Women Entrepreneurs Who Followed Their Dreams


Sailing against the waves and writing one’s success story unveils their journey travelled with relentless passion and an unparalleled drive to achieve the goal. One of the famous quotes of Eleanor Roosevelt says, “A woman is like a tea bag—you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” This blog highlights the phenomenal works of women entrepreneurs who inspires one and all.

Shradha Sharma, Founder and Chief Editor, YourStory

Shradha Sharma is one of those entrepreneurs who keeps an eye on the budding entrepreneurs and gives them a platform to showcase their story before the world through YourStory. She hails from Patna, Bihar and holds degree from St. Stephens College, Delhi and MICA, Ahmedabad. http://bit.ly/2l6Gxh5


Shradha firmly believes that every story is unique and worth sharing. She had worked with Times of India and CNBC TV 18. Shradha was selected in the list of 500 LinkedIn Influencers across the world and received the L’Oreal Paris Femina Award for Online Influence in 2015. Shradha rolled out the startup, YourStory in 2008, sharing sparkling stories of people unseen. Today, Shradha is the most aspiring and successful entrepreneur.

Rashmi Sinha, CEO, Slideshare

Reaching millions and educating them about every field related to academics is the major aim of SlideShare. SlideShare is an online platform for sharing files of various formats including powerpoints, PDF, Keynotes or OpenDocument presentations. Rashmi Sinha, CEO, Slideshare envisages SlideShare as a great vehicle of communication and has brought revolution in the field of sharing files for students, academic ventures and business verticals. http://bit.ly/IrdBMn

Rashmi Sinha (SlideShare, Inc.) on stage at Web 2.0 Expo SF 2010.

Rashmi was born in Lucknow, grew up in Kolkata and till early 20s was in Allahabad and then moved to U.S. with family. She completed her B.A. and M.A. from Allahabad University and owns a PhD in neuropsychology from the Brown University. She has been ranked No.8 in the Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs list and named one of the World’s Top 10 Women Influencers in Web 2.0 by Fast Company.

Manavika Phukan, Co-founder and COO, Handtribe

Excelling the field of creative crafts at an age of 22 is story of Manavika Phukan who hails from Assam but raised in Mumbai. A graduate in Economics often thinks of pursuing masters in the same or MBA. Meet Manavika, Co-founder and COO of Handtribe who thought of creating a flea market for all things quirky and crafted with love.


Handtribe is an open marketplace for handmade products, arts & craft products and for digital print downloads. One can easily buy and sell unique products across a range of categories. Think of- Clothing, Jewellery, Home Decor, Art Prints and many more such hand crafted items!

Blog By: Jannes Punita

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