ET Startup Awards 2016: As a founder and investor, Meena Ganesh has created winner after winner

Meena Ganesh is nothing short of a role model for women entrepreneurs in the country, especially in a startup ecosystem starved of women leaders.

The cofounder of home healthcare startup Portea Medical has nearly three decades of experience across industries. Ganesh was previously a promoter of TutorVista, which Pearson acquired for $213 million in 2013. As partner of Growth Story, she is also a copromoter of about a dozen startups, including BigBasket, HomeLane, FreshMenu and BlueStone. "I am very pleased to have won the Woman Ahead award. I have seen a lot of change happening in the past 10 years wherein women are taking up leadership positions in companies," said Ganesh. "There is still more change required, especially when it comes to encouraging women to take risks as entrepreneurs."

Ganesh, an alumna of the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, has in three years expanded Portea's operations to about 20 cities with a staff of about 5,000 employees................Read more


Source: The Economic Times

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