Currently involved in Hey Deedee®, a real-time logistics platform involving an all-women fleet specially trained by Zaffiro Learning Pvt Ltd. She aims to empower underprivileged women by skilling them in two-wheeler riding and soft skills, and guaranteeing them a job on its Hey Deedee® platform. Her vision – to create the world's largest last mile delivery service logistics platform done only by women.
Revathi Roy is a social entrepreneur who has been working towards empowering urban poor women since 2007 whether be it by pioneering Asia’s first all-women taxi service, Forsche or recently founding India’s first all-women instant parcel delivery service, Hey Deedee®.
Awards & mentions
Was conferred The Femina Women Jury Award for Social Impact for her pioneering work in FORSCHE, Asia’s first women taxi service, Viira in Mumbai, another such taxi service, and Hey Deedee, the India’s first all-women hyperlocal delivery start-up.
Forsche featured as a case study in a textbook for Effectual Entrepreneurship – 2nd edition, at the UVA Darden School of Business
On the cover of Forbes India’s first WPower Women Trailblazers Issue
Was honoured with the Women Icons Award at Singapore for empowering women throughout my career. From Asia’s first all-women taxi service to the first all-women instant parcel delivery service
Recognised by NITI Aayog for starting Asia’s first women taxi service with the Women Transforming India Award
Winner of Worthiness (WOW) Women’s Award for Change by Bliss Equity for the first ever women to start an All Women Taxi Service for women
Women of Excellence Award by Lala Lajpatrai Institute of Management for redefining the transport service industry
Awarded The Uncha Maza Zoka Ramabai Ranade Puraskar 2013 by Zee Marathi for her pioneering the All Women’s Taxi Service
Presented with the Amodini Award at the 2012 Godfrey Phillips National Bravery Awards for her trend setting work in the field of skilling women and making them financially independent
Awarded the Favourite Social Entrepreneur for the Year by Lions Club of Bombay
Bombay Management Association felicitated Revathi Roy with the Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2007-08
September 22, 2017
Being a Cabbie Herself to Being The CEO of India’s First All-Women Startup: Revathi Keeps Driving Ahead!
August 18, 2017
Housework Keeps India’s Women At Home. Some Women Are Changing That.
May 22, 2017
Revathi Roy, Founder of Hey Deedee® is an inspiration for all
April 13, 2017
Revathi Roy is ‘steering’ Asia’s first ever women’s taxi service
March 31, 2017
3 business women decode their start-up stories
March 17, 2017
A kickstart to women empowerment
Revathi Roy at a Panel Discussion at the Launch Conference – 2017 edition of Empower
Part of panel discussion on Women Leaders and Entrepreneurs discussed about building economies in startups along with panelists Anjali Bansal (Formerly TPG Growth), Shalaka Joshi (Gender Leader (South Asia), IFC, Annie Mathew (Sr Director – Evangelism, Microsoft), Avani Davda (MD, Godrej Nature’s Basket and Deepali Nair (CMO, IIFL) as moderator.
Revathi Roy, a part of panel discussion at “Women Power 2017”
Revathi Roy reveals why she chose to start a business of training and employing women as drivers at “Women Power 2017” held on March 4, 2017.
Revathi Roy was invited as a speaker for a panel discussion on Women Entrepreneurs – Challenges and Opportunities for Udyog Bodh 2017
Revathi Roy, was invited as a speaker for a panel discussion on Women Entrepreneurs – Challenges and Opportunities for Udyog Bodh 2017, an Annual Conference of Saturday Club Global Trust which was held at The Lalit, Mumbai on 14 January, 2017. Over 1000+ entrepreneurs across Maharashtra were present at the Conference.
Revathi Roy spoke at the Hindustan Unilever Limited HR Conclave in Goa
Revathi Roy was at the Hindustan Unilever Limited HR Conclave in Goa in March, 2017. She spoke on the meaning of purpose for everyone, to a collective audience of around 100 people.