Successful entrepreneur women – how they do it?

How do Indian Women define Success?

When it comes to women in the sub-continent, especially in India and Pakistan, women are focused more on home affairs rather than going for building career. Approximately 72% of Indian women turn down their jobs in order to balance the work and personal life. However, there are many women out there who have been the inspiration for many of others. These women have proved that they do not lag behind the men when it comes to leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship.

The women in modern India have successfully shown their abilities in a male dominated society and their endless efforts and hard work have made others believe that they can dominate in any field of life. These women are also an inspiration for men who don’t allow their wives to work and force them to stay at home and look after home affairs. Let’s have a look at some of the most influential and successful women entrepreneurs in India.

Indra Nooyi

Indra Nooyi is a 56 years old woman born in Chennai. In 1974, she completed her graduation from Madras Christian College and in 1976 completed her post graduate diploma in management. Presently, she is the chairperson of the PepsiCo, the second largest food and Beverage Company. She has been convened with respected Padma Bhushan for her corporate successes and being an encouragement to India’s business management. Indra Nooyi is no doubt one of those women who have earned fame among people of India where males are dominant.

Vidula Kanitkar Kothare

Vidula Kanitkar Kothare is also one of the inspirational and most successful women in India, with true sense of innovative ideas. In the words of Marva Collins, “Success does not come to you, go to it” truly represents her determination and motivation behind success. She started hunting for passion with her husband and friend in the world of advertisement in the year 2002. “Think Creative” is the leading advertisement agency in India that just started with 3 people and a single client. Now it is a leading advertising agency with over 15 employees and number of clients.


Geeta is the true inspiration for most of the young women in India. Geeta completed her bachelors in commerce from Sydenham College, Mumbai and qualified for Chartered Accountant after taking to article-ship. She got broad exposure of multinational companies during the tenure of her post qualification and training. In 2006, she founded Auroma that offers end to end accounting services for Small and Medium Enterprises along with payroll processing and management of specialized functions.

Usha Rajendra Rao

Usha Rajendra Rao is the Proprietor of Swanggoh. It is one of the well-recognized brands in offering high quality bath linens and luxury bed at low rates. Usha also works as a Therapist. Since 1997, she has been working as a Reiki Grand Master and Teacher. Currently, she is working as Access Consciousness Bars Facilitator and also practices Bach Flower Therapy. She is one of the successful entrepreneurs in India who has seen massive success in a very short period.