Mrs Vandana Luthra, Founder of the well-spoken brand – VLCC working on beauty, health and fitness industry. She is a visionary and a part of the elite list of successful first generation women entrepreneurs in India.
Keeping up at pace in the hustle and bustle of a very dynamic lifestyle and still having time to take care of your body sounds hideous. Isn’t it? With the shift in our lifestyle, we tend to lose control over how we look or dress.
In this contemporary business world where we always have to look on point isn’t that of a cake walk. In order to bridge this gap and providing the best services and helping people to look spot-on without much ado, back in the 1989 Vandhana Luthra started VLCC, as a beauty and slimming services centre in Safdarjung Development Area, New Delhi. From then on there was no looking back. She went on to provide many services that helped restore confidence in almost all her clients. Having clientele almost in most leading parts of the world all sums up to the utmost confidence and sheer determination that she possesses.
One of their major USPs were unique DNA-based weight management system to customize weight loss programmes for an individual that has garnered them immense reputation over all these years. The company operates its products business through its subsidiary, VLCC Personal Care Limited in India and GVig in Singapore, which it acquired in September 2013.
This lady driven with a great mission has won various honours. Luthra has received a host of awards for her excellence and entrepreneurship over the years including the Padma Shri in 2013 for her contribution to trade and industry. Other awards include The Asian Business Leaders Forum Trailblazer Award in 2012. The Enterprise Asia Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2010. Luthra was ranked 26th in the distinguished annual Forbes Asia 2016 list of 50 Power Businesswomen in the APAC region (which includes Asia, Australia and New Zealand). Of the 50 women achievers featured, only 8 were from India. She was featured in Fortune magazine’s annual listing of the ‘50 Most Powerful Women in Business in India’ for five years in a row – from 2011 to 2015.
Apart from her services as the Founder and Vice Chairperson, VLCC she is also a philanthropist. Luthra actively helps the underprivileged and the physically challenged by providing them scholarships for free education. She is Vice Chairperson of the NGO, Khushii, which has projects like telemedicine centres, a remedial school with midday meal facility catering to 3,000 children, and a vocational training facility.
She is the living inspiration to many across the globe. Helped many acquire their lost confidence by transforming both body and minds.