Delhi, India, February 18, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- They say that behind every man is a successful woman. But what about behind every successful woman? We staunchly believe that behind every successful woman is a tribe of other women who are constantly motivating and uplifting one another. In today's world of male dominance, it is not easy to tap a share in the world market. With the influx of technology, E-commerce is one space which is fairly difficult to tap into. It was quite intriguing to see how these 8 women entrepreneurs are breaking the glass ceiling and carving a niche for themselves.
Little Black Book is a local discovery platform and has a plethora of users who are constantly seeking advice as to where to shop, what to eat, where to go etc. Started with Suchita Salwan herself, LBB has gained a significant amount of prominence over a short period of time. On the other hand, if you haven't heard about Miss Malini, you are probably living in the caves. Miss Malini is a publishing platform for everything Bollywood. From celebrity gossip to addressing lifestyle and entertainment feed, Miss Malini has it all covered. On one hand, Shop Clues which is a go-to E-commerce platform for all consumer and lifestyle products; Ms. Radhika Agarwal is a veteran entrepreneur with her company. Shop Clues is listed as the top 3 marketplaces in India besides Flipkart and Snapdeal.
One such entrepreneur who has carved a niche for herself in a rather male-dominated industry is Sakshi Talwar, Co-Founder of Rugs and Beyond which is an E-commerce platform for selling "One of a Kind" handmade Rugs and Carpets to customers worldwide while empowering local weavers and craftsmen. Prior to starting her magic carpet ride, Sakshi worked in the Finance industry in New York right after her MBA from Boston and that's when she realized she wasn't really cut out for a 9-5 job and wanted to start her own venture. Her inclination towards design led her to pursue a course in Interior design from Parsons, New York. Sakshi says, "Studying at one of the best design schools in the world, was a learning curve in my life. I got to learn from the best of faculty while gaining immense practical knowledge at the same time."
Weaving a handmade rug depends on a variety of factors like color, size, material, type, design, etc. It can take upto several months to weave a single handmade rug. Rugs and Beyond provides a platform to these local weavers and craftsmen while empowering them at the same time. The main credo of this E-commerce company doesn't only lie in selling one rug at a time, but lies in the social conscience of empowering 1 weaver at a time.
In the past, it has been quite alarming to see that 90% of the Tech space is dominated by males. There was a time when only 1 woman was present in a boardroom meeting. This trend and norm are changing slowly but surely. With the increasing knowledge about women in tech, more female founders are creating companies. It is great to see this list of 8 young women entrepreneurs listed by Start-up media maven, Your Story who are raising the bar high while breaking the glass ceiling. Upon asking one basic question to all these women entrepreneurs, that what really motivates them to work relentlessly, there was one common voice that echoed, "We want to end gender disparity and break the glass ceiling while encouraging other aspiring women entrepreneurs."
Rugs and Beyond was recently felicitated as being the most creative disruptor in the E-commerce space by ShethePeople and Facebook India. The 3-year-old company was also awarded for being one of the "Most Innovative E-commerce Company" in the Home Decor industry.