Meet Self-Made Women Entrepreneurs Of India
- Ms. Divya Aggarwal, Founder and Designer, Divya Aggarwal
Divya Aggarwal, founder & designer of her namesake luxury couture label, believes that it is her prerogative as a designer of Indian couture to preserve the heritage, culture, and craftsmanship of India. After completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design, New York, majoring in Fashion Designing and a minor in Design Management, Divya embarked on her career journey in the world of fashion. Drawing upon her 5 years of experience with KAZO and BL International, she parallelly launched her eponymous label, which is an artistic fusion of modern aesthetics and timeless sartorial traditions. In addition, it injects a sense of craftsmanship with peculiar prints, heart-stealing hues, and visionary designs. Further, the founder hopes that her bespoke couture will serve as the fashion benchmark for Indian fusion and traditional wear.
- Capt Ritu Kumar Singh, Nutritionist & Pre/Post Natal Exercise Specialist, Founder, Fit Moms Fitter Homes
Capt Ritu Kumar Singh is An Ex- Army Officer, a mom of two and a pre/post-Natal Exercise Specialist. She is India’s first Tupler Technique ® Trained Diastasis Recti Rehab specialist and Founder of India’s only Pre/Post-Natal friendly platform for weight loss and fitness – FIT MOMS FITTER HOMES ®. Being an Army officer, she had been physically fit, but motherhood brought a lot of changes for her, both physically and mentally. It was a tough transition for which she was not prepared and suffered from various physical and mental hurdles. She also realised that most fitness trainers apply the same rule of exercising even on postpartum clients, which leads to various kinetic dysfunctions at a later stage and ignites issues like Diastasis recti and pelvic floor prolapses. Hence, with her journey of healing from a 6-finger diastasis, Post Postpartum depression and dealing with hundreds of women facing all the above issues, she is creating more awareness by providing researched material on pre/postnatal Nutrition and Exercise Regime. Her commendable work in the field of Women’s health and fitness, both mentally and physically, has also been recognized by WAOW Foundation’s Humanitarian Category in 2022.
- Dr. Samujjala Deb Chatterjee, Dermatologist & Aesthetic Physician, Founder, INSKIN
Dr. Samujjala Deb Chatterjee is a distinguished dermatologist and aesthetic physician, and the founder of INSKIN – Intelligent Skincare, a luxury skincare and aesthetic clinic. With her impressive academic credentials and clinical expertise, Dr. Chatterjee is leading a revolution in the skincare industry. Her clinic, INSKIN – the first among many more to come, in Kolkata, West Bengal offers cutting-edge treatments, including advanced treatments, chemical peels, lasers, and injectables, all tailored to the unique needs of each patient. Dr. Chatterjee*s commitment to providing personalized care and exceptional results has earned her a reputation as one of the most innovative and effective dermatologists in India. Her passion for skincare, coupled with her unparalleled skill, make her a game-changer in the field.
- Ms. Pooja Nagdev, Founder, INATUR
Pooja is an internationally acclaimed expert in the area of natural ingredients. Her research work and formulations that combine ingredients from diverse sciences like Aromatherapy & Ayurveda are well appreciated in the technical lobbies. In pursuit of her passion, Pooja studied cosmetology & Aromatherapy in the UK and Canada. She practised the principles of Ayurveda to deeply understand the relevance of ancient science in the present day. Pooja led the development of Inatur with a focus on ethically sourced natural ingredients and drew inspiration from Ayurveda and Aromatherapy. With a keen sense of Business and Consumer preferences, Pooja set up a chain of flagship stores in prime locations in cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, etc.
- Ms Jharna Dhar, CEO of ISAAC Luxe
Jharna Dhar is the CEO of ISAAC Luxe a chain of aesthetic clinics in India. She has used the pressure of ever-changing patterns as an opportunity to take ISAAC Luxe to new heights and has successfully navigated change.
Jharna has spearheaded the expansion of the brand and opened six more clinics in PAN India, making ISAAC Luxe one of the leading aesthetic dermatology providers in the country.
The need to constantly innovate has made her instrumental in making ISAAC Luxe a unique dermatology clinic. With over 20 years of experience in the skincare industry, she brings to the table a wealth of knowledge about the industry and has a passion for helping people look and feel their best.
As a CEO, Jharna proactively engages with all the departments to ensure the smooth functioning of the organization and has worn all hats successfully. Using the most advanced innovative procedures available for both surgical and non-surgical treatments, the skilled physicians and team of Isaac Luxe provide cutting-edge care in a relaxing, private setting.
Under her leadership, ISAAC Luxe has won several awards for excellence in aesthetic dermatology and customer satisfaction. She has also been featured in various media outlets as an expert on skincare and wellness.
- Ms Arthi Raguram, Founder, Deyga Organics
Arthi Raghuram is the founder of Deyga Organics, an Ayurveda-inspired beauty brand. Over the last decade, a plethora of organic beauty brands have emerged, each promising completely natural products. Nevertheless, Arthi Raghuram’s Deyga has grown immensely popular since its launch in 2018 because she has always placed more emphasis on the production process than the final product. Arthi’s unique concept of focusing on both the origin and the process transformed her simple homegrown soaps and face pack brand into a full-fledged skincare line with a wide range of products in such a short period.
- Dr Sonia Tekchandani, Dermatologist & Co-Founder, Tender Skin International
Dr Sonia Tekchandani is a renowned dermatologist and Co-Founder of Tender Skin International, India & UAE. With over 25 years of clinical & teaching experience, she is known for her par-excellence injector skills and her eye for facial aesthetics. An established author of 2 books and a leading expert in aesthetic medicine, she has been featured among the top 50 dermatologists in India in 2020. She has delivered major lectures all over the world and won numerous prestigious awards, including an award for her paper on Bio Fillers – A new galenical in antiaging by the Cosmetic Dermatology Society of India (CDSI) and was amongst the first paper presenters across Dubai Derma, Kuwait derma on Oral Glutathione as a skin brightening agent. Dr Sonia is a member of several international faculties including IADVL, CDSI, ADC, and Dubai Derma to name a few.
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