Celebrating Asian Women Entrepreneurs making it big in the USA

Pujit Siddhant

Mar 08 2024

<div style=' background:#FFFFFF;color:#000000;font-family:Verdana;width:auto;padding:5px;max-height:100%;'><span><p class="MsoNormal">As the world commemorates International Women's Day, it's crucial to recognize the remarkable contributions of women entrepreneurs who are reshaping industries, driving positive change, and inspiring future generations. Today, we celebrate the extraordinary journeys of Radhika Patil, Trisha Sakhuja Walia, and Ridhi Tariyal, whose entrepreneurial spirit, resilience, and innovation exemplify the power of women in driving progress and transformation.</p><p class="MsoNormal"></p><p class="MsoNormal">Radhika Patil – Founder &amp; CEO of Cradlewise</p><p class="MsoNormal"></p><p class="MsoNormal">Cradlewise is the world's smartest convertible bassinet and crib. It is a self-learning crib that learns and adapts to your baby's unique sleep patterns. It has a 3D camera that senses cues from the baby like movements and sounds to understand your baby's sleep patterns. You can get more info on your baby's sleep patterns through the analytics on the app.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Born and raised in India, Radhika's childhood was shaped by a supportive family environment that encouraged curiosity, creativity, and a strong work ethic. Despite being surrounded by doctors in her family, Radhika pursued her love for mathematics and electronics, eventually earning degrees in engineering and electronics.</p><p class="MsoNormal">After gaining valuable experience in the semiconductor industry, Radhika embarked on a mission to address one of the biggest challenges faced by new parents: sleep deprivation. Inspired by her own experiences as a mother, Radhika co-founded Cradlewise, a pioneering startup that developed the world's first convertible smart crib. The Cradlewise crib utilizes innovative AI technology to soothe babies back to sleep at the first signs of waking, providing much-needed relief for exhausted parents.</p><p class="MsoNormal">However, Radhika's journey to success was not without its challenges. The Covid-19 pandemic presented unforeseen obstacles, forcing Radhika and her team to adapt and persevere in the face of uncertainty. Despite the challenges, Radhika remained steadfast in her commitment to her vision, leveraging her resilience, resourcefulness, and determination to achieve success.</p><p class="MsoNormal"></p><p class="MsoNormal">Today, Cradlewise exemplifies Radhika's entrepreneurial spirit and her relentless pursuit of innovation. By combining cutting-edge technology with a deep understanding of parental needs, Radhika has transformed the landscape of baby sleep solutions, empowering parents to enjoy better sleep and peace of mind.</p><p class="MsoNormal"></p><p class="MsoNormal">Trisha Sakhuja Walia – CEO of Brown Girl Magazine</p><p class="MsoNormal"></p><p class="MsoNormal">Brown Girl Magazine is a multimedia company based in New York City with global reach dedicated to South Asian self-expression, cultural anchoring, and dialogue.&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal">Growing up as an immigrant in the suburbs of New York City, Trisha experienced firsthand the challenges of navigating dual identities and finding a sense of belonging in a society that often marginalized South Asian voices.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Determined to create a space where South Asian women could see themselves reflected and celebrated, Trisha founded Brown Girl Magazine in 2008. What began as a passion project quickly evolved into a global platform for South Asian voices, tackling issues of identity, culture, and social justice.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Through authentic storytelling, community engagement, and a commitment to amplifying marginalized voices, Trisha has transformed Brown Girl Magazine into a powerful force for change and empowerment. By providing a platform for diverse voices and perspectives, Trisha has inspired countless women to embrace their hyphenated identities with pride and confidence.</p><p class="MsoNormal">However, Trisha's journey to success was not without its challenges. As a woman of color navigating the predominantly white male-dominated media industry, Trisha faced skepticism, resistance, and systemic barriers. Despite the challenges, Trisha remained resilient and determined, leveraging her creativity, passion, and unwavering commitment to her vision to overcome obstacles and achieve success.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Today, by providing a platform for underrepresented voices and perspectives, Trisha has reshaped the media landscape, challenging norms and breaking down barriers along the way.</p><p class="MsoNormal"></p><p class="MsoNormal">Ridhi Tariyal – Founder &amp; CEO of NextGenJane</p><p class="MsoNormal"></p><p class="MsoNormal">NextGen Jane is a data-driven women's healthcare company known for inventing a smart tampon system that offers insight into a woman's reproductive health system. With a background in finance and pharmaceuticals, Ridhi recognized the need for innovation in women's health and set out to empower women to take control of their reproductive health.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Inspired by her own experiences and the challenges of accessing crucial health information, Ridhi co-founded NextGenJane in 2014. What began as a mission to provide women with access to essential health information quickly evolved into a groundbreaking startup that is revolutionizing the field of women's healthcare.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Through innovative technology, data-driven insights, and a commitment to female empowerment, Ridhi and her team are pioneering new ways for women to track their health, make informed decisions, and advocate for their own well-being. Despite facing skepticism, resistance, and systemic barriers, Ridhi remained resilient and determined, leveraging her creativity and expertise, to overcome obstacles and achieve success.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Today, NextGenJane stands as a testament to Ridhi's vision, perseverance, and unwavering dedication to empowering women and revolutionizing women's healthcare. By providing women with access to essential health information and resources, Ridhi is reshaping the landscape of women's health, challenging norms, and breaking down barriers along the way.</p><p class="MsoNormal"></p><p class="MsoNormal">On this International Women's Day, let us celebrate the remarkable achievements and groundbreaking initiatives of women entrepreneurs like Radhika Patil, Trisha Sakhuja Walia, and Ridhi Tariyal. Their entrepreneurial journeys exemplify the power of resilience, innovation, and empowerment, inspiring future generations of women to pursue their passions, overcome obstacles, and drive positive change in the world.</p><p class="MsoNormal">As we honor their achievements, let us recommit ourselves to championing gender equality, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of society. Together, we can create a world where women's voices are heard and their contributions are valued.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p><span></div>

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