Women Of Worth 2015

Self-taught fashionista

With no formal entrepreneurship exposure, Meena Bindra has managed to stitch up an apparels business from scratch

Vishal Koul

Indian ethnic apparels maker Meena Bindra didn’t quite know how to sew a button on fabric until she was 38. Yet, what she lacked in training and experience she made up through her self-learned couture sensibilities, all of which prompted her to start a business from home in 1985. Despite being a late bloomer and with several factors working against her, Bindra took the plunge and kept up a steady pace, giving wings to her business stitch by stitch, client by client, brick by brick. Today, at 71 years of age, Bindra is more satisfied with life than she has ever been.