15 Inspiring Women To Lookout for In 2023
The significant rise in the number of Indian women entrepreneurs has been instrumental in shaping the country’s economy, besides empowering the youth of the country. This article features the inspiring success stories of women who have worked against all odds and are the epitome of women's empowerment.
Uma Mansharamani is a serial entrepreneur, author, life transformation coach, and business strategist based in Delhi NCR, India. She is the co-founder of Tajurba Business Network P. Ltd., a community commerce platform for MSMEs with a vision to connect 10 million MSMEs in India.
She is a highly accomplished business and life transformation coach with expertise in helping business owners increase their revenue and profits.
Uma Mansharamani, known as Guru Maa has more than 37 years of experience helping people achieve breakthroughs in different aspects of lives. She has also helped people from all walks of life overcome emotional baggage, and anxiety.
Uma is a motivational Speaker, TEDx Speaker and conducts training sessions on Manifestation, Law of Attraction, Goals setting, Implementation of action points and success strategies.
She is on a mission to inspire 100,000 individuals and empower them to find their true calling and achieve success in their life.
Uma Mansharamani was also featured on Mid-Day, 2022, as a terrific coach who makes a difference in people's lives.
Khushboo Sachdev is the Director of Su-vastika Systems Private Limited, a government of India-recognized star export house and the first Indian start-up to get technology patents in the fields of solar inverters, BMS for lithium batteries, home UPS, and EV chargers.
She began her professional journey as a trainer while pursuing her Master's in the field of learning and development. She also holds a Master’s degree in English literature and a diploma in French.
Khushboo displays exceptional skills in media interactions, moderating communications between the organization and various media outlets. Khushboo strongly believes that her education and command of the field of languages serve as a backbone for conducting business interactions with ease.
She is involved in digital marketing operations and has worked closely with various PR agencies and creative agencies to help strengthen Su-vastika’s image. Khushboo has also curated various blogs and videos and diligently spent time in the public relations and human resources departments.
Swapnil Dwivedi is a social media influencer based in Bangalore, Karnataka. She is a successful lifestyle, fashion, and mom influencer and an inspiration to all stay-at-home moms to become financially independent.
Her Instagram page features her lifestyle, second pregnancy journey, and motherhood success thoughts. Swapnil began her journey of becoming an influencer after she had to leave her full time job due to her pregnancy. Since her health and child were her priorities, she left the job. Through her Instagram, Swapnil displays her skills in lifestyle, fashion, and beauty, as well as home decor and gardening.
Swapnil has extensive experience in retail order management, team handling, training, and mentoring. She has great knowledge about brand development and management, product reviews, quality checks, branding, promotions, and business advice.
Swapnil has worked with 1,000+ brands across the globe. Swapnil was also featured among the top 30 mom influencers in India.
Deepal Mistry wears a cloak of shiny titles to her name - Nationwide Women Excellence Award Strategic Industry Leader 2022, Global 50 Glory Award 2021 ,Winner of Under 50 Business Leader Award . She is a proud member of Leaders Excellence and Certified Leader from Harvard Square. She also has her case study in the Harvard Business Review which is studied by students of marketing in IIMs across the country.
Traversing her career from a ground level field sales officer to heading Pan India Sales and Marketing as Strategic Business Unit head for one the top 15 companies in Indian Pharma she has built mega brands of 500 crores from scratch.
With an excellent 23 years of work experience in Marketing and Sales with various companies like Glenmark Pharmaceuticals,she founded “Ascent Insights” in 2019, with a vision to provide well sharpened strategies with actionable insights that can aid her clients to have a competitive advantage for their brands and businesses.
Deepal’s company “Ascent Insights” works with top brands from the Indian and MNC houses, for their strategic development and growth .
MOUSUMI KALITA SACHDEVA
Mousumi Kalita Sachdeva is a sought-after name as a publisher and a hard-core professional writer. Authorpreneur Mousumi Kalita Sachdeva is the CEO of Griffin publication, effectively involved in multitasking right from managing content for many portals to editing books, author coaching and ghostwriting. She has authored eight books and contributed to 30 anthologies. Griffin Publication was registered in 2021 and in just two years, Griffin has hit more than 50 quality titles.
Mousumi holds masters in English, Mass Communication & Journalism, B.Ed., and is specializing in Industrial & Organizational Psychology. She has been twice honoured by Gujarat Sahitya Academy and bestowed Suryagaurav Rashtriya Puraskar 2020’.
