Success and recognition are inevitable for those with an insatiable hunger to achieve. StrongHer Ventures, a venture capital firm with a focus on financing women-led projects, has published a list of 100 Women Trailblazers who embody this trait. And featured on the list in the founders’ section is Aarti Ramakrishnan, Crayon Data’s co-founder and COO.
The evolution of women across many roles in the workforce has been a remarkable achievement over the last century. Women have broken down barriers in various industries and have made significant progress in improving their representation as corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and investors. According to recent data, only 33% of director roles are held by women, 47% of entry-level positions are held by women, and the number of women in management roles has increased to 38%.
These numbers are a testament to the progress that has been made in creating more inclusive and diverse workplaces. There is still work to be done to achieve gender parity at the highest levels of corporate leadership, as only 10% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women this year. This is the highest they have been, which is a positive indication of the progress being made. The continued push towards more inclusivity and diversity will also have a positive impact on the overall success of companies, society and larger ecosystems.
Here’s what ‘The StrongHer 100’ report had to say
On International Women’s Day, we are thrilled to present “The StrongHer 100” list of the Top 100 Global Women Trailblazers who have left an indelible mark on the world of business and entrepreneurship. These women are true pioneers who have defied the odds, breaking through barriers, and paved the way for future generations. These women are altering sectors and motivating others to reach new heights, from business leaders who have overcome gender barriers to venture capitalists who are investing in the next generation of innovators. This list also includes unforgettable legends who have paved the way for women in business, creating a path for others to follow for years to come. These women are true role models and inspirations.
Aarti Ramakrishnan is a co-founder and the Chief of Operations (COO) for Crayon Data, a business she founded in 2012. She has a combined experience of 18+ years in marketing, analytics, and operations in the BFSI sector. In 2021, Aarti was honored as part of the IFTA Award for Woman Leader in Fintech.
Want a dose of inspiration? Check out the full list of amazing women here.