“Failure is an important part of your growth and developing resilience. Don’t be afraid to fail.”
These are the words of Michelle Obama, famously known to be one of the fiercest women’s rights advocates in the world and also the former first lady of the US. On this day dedicated to women, celebrating their success, empowerment, and their fight for equality, we’d like to acknowledge and encourage all the women around the world with the stories of these women entrepreneurs who fought against the unjust system favored towards men, and were not afraid to fail. J.K. Rowling is arguably the most famous writer in the history of women novelists and before our beloved Harry Potter made it to the big screen. It would be a shame not to take this opportunity to honor the struggles and accomplishments of first-ever female entrepreneur Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, founder of Biocon. She founded Biocon in 1978, in an up and coming India which was still set considerably back in its ways which makes her success ever so commendable. Arianna Huffington, Sophia Amoruso, Martha Stewart, Indu Jain, Sabina Chopra, Richa Kar are some of the other women entrepreneurs of the world that have had immense success despite their struggles in this unjust world. Entrepreneurship cell of ADGITM would like to wish all the women a very happy Women’s Day and applauds their achievements and strength through the struggles of this misogynistic world.
Written by Derick Dsouza, Edited by Nandita Gupta