Indian Gems – Unsung Sheroes

Indian Gems – Unsung Sheroes

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Mehvish-MushtaqMehvish Mushtaq

The first Kashmiri woman to develop an android application, Mehvish broke all stereotypical and entrepreneurial barriers with her brainchild of a Kashmir-centric Yellow Pages equivalent, Dial Kashmir. Providing users with detailed information such as addresses, phone numbers and email ids of various essential services and relevant government departments in Kashmir.

Pabiben-RabarI-150x150Pabiben RabarI

The founder of one of the first women artisan enterprises in the country, PabibenRabari stands as a true brand ambassador of the colourful Kutch district. With the aim of expanding the tribal legacy of Rabari embroidery, she joined a Rabari womens group and ended up crafting unique styles of embroidery, including HariJari and PabiJari.

Tamanna-SharmaTamanna Sharma

Founded by Delhi-based Tamanna Sharma, Earthling First Private Limited is a sustainable event and event waste management service provider and a one of its kind venture. Backed by a small team of five, the housekeeping staff employed by the company always comprises an equal ratio of men and women and aims to empower more women through the process.

Sobita-TamuliSobita Tamuli

From directly manufacturing and selling kesuhaar (organic manure) to customised japis (traditional conical hat from Assam) without the involvement of middlemen, Sobita Tamuli from Assams Telana village quite literally brought along a tide of entrepreneurial revolution by paving the way for other women in her town to become self-sufficient.

Hemalatha-AnnamalaiHemalatha Annamalai

Ampere Electric, a company that locally manufactures electric vehicles like e-cycles, e-scooters, e-trolleys, special-purpose vehicles for waste management and differently abled people, was founded by Coimbatore-based Hemalatha Annamalai. Emerging as an innovative technology creator in Indias nascent e-vehicle industry, Hemalatha has made a name for herself in a field that was strictly limited to male entrepreneurs.

Thinlas-ChorolThinlas Chorol

The only Ladakhi woman to be trained to work in the mountaineering field, Thinlas Chorol founded the Ladakhi Womens Travel Company in 2009 with the intention of encouraging more women to take up travelling and mountaineering, besides promoting ecotourism in Ladakh.The company is Ladakhs first travel company wholly owned and operated by women with over 30 working staff comprising female guides, trainee guides, porters and office staff.

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