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Top 10 Women in FMCG - 2020
Gone are the days when society used to be imbued with gender stereotypes. In this modern era, women loosening the traditional conservative shackles and unfolding the clichéd house maker roles are discovering new domains. Effectuating their presence not only in the Tech, Auto, Fintech, lifestyle, healthcare, and many other verticals, women have also vanquished the FMCG industry with their entrepreneurial prowess. Where assortment innovation and freshness are the key drivers to succeed in this specialized FMCG, the increasing number of women entrepreneurs has undoubtedly affirmed to drive the major economic growth of the country with their acquired feat in the industry. Endowed with openness to global and ethical standards of manufacturing and developing FMCG products and items, India’s FMCG industry has greeted women entrepreneurs to take the lead in the major segments in the industry. And as per the recent reports, out of 58.5 million entrepreneurs in India, nearly 14 percent are women, where these women-owned businesses have diversely acquired the sectors like food & agriculture, manufacturing, and retail (cosmetics & others) trade. Conversing with multiple women entrepreneurs from the FMCG industry of India, CEO Insights Magazine has compiled a thorough listing of ‘Top 10 Women in FMCG – 2020’. 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 FMCG industry. The listing throws light on their entrepreneurial journey with emphasis on their distinctive FMCG business ideas, models, strategies as well as their projects that have positioned them at a height in the industry today.
|Company Logo||Company Name||Company Management||Company Description|
|Pikkle Shikkle||Gurdeep Kaur,Co-Founder||Creative inherently, she is an entrepreneur who entrenched Pikkle & Shikkle out of her love & experiments with traditional dishes|
|Body Cupid||Mansi Chowdhary,Co-Founder & Director||A passionate entrepreneur who is dedicated & devoted towards her ideas, thus making dreams turn into reality through her hard work & resilience|
|Mo's Bakery||Mohita Mathur, Founder & CEO||A corporate sector employee turned entrepreneur, her endeavour is to create truly healthy and inspired snacks, which are unique and tasty|
|AEKA Herbal Cosmetics||Nandhini Priya N, Founder & CEO||A self-confessed connoisseur of cosmetics and an advocate by qualification, she is a fiery entrepreneur who runs an organization, of the women, for the women and by the women|
|Sanofud Nutrition||Nishi Srivastava, Founder & CEO||An astute entrepreneur with deep molecular biology expertise and sound business sense|
|Le 15 Patisserie||Pooja Dhingra, CEO & Executive Pastry Chef||A renowned pastry chef, entrepreneur, author and food influencer, who is revolutionizing the Indian Gourmet Dessert industry|
|Liara||Dr. Sheeba Karthick, Founder, MD & CEO||A specialist in Ayurveda & Beauty Therapy, she is the one-and-only-woman CEO in the Indian cosmetic & food industry who renders 100 unique cosmetics & dietary products with ayurvedic therapeutic values|
|Tiffin To Go||Shuchi Jain, Founder||A food & travel enthusiast revolutionizing the food industry with a range of freeze dried ready-to-eat vegetarian meals that are nutritious and preservative-free|
|AnybodyCanBake||Sonia Gupta,Founder & Trainer||An entrepreneur whose business is the reflection of her passion for healthy baking, where she also engages in training & creating home bakers and mother-preneurs|
|SOVACARE||Vasavdatta (Vasu) Gandhi,Co-Founder, SOVACARE||A passionate entrepreneur who looks beyond Ayurveda to find skin & hair care solutions to tackle the changing modern day lifestyle problems and climatic change|