Success Story of Vandana Luthra – The Founder of VLCC
Here we are going to share an inspirational success story of Vandana Luthra, an Indian woman entrepreneur. Read her Entrepreneurial Journey from a young mother to an entrepreneur.
Vandana Luthra who is not just a wife or a great mother but also a successful women entrepreneur. We hope you will learn something from her Entrepreneurial Journey.
Vandana Luthra is an Indian entrepreneur and founder of VLCC Health Care Ltd. VLCC is a wellness and beauty conglomerate represented in Asia, the GCC and Africa. VLCC sells wellness conglomerate and beauty products.
Vandana is also the chairperson of B&WSSC (Beauty and Wellness Sector Skill Council), which is not a profitable organization. B&WSSC is an initiative that provides training under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana scheme.
In 2014, she was appointed the first chairperson of the Beauty and Wellness Sector Skill Council. It is baked by Indian government and offers training for beauty industry.
Beauty and Wellness Sector Skill Council (B&WSSC) gets financial support from the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) which comes under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
Early life and education:
Vandana was born on 12th July 1959 in New Delhi. Her father was a mechanical engineer and mother was an ayurvedic doctor. Her mother was running a charitable initiative – Amar Jyoti.
This motivated her to impact people’s lives. After graduation from the Polytechnic for Women in New Delhi, she went to Europe for expertise in beauty, skin care and food and nutrition.
She got married to Mukesh Luthra in 1988. He is a founder and chairman VLCC Healthcare Ltd. The couple has two daughters.
Vandana Luthra Curls and Curves (VLCC)
Luthra started VLCC in 1989, as a beauty and wellness crevice centre in Safdarjung, New Delhi. It focused on dietary modification and exercise regimen-base weight management programs.
VLCC Health Care Ltd has a strong national and international presence. It offers beauty and weight management programmes like skin, body, hair care and advanced dermatology and cosmetology solutions.
Vandana Luthra Curls and Curves (VLCC) have the largest scale and breadth of operations within the wellness and beauty services in India. Currently they have a chain of 326 salons in 153 cities and 13 countries.
They have more than 4,000 employees, including medical professionals, nutrition counsellors, cosmetologists, beauty professionals, physiotherapists etc. VLCC Health Care Ltd is a leader in the Indian wellness and beauty segment by market share.
The company’s GMP-certified manufacturing plants are at Haridwar, India and Singapore.
VLCC manufactures and markets more than 170 body care, hair care, and skin care products along with functional and fortified foods that are consumed in-house (in treatments and therapies at VLCC).
They are also sold through 100,000 outlets in India and more than 10,000 outlets across the GCC region and South East Asia, even from e-commerce channels also.
VLCC institute of nutrition and beauty has become a largest, well-known, and reputed chain of vocational education academic in the beauty and nutrition-training segment after Luthra became chairperson at BWSSC.
They have 75 campuses in 60 cities across India and one in Nepal also. The institute trains more than 11,000 students annually.
Luthra is Vice Chairperson of the NGO, Khushii. They have projects like telemedicine centres, a vocational training facility and a remedial school with midday meal facility catering to 3,000 children.
She is the member of (MDNIY) Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga. MDNIY is a focal Institute for Coordination of Yoga Education, Planning, Promotion, Training, Therapy and Research in all its aspects.
Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga is an autonomous organisation under Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. Vandana is patron of Amar Jyoti Charitable trust, voluntary organization rendering rehabilitative services.
According to Wikipedia, Amar Jyoti Charitable trust pioneered the concept of educating disabled (Divyang) and without disability children in equal number from nursery to class VIII. Now the charitable trust has more than 1000 children in two schools.
Awards and recognition:
She was awarded by Padma Shri–India’s 4th highest civilian award in 2013 for her contribution to trade and industry. In 2010, Vandana Luthra received The Enterprise Asia Women Entrepreneur of the year award. In 2012, she received The Asian Business Leaders Forum Trailblazer award.
She was ranked 26th in the distinguished annual Forbes Asia 2016 list of 50 powerful Businesswomen in the APAC region.
In Fortune magazine’s annual listing of the ’50 most powerful Women in Business in India’, she was listing for five years from 2011 to 2015.
She has authored two books:
- Vandana Luthra published a Complete Fitness Programme on wellness and fitness in 2011
- Luthra wrote “A Good Life – The VLCC Way” book in 2013.
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