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Indian-Origin Entrepreneur in Fortune’s List of 10 Powerful Women

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An Indian-origin entrepreneur Payal Kadakia, CEO and co-founder of ClassPass has been named among the most promising businesswomen of 2015 by Fortune magazine in its annual recognition of 10 women innovators, groundbreakers and game changers.

ClassPass is an American fitness startup company based in New York City and founded by Payal Kadakia and Mary Biggins. A two-year-old start-up that gives customers access to thousands of boutique fitness classes in their area.

Indian-Origin Entrepreneur in Fortune's List of 10 Powerful Women

It is only two-year-old, but it has already booked more than 7 million fitness class reservations at gyms and studios across the US, plus Canada and the UK.

Fortune’s list of 10 powerful women

  • Brit Morin – Founder and CEO, Brit + Co.
  • Jody Miller – Co-founder and CEO, Business Talent Group
  • Payal Kadakia – CEO and co-founder, ClassPass
  • Michelle Zatlyn – Co-founder and head of user experience, CloudFlare
  • Helen Greiner – CEO, CyPhy Works, Inc
  • Nanxi Liu – CEO and co-founder, Enplug
  • Jessica Billingsley – Co-founder, COO, MJ Freeway
  • Christina Lomasney – President and CEO, Modumetal, Inc.
  • Kristy Lewis – Founder and CEO, Quinn Foods
  • Jessica O Matthews – Founder and CEO, Uncharted Play
  • 10 Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs will be honored at a Fortune summit in Washington.
  • Created in 2009, the programme honors extraordinary female founders.