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Here are 51 Female Entrepreneurs Everyone Should Know!

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In this post, we share the journey of a few women who have defied societal norms and carved a niche for themselves in the male-dominated society. So, here are 51 female entrepreneurs everyone should know.

Shristi Sharma

Shristi Sharma

The founder of Kilkari and co-founder of Human Science, Shristi is one of the youngest entrepreneurs in India who has founded several projects helping thousands of lives and inspiring millions of hearts.

While Human Science is the world’s first technical organization working towards stress elimination, Kilkari helps connect street kids to education.

Preeti Tanwar

Preeti is the CEO of HiED Success Team and the first Indian woman to receive the South Carolina “Educator of the Year” award. HiEd helps students choose the right program or college and even mentor them through tie-ups with reputed colleges and universities.

Dr. Teenna Sawhney

Dr. Teenna wears several hats and is a well-known person in India. A management consultant by profession, she is also an Educationalist, Social Activist, Philanthropist, and author. She is associated with MFJCF Organ & Tissue Donation Project that works towards organ donation and bridges the gap between the donor and receiver.

The organization has saved over 93 lives by donating organs like the pancreas, kidneys, liver, and heart and 14 lives through tissue donation such as skin and cornea.

Additionally, Dr. Tenna is also a part of RUWA, an association that protects women from abuse.

Piyalee Chatterjee

Piyalee was only 27 when she started her institute, Fledge Institute of Aviation and Hospitality.  It provides a training program for aviation aspirants and also develops their personalities by helping them learn the right skills needed in the industry.

Jigna Shah

Fashion Designer and CEO of Reve’ Fashions, Jigna Shah is an entrepreneur par excellence. She has been awarded the ‘Pride of Gujrat’ title and is a popular name in both Bollywood and Hollywood. Apart from being an entrepreneur, she is also a social entrepreneur and supports several NGOs such as village artisans, underprivileged children, and handicraft associations.

Neha Rao

Neha Rao

Neha Rao, founder of ANR Weddings and Events LLP is a sharp entrepreneur who does not miss out on any detail in a project. ANR is a well-known name in the industry for personalized event management. It specializes in upscale wedding planning and destination weddings.


Manisha founder AchieveIT in 2011 provides IT recruitment services. She also helps women who are on personal or maternity break to get them back into the job stream. As a woman, she believes that every woman should be financially independent, create her own identity and stand up for her rights.

Mohini Chaitanya

A perfect combination of beauty and brains, Mohini Chaitanya is currently a Risk Management and Compliance Manager with IKEA. In her spare time, she tries to make a difference by being involved with NGOs catering to children’s rescue and education.

Anita Singh

With over three decades of experience in mainstream national media, Anita Singh is a design consultant and enjoys working with a team of innovative news designers and visual editors on various design projects.

Ruchi Malkani

From beingan HR professional to a lifestyle consultant and coach, Ruchi Malkani has come a long way to help bring awareness among people regarding fitness and nutrition. Ruchi provides utmost value to her clients and helps clear myths surrounding health and fitness and helps change the lives of people.

Vanhishikha Bhargav

Founder of Holistack, Vanhishikha Bhargava is also an eCommerce Enthusiast and a Content Marketer. Additionally, she works as an independent Marketing Consultant for B2B start-ups in India and the US.

Rachana Khare Shrivastava

Rachana Khare Shrivastava

A successful Woman Entrepreneur of India, Rachana is a Chartered Accountant, holds a Masters degree in Commerce and an Adv Diploma in Financial Management. Additionally, she is a certified six sigma green belt and an ERP (SAP FICO) professional. 

With over two decades of vast experience, Rachana is a renowned public speaker, a voracious reader, and a passionate Soft Skills Trainer and a professional Grooming Coach.

Arunima Singh

Arunima Singh is the Business Director of Wunderman Thompson and an ambitious superwoman. A recipient of several awards, Arunima strongly believes that one should not stop learning. She is also an active Rotarian.

Tejal Vyas

A young entrepreneur from Mumbai, Tejal Vyas is a name to reckon with in the fashion industry. Founder of Shreetatvam, she makes clothes that are a reflection of your personality.


A budding entrepreneur from New Delhi, Vinita started her business in 2008 into recruitment outsourcing. She is also a content writer and helps aspiring candidates in resume writing and video resume scripting.

In addition to the above, Vinita is also an art lover and a passionate singer who actively participates in various singing and dancing competitions.

