If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.
– Michele Ruiz, Emmy award winning journalist and CEO, Ruiz Strategies.
In these few words, Michele has rightly nailed the spirit of women entrepreneurs. Today our startup ecosystem abounds with such heroes, who are venturing into uncharted territories, scripting their own success stories, and leading many others with them on the journey to a braver, brighter, and newer future. These paragons of grit and determination have amassed a wealth of learning as they rise, fall, and rise again to success and glory. They inspire heartening stories, because being a woman entrepreneur in India is a different ball game altogether.
We spoke to some of these women, who are making us and the ecosystem proud, to learn from them their best kept secrets on the path to becoming a successful entrepreneur. We hope these nuggets of wisdom will serve as a beacon to many such other ladies in their journeys and inspire them to never give up! Or as Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, has rightly said, “Option A is not available. So let’s kick the shit out of option B.”
Sairee Chahal, founder & CEO of Sheroes.in, learnt about persistence and the need to invest in one self.
Says Sairee, “Good advisors are really hard to find, but when you find them, they will help you break all barriers and cross into new zones. They will also help you keep your heart and mind together. One needs to persist in their goal but change the execution as often as required. One also needs to invest in oneself – You can’t serve from an empty cup. Lastly, do your best and do not worry.”