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Breaking Barriers: 5 Small-Scale Women Entrepreneurs from India

India is home to numerous small-scale enterprises, and the number of women entrepreneurs has been increasing steadily over the years. Women entrepreneurs have been breaking barriers and stereotypes, defying societal norms to establish their own successful ventures.

In this blog post, we will highlight 5 notable small-scale women entrepreneurs from India who have carved a niche for themselves in their respective fields.

Richa Kar -


Richa Kar, the founder of Zivame, an online lingerie store, is a well-known name in the Indian start-up ecosystem. Kar, who worked as an investment banker in the US, identified a gap in the Indian lingerie market and founded Zivame in 2011. Today, Zivame is one of the leading e-commerce platforms for lingerie and women's apparel in India.

Ritu Kumar -

Ritu Kumar Designs Pvt. Ltd.

Ritu Kumar is a fashion designer and the founder of Ritu Kumar Designs Pvt. Ltd., a fashion brand that specializes in traditional Indian wear. With over five decades of experience in the fashion industry, Kumar's brand is recognized for its unique designs and craftsmanship.

Vandana Luthra -


Vandana Luthra is the founder of VLCC, a leading wellness and beauty services company in India. Luthra started her journey in the beauty and wellness industry in 1989 by opening a small beauty salon in Delhi. Today, VLCC has a presence in over 11 countries and offers a wide range of services and products.

Suchi Mukherjee -


Suchi Mukherjee is the founder and CEO of LimeRoad, an online fashion and lifestyle marketplace that offers a range of products from various sellers. Mukherjee founded LimeRoad in 2012 and has since then raised over $50 million in funding. LimeRoad has a user base of over 10 million and is considered one of the fastest-growing e-commerce platforms in India.

Anu Sridharan -


Anu Sridharan is the founder of NextDrop, a technology-based platform that provides real-time information on water supply to citizens in urban areas. Sridharan's venture uses data analytics and mobile technology to help citizens stay informed about the water supply in their area. NextDrop has won several awards and has been recognized by the United Nations for its innovative approach.


These five women entrepreneurs have demonstrated that with hard work, determination, and a great idea, anything is possible. They have broken barriers, challenged societal norms, and emerged as leaders in their respective fields. India has a bright future ahead with many more women entrepreneurs like them.

Keywords: Women entrepreneurs, Small-scale enterprises, India, Richa Kar, Zivame, Ritu Kumar, Vandana Luthra, VLCC, Suchi Mukherjee, LimeRoad, Anu Sridharan, NextDrop, Fashion, Beauty, Wellness, E-commerce, Technology, Water Supply.


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