Achiever's Success Story
Dr Somdutta Singh, Founder/CEO, Assiduus Global
Dr Somdutta Singh is a force to reckon with! Moving rapidly ahead with a $1Bn vision for her current company, Assiduus Global, Dr Somdutta Singh is an ardent believer of the adage, ‘Every adversity comes with an opportunity!’. A serial entrepreneur and angel investor, Dr Som is currently operating her 3rd venture, Assiduus Global, an E-commerce enabler that scales Fortune 500 companies across global E-commerce marketplaces. Her previous ventures, Unspun Group, an Adtech company and IRA – House of Designers, a crowd sourced multimillion-dollar fashion label have been successfully acquired.
Dr Som has been bestowed with the coveted Times 40 Under 40 honour and in 2020, she was featured in Fortune India’s 50 most powerful business women edition. She is also the owner of 3 proprietary brands across diverse verticals and is a member of the highly distinguished Entrepreneurs’ Organization and Young Presidents’ Organization.
She has served as the youngest and only woman Vice-Chairperson of NASSCOM Product Council and has been the first woman of Indian origin on the Board of Kotler Impact. She has facilitated the Government of India to form the visionary Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) by NITI Aayog that has helped lakhs of enterprising and revolutionary women across India on their entrepreneurial journeys.
Dr Som is an ardent believer of giving back to society. Her not-for-profit organization invests in the youth and empowers them with digital skills in an era that is technologically driven so as to help them leverage technology in order to sustain themselves. Her foundation also helps entrepreneurs from Tier I and Tier II cities to raise money for their ventures. As an angel investor, she has invested in some of the most promising startups across the globe. She works with Ketto.org to fund surgeries of young children whose parents cannot afford the costs.
Dr Som has authored the best-selling book – Decoding Digital: Unlocking Digital Barriers that entails a detailed analysis of digital sciences, its impact on marketing and serves as a manual for students and businesses. Her second book is in the process of publication and she is at present writing her third book. She regularly graces events such as Future Women Conference, TEDx talks, RISE conference, Economic Times Conclave, London Tech Week, TiEsummit US as an influential speaker. You can find Dr Som’s highly opinionated thought leadership pieces frequenting some of the most renowned global dailies and news portals. She is a Global Mentor at Google Launchpad, a pre-incubation program for startups and a Mentor of Change at Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), a flagship initiative to promote innovation & entrepreneurship in India.
Dr Som is also a patron of the esteemed Indiaspora Global Forum that brings change agents under one roof to engage in intellectually stimulating discussions. Dr Som has been bestowed with several prestigious awards that include the 2017 Digital Leadership Award for Social Innovation by Times of India, 2017 Women Leadership Award by Economic Times and 2019 Mentor of the Year by the Government of Andhra Pradesh.