Mousumi is a social activist voicing the rights of humans and preaches equality of all genders.
Tamanna Singh is a serial entrepreneur and managing director of the UberLux Group of Companies.
She has recently launched her third venture, Menoveda, easing menopausal transition through Ayurveda. It's India's first brand offering science backed , safe and proven solutions for menopausal transition.
She is a motivational speaker, investor, and philanthropist with over 20 years of experience. Tamanna holds an MBA degree in HR and marketing from the Harvard Business School and has also studied cosmetology in Paris.
She started her entrepreneurial journey in 2011 along with her husband, Col. Gautam Singh, with a vision to pioneer the concept of luxury in India. Her company, UberLux, is a cluster of more than nine brands, including Fashion TV, House of Wellness, and Uberveda, and is also involved in exports.
Tamanna is also a global investor and mentor, helping start-ups and women entrepreneurs build their brands with funding and guidance on strategy, operations, and global expansion. She has impacted more that 20,000+ women over the last one decade.
Tamanna is a President of India Awardee and has received many national and international awards & recognitions. Most recently she received the honour of the Under 40 Top 40 Business Women Award and 15 inspiring entrepreneurs to look-out for in 2023.
Ms. EZHIL THAMARAISELVAN
Ms. Ezhil is the founder and brain behind Viraja Fashionista, a women’s clothing and accessory brand that started in 2016. She is a single mother who started her journey of entrepreneurship to sustain her family's needs. She began her venture, Viraja Fashionista, a leading e-commerce business with a very minimal investment of five thousand rupees. Based in the city of Salem in Tamil Nadu, Ms. Ezhil is the sole decision-maker for her business. Her brand, Viraja Fashionista, also has an e-commerce platform that provides an exclusive range of sarees. Ms. Ezhil’s skilled decision-making ability and business ethics have helped her generate a lot of revenue and build her client base.
Her company is an inspiration to many people who want to start their own businesses without a large investment. Ms. Ezhil plans to expand her business to various locations in Tamil Nadu by forming partnerships with weavers across the state and gaining new customers. She is also the recipient of the India Prime Awards 2022.
GIRIJA KABI SATPATHY
Girija Kabi is the founder and Director of Link HR Solution Pvt. Ltd., a company involved in offering the entire gamut of HR services. After working diligently in the HR field for more than ten years and learning the fine nuances of HR, she started working on building her own company, Link HR Solution Pvt. Ltd. Girija has more than 19 years of experience in this field of HR and has great knowledge about forecasting, budgeting, procurement, distribution, and consumption of resources, as well as ensuring smooth operations.
Ms. Satpathy has served more than 200 happy clients and has established a dominant position in the industry. She is also known for displaying the utmost professionalism with a two-pronged strategy: seeking role clarity and then planning the work to deliver projects successfully.
Ms Satpathy has specialised in the art of outsourcing and follows the motto of enriching lives with meaningful contributions. Her company also provides services such as payroll statutory compliance, payroll processing, legal compliance, and HR compliance auditing.
Nitu Singh is the Managing Director of Soulscents Global Pvt. Ltd., an ISO 9001:2015 and CE-certified Udyam MSME recognised by the Government of India. She is a trained chemist and certified parfumeuse with vast experience in the fields of candle making, designing premium blends of fragrances, and manufacturing and supplying quality corporate gifts in India and abroad.
Under her leadership, her company has supplied products to renowned brands like Khadi India, the Taj Group of Hotels, the Oberoi Group of Hotels, ITC Maurya, New Delhi, Vivo India, and Nippon India.
Nitu’s company has a huge clientele abroad, including the Embassy of the Republic of Suriname, the High Commission of Trinidad and Tobago, the Embassy of Venezuela, the Embassy of France, and the Embassy of Bolivia.
Her commissioned art pieces have also been featured at the Republic Day Parade 2022 and displayed at the Lalit Kala Academy and the Museum of Modern Art, New Delhi.
Prajakta is the director and founder of ITChamps Software Pvt. Ltd., one of India’s leading SAP consulting and education firms. She is a Certified Independent Director, Woman Entrepreneur, and ITChamps Toastmaster President.
Her company works with SAP on seven different verticals, such as consulting, implementation, licencing, cloud partnership, success factors, and education. Her company also serves as a partner for PEGA and CAMUNDA.
Prajakta is actively involved in supporting various organisations like CII, TIE, Lafies circle and Round table fostering entrepreneurship and women’s leadership. She works to inspire women to achieve financial independence.
