International Women’s Day: Women Achievers who shine and inspire

As we celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March, let’s celebrate the spirit of women entrepreneurs who are heading different organizations and taking it to great heights. They bring with them not just their educational expertise, but insights that can truly help an organization grow and with their leadership skills ensure that they stop at nothing. Here are some truly motivating entrepreneurs from different fields who can inspire an entire generation of girls who have high aspirations.

Komal Agarwal:
Komal Agarwal is the co-founder of Pebble, one of India’s leading smartwatch brands. Named by IDC in one of its reports as one of the fastest growing Indian smartwatch brands, Pebble has been a key player in the space over the past decade. With brand ambassadors like Tiger Shroff, consumer-centric campaigns and industry-leading looks & specs, Pebble has emerged as a frontrunner in the smartwatch segment, with a most recent development like collaboration with Hollywood studio Warner Bros. The brand also recently partnered with Pepe Jeans London to redefine denim for the wrist.

Kanika Vohra & Anuradha Chandrashekhar:
Kanika Vohra is a brand specialist while Anuradha Chandrashekhar is a design and content enthusiast, who first came together as founding members of AJIO.com. A few years later, the two joined forces in 2017 to create ICH Creative, a company that has already scripted several success stories in fashion and lifestyle retail for bigwigs such as Amazon India, Tata Cliq Luxury, Myntra etc. Offering its services under two heads, ICH BOT and ICH NEXT, it is a one-stop destination for businesses eyeing a pie in the booming fashion and lifestyle retail space. ICH NEXT is India’s first Indian wear Fashion Forecasting service, engineered specifically for the robust, yet highly underserved domestic retail market. ICH BOT stands for Build-Operate-Transfer, which begins with creative ideation and culminates in advisory on execution, via a research-driven collaborative model.

Dr Supriya Pattanayak, Founding Vice Chancellor, Centurion University:
Dr Supriya Pattanayak is an academician par excellence, with an experience of more than 25 years, and the Vice Chancellor of Centurion University of Technology and Management, the only university in the country to be recognised as a Center of Excellence by the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. The varsity’s reformative educational approach, based on experiential and action learning, has received acknowledgment from Central and State governments, international institutions including UNESCO, World Bank, McKinsey etc as well as apex public policy think-thank and nodal agencies like NITI Aayog. The university has various on-campus nano, micro and macro industries, in partnership with industry giants like Yamaha, Schneider Electric, Dassault Systems, AWS etc. The university has even built precision components for ISRO and HAL, ensuring student participation in the same.

Karunya Sampath:
As the Co-Founder and CEO of Payoda, she is shattering many notions that hold a woman back. Leading from the front she has managed to put this tech based company on the world map. With a degree in Computer Software Engineering from the prestigious PSG College of Technology, she has experience at companies like S&P Global, etc that has enabled her to steer ahead on her chosen career path. She has experience in the IT and service industry, and is extremely skilled in Organizational Development, Operations Management, Product Management, Business Strategy and Sales Management. Currently she is also on the board at Elyments, HealthViewX and AppViewX, further emphasising that this woman is born to lead tech based companies from the forefront.

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