With the changing times, India’s entrepreneurial outlook has gone through a lot of changes. The growing number of women entrepreneurs is a big part of this change. Among the many women entrepreneurs in India, Entrepreneurs Ride lists a few women social entrepreneurs who are striving to solve issues and are doing a commendable job.
Aditi Gupta comes from a small town in Jharkhand. Like most girls and women, she used to face problems while buying sanitary napkins. She could not deal with the irrational belief of being considered impure during periods. Being aware of the taboo of menstrual talk in Indian society, she dared to take a stand to break the myths related to this physical phenomenon. She founded Menstrupedia.com, an online comic book series that aims to educate kids and teenage girls about menstruation and everything related to it.
Her decision to start this venture around such a sensitive issue and her creative way of educating people about menstruation made her one of the most well known female social entrepreneurs in India.
Co-founder, Make A Difference
Gloria worked for five years with Google. Her interest in working with children made her a part of an organisation that has now grown to become one of the largest volunteer networks in India. Make a Difference or MAD encourages the youth to come forward and make the lives of the underprivileged children better by making them familiar with skills that can help them get employment in the future.
The zeal to do something for unprivileged children and the continued dedication and support for the organisation has made Gloria Benny a social figure to look up to.
Sairee Chahal has built a platform called Sheroes.in which helps working women find relevant resources, opportunities and support. It is aimed towards solving two of the burning issues today which are really connected to each other – women empowerment and employment.
Her efforts at empowering women is indeed an inspiration for many others.
Aditi Avasthi started Embibe with the motive of helping young students who struggle to crack competitive exams for entrance into prestigious educational institutions. Embibe is an online platform which offers personalized preparation routines for students to prepare and clear their exams.
Aditi Avasthi has indeed helped a lot of students get rid of the exam dilemma and made them confident enough to face their exams.
Sheetal Mehta Walsh
Founder, Shanti Life
Shanti Life is a not-for-profit organisation founded by Sheetal Mehta Walsh and her husband Paul Walsh. It is aimed to help the poor get rid of the tedious process of taking a loan. It helps the poor take microfinance loans at lower rates of interest.
Shanti Life has indeed helped a lot of poor families get freedom from the loan cycle.
These women social entrepreneurs are doing a great job to bring about a change in the society. We hope to see more of such entrepreneurs in India in the near future.