Celebrating women entrepreneurs

Mumbai, March 7, 2024: Women entrepreneurs in India are boosting the start-up ecosystem. In the past decade, India has experienced a rapid growth in entrepreneurship, with women in business having made much progress. Thus, these entrepreneurs need to be celebrated, empowered, and supported every day.

With International Women’s Day just round the corner, leaders from the ecosystem share their thoughts on women entrepreneurship

“As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we are reminded of the immense talent, strength, and resilience of women entrepreneurs. TiE Mumbai is committed to empowering and supporting women on their entrepreneurial journeys, and we believe that by harnessing their potential, we can drive sustainable economic growth and create a more equitable society.” said Naveen Raju, Executive Director- TiE Mumbai.

“Women’s representation is paramount in fostering an inclusive and innovative future. At Aza Fashions, we recognize the invaluable contributions women make to our success. From leadership roles to every facet of our organization, women bring diverse perspectives, talents, and insights that enrich our workplace and drive innovation. As we continue to expand as the premier destination for luxury designer creations, catering to a global audience of women, we are committed to championing forward-looking policies of diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunities for all.” Said Devangi Parekh, Managing Director, AzaFashions.com

Chris George, Co-Founder & CEO QubeHealth stated, “At QubeHealth, we celebrate Women’s Day every day, reflecting our commitment to a workplace where diversity thrives. Nearly 50% of our team consists of women, and we are proud to have Director Priyanka leading critical business functions within the company. Our perspective on equality goes beyond merely mirroring male roles; it is about recognizing and respecting the unique strengths and skills that women bring to our team.”

He further added, “Qube’s policies prioritize gender-sensitive topics, with women actively shaping our approach. Our inclusive practices are evident in policies like menstrual leaves, mirroring our ‘take the day off for your birthday’ initiative. Collaborative efforts with our female colleagues have also played a pivotal role in formulating policies on sexual harassment and process quality control.

We firmly believe that gender-specific matters deserve the same level of importance as any other policy within our company. This holistic approach ensures a workplace where every individual, regardless of gender, feels valued and empowered. At Qube, equality isn’t just a policy; it’s an integral part of our corporate culture, and we are committed to sustaining this ethos.”

“Women entrepreneurs are aggressively changing the ecosystem by spearheading profitable businesses, expanding their footprints, and designing unique business models. We at Azent, India’s leading study abroad platform, ensure holistic growth for our women employees by investing in, strengthening, and supporting important milestones and career development for them. From mentorship programs for women, to embracing hybrid work, to emphasizing equal pay and addressing gender bias, our inclusive workplace policies enable young women to realize their potential.” said Priyanka Nishar, Founder & Managing Director- Azent Overseas Education.

“From dorm room dreams to a nationwide impact, Adapt Wellness is not just a startup; it is a mental health care revolution to support student wellness. By adapting to individuals’ unique journeys, we empower them to adapt to their own challenges. Together, we are reshaping the narrative around mental well-being. Platforms like TiE that helped us connect with various women founders who uplift and support the growth of one another, have immensely enriched our journey!” said Preet Bhatti, Co- Founder, Adapt Wellness.