5 women entrepreneurs who fought the odds and built their empire

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Pooja Dhingra

Indian women have always made the society proud. We bring you the stories of 5 women entrepreneurs who are doing their bit for the society and are emerging as few of the more influential ladies out there. They fought against the odds and stood by their dreams, inspiring millions of other women across borders.

Aditi Gupta – Founder of Menstrupedia.com

Woman DayMenstruation still remains to be a largely prevalent taboo in our society. However, with concrete efforts from various quarters, it is getting the much-needed attention and the society has started accepting the fact. Aditi Gupta, in 2012, co-founded Menstrupedia.com with, her now husband, Tuhin Paul, as a crowdfunded initiative. Aditi created a Hindi comic book with Tuhin Paul, illustrating and educating girls about menstruation. Also, they started a website called Menstrupedia.com which guides women on hygiene, health and ways to be active during periods, plus – answers to frequently asked queries.

Chitra Gurnani Daga – Co-founder, Thrillophilia

 

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Combining their passion for adventure and those typical adrenaline rushes, Chitra Gurnani Daga, an alumnus of the Indian School of Business, and her husband Abhishek Daga. started Thrillophilia. Thrillophilia.com is an Indian adventure travel company that curates the best local experiences with handpicked guides and vendors to expand your journey into something offbeat and super fun. Chitra and Abhishek decided to follow their dreams and go the unconventional way with no prior business experience or any exposure in family business dealings.

Suchita Salwan – Founder of LBB Delhi

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Tired of hearing complaints about Delhi as a boring city, Suchita Salwan, at a young age of 22, decided to change that mindset and started hunting for people, things, and places that made Delhi interesting and brought to its bright side to the fore. Out came Little Black Book Delhi (LBBD), a site which quickly became the go-to place for a curated discovery of Delhi’s culture. The site now incorporates events, city tours, and weekend checklists. Interestingly, it has raised a seed investment of $150,000 from a group of angel investors, in June 2016.

Masoom Minawala – CEO at Style Fiesta and Fashion blogger

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Right after school, Masoom already started building her dream when the rest were thinking about which college to go next. Growing up as a tomboy, she discovered her love for fashion while interning with a cousin who was a fashion designer and she never looked back. She started a fashion blog, Style Fiesta which eventually turned into a business  At 23 years of age, she became the CEO of Style Fiesta which makes her one of the youngest women entrepreneurs in India.

Pooja Dhingra – Founder of Le 15 Patisserie

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Her name itself is a brand in the field of culinary treats now. Pooja switched from studying law to attending a hospitality school in Switzerland and began her training in Le Cordon Bleu, Paris. Pooja opened her first macaroon store ‘Le 15 Patisserie’ in Mumbai in 2010. Owning the labels of ‘Chef’ and ‘Business Woman’, she also authored a book, ‘The Big book of treats’. Pooja was also featured in Forbes India’s prestigious list of ’30 Under 30′ and is one of the most popular women entrepreneurs in the country today.

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