Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Female Entrepreneurs in India
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Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Female Entrepreneurs in India

Chitra Gurnani Daga is the co-founder and CEO of Thrillophilia, India's largest travel experience

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Female Entrepreneurs in India

India is home to a large number of successful female entrepreneurs who have launched their startups and are changing lives across the country. Despite facing obstacles and failures, these women have succeeded through pure drive and unwavering work ethic. Here are some inspiring stories of Indian women entrepreneurs:

Kanika Tekriwal, the co-founder and CEO of Jet Set Go, provides private jet and helicopter charter services. Her Delhi-based company maintains and runs planes for commercial jet operators and sells them services and parts. Using electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, the startup is the first in India to offer taxis that fly between cities.

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Shradha Sharma, founder and CEO of Your Story, a digital media platform for startups and entrepreneurs, has created a leading online media endeavour for entrepreneurs and startups in India. She got her degrees from St. Stephen's College at Delhi University and MICA in Ahmedabad, and used to write and share stories about successful people on her blog before turning it into a website.

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Chitra Gurnani Daga, the co-founder and CEO of Thrillophilia, India's largest travel experience booking platform, provides excursions, experiences, activities, rentals, and unusual lodging. She got her MBA in Strategy and Leadership from the Indian School of Management in Hyderabad and has been recognized by India's Ministry of Foreign Affairs for her work in the tourism industry.


Aditi Gupta founded Menstrupedia, a company dedicated to raising awareness and knowledge about menstruation. She grew up in Jharkhand and saw the challenges that women suffer during menstruation, so she decided to do something about it. Aditi founded Menstrupedia to educate women about menstruation and to help them cope with it.

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Divya Gokulnath, the co-founder of Byju's, one of India's largest ed-tech firms, graduated from Bengaluru with a B.Tech in Biotechnology and worked as a teacher before co-founding the company in 2011. She has garnered numerous honours, including the Makers India Conference, Entrepreneur of the Year, and Women Who Make India.

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Vineeta Singh, co-founder and CEO of Sugar Cosmetics, a prominent cosmetics brand in India, graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and then went to IIM Ahmedabad to get her MBA. In 2015, she co-founded Sugar Cosmetics with her husband Kaushik Mukherjee, after co-founding FAB BAG, a beauty subscription business.

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Ghazal Alagh, the co-founder of Mamaearth, a direct-to-consumer firm that sells natural skin care products, graduated from Punjab University with a BCA and started her career as a corporate trainer at NIIT. She then started her first business with a diet specialist, a health company that made custom diets. She and her husband founded Mamaearth in 2016, and the brand has gained a lot of popularity in the skincare industry.

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These women have demonstrated that with passion, dedication, and hard work, anything is possible. Their success stories inspire and motivate women across India to chase their dreams and make a difference in their respective fields.