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Women Entrepreneurs Carving A Niche For Themselves In India

Admiring the passion, talent, strength and capability of women, lets introduce you with some of the Women Entrepreneurs who have achieved big in their life

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Women of new generation have come a long way from just being in their homes. They have proved themselves undoubtedly in every sphere of life. Over the time, we have witnessed the increasing social economic and legal strength of women. According to GEM Report (2016-2017), In 2016, an estimated 163 million women were starting or running new businesses in 74 economies around the world. In addition, an estimated 111 million were running established businesses.

The report clearly depicts the power and talent of women entrepreneurs across the globe and also draws our attention towards their contribution to the growth and development of the society. Women entrepreneurs provide incomes for their families, employment for their communities, and products and services gaining much appreciation from the world around them. Admiring the passion, talent, strength and capability of women, lets introduce you with some of the Women Entrepreneurs who have achieved big in their life.

Sonya Chowdhry Grover, Managing Director, Franchise India Brands Limited
Ms. Sonya Chowdhry Grover currently is Director at Franchise India Brands Limited. Ms. Chowdhry started her career in Franchise India Brands Ltd. in 2004 as an Manager Franchise Support and rose to the level of Director-Planning and Strategy. Sonya's portfolio includes the development and consolidation of investment based Franchise Model for the clients' appointment of franchisee and spearheads the team that is dedicated for the overall success of the franchise program. She is instrumental for the launching of "Club City" that started with a single brand and proliferated to 14 brands in a period of 3 years. She is responsible for the business strategy, entry and expansion of the international brands in the Indian market. Sonya holds a MBA degree in Marketing from Institute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad.

Gunjan Taneja, Co-founder, UClean
Gunjan is Co-Founder at UClean laundry services. She has a demonstrated history of working in the consumer services industry. Skilled in business process, business planning, analytical skills, customer relationship Management (CRM), and market research; Gunjan has been a strong marketing professional with a PGCP in Digital Marketing from MICA. Having a vast experience across renowned companies such as Ernst & Young, and leading marketing and strategy for HCL Technologies, Franglobal and PONEY, Gunjan has had a large stint with various B2C companies.

Having founded UClean along with her husband, Arunabh Sinha, Gunjan is instrumental in building the sompany's stature in the country.    

Venus Barak, CEO, Franglobal

Venus has spent last decade working with over 5000 SME's and fortune 500 companies addressing Growth issues at both macro and micro level, Namely FedEx, Mc Donald's, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Alcon, 3M and further valuable brands like Amity, Welspun, Religare, Dr. Lal Path Labs, Mahindra & Mahindra, ITC, Mexus, Aditya Birla Group, ICICI Bank, Remax, Everonn, Reebok and many more.

With deep understanding and experience of growth models like: Franchising, Channel Development, Distribution, Licensing, Strategic Alliances, Government policy,
Funding, Fund Raising, Brand Development, Sales and Marketing, Venus commands authority when it comes to business growth.

She regularly speaks and moderates business conferences, lectures at Management Collages and writes for publications. Her passion lays with 'solving problems and unlocking potential' both in an enterprise as well as individual entrepreneurial setup.

Chitra Johri, Director, Bradford Licensing
Leading the Indian business for Bradford Licensing, LLC under the company Bradford License India (a JV company with FI Group), the profile extends ample scope of business development, brand extensions and development, strategic marketing and establishing operations. With over 11 years of rich marketing profile, the experience is a consortium of various spheres of marketing compiling brand strategizing and development; advertising, PR and media planning; CRM planning and initiatives; innovation, events & activations; research, launches, honing competence and aptitude in multiple related areas.
Specialties: Brand & Identity, Marketing & Communication Strategies, Business Development, Strategic Alliances