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  • Sanjana Siripurapu

    Women in India and around the world have overcome one of the deadliest problems of gender inequality to become successful independent entrepreneurs. they have been making significant contributions to the countries economy, driving innovation and combating gender stereotypes. Despite facing challenges, their achievements inspire and pave the way for more women to embark on entrepreneurial journeys, further fueling India’s growth and development.According to media reports, over 20% of MSMEs are owned by women entrepreneurs in India which amounts to 23.3% of the labor force. Also interesting is that 50% of India’s start-up ecosystem is empowered by women in some way.Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, the founder of Biocon, is one of the most renowned women entrepreneurs in India. Biocon is a leading biotechnology company that has made significant contributions to the healthcare sector.Falguni Nayar, founder of Nykaa, has transformed the beauty and wellness industry in India by establishing a successful online platform that offers a wide range of beauty products.Richa Kar, the founder of Zivame, has revolutionized the lingerie market by creating an online platform that offers a discreet and personalized shopping experience.

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