Meet the Women

Meet Shama [2:11]

Shama

Pune, India

Profession
Energy Efficient Window and Door Design and Manufacturing
Business
WinRoyal Windows and Doors
Country
India
partner school
Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Indian School of Business
10,000 Women helped me to delegate my work and better manage my staff. Since graduating from the program, I’ve increased the efficiency of my business by following a clear plan to achieve positive results.

Business Overview

In 2007, my husband and I founded our business which designs, manufactures and installs energy efficient uPVC windows and doors. Our clients include homebuilders, homeowners, hospitals and schools.  

Challenges

I am an architect by training and had prior experience in designing windows, but did not have a formal business background. Before 10,000 Women, I struggled with understanding and managing my business’ finances and had trouble delegating work to staff. 

Results

Since graduating from the 10,000 Women program I have gained confidence as an entrepreneur. I review my business’ finances daily and manage my account receivables. I delegate work to staff so that I can focus on planning, expanding my business, and overseeing inventory.

Our business has obtained additional loans to increase our inventory, and we are now providing uPVC products to three additional fabricators in India.

Future Goals

Our goal is to expand and provide our uPVC products to fabricators across India. We would also like to be the main distributor for German-branded uPVC windows.

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