Maya Sharma, a Financial Coach is the Founder of MS Financials, a Kolkata-based Business Building Support and educating institute in the Finance Industry.
The company started in 2016, and since then she has created a mark in the industry.
Maya is a share market trainer and a certified technical analyst with the experience of 14 years in the share market.
M.S Financials provides classes for basic share market knowledge and basic & advance technical analysis of charts
Her guidance help students to routine checks on their progress.
The company is NSE Registered in association with ANGEL ONE Securities for dmat account and trade management of her clients
M S Financials is also associated with SPA securities to help her clients to achieve relaxed financial plan
Maya Sharma had achieved 3rd position in the National round and 1st in the city round of the reality show "SENSEX KA SULTAN" on the ZEE Business Channel.
Maya Sharma is a mentor since 2017 spreading financial awareness to the public.
DR USHA NAIR
Dr Usha Nair is a renowned Disease Reversal Expert based in Mumbai, Maharashtra and the Vice President, Corporate Alliances at Welocity Genetics. She is the founder of Medix Metier Healthcare and has expertise in helping people reverse diseases, prevent disease degradation and transform their health lives 180 degrees, the genetic way.
She is a Certified Genomic Wellness Consultant and a Holistic Health Coach who is actively involved in making people aware about the Genomics and it's benefits and avail the optimum from the once in a lifetime genomic wellness program. She has nearly thirty years of experience in the healthcare, hospital, and diagnostics industries including complementary and alternative therapies, in various management positions with hospitals and medical facilities in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, and Hyderabad.
Dr Usha Nair aspires to touch the lives of 11,000 individuals by 2025 and save over a million lives by 2030 by raising awareness about genomic wellness and assist people worldwide in living a medicine free life.
Dr Usha is India's first author to have written a book on the Science of Nutrigenomics and is the only author globally to have real-life Indian testimonials and stories in her book, providing evidence on the science to the world.
Geeta Chopra is the founder of Ray Business Solutions India, one of the leading automation services providers. Geeta is a highly skilled business process systemization and automation expert with more than twelve years of industry experience. She holds an MBA degree in HR and marketing from GJU Hisar and started working for a security systems company. Her exposure to business processes led her to start business automation using Google applications and gave birth to the idea of starting her own company, Ray Business Solutions, in November 2020.
Her company provides customised solutions to business problems with a practical approach, helping them automate the processes to make employees less dependent and more efficient. Ray Business Solutions focuses on helping organisations standardise their processes to ensure that all operations run with more accuracy and according to schedule.
Geetha’s is a dedicated professional who strives to help start-ups and MSMEs find a better way of managing their businesses.
Nikita Thakur is a young 25-year-old COO of Getsetfly Media and works as a creator at GetsetflyFLEARN. After completing her studies in the field of microbiology, she started working as first, an editor at Getsetfly Media and then transitioned to becoming a science writer. She also has experience in writing for geopolitics and gradually worked her way up through different profiles in different departments. Today she also handles the content strategy for Getsetfly Media channels and especially GetsetflyFlearn. Under Nikita's role, Getsetfly Media network has grew from 3M subscribers to 15M subscribers.
Through GetsetflyFLEARN, Nikita questions some very deep insecurities about India and Indian society and answers them not through the blinded lens of right or left but through the eyes of an aware nationalist.
Nikita’s experience as one of the youngest members of the organisation has also shaped her corporate management skills, which have significantly helped her expand the operations of the company.
Farheen Sayed is a state award-winning entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Vanillakart, a marketplace for technology-enabled marketing services that caters to the needs of it's wide range of clientele through its several automation and SaaS-based products. She holds a Software Engineering degree from Goa University and a Clinical Hypnotherapy and Healing degree from the California Hypnotherapy Institute.
She is a columnist in the in-business section of Goa’s leading daily , the Herald, and has been featured in over 80 magazines and newspapers. She is the author of the book Trading with Japanese Candlesticks and also served as the lead speaker for the state innovation council.
Farheen also founded two award-winning start-ups, Brushflicks in 2015 and Boxifer in 2017, with million-dollar valuations.
She was awarded the Chief Minister’s startup award in 2017 and emerged as Goa’s leading startup of 2017. She is also the brand ambassador of the Chief Ministers' Rozgar yojna (CMRY). She has also won the Gems Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2018 and the Innovation of the Year Award from Norbert in 2018.
These leading female entrepreneurs act as role models for the upcoming generations, thus paving the way for more equal participation by the female workforce in the business arena.