Ghazal Alagh, the co-founder of Mamaearth, has been named the Entrepreneur of the Year by the Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence. The award recognizes Alagh’s contributions to the Indian startup ecosystem and her role in transforming Mamaearth into one of the country’s leading personal care brands.
Ghazal Alagh founded Mamaearth in 2016 along with her husband Varun Alagh. The company was created with the aim of providing safe and natural personal care products for mothers and babies. Today, Mamaearth has grown to become one of India’s leading personal care brands with a range of products that includes baby care, skincare, hair care, and wellness products.
Alagh’s entrepreneurial journey began with the birth of her first child. She struggled to find safe and natural personal care products for her baby and realized that there was a gap in the market for such products. With this realization, she decided to create a brand that would cater to the needs of mothers like herself.
Mamaearth’s success can be attributed to Alagh’s vision and her commitment to creating safe and natural products. The brand has a strict no-harm policy, which means that it does not use any harmful chemicals in its products. This has helped Mamaearth earn the trust of millions of customers across India.
Under Alagh’s leadership, Mamaearth has grown rapidly and has been able to attract funding from leading investors such as Sequoia Capital, Fireside Ventures, and Stellaris Venture Partners. The brand has also expanded its reach beyond India and is now available in several countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom.
Alagh’s success as an entrepreneur has been recognized by several awards and accolades. In addition to the Entrepreneur of the Year award, she has been named among Forbes India’s 30 Under 30 and has been recognized as one of Fortune India’s 40 Under 40.
Alagh’s journey as an entrepreneur is an inspiration to aspiring business owners across the country. Her commitment to creating safe and natural products and her focus on building a brand that customers can trust have set a new benchmark for the personal care industry in India. With her vision and leadership, Mamaearth is poised to become one of the world’s leading personal care brands.