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Weaving their Way to the Top!

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Weaving their Way to the Top!

Deepshikha Singh, Editor, 0

According to a report by data research firm Nextail, female representation among incoming CEOs in the fashion industry grew by 95.1% in 2020 compared to their predecessors. As per the report, fashion category has the highest percentage of female CEOs joining their ranks followed by beauty and cosmetics (57.1%) and then sportswear (50.0%), the report showed. While the most common turnovers continued to be men replacing other men, women replaced men or other women in 40.2% of cases, while men only replaced women in 4.9% of cases. Today, a woman’s role in society has far transcended that of a homemaker; she is now a primary decision maker, able and skilled worker.

Today, textiles and apparels is one such industry which is attracting the most number of people. The business of
dressing people, and making them feel good gives a different satisfaction all together. Gone are the days when fabrics were just chosen to put on a rack, and we picked out of very few choices. Today, fashion is consumer-first industry. It strives to bring out the personalities of the consumers and it speaks loud and has played a big hand in letting women claim their identities. Some of the famous women leaders in this industry are Anita Dongre, House of Anita Dongre, Masaba Gupta, House of Masaba, Shilpa Sharma, Jaypore.

Women everywhere, India particularly have taken the fashion industry by a storm, because they choose to fight against all odds and worked towards constructing their dreams into reality. Celebrating the successful journey of women who are breaking barriers and making their mark in the textile and apparel domain, in this issue of CEO Insights magazine we bring to you - ‘Top 10 Women Leaders in Textile and Apparel – 2021’. The women on this list are founders and CEOs of reputed firms who are setting a niche in the industry. There are many more influential women in the textile and apparel sector that you should seek out and follow. We are proud that we have featured some of their success stories in our current edition to highlight upon their struggle, strength, success and more. Read to know more about them.

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