The founder, M. Vandana Luthra, is named the 33rd most powerful woman in the Indian industry by Fortune India in 2015 and was awarded a Padma Shri for her contribution in 2013. She has been appointed by the Indian Government, along with these honours, as President of the Council on Beauty & Wellness Skills. In addition, she’s a General Body Member of the National Institute of Yoga New Delhi-based Morarji Desai. The Mantri Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana is also an active member of the Steering Committee and the Subcommittee that is formed by the Indian Ministry of Skills and Entrepreneurship.
However, nothing happens in a single day. Vandana and VLCC did not appear out of nowhere. Vandana began her adventure as a housewife in 1989, when the first of her two daughters was just three years old, and she is still living her dream today as a grandma to three children.
“When I started, there were practically any women entrepreneurs in India,” she adds, recalling her early struggles. It was a predominantly male-dominated workplace. I had to deal with a lot of criticism, and a lot of people tried to stop me from succeeding and growing. My only belief was that my notion was unique and different, and that it was being introduced for the first time in India.