the best time to start a business for women, whenever a woman is ready and confident to manage both her home and business then that is the best time for women entrepreneurs to start their business. Just don’t worry about your age to start a business? Because there are many women entrepreneurs who started their business after their 40s and there are women who started owning a business in their teens. The willingness of the person is more important than anything else. Hence, women entrepreneurs can bring home the bacon whether they are in their teens or older.
Check out a few top and successful women entrepreneurs who can be easily tagged positively as role models for every Indian female who like to place their footsteps in business:
She is the present chairperson of Bennett, Coleman & Co Ltd. – India’s largest media group and it owns the Times of India newspaper. She is widowed with two sons and now she is one of the top and successful women entrepreneurs. Apart from business, she is also involved in several other social activities and holds many different identities like a spiritualist, humanist, entrepreneur, an aficionado of culture and the arts and an educationalist.
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is the Managing Director and founder Chairman of Biocon Limited. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw worked as a trainee maltster at Barrett Brothers and Burston, Australia and as a trainee brewer in Carlton and United Breweries, Melbourne. She started her business, Biocon in 1978 and headed its development from an industrial enzymes manufacturing company to a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company.
She is the CFO and President of PepsiCo. She is the most well-known Indian women entrepreneurs, born in Chennai. Nooyi held various senior positions at Motorola and Asea Brown Boveri before joining PepsiCo. Her strong insightfulness for business has helped the PepsiCo company earn nearly 30 billion dollars worth of crucial deals in the last couple of years.
Initially, Vandana Luthra was a busy homemaker, and later she started her business journey in 1989 when her first daughter is just 3 years old. Now, the beauty and wellness giant brand name VLCC has its presence in 11 different countries all over the world and the credit goes to Vandana Luthra.
Naina Lal Kidwai
Being the first Indian woman to graduate from Harvard Business School, Naina Lal Kidwai is one of the most famous and successful Indian business-women. Naina Lal Kidwai
She is the Head and Group General Manager of HSBC Group for India.
Chanda Kochar is currently the MD & CEO of ICICI Bank, India’s largest private bank. Under Kochhar’s leadership, ICICI Bank has won many prestigious awards such as the “Best Retail Bank in India” award in 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2005 and “Excellence in Retail Banking Award” awarded by The Asian Banker in 2002.
Ekta Kapoor -The woman who single-handedly founded Balaji Telefilms and made that telefilm brand as a household name and she is the Woman Entrepreneur who changed the face of Indian television. This baby-faced teenager always dreamed of marrying and settling down in family life but her step as an entrepreneur has made her the creative head of Balaji Telefilms and today she is one of entthe top 10 women entrepreneurs of today.
Hats off to all of the above-mentioned women entrepreneurs! All are different from each other, their family background is different, their business path is different, their field of achievement is different, the age in which they started their career or business is different, so it’s not about time, background, field, it’s all about your willingness to start your own business.
These successful women entrepreneurs should inspire both men and women as they all started from the base or with small businesses. Any woman can reach this place with hard work, confidence, passion for their work and perseverance. Choose the best innovative and feasible small business ideas that you always love to work. Plan it perfectly, schedule your time and work hard till you reach your goal.
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