Revathi Roy

Homemaker To Breadwinner | Founder of Hey DeeDee | Serial Entrepreneur


From driving a cab on the streets of Mumbai to setting up a hyper-local logistics venture 'Hey Deedee', Revathi Roy has overcome difficult personal challenges to get to where she is now. 

Revathi Roy, one of Fortune India's 50 Most Powerful Women in 2019, pioneered Asia's first women's cab service, ForShe in 2007. 

Since 2016, she has run Hey Deedee, a delivery service that employs underprivileged women.

To solve India's last-mile problem, Roy recruited an all-women fleet to deliver parcels and packages on both two-wheelers and four-wheelers, partnering with companies such as Amazon and Pizza Hut.

Roy's start-ups have been driven by the central ethos of women's empowerment. She has been recognized globally for her empowering entrepreneurship and has been featured on the cover of Forbes India.

Roy will also be the subject of a movie produced by John Abraham. The movie is based on a book about her life.

Her vision is to create the world's largest last mile delivery service logistics platform done only by women.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

In 2007, she won the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award by BMA and the ‘Lions Club Favorite Social Entrepreneur’ award in 2008.

She was named India’s most powerful woman in 2019.

IN 2010, She was awarded the ‘National Bravery Award’. 

She has also won the ‘Niti Aayog Award’ in 2016.

She won the Femina Women Jury Award 2017 for Social Impact.

Why Revathi Roy ?

Revathi Roy is a celebrated social Entrepreneur. She has also contributed to a white paper called ‘Women In Transportation’, which has been jointly published by IFC and World Bank. She has helped over a thousand underprivileged urban women and empowered them to stand on their own feet by training them to be commercial drivers.

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