Parul Sandu Verma

Known for her culinary skills, Parul Sandu Verma is the owner of Parul’s Padharo Saa, an outlet that serves authentic Rajasthani delicacies. Gaining success in her venture, Parul has featured in several local dailies such as “The Tribune”, Jagran, Bhaskar, and many more.

Riddhi Doshi Patel

Founder and Director of Rhhyns Academy Pvt Ltd., Riddhi offers training to children based on performance skills enhancement. Besides this, she also helps in updating, upgrading, and improving the skills of children, women and men.

Dipiya Jain

Dipiya Jain

“India’s First Career Clarity Coach”, also a Motivator, Life-Coach, Influencer, and Storyteller, Dipiya Jain loves to challenge old beliefs and mainstream.

Dipiya’s sessions help you awaken yourself and choose the right career path.

Jyoti Chaturvedi

Jyoti Chaturvedi started homestay in Jaipur by the name “Little Bus Homestay” hosted on Airbnb Inc. in 2016. Airbnb has awarded Jyoti the status of Superhost for three consecutive years.

Sangeeta Jhangiani

Sangeeta Jhangiani is a renowned psychic and specializes in Tarot cards Reading, Graphology (Handwriting), and Signature. Additionally, she analyses the behavior, character, and thought process of an individual using Graphology and Signature analysis.

Lt. Tanuja Sodhi

After working as a Short Service Commission officer in the Armed Forces for seven years, Lt. Tanuja Sodhi found her true calling as a Wellness Coach and Motivational Speaker.

She has her own fitness studio where she takes group fitness sessions of cardio kickboxing, body conditioning, aerobics, boot camps, circuit training, and functional training for fitness aspirants.

Shikha Nag

A powerful speaker and entrepreneur, Shikha Nag is the founder and Director of the Indian Academy of Public Speaking. She has been a TEDx speaker twice.

She hires only women especially those who have been on a break and trying to make a comeback.

Dr. Dipika Sanghi Gupta

Dr Dipika Sanghi Gupta

Dr. Dipikka Sanghi Gupta is a renowned Astrologer, Numerologist, and Vastu Shastra expert. She provides tailor-made remedial measures to help her clients lead fulfilling lives. She is a highly successful woman and operates internationally as well.

Additionally, she has authored a book- “The Numeroscope – A complete guide to numbers”.

Divya Chandradhara

Highly ambitious and intensely focussed, Divya Chandradhara is the CEO of BioAgile Therapeutics Pvt. Ltd. She is also the Director of ADSO Naturals Pvt. Ltd.

ADSO is into developing products that do not have nutritional value but also medicinal properties that help improve health and prevent certain diseases. It covers a wide market base including UAE, Canada, USA, Europe and Australia.

Tejal R. Vasa

Tejal R. Vasa is the founder of Spirits of Life Training Consultants and wears many hats. She is

a Motivational Speaker, Nero-Linguistic Programming  [NLP] Practitioner, Soft Skill Trainer, Corporate Trainer, and Parenting Coach.

Aditi Parekh

A successful fashion entrepreneur, Aditi Parekh launched her own multi-brand designer store TESORI in 2013. She also started a platform called “White Lily” to help aspiring designers showcase their talent in Ahmedabad.

Dr. Neeta Mhatre Mishra

Dr. Neeta is a certified trainer educator Master NLP. She is a motivator and inspires both young and old alike. Her innate ability to connect with people has been instrumental in bringing a remarkable change in the personal and professional life of every individual she mentors.

Dr. Esha Sharma

Based out of Canada, Dr. Esha Sharma owns a consulting company and is helping hundreds of students to take admission in the best educational institutions. Currently, her company is offering services in twelve countries.

Anusha Aditya

A tough childhood and emotional hurdles did not stop Anusha from being the CEO of two start-ups. She is an entrepreneur and passionate about the upliftment of poor children and women.

Anshita Gupta

Anshita Gupta

Unhappy with the conditions of pre-schools in India, Anshita Gupta, a woman, and mom took matters into her own hands and began her journey as an entrepreneur with her school named Sun India Pre School. It was awarded the “Best Pre-School of Rajasthan of 2019”. Additionally, Anshita was awarded the “MOST SUCCESSFUL WOMEN ENTREPRENEUR AWARD 2018” in the field of Education by the Indian Circle of Moms.

Aparna Joshi

Currently, working as operations director at Kmindz, Aparna Joshi is a versatile entrepreneur. She is the proud owner of styling and designing start-up – Apash and has done several fashion shows to showcase her style.

