Unframed Talking : Anushka Iyer, Founder and CEO of Wiggles
In order to celebrate its 30th anniversary, the teams at Rennes School of Business have gone looking for some of the most ‘Unframed’ Alumni profiles to share in its new dedicated podcast series.
The new podcast “Unframed Talking” by Rennes School of Business features talks with a range of inspiring men and women who attended the School. These exceptional members of our Alumni talk about the challenges, successes and lessons learned in their careers so far, and the instances in which they thought, or acted, “outside the frame.”
In this episode of the podcast, we meet Anushka Iyer, Founder and CEO of Wiggles.
“My passion is to enter uncharted waters and disrupt them.” In this podcast, Anushka looks back at her years at the school which brought her so much, both personally and professionally, and the Unframed Thinking signature that represents the school and which pushed her to step out of the box and start her own company – Wiggles.
A member of the Indian Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Anushka Iyer has just been ranked by Forbes as one of the top 30 entrepreneurs in Silicon Asia.
A female leader. Because the founder of the Indian pet care start-up Wiggles is first and foremost a committed manager: “Women need to support each other on their way to the top. More and more female leaders need to become role models and go against the grain.”
In a country where just 14% of entrepreneurs are women, she has her work cut out for her. It would be an understatement to say that she is marching off the beaten track. She is the inventor of the Wiggle Box, a subscription box containing anti-parasite medication and nutritional supplements for pets which is delivered monthly. During Covid, she launched video consultations and contactless delivery. The Wiggles vets respond to pet owners free of charge and help to create a customer community.
Anushka’s is an absolute success story which has been supported by her Master of Science at Rennes School of Business and her degree in animal health at the British College of Canine Studies. The result is 30% growth per month and plans to set up operations in seven Indian cities. Anushka Iyers’ goal is to become a $70 million company in the next four years.
She advises all students to be themselves, meet people, fail, learn and get back up to carry on.
Anushka received the Alumni Distinguished Awards on the occasion of the school’s 30th anniversary!