You know how you always thought that someday you want to quit your job your and do something of your own – cook, bake, travel the world or start your own business?
We bring you 11 people (and trust us, there are thousands of them!) who actually did. The fat salary, the cushy secure job, and a stable life couldn’t stop these people from treading a path less traveled- one fraught with risks, uncertainty and financial instability – all to follow their passion.
Paderu is a sleepy little town in rural Andhra Pradesh, India. It essentially consists of a solitary winding road with quaint produce shops and tiny grocery stores dotted all along it. Cows languidly compete with rickety auto rickshaws for the right of way, mooing discontentedly when one appears into sight. Sari-clad women haggle noisily with shop owners, as the men smoke beedis and watch the world go by. Among all this, there’s a figure that stands out from the rest. It’s young Frenchwoman Christelle Ledroit, trying to blend into the crowd with a bright red salwaar kameez.
India has produced a remarkable number of women who have made a name for themselves in the workplace. Cutting across business verticals, these women have risen to the top of their chosen fields and in doing so have inspired a generation of new businesswomen to follow in their footsteps. In doing so, they have shown that while the glass ceiling might most definitely still exist, it certainly seems to be cracking under their combined onslaught.
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, OfficeChai presents a list of top women in business in India in 2015.