The world has changed drastically in the last year. Businesses have shut down, people have stayed homebound, and entrepreneurs have sprung up from the wet earth like saplings in spring! Amid the pandemic, many young professionals have taken charge and tried to change the way we see the world.
Here are some brilliant female entrepreneurs that we need to keep an eye out for in the coming year!
Reshma Saujani: Founder of Girls Who Code
After noticing a sharp decline in the number of women in the computer science industry, Reshma Saujani, the non-profit founder of Girls Who Code, decided that it was time to create the world’s largest pipeline of future female engineers by encouraging the participation of women in the computer science industry.
Find out more about Girls Who Code here.
Shubhada Dayal Basuray and Sheetal Kapoor: Founders of Brainologi
Founded in 2014, Brainologi is a Mumbai-based ed-tech startup that is working towards separating the idea of education from the idea of ‘boredom.’ This enterprise offers a complementary curriculum for school children to help them with their studies and to offer a more enjoyable way to learn. The app-based product offers books, games, and other media which keeps the kids occupied and the business booming!
Find out more about Brainologi here.
Shreyasi Singh: Co-Founder of Harappa Education
Harappa Education is all about reimagining how we learn and grow. And Shreyasi Singh, the co-founder of the company is changing the way we look at education. Harappa education offers certificate courses and high-impact online learning experiences. If it offers courses for problem-solving, effective leadership, unleashing creativity, and more. A platform that allows users to make customized learning journeys, Harappa Education is on its way to revolutionize the way higher education is perceived globally.
Find out more about Harappa Education here.
Farah Nathani Menzies: Co-Founder of The Mumum Co.
Farah Nathani Menzies co-founded The Mumum Co.with Shreya Lamba to bring healthy and organic snacks to the food market. Founded in 2017, the company is all about creating healthy, fun, high quality, 100% natural snacks for children. These young entrepreneurs have created a line of daily and weekly snack boxes as well–which are now available at retail stores like Nature’s Basket! Undeterred by the pandemic, they are planning to expand to tier-2 cities as well.
Find out more about The Mumum Co. here.
Richa Singh: Co-founder YourDOST
If you’re looking for an emotional wellness organization that is taking the nation by storm, then you should probably look to YourDOST which was founded by Richa Singh in 2014. Indian citizens face a lot of mental health challenges and the app offers support by connecting people with experts, helping them unleash their emotions, and giving them the guidance that they need. Even amidst the pandemic, the app is going strong. As they offer chat sessions, online video calls, as well as face-to-face meetings. YourDOST is taking the mental health sector by storm.
Find out more about YourDOST here.
Srishti Tehri: Founder of Artisans of Banjara
Srishti Tehri founded Artisans of Banjara in the throes of the pandemic. The website allows people to buy the work of the migrants who previously sold their wares at the Banjara Market in Gurugram. With this initiative, Srishti is trying to help the artisans who have been hard-hit by Covid-19. This entrepreneurial expedition is all about fair pricing and a sustainable business model for the displaced artisans of banjara.
Find out more about Artisans of Banjara here.
Sayali Karanjkar: Co-Founder Of PaySense
PaySense is a financial tech startup based in Mumbai. The company aims to solve the problem of not having simple, convenient, and transparent access to credit in India. Founded in 2015, the company specializes in using advanced data analysis to provide access to finance to anyone and everyone. Sayali has spent a large amount of time researching women and their banking requirements. PaySense offers loans, EMIs, and more to those who aren’t able to access them via traditional methods.
Find out more about PaySense here.
Nisha Natarajan: Co-Founder of Down To Earth
Starting off with a line of natural cleaning products for her pets, Nisha Natarajan began dabbling in the arena of sanitizing and cleanliness after the pandemic hit. Founded in April 2020, Down To Earth is a handmade, organic, and eco-friendly brand that prioritizes home and personal care products.
Find out more about Down To Earth here.
Hena Mehta and Dipika Jaikishan: Founders of Basis
Basis is an app that enables women to learn and show financially. It is a first-of-its-kind platform that helps women gain financial independence and security. Founded in 2018, Basis is the brainchild of Dipika Jaikishan and Hena Mehta, who are trying to create an inclusive community where women can discuss, troubleshoot, and look for all things finance.
Find out more about Basis here.
Vanshika Goenka: Founder of Kool Kanya
Kool Kanya is a new and exciting platform that gives a voice to the modern working woman. Vanshika Goenka founded Kool Kanya in 2018 and has been working towards creating an inclusive and immersive platform for women. The community is career-oriented and allows for women to network, find jobs, search for other opportunities, and share advice!
Find out more about Kool Kanya here.
All these women are doing exemplary work, and changing lives as they do it. It is time that we recognised their talent and lauded their bravery!
Do you know of any other brilliant female entrepreneurs who are taking the world by storm? Tell us in the comments!
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