Top 10 Women Leaders In Retail - 2023

With Retailors People buy, With Women Retailors People Shop

With new-age, digital first businesses bursting into the retail space, it has emerged as one of the most dynamic and fastpaced industries and witnessing an ever-changing landscape filled with advancement. Today retail is at a boom being more consumer-centric than ever, which is paving the way towards the biggest revolution, where it widely welcomes the active participation of women and provide them opportunities to be significant contributors of economic empowerment and career advancement. And, women too willingly join this sector to break the age old tradition of running homes and killing their in capabilities.

Why Women Retailors?

Women are blessed with certain traits that are tailor-made to suit the needs of this industry and making them perfect retailers. They are gifted with undeniable qualities such as pleasant, patient, empathetic, stable, effective communicator including others, which makes them more suitable for specific retail roles. And, the most commendable quality a woman has is the ability to connect and develop a community, through understanding, attracting, engaging and retaining customers, which are crucial for not only retail but for every business. With fostering entrepreneurship spirit merging with feminism, the world is witnessing unimaginable today. In this challenging and highly competitive world women are constantly breaking down societal barriers by succeeding and excelling in almost every industry and retail is no exception. With caliber to transform the workplace with apt opportunity they are reaching the pinnacle. Therefore retailers need to focus more on hiring and retaining women employees understanding its significant business benefits so that both retailer and the fair participation has more to cheer about.

Our endeavour at Women Entrepreneur magazine has always been to highlight remarkable women leaders across geographies and industries. In keeping with our motto, the current issue of the Women Entrepreneur Magazine features a list of ‘Top 10 Women Leaders in Retail - 2023'. Compiled by a panel of industry veterans, CEOs, CXOs and the Women Entrepreneur Magazine editorial team, the list features prolific women who have not only crafted illustrious and innovative businesses, but have proven their mettle as leaders across the diverse businesses playing a key role in contributing towards strengthening the workforce.

  • Pipin Fashions and Retail
  • Agnes Raja George

  • A Seasoned Retailer with over 22 years specialised in product strategies, planning, buying, merchandise, pricing and promotion, data analytics, retail store & supply chain management. process re-engineering and consulting

  • The Woman's Company
  • Anika Parashar

  • An initiative for women providing tailormade, organic, wellness and hygiene products that cater to the environment

  • Third Sense Academy
  • Anannya Agrawal

  • An experienced entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the e-gifting industry and skilled in shopify, social media marketing, E-commerce management, online sales, digital branding and team building

  • Nykaa
  • Falguni Nayar

  • An empowering leader with the vision of building a multi-brand omnichannel beautyfocused retail business and enabling brands to reach the breadth and depth of the country

  • Nalli Silk Sarees
  • Lavanya Nalli

  • A hands-on leader with 18 years of experience in retail, strategy, ops and ecommerce focusing on new business development and growth opportunities, retail store operations, and private-label

  • Fayon Kids
  • Preeti Jatia

  • A BNCA graduate in textile, and interior design focusing on the comfort of the child while keeping in mind the latest fashion trends

  • Baggit India
  • Nina Lekhi

  • An experienced director with a demonstrated history of working in the apparel and fashion industry skilled in negotiation, business planning, customer service, sales and retail

  • Village Decor
  • Saranya Subbaiya

  • A constant knowledge seeker fond of learning new things and focusing to maximize the use of village handmade products and make it a mainstream product line in the global market

  •  Juniper Fashion
  • Pooja Agarwal

  • An accomplished fashion entrepreneur providing the latest style and offering fashionable contemporary ethnic wear by focusing on trendy silhouettes with a traditional and heritage feel resulting in an elegant look

  • Limeroad
  • Suchi Mukherjee

  • A fashion entrepreneur with the focus of identifying and helping scale direct-toconsumer fashion labels in India