Women entrepreneurs are quickly becoming a force to reckon with in the business world. They are not only involved in enterprises for survival but to satisfy their inner urge of creativity. With courage, talent and some motivation, many women from Dwarka have broken out from traditional roles to start their own ventures.
Here, we bring to you two hardworking entrepreneurs women from Dwarka whose ventures in fitness and baking have taken new heights.
Ipsa Dutt, 24, a resident of Sector-11 is a young achiever. After finishing her 9-month diploma in bakery and patisserie from the academy of pastry and culinary arts India, she started her homerun bakery right after school. Now, she is a certified patissier.
"Baking was just my hobby and I used to make chocolates and cakes for my family. Eventually, it turned into my passion and I started my home-based bakery in November 2016 after school,” says Ipsa.
Ipsa is a hard worker and a multitasker. “Every day was a struggle during the early days but somehow I managed my studies and work. Especially during my diploma course, where I managed 8-10 hours of hands-on course with my business.”
She adds, “I truly love what I do and I just love when people appreciate my work. It’s going to be 6 years in November 2022 and I am fully satisfied with what I do.”
Ever since the inception of her homerun bakery, she has received a good response and that has inspired her to go on. Her specialities are Chocolate truffle cake and milk cake. Her menu includes cakes, chocolates, brownies and muffins, all the products are egg-free and have no preservatives."
When we asked her what message she wants to give to other budding women entrepreneurs, she says, “They should truly enjoy their work and not think that everything has to make sense in the beginning! It takes time to build and grow from scratch.”
If you want to try handcrafted cakes and brownies you can place your order from her Instagram Id: Chocolatetalesbyipsa.
Mita Konar, a resident of Dwarka Sector-14 who hails from West Bengal overcame a language barrier to make her mark in the fitness world. She has started a Fitness and Aerobic academy ‘Stayslimfit’.
While sharing her journey, she says that “Before Marriage, I had no interest in yoga. My husband used to do yoga and this is how I developed an interest."
Mita learnt Aerobics and full-body workout training in 2016 to kill the long waking hours when she used to be all alone at home in Chennai. She got so good that after 8 months, she became a trainer.
She started her aerobics classes after moving to Dwarka in 2018 with only one student. Slowly, other women joined in at her homerun aerobics classes.
Switching online after the pandemic came as a hurdle for Mita but her daughter helped her in the transition. "My daughter and Kajal Channa(Founder of Dwarka Moms) helped me with my Facebook account page and that’s how I started online classes too.”
She added, “I am happy that my dedication has shown good results. It’s been 4 years, I have learned so much and am still learning. Now, again slowly-steadily, I will be starting my offline fitness classes.” For the new and upcoming women entrepreneurs, she says, “Whatever you want to do in life, give it your soul and dedication. If you have zeal, it's never too late.”
Women entrepreneurs like Ipsa and Mita are setting examples of women empowerment in the community and are inspiring many women to start their entrepreneurial journey.