'A good venture capitalist can ensure exponential growth in your networks' – 15 quotes on entrepreneurs and leaders – YourStory

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Launched in 2014, StoryBites is a weekly feature from YourStory, featuring notable quotable quotes in our articles of this past week (see the previous edition here). Share these 15 gems and insights from the week of October 3-9 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights.
See also our pick of Top Quotes of 2021 on Entrepreneurship, Investment, Digital Transformation, Storytelling, The India Opportunity, Pandemic Resilience, Failure Recovery, Design, and Art.
[Year in Review 2021] Times are changing as women in tech reach new heights
Increasing female representation in senior leadership is only possible by sustaining and maintaining the middle management years and empowering women by giving right opportunities and responsibilities. – Vijayashree Natarajan, Omega Healthcare
[Working from home] levelled the playing field and opened many doors for women, who were earlier ignored or relegated to household duties. – Neha Shah, QWEEN
Even if a woman travels by public transport or on polluted roads, her makeup should stay. – Vineeta Singh, SUGAR Cosmetics
We need to see the queer community not just as recipients of healthcare but also as providers—as doctors, nurses, caretakers, and also as teachers, researchers, and students in the medical educational space. – Aqsa Shaikh, Human Solidarity Foundation
[Year in Review 2021] 10 inspiring stories of people who made the world a better place
Blind children’s learning is not limited by their disabilities but by the conditions of their education and the often outdated forms of engagement with Braille. – Sanskriti Dawle, Thinkerbell Labs
Obesity is no longer a wealthier nations’ issue. Most developing and underdeveloped countries are steadily becoming exposed to risk, and there is a direct correlation between age, income groups, and lifestyles. – Vikas Singhal, Medanta- Medicity Hospital
There’s a lot of news and awareness about milk, but there is absolutely no information about eggs in the market. No one talks about antibiotic-free eggs or hormone-free eggs. – Namita Satija, Bettr Eggs
There is new pragmatism [in GCC countries] towards global economy, tourism and business. – Falguni Nayar, Nykaa
The listening-to-speaking ratio in sales has to be 60:40, and as a salesperson, you have to listen to the customer requirements. – Chitra Singh, Sales Womentoring
The sooner we start the practice of giving, the greater the impact we will be able to create—which is why young people must get involved with the community. – Siddharth Ladsariya, Young Volunteers Organisation
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[Year in Review] Meet these Indian women who used social media to drive change and social impact
Raising too little, raising too much, raising ahead of product market fit are all challenging. – Dipanjan Basu, Fireside Ventures
The interesting piece of this asset class at the early or angel stage is actually downturn agnostic. It is completely insulated and we never see a slowdown. – Nandini Mansinghka, Mumbai Angels
Onboarding equity investors help MSMEs to have the freedom to spend money on necessary business operations without the fear of short-term paybacks, leading to a sustainable partnership and overall business growth. – Shrikant Goyal, GetFive
A good venture capitalist can ensure exponential growth in your networks and find you relevant connections for any business needs. It opens access to an entire ecosystem, often difficult to reach for bootstrapped founders. – Abhishek Goenka, RPSG Capital Ventures
YourStory has also published the pocketbook ‘Proverbs and Quotes for Entrepreneurs: A World of Inspiration for Startups’ as a creative and motivational guide for innovators (downloadable as apps here: Apple, Android).


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