Neha is the co-founder and design director of Techved consulting, India’s premier usability, research and consulting organization. Starting the venture out of an urge to strike a balance between her personal and professional life, she has always believed that the mantra of success lies in the flexibility to manage both your family and your profession efficiently. “It feels amazing to give your spouse, children and your loved ones something in return for their love and faith in you. It gets challenging to balance family and business, especially when you are playing wife, mom, and director of an organization all together. But I always make sure this balancing act never gets in way of any aspect of my life,” says Neha. Shankar, her nine-month old son is always in the office crèche, near to her, and accompanies her in all her meetings and conferences. Her elder son Shiv is 5-years old and takes pride seeing his mother in her professional demeanour.
Arunima Singhdeo, Babyoye
The idea to start a venture that dealt with the requirements of pregnant ladies and new mothers was conceived when Arunima Singhdeo experienced both these beautiful phases in her life. Coming to know that US companies dealing in baby products don’t deliver their goods in India, she, along with her business partner Sanjay Nadkarni, founded Babyoye.com. It is an online store that deals in all the baby products one could possibly need. The internet entrepreneur that lived inside Arunima was inspired by her experience of working in the Internet field for more than 9 years at naukri.com. She now takes care of her baby and her business, with equal zeal.
Niyati Shah, Shotformats Digital Works
Niyati Shah is the MD & CEO of Shotformats Digital Works, one of the top two digital entertainment and VAS companies in India. When asked about the source of inspiration that motivated her to start her own venture, she smiles and shares with you one of the most beautiful and inspiring thoughts. She recalls that after having the first glimpse of her child on the sonogram, she decided that she was never going to keep the child away from her. The zeal of giving birth to a life also inspired her to start her own venture, and thus, Shortformats was born. Her motherhood and entrepreneurship journeys run parallel to each other, and she is performing both the roles diligently.
Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo
The list would certainly have been incomplete without the woman who leads by example. Indra Nooyi is the one woman who has single-handedly defined the position of women in business and leadership for the whole world. Heading the world’s largest food and beverage corporation since 2006, Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi is a marketing genius, and has reflected outstanding entrepreneurship skills in her career of over 30 years. She is the mother of two daughters, and the elder one is attending the School of Management at Yale University, the alma mater of Mrs. Nooyi.