Woman? W-itemized? Weak? Well not any longer!
India, the country where the very essence of being a woman meant living in the shadows of men, the man being their father, brother or husband. However now, the scenario is different and better; ways have been paved for women in the field of science, technology and entrepreneurship, by women themselves.
New chapters are being written by them, each better than the last. We’re no longer the submissive ladies chained in patriarchal customs, we’re busy developing ourselves, becoming masters in whatever we do.
‘Purnima’, I’d like to call these women. Purnima in Hindi means the full moon and a full moon describes beauty, grace and gorgeousness that flows after completing a full circle. Over the years we’ve conquered our fears and overpowered the traditions that said we were meant to stay back home and cook. It’s time for a reality check and also time for you to excavate into details of ‘India’s Self-made Purnimas’. These three women, mentioned below, are the ones who understood that being a woman is a sign of strength and they chose to outshine men, thus being called India’s best self made entrepreneurs.
- Richa Kar – Comfortable yet sensuous lingerie wouldn’t have been available online in India had Richa not thought of this great idea to sell lingerie online. Her store, Zivame, is one of the best online lingerie stores, making her India’s best known and self made entrepreneur. She understands that the thing women need is a comfortable and sensuous and she has all her focus set in the direction. Without a quirk of doubt, Richa is India’s greatest Purnima, shining her way out.
- Falguni Nayar – Nykaa’s CEO, Falguni Nayar, is the incredible woman behind India’s makeup sensation. A store that sells makeup accessories from tip to toe, Nykaa is her endeavor to provide a beautiful outlook to women, a sensation in itself. Falguni Nayar recognized the makeup needs of women, and provided everything under one name. She’s definitely a star and we need to applaud her for her incredible work.
- Suchi Mukherjee – A fashion freak, Suchi chose to provide women with a fabulous collection of clothing that have been streamlined for the sober and glamorous occasions. Presenting a fantabulous line of clothing under the name Limeroad, this woman has given the finest collection to Indian women who have a special affinity for fashion.
All of these women, including a few more are creating milestones in their respective fields and their success is a reminder for all those who’re still struggling that there is nothing that can hold you back if you’re working to be successful and independent.
I’m reminded of another amazing woman, Indra Nooyi, the lady who said, “We have been in this revolution for decades. First it was just getting entry into this boy’s club… We clawed our way into this revolution at workplace, then we needed parity at pay. Not yet there, we are still fighting for that. We have to have equal treatment. We need to be treated as equals. I hate to be called ‘honey’ and ‘sweetie’ and ‘babe’. That has to change.”
Are we bringing about any change? Well certainly!