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®.

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current work

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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.

Awards & mentions

June 2017

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.

April 2017

Forsche featured as a case study in a textbook for Effectual Entrepreneurship – 2nd edition, at the UVA Darden School of Business

March 2017

On the cover of Forbes India’s first WPower Women Trailblazers Issue

March 2017

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

September 2016

Recognised by NITI Aayog for starting Asia’s first women taxi service with the Women Transforming India Award

May 2016

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

March 2014

Women of Excellence Award by Lala Lajpatrai Institute of Management for redefining the transport service industry

August 2013

Awarded The Uncha Maza Zoka Ramabai Ranade Puraskar 2013 by Zee Marathi for her pioneering the All Women’s Taxi Service

April 2012

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

October 2011

Awarded the Favourite Social Entrepreneur for the Year by Lions Club of Bombay

June 2008

Bombay Management Association felicitated Revathi Roy with the Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2007-08

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