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Top Famous Women Entrepreneurs in India: List of successful Female entrepreneurs

India has contributed numerous women entrepreneurs who step into the world of successful Entrepreneurs.

Successful Indian women entrepreneurs fire the flames of determination, self-confidence, and positivity.

Aiming to establish an empire, so quit the mission of legacy – Indian women Entrepreneurs respect this sentence fully.

The inspiring success stories of all the famous Indian women entrepreneurs are very engaging and interesting.

Some of them started their entrepreneurial journey with nothing and today they are everything among the youth. The greatest quality of Indian Entrepreneurs is they create a life they want to live.

In the world of high competition, building a remarkable image is way much difficult. One needs to have leadership quality, time management skills, creative skills, and a captivating personality.

Today, the female has made a big impact and got success in almost every sector and have been playing a vital role in the growth of the Indian economy.

Here we have listed the top successful Women Entrepreneurs from India that have changed the entrepreneur landscape of India with their determination.

Let’s view the record set by the Indian women entrepreneurs who have done something different to inspired other female entrepreneurs and boost the Indian economy.

Priya Paul – The chairperson of Park Hotel, luxury five-star boutique hotel group

Priya Paul was born in 1967. She is an Indian female Entrepreneur, Indian businesswoman who is chairperson of Apeejay Surrendra park hotels which operates The Park Hotels chain of hotels and a subsidiary of the Apeejay Surrendra Group.

Her family was involved in manufacturing, steel trading, and production, which was later moved into the shipping business.

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Priya Paul – The chairperson of Park Hotel

Her father had later expanded its portfolio into businesses in real estate, hospitality, logistics, tea, finance, etc.

At the age of 21, she started working under her father at The Park New Delhi as a marketing manager. Priya is considered one of the most influential women in India.

After the death of her father, she succeeded him as the chairperson of the hospitality division of the Apeejay Surendra Group. Priya revised Padma Shree Award, India’s most honorable award by Pratibha Shing Patil (Former Indian president).

Indra Nooyi – The board director of Amazon

Indra Nooyi is a former CEO of PepsiCo and women entrepreneur who has joined Amazon’s board of directors.

She worked as a product manager at Johnson & Johnson after completing a master’s degree from Yale School of Management.

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Indra Nooyi – The board director of Amazon

Later she joined as a strategy consultant at Boston Consulting Group. In 1994, Indra Nooyi started working at PepsiCo. In Feb 2019, she elected a member of Amazon’s board of directors.

In 2014, Indra Nooyi was ranked at number 13 in the list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women in the Forbes list. She held the title world’s 11th powerful woman in 2017. She serves on the International Cricket Council, the boards of Amazon, and Schlumberger.

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw – behind the success of Biocon Ltd

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw was born on 23 March 1953 to Bengali parents in Pune. She completed her study of biology and zoology from Bangalore’s Bishop Cotton Girl’s High School.

Kiran went to Australia to study malting and brewing at Ballarat College, Melbourne University. she did a bachelor’s degree from Bangalore University. She obtained her master’s degree from Melbourne University, Australia.

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Kiran Mazumdar Shaw – Behind the success of Biocon Ltd

Kiran is an Indian Women Entrepreneur and known as India’s wealthiest self-made woman who found Biocon Ltd, a biopharmaceutical firm based in Bangalore, India.

She worked at Jupiter Breweries Limited in Kolkata as a technical consultant. Between 1975 and 1977, She worked as a technical manager at Standard Maltings Corporation, Baroda, Gujarat.

Biocon Ltd is the first company to get approval from the USFDA. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw held the title called the world’s 65th powerful woman and Indian’s 54th richest person.

Suchi Mukherjee – Founder & CEO of Limeroad, Online shopping site for Women and Men

Suchi Mukherjee is the Founder and CEO of, an online clothing and lifestyle accessories marketplace that was founded in 2012.

She graduated in economics. She received her master’s degree in finance from the economic school in London.

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Suchi Mukherjee – Founder & CEO of Limeroad

Today this online shopping portal is known as Indian’s most stylish online shopping website and clothing and fashion marketplace for men and women.

Suchi Mukherjee received many awards like Infocom woman of the year- Digital Business, Coolest Start-up of the year (from Business Today), and Unicorn Start-up Award (NDTV).

Falguni Nayar – The Founder and CEO of Nykaa, India’s multi-brand beauty retailer hub

Falguni Nayar was the former investment banker and Managing Director at Kotak Mahindra Capital Company. She is a women entrepreneur and IIM Ahmedabad alumnus.

She left the job to pursue her own dream Her job at Kotak Mahindra gave up to pursue the dream of becoming an entrepreneur.

She started online cosmetic and wellness products shopping portal named Nykaa. The company has introduced 35 physical stores and offers more than 850 brands.

India’s multi-brand beauty retailer hub, Nykaa has been a partner with Femina. Today, Nykaa has become so famous among Indian women entrepreneurs.

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Falguni Nayar – The Founder and CEO of Nykaa

Falguni Nayar got the title of “Most powerful business in 2017 by Business Today. She also received the Economic Times “woman Ahead” awards.

women entrepreneurs – an example of women empowerment

All the above women entrepreneurs indeed is an example of women empowerment and is a great motivation for all of us. Women who are wishing to become a female entrepreneur, their inspirational success story may encourage you to solve real-world problems or discover a unique idea.

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