• Sakshi Jain, Co-Founder, The Design Charrette

    Sakshi Jain, Co-Founder, The Design Charrette

  • Owing to a few enumerable established women leaders, the architecture domain has always been a male oriented industry where gender inequality was eminently perceptible. With the arrival of many prolific women leaders who are defying gender biased norms, the architecture industry is gradually evolving into a women centric industry. One such phenomenal persona is Sakshi Jain, who has a determination to establish herself in the architecture industry by the virtue of her impeccable professionalism. Taking a plunge into entrepreneur ship as a new age leader, Sakshi Jain teamed up with her friends to collaboratively lay the foundation of their dream project The Design Charrette (TDC) in 2017. Owing to their contemporary approaches and cognitive skill set, TDC has been a part of 70+ small and big projects till now. Evolving exponentially since its inception, TDC is on the right trajectory with numerous quality projects in its repository.

  • Sakshi Jain: A New - Age Leader Spearheading Her Dream Venture with Contemporary Skills

Equal Opportunity is Everyone's Responsibility

By: Sujith Vasudevan, Managing Editor

The gender inequality in entrepreneurship is an ages old predicament. While it’s beyond any reasonable doubt that gender equality is a crucial aspect of a nation’s prosperity, the way it remains that way is a heavy paradox. It’s imperative

How Design Thinking Can Help Entrepreneurs Grow

By: CEOInsights Team

In the current era, starting a new venture or establishing a business is not a big thing, As the competition is getting higher, and today’s entrepreneurs are very well versed with the fact

Top10 Women Entrepreneurs of the Year - 2021

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Having crippled the backbone of millions of businesses, especially small & medium, in the past one year, pandemic is far from gone. And the impact is here to stay for long. Though the world is standing back on its feet, the pace is slow and


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In numerable articles have been written in the last 18 months, talking about the changes Covid-19 has brought into businesses and the way they operate. Buyer behaviours have transformed significantly, which has caused organizations


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The pandemic has caused CIOs to embed uncertainty and zero trust policies into their strategic IT design. This has led to the creation of a flexible and fluid IT model that could survive


Challenges Of Being A Woman Leader

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The number of women in leadership positions is increasing today, more than ever. This slow but steady increase in numbers indicates that women leaders are trustworthy, accountable, and powerful.

  • Top10 Women Entrepreneurs of the Year - 2021

    Women are breaking all the stereotypes and making their own signature across domains and industries. For  a long time, women enterprises meant small, informal, work from home businesses. Today, there are many startups owned by women entrepreneurs. Not only in conventional women friendly enterprises like cottage industries, women have moved to rein the new age startups. According to a recent report, there are around eight million women entrepreneurs in India, and 10 percent of all formal enterprises are owned by women. According to the Sixth Economic Census, out of 58.5 million businesses counted by that census, 8.05 million were owned by women, which corresponds to a rate of 13.76 percent of women among the total number of entrepreneurs in India. This shows that India still have a long way to go to be equal community. A recent study shows that in India, closing the gender gap could lead to a 6.8 percent gain in GDP.

    The Women Entrepreneurship in India can generate 150-170 million jobs by 2030. Regardless of gender, starting a business is a difficult prospect. Key challenges for startups in India are generating funding, limited understanding of customers, penetrating the market, and the complex regulatory environment. However, women have to face additional hurdles likelack of support from family, low confidence and  difficulty in getting loans in our patriarchal society. But today, society has started to become more women friendly as  a result of the struggles from a large number of women who have proved themselves to be successful in various fields.

    This issue of CEO Insights brings you a list of 'Women Entrepreneurs of the Year - 2021' who are in limelight with their story of successful journey, and could be an inspiration to numerous future entrepreneurs in India. The following list has been prepared after being closely scrutinized by a distinguished panel of judges including CXOs, analysts and our editorial board.

Top10 Women Entrepreneurs of the Year - 2021

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
Mini Klub Anjana Pasi, Founder Mini Klub Anjana and her passion for innovation has been a cornerstone behind the success of Mini Klub
WiT India Anuranjita Kumar,Founder & CEO WiT India Operating to empower women and equip them with the needed skills required to thrive in the modern world
Avadat Studio Namrata Shah,Co-Founder Avadat Studio Carrier over 10 years of rich expertise in the retail vertical
SCASA Nisha Manghnani,Founder & CEO SCASA A renowned leader with a a dmonstrated experience of collaborating with the most elite of Italian Luxury furniture brands like B&B Italia, Rimadesio, Molteni &C, ARMANI Dada, Reflex Angelo and more
Wonder Yearz Priyanka Chaturvedi, Founder Wonder Yearz A fitness enthusiast, Priyanka endures an optimistic attitude and believes in ‘living in the present’
Tasty Tales Rinka Banerjee, Founder & Director Tasty Tales She has 12 years of experience in the food and beverage industry with spcializzation in team management, product creation, and market development
The Design Charrette Sakshi Jain,Co-Founder The Design Charrette Undertakes defined responsibilities which includes financial and stakeholder management, along with collaborating with other co-founders on different aspects of her firm
Edsmart Global Sarah Rao,Founder Edsmart Global A pioneering women leader with an impeccable eye for detail
Yash Furnitures Sarika Bhandari, MD Yash Furnitures A vibrant and energetic person, Sarika has played a significant role in establishing and leading Yash Furnitures as a premium furniture leader
NewsReach Soniya Kundnani,Co-Founder & COO NewsReach Leading the way at NewsReach by leveraging her successful stint from symbiosis law school and corporate sector to accomplish the objectives