Radhika Ghai is the Chief Business Officer of ShopClues which offers everything from jewellery and clothing to technology and shoes. She has women the DNA Women Achievers Day Award in E-Commerce category.
DNA Women Achievers Day Awards 2023: Radhika Ghai is the first Indian woman to enter the Unicorn club. Radhika previously founded ShopClues in 2011, to create a marketplace bringing the bazaars of India online and enabling online commerce for the 400mn consumers from tier 2 and tier 3 cities. The company achieved unicorn status in 2016 and merged with Qoo10 in 2019. She began her entrepreneurial journey when she set up her own advertising agency in1997 before moving base to the US to do her MBA from Washington University, St Louis.
She spent the next few years working at Goldman Sachs and Nordstrom in Seattle and subsequently launched FashionClues, a social portal for NRI women in 2007. Her contribution to the business world has been further recognized through the multiple awards she has received over the years such as the CEO of the Year Award at CEO IndiaAwards; Outlook Business Woman of Worth at Outlook Business Awards and Exemplary Woman Entrepreneur of the Year at CMO Asia Awards, to name a few.
Radhika is a prolific start-up investor and is involved with various mentoring and coaching programs where she works with young entrepreneurs and women in business. She has a keen interest in clean living and believes that every step, small or large, is worth acknowledging. She’s currently the Founder & CEO of kindlife.in where she’s making well-being easy for the world.
Radhika Ghai Agarwal’s life
Radhika was raised in an Army family. Her mother was a nutritionist and her father served in the Indian Army. Her father made the decision to open his own health club in 1992. Her entry into the world of entrepreneurship began with this. Ghai graduated with an MBA from St. Louis' Washington University. She also holds a post-graduate degree in public relations and advertising. Ghai also participated in a Stanford University executive programme. She opened an advertising agency in Chandigarh in 1997.
Ghai worked in marketing at Nordstrom in Seattle after completing her schooling. Afterwards, she was employed by Goldman Sachs in strategic planning. Ghai has 14 years of experience working in a variety of industries, including retail, public relations, e-commerce, fashion, and lifestyle. This enabled her to successfully launch her own business. She founded ShopClues alongside Sandeep Aggarwal and Sanjay Sethi in 2011. Ghai became the first woman from India to join the $1 billion unicorn club.