• Vaijayanti Bhalchandra,      Co-Founder

    Vaijayanti Bhalchandra, Co-Founder

  • The Beauty industry in India is growing in leaps & bounds even in tier-2 & 3 cities and is displaying no sign of exhaustion in the future ahead. This coupled with the industry’s transition from an unorganized market to an organized retail marketplace, has spurred a steep demand for skilled beauticians & hairdressers. Forecasting this upsurge in 2008 itself, Vaijayanti Bhalchandra (Co-Founder), an inspirational trendsetter, has been driving a wave of transformation in the hair & beauty industry landscape by upskilling the industry talents over the past decade by establishing You Look Great (YLG), a Bangalore based salon chain. “The core of YLG's business model is based on a structured skill building process, which allows us to maintain consistently high service quality and better retention as compared to competition,” affirms Vaijayanti.

  • Vaijayanti Bhalchandra: Transforming the Hair & Beauty Industry by Upskilling Talents with Clear-Cut Processes

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From running the mom and pop store, kirana store to the big giant retail firms

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Looking back at the times, the dynamics of the Board Room has changed.

10 Best Women Leaders in Retail – 2019

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By: CEO Insight Team

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Recent Report by Nutanix Reveals Retailers to be Optimistic on Hybrid Cloud Adoption

By: CEO Insight Team

Nutranix, a global leader in enterprise cloud computing, recently conducted

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Reliance Industries Confirms Strategic Transaction with Haptik to Develop Country's Largest AI Assistant Company

By: CEO Insight Team

Reliance Industries recently announced that its subsidiary Reliance Jio Digital Services

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By: CEO Insight Team

Catapult Product Development, a full-service medical device development

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Female Founders: The Future Of Tech

By: Caroline Winnett, Executive Director, Berkeley SkyDeck

It is almost axiomatic at this point that women are coming from behind in the technology

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Evolution Of Indian Women Consumers: Past, Present & Future

By: Amisha Jain, CEO, Zivame

Mark Zuckerberg sparked quite the furore with his #10YearChallenge!

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By: Chandra Dhandapani, Chief Digital & Technology Officer, CBRE

Women CEOs are breaking the glass ceilings with their leadership

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The Yang Of Retail

By: Saisangeeta Israni, GM - Marketing, Spykar Lifestyles

From being the most talked about consumer, scrutinized for her idiosyncrasies

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Retail: It's All About 'Experience'

By: Paul Scorza (CIO & EVP - IT) & Malcolm D'Souza (Sr. Director - IT & Transformation Retail Business Services), Ahold Delhaize

The use of technology in the retail supermarket sector is exploding. From digital signage

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Indian Landscape For Venture Funding

By: Thillai Rajan A, Professor, IIT Madras & Co-Founder, YNOS Venture Engine

Each and every step in the formation of a company is a journey in itself.

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The Present & Future Of Information Technology In The Enterprise

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There is an exponential growth in demand for Information Technology

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  • 10 Best Women Leaders in Retail – 2019

    Backed by an ecosystem with ample prospective facets, the Indian retail industry is witnessing large-scale developments and rapid growth during the past few years. In fact, India has evolved as the hub of the largest number of retail outlets today, unlike any other country in the world. Diverse trends such as online retail concept, cashless models, AR/VR, IoT, Big Data and many others are clearly driving the growth curves of retail space in India. Especially, the entrant of multiple new players is moulding this retail industry into one of the most dynamic and fast-growing industries in the country. Women have predominantly etched their expertise in the world of retail with their spellbinding business ideas, vast spectrum of products and incredible sales strategies. Breaking the shackles of the societal barriers, these women are ceaselessly transforming into primary decision makers and adept leaders across the retail sector thereby giving life and form to their business dreams. Today, women entrepreneurs in the retail space have proven their excellence and silhouette as the role models to many budding women entrepreneurs. From the time of tackling the initial challenges in setting-up their firms till the on-going hunt to enhance their e-Commerce presence, women in India have gone beyond the frontiers of their comfort zones to make a mark in the retail industry. Indeed, we could find a swarm of women leaders who are aspiring to not just excel in their business but deliver their best to the retail industry of India. Conversing with multiple women leaders in the retail industry of India, CEO Insights has compiled a thorough listing of ‘10 Best Women Entrepreneurs in Retail – 2019’. Post a meticulous evaluation, an expert panel comprising of the industry leaders and CEO Insights Editorial Board have come up with this list of accomplished women entrepreneurs in the retail space. The listing casts light on their entrepreneurial journey with emphasis on their distinctive business ideas, models, strategies as well as their products that have placed them in a remarkable position in the industry today.

Company Logo Company Name Company Management Company Description
Pay1Pay1 Chirutha Dalal, Co-Founder & COO A true leader inspiring her workforce to innovate by boosting their confidence with an open-door policy and leading by example
Glam RoadGlam Road Jyotika Singh, Founder She has a keen eye for fashion, backed with diverse experience in business & management, process optimization, new business development, relationship management, analytical skills, and many more
X5 RetailX5 Retail Monika Singh, Co-Founder & Managing Director Providing craftsmen & entrepreneurs across different states with a low-risk opportunity to manifest their artifacts in many of the leading malls & city shopping centers
DLF Shopping MallsDLF Shopping Malls Pushpa Bector , Executive Vice President A highly focused & far-sighted retail industry veteran motivating her team to enhance productivity with her gregarious energy
ShopCluesShopClues Radhika Ghai Aggarwal, Chief Business Officer Radhika has over 16 years of diverse experience across industry segments such as retail, e-Commerce, fashion & lifestyle, advertising, and public relations. She has been instrumental behind the success of ShopClues and its go-to-market initiatives
Rage ChocolatierRage Chocolatier Rashmi Vaswani, Managing Director A perfectionist skilled in art of chocolate making blending right chocolate mix for Indian palate and customizing each bar with quality and consistency
Carl's Jr. IndiaCarl's Jr. India Sana Chopra, Executive Director Pursuing her higher education from Emory University, Sana has various working experience in multi-national organizations, law firms, advertising and marketing agencies. Her current responsibility is to help operate and control the brand in India with the ultimate goal of making it India’s favorite restaurant chain
JayporeJaypore Shilpa Sharma, Co-Founder Being an entrepreneur with a career spanning over 25 years, Shilpa spearheads Product Design & Buying for the leading online retail portal, curating high on design handcrafted products from India
YLGYLG Vaijayanti Bhalchandra, Co-Founder An inspirational trendsetter driving a wave of transformation in the hair & beauty industry landscape by upskilling the industry talents over the past decade
 Red Polka Red Polka Vishakha Singh , Founder A marketing and brand building professional, Vishakha has more than 16 years of experience in business strategy, brand building and shopper marketing. Her guiding principle is to be knowledge-driven and accountable, thus creating value for one self and all stakeholders in the ecochain

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