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Meenakshi Gupta

State Vice President, West Bengal Entrepreneurship Council

India

A dedicated and compassionate entrepreneur contributing to the fashion community and specialising in styling and dressing women under the Brand “FADKA BY MEENAKSHI”. Born in Faizabad and brought up in Lucknow and Kolkata, my childhood was a mix of two entirely different cultures. I have done my schooling from Ashok Hall School, Kolkata always inclined towards academics and extra-curriculars like classical singing. I developed my love for fabrics and designing while graduating from J.D Birla College in Home Science Honours. My interests include writing poetry and listening to music. I also take keen interest in understanding and mastering the latest technology. I started my entrepreneurial journey as a Multimedia Computer Centre owner but my creative inclination led me to launch my own brand for women designer traditional wear. I started with only 15 sarees in my daughter’s room and 17 years later now I have a display store in Park Street and fully functioning workshop with a work force of 25. As an entrepreneur I have always believed in empowering women to be financially independent. I have been providing a job for about 90 to 100 women in rural Kolkata for hand work on fabrics and stitching. My store and workshop both also have a maximum of women employees working and providing for their families. To conclude, I believe in moving forward with time and embrace every change that comes my way.

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