Building a business is hard. However, every entrepreneur must start somewhere. There is no magic shortcut to building a good business. Everyone has their own journey and own set of hardships. With conviction, dedication, a good idea and lots of hard work, you can take your business to new levels.
The women entrepreneurs from Dwarka are proving that no walls can can restrict their horizons. These are two female entrepreneurs from Dwarka who’ve defied norms, taken risks, and followed their dreams.
Meet Ruchika Dua, 38, a resident of Sector-9, Dwarka who did her M.Com from Kurukshetra University and B.Ed from Maharishi Dayanand University. After completing her education, she started her teaching career when she was just 21 years old. Now, she is the founder of 'Handwriting classes by Ruchika Dua'.
While talking about her teaching journey, Ruchika says, “Before Covid, I was running my handwriting institute. However, due to Covid, I had to shut it down then I started taking classes online. It was a big change but I went with it.”
She added, “It has been more than 16 years that I am in teaching career. I have taught in several schools throughout my career like Little Angel School Sonipat 2003-2006, RD Rajpal 2006- 2007 and Nav Jeevan School Dwarka 2007-2008. When I started my institute, I quit the job and my whole focus was on my venture."
After lockdown, when I had to shut down the institute, it was a tough decision but 'Dwarka moms' community group was the biggest support for more. Kajal Channa, founder of 'Dwarka Moms' too supported me a lot. With her help, I received a very good response.”
When asked about her classes, she says, “Now, I teach economics and business studies to students of class 9th to 12th. The duration of my class is one hour on alternate days. I have more than 5000 students in total. I am a certified handwriting and calligraphy expert. I take online and offline classes for handwriting improvement for kids."
When we asked her what message she wants to give other budding women entrepreneurs, she said, “You can achieve whatever you desire in life, just believe in yourself and always support each other.”
The other woman entrepreneur is Shweta Khera, a resident of Sector-18, who did engineering in IT from Jaipur. Even after completing her engineering, she couldn’t pursue her career further because of marriage, family and kids. However, after 10 years of marriage, she joined her husband's business of wholesaling sweets 'Navrika', where she supervised the branding of the company.
When asked about the venture, she says, “My husband's wholesaling business of sweet was named ‘Mahalaxmi’. After I joined two years back, I renamed it ‘Navrika', which is a combined name of both my kids- Arnav and Arika. We have a factory in Nawada and have opened a small store in Nawada too.”
From the house of Mahalaxmi sweets, Navrika sweets are curated with immense love & care which is sure to savour your taste buds and give you an experience of a lifetime.
Shweta Khera says that all her sweets are top-notch with no compromise with quality. Offering a plethora of lip-smacking delights, they let you choose from a wide range to indulge your sweet tooth cravings. From the delectable Kesar Malai Ghevar to Khaman Dhokla & the evergreen Kaju katli , wher business focuses on giving a flavoursome ride to remember.
Shweta Khera says, “In life, it’s never too late for anything. I always use to feel bad after graduating that I couldn't pursue my career. Now that I have started working and adding value to my husband's business, it feels good."
For the new and upcoming women entrepreneurs, she says, “If you want to do something, go for it. Don't let anything hold you back and never think that it's too late. ”
Women entrepreneurs like Shweta and Ruchika are setting examples of women empowerment and are inspiring many women to start their entrepreneurial journey.