Contrary to popular belief, enterprising women are not an exception. In fact, far from it. Although early startups saw mostly men riding on the twin steeds of technology and sudden success to set up diverse companies, women entrepreneurs in India have since carried the torch of entrepreneurship with resolve and quiet efficiency.
Many of them shoulder the enterprising spirit, and the awesome responsibility that comes with it, with the same, understated application and brilliance as—to name one great woman—Marie Curie, the pioneering scientist. “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained,” said Curie more than a century ago. It holds true of women in developing countries to this day.