Inspiring Stories Of 10 Housewives Turned Entrepreneurs

Women, who have a strong desire to stand on their empire have always inspired the world. Women with a great fire inside their heart to achieve every goal, regardless of their age, designation, education or any other factor have achieved a lot in their life. We are used to the atmosphere where women are just referred to has housewives who stays within 4 surrounding walls of the house. They too have passion, goals and desires but fail to gain a platform.

These successful housewives turned entrepreneurs are a great inspiration for every women.

1. Sheela Kochouseph Chittilappilly: (From V-Guard Industries Limited)

Sheela after married to Kochouseph Chittilappilly, always had a strong desire to become an entrepreneur. With designing as a passion, she began a garment shop in an empty building owned by her husband taking Rs 20 Lakh as a loan from him. At initial stage she didn’t get a great result, but soon she started supplying other shops. Within four years, she started achieving great results and profit from her business which is now V-Star (a Rs 750 million business) and she is a managing director of it.

2. Meena Ganesh: (Portea Medical)

After completion of her education from IIM-C and NIIT, she worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers and than with Microsoft. She began her own venture. Thereafter, she worked in TESCO and TutorVista to set up. Right now, Meena is CEO and MD of Portea Medical.

3. Rekha Kakkar: (My tasty curry)

Rekha has her own food blog ‘My Tasty Curry’, where she shares feeds regarding food, travel and photography. She has mostly spent her time in remote areas of military bases being an Air Force wife.

4. Lalfakzuali: (Weaving Business)

Lalfakzuala is a role model for many women as she was divorced by her husband. She lost everything, and in order to make a living, she had to earn. She entered into the weaving business and now owns 5 looms, and employs a large number of women in her business im Aizawl.

5. Sairee Chahal: (

Sairee is empowering women in India by providing employment (home jobs). She began her career as a journalist and now she is a co-founder of Fleximoms and CEO and founder of

6. Aditi Gupta: (Menstrupedia)

Aditi Gupta belonged to a small town and a middle class family. She came upon a large number of conservatives and taboos regarding menstruation. She was aware of the reality and myths regarding menstruation and hence tried all the possible ways to provide exact knowledge regarding same to eradicate taboos from the society.

7. Prachi S Vaish: (

Prachi worked in medical field for 10 years. Later she began her counselling through the medium of internet. Today she is the founder of the first Online Psychology web portal with a great number of teams working in it.

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