Her vision is to empower the youth and women in general with quality skill sets so they can build their life.

Rajani Ramchandra

A self-reliant lady, Rajani Ramchandra is a full-time counselor, trainer, and therapist. She gives her clients important tips to take care of spine health in the daily routine.

Shruti Boosey Arora

A self-driven woman, Shruti started a Consultancy Company JDS Global, and worked on Ultrasonic Level Sensors. It has a tie-up with Consense as Channel Partners from NYC.

In 2014,  Shruthi moved to Dubai and started Jana Consultants and the Jana Group. 

Vandana Luthra

Vandana Luthra

An Indian businesswoman, philanthropist, and chairman of the ability council for the beauty and wellness sector, Vandana Luthra does not need any introduction.

She started her entrepreneurial journey when there were hardly any woman entrepreneurs in India and founded a company called VLCC in 1989.

Aditi Gupta

Aditi Gupta is the co-founder of Menstrupedia that is working towards breaking the taboo around menstruation.

Richa Kar

Richa Kar is the co-founder of the established online lingerie store- Zivame in 2011.

Shahnaz Hussain

Shahnaz Hussain is the founder of the globally famous brand Shahnaz Herbals. She fought against all odds to become the entrepreneur she is today.

She was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2006 and is known as the “Queen of Herbal Beauty Care”.

Falguni Nayar

Falguni Nayar

At the time when most people think of retiring from their job, Falguni Nayar founded Nykaa. It is India’s largest omnichannel beauty destination that houses some of the top cosmetic brands, the latest beauty trends, expert advice, and videos.

Shraddha Sharma

Founder and CEO of YourStory, Shraddha Sharma is a courageous entrepreneur. YourStory is one of the biggest platforms for start-ups and entrepreneurs related stories.

Sheetal Ramkumar

A ferocious entrepreneur, Sheetal Ramkumar is the founder and CEO of WhiteGlobe, a leading Language Service Provider Industry(LSPI) in India.

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw spearheaded an industrial enzyme manufacturing company to a fully integrated bio-pharmaceutical. Today, she is the Chairman and Managing Director of Biocon India Group. 

Sairee Chahal

Sairee Chahal founded SHEROES, a platform that helps women get a better career, jobs, health, family life, and wellbeing.

Upasana Taku

Upasana Taku

Overcoming gender biases and several other hurdles, Upasana founded Mobikwik, a payment app. A truly Indian app, Mobikwik provides an option to access digital credit and deliver a financially secure future to several Indians.

Sugandha Agarwal

Sugandha Agarwal is the founder of Docttocare, an online healthcare service provider that helps users find the best doctors, clinics, hospitals, and diagnostic centers. It also offers a visual walkthrough of the hospitals and their facilities.

Ankita Ghaba

Apart from being the co-founder of Social Samosa, Ankita Ghaba is also a social media strategist, a lecturer, and a consultant.

Ashwini Asokan

A brave tech entrepreneur, Ashwini Asokan quit her job at Silicon Valley and ventured into entrepreneurship, and went on to become the co-founder of Mad Street Den (MAD).

Chitra Gurgani Dhaga

Chitra Gurgani Dhaga is the co-founder of Thrillophilia. Through her venture she combines adventure and tourism for people who wish to go on mini-vacation.

Radhika Ghai Aggarwal

Radhika Ghai Aggarwal

Radhika Ghai Aggarwal is the co-founded online venture ShopClues in 2011 in Silicon Valley. She is India’s first woman to enter the Unicorn Club.

Suchi Mukherjee

Suchi Mukherjee is the founder and CEO of Limeroad—an e-commerce site exclusively for women.

Divya Gokulnath

Divya Gokulnath is the co-founder and director of ‘BYJU’- an educational and online tutoring firm.

A recent report reveals that Divya Gokulnath and Byju Raveendran have been ranked 46th on an India Rich List and have amassed approximately INR 22.3 thousand crores in 2020.

Isha Choudhry

Isha Choudhary

In 2015, Isha Choudhry along with three other partners co-founded ZoloStays. The company makes it easier for people especially paying guests looking for affordable accommodation.

So, this was the list of 51 female entrepreneurs everyone should know. All these women have fought societal norms and stood their ground to reach heights. Cheers to all of them and all the budding entrepreneurs!

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Varsha Kamath
I have been writing content for various businesses for the last decade or so. Apart from writing content, I enjoy reading and travelling.

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