While others may avoid an issue, innovators see it for what it is - an opportunity. Some issues may be so large and systemic that they cannot be solved by a single individual. To overcome these issues, a complete ecosystem must be constructed. One such issue is addressing political, economic, and social inequalities between the two genders.
Institutions and individuals can utilise their investment portfolios to have a positive social effect in addition to making a profit. Investment in female-led businesses has shown to be the most effective approach to address the gender inequality and practise feminist investing.
Women entrepreneurs are flocking to India's startup scene in greater numbers than ever before. Women now account for roughly 14% of all entrepreneurs in India. According to estimations, hundreds of female-led start-ups such as Mamaearth, MobiKwik, Pristyn Care, Bankbazaar, Zivame, and Square Yards are leading the way in terms of successful entrepreneurial initiatives.
We present you a list of top female led companies you can invest in.
The company, led by Vice President Sulajja Firodia Motwani, has a market capitalization of around ₹1.02 billion. Kinetic introduced the country's first automated scooter, which brought mobility to lakhs of Indian women, instilling a sense of safety and significance. In 2015, the company's stock performance increased by 70%. When India's market crashed, Sulajja reinvented her family firm and maintained a 70 percent performance.
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation
With a market capitalization of . ₹450.89 billion, the company is led by Nishi Vasudeva as the Ex-Chairman and Managing Director. Nishi was the first woman to run such a large corporation, and HPCL ranks fourth in the country in terms of revenue acquisition. She had a very profitable year, as the company's performance increased by 18% under her leadership, HPCL won many honours, and she acquired the faith of eager investors.
The company's market valuation is around ₹6.72 billion, and it is helmed by Ekta Kapoor as the Joint Managing Director and Creative Director. Ekta is regarded as the Indian television industry's queen. Indeed, she effectively led Balaji Telefilms to unprecedented heights in income collection, among other things. Overall, the company intends to raise ₹150 crore in the OTT and live streaming businesses. Her achievement is mirrored in her company's stock performance, which has increased by 57 percent.
Kotak Mahindra Bank
The company's market capitalisation is ₹3.86 trillion, led by Shanti Ekambaram. Despite a 7% drop in stock performance, Kotak Mahindra Bank continues to lead the banking industry. Shanti is a trailblazer in her organisation, having managed the corporate and investment sector for 11 years. Under Ekambaram, the bank had sustained strong expansion and adoption of digital channels, payments, and products.
The market capitalization of the company is ₹937.94 billion, led by Ex-Managing Director Vinita Ball. She is a role model for all women and one of the industry's most respected executives. In little than a year, she managed to transform Britannia's fortunes. As a result of her efforts, the company's stock performance increased by 30%. Britannia was able to efficiently grab the food industry and received various honours while she was in charge.
As can be seen, the industrial ecology has begun to shift in recent years. Even as the government's 'Beti Padhao, Beti Bachao' campaign gathers traction, India is becoming a paradise for prospective female entrepreneurs. Women are now running an increasing number of businesses. Investing in these thriving enterprises will benefit the country and provide you with a significant return.