Women entrepreneurs are going big with their wellness businesses as they are developing a strong grip around the leash of the market.
Women have been multitasking since time immortal. From being perfect homemakers to handling huge businesses, women have conquered it all. For long, men have been dominating the world of business but as time has changed, women have made their way into this field as well to match up to their counterpart. Wellness is a flourishing industry and women are doing a great job of uplifting it. Whether its beauty, fitness, beauty e-commerce, organic or whatever, women have proven to be the master of their own game.
Nykaa.com is a known name in the world of beauty e-commerce. Every Indian woman has at least once, if not more, ordered something from this giant e-commerce brand. From heading the investment banking team of Kotak Mahindra Capital to owing an e-commerce beauty portal, Nykaa.com, Falguni Nayyar has come a long way. The journey of Nykaa began in 2012 and over a span of four years; the brand has even gone offline and opened four stores. Nykaa.com has raised three rounds of funding and values approx to Rs. 900 Crores.
VLCC is a big name in the beauty industry and its products are known for their great quality. The brand has been serving both beauty as well as fitness industry with its life-changing products. The woman behind the wheel is Vandana Luthra. The company has expanded to 11 countries which include Africa, Asia etc. VLCC started its journey in 1989 when she decided to shift her focus from being a homemaker to a businesswoman. She was awarded with Padma Shri in the year 2013 and was also listed in the Fortune’s list of the most powerful women in Indian business at 33rd position in 2015.
Home healthcare segment has expanded a lot over some time and Portea Medical is a name which is on top of the game. Meena Ganesh, being the CEO is the powerhouse of her brand. The company operates in 24 cities and conducts 60,000 visits to patients’ homes in a month. Meena Ganesh and her husband Krishnan Ganesh acquired Portea Medical in 2013. It had raised USD 37.5 million by Accel Partners in a series B round of funding.
Dr Blossom Kochhar
Aroma Magic is a brand that has products known for its natural and green ingredients. They are considered to be safe and inspired by the goodness of nature. The credit for this goes to Dr Blossom Kochhar who has been carrying the baton of green and clean products. The brand also excels in aromatherapy as Dr Kochhar has been in this field for years. She is a known personality in the world of beauty and cosmetics and has earned it with her determination and love for natural goodness and beauty.
Women are making their mark in every field as they have proved to be no less than men. Wellness, being a vast industry, has many dimensions to it. Many women entrepreneurs have taken their passion in this industry and converted it into successful businesses. With so many big names in the market being run by women, there is no doubt in their calibre and determination to aim and achieve higher.