The global goal of Women Entrepreneurship Day is to ignite innovators, changemakers, and aspiring entrepreneurs to spark up expansions and advance inclusion worldwide. Given the boasting Indian scenario in the startup landscape, only 15 percent of the unicorns have been held by women of a total of 107 unicorns.
Peyush Bansal, Co-founder, and Chief Executive questions, “How come 4/4 of our International Heads are women? How come 60 percent of over 2000 optometrists at Lenskart are women? How come 48 percent of the entrepreneurs on Shark Tank India are now women?”
In line with Women Entrepreneurship Day, Lenskart’s Bansal has written a long post on his LinkedIn profile. Bansal appreciates women professionals, entrepreneurs, and global leaders and has laid even more emphasis on women who he works with at Lenskart.
Peyush Bansal is one of the Sharks with Anupam Mittal, Shaadi.com; Namita Thapar, Emcure Pharmaceuticals; Aman Gupta, boAt; Vineeta Singh, Sugar Cosmetics. The Second season of the show is scheduled to be released in December 2022.
Peyush Bansal ended the post and writes, “While I have 100 more examples from within Lenskart of phenomenal women leaders, I’m cautious about sharing them to not make it easy for all the head hunters to go after our best talent.”
Bansal further shares his personal perspective and broadly categorizes it into segments. Below given is his own words-
Putting Purpose before Self: In high-growth companies, the leader needs to put aside personal ambitions and focus solely on the company’s mission. In so many instances, I’ve seen women put their loved ones first before themselves. While men are ramping up now, for ages, women have been keeping the larger good of the family in mind and steering it forward.
One of our first employees is Amrita Prakash who has played the role of Receptionist to HR Manager to GM Operations. Right after her first baby, despite all our resistance, she was in the factory managing her newborn & booming orders - this is the level of selflessness women bring to an org.