Thursday, May 8, 2008

Dipali Goenka

May 8, 12 noon, over phone...

Dipali Goenka, Head Welspun Retail


Murali said...


Dipali Goenka
A Mother, a Wife and above all an Entrepreneur - an amalgamation, which every young Indian woman aspires to become. Dipali Goenka is an archetype of all these three qualities. With her positive attitude and complete dedication, Dipali is currently the Director of “Welspun Retail Ltd. (WRL).”

A Graduate in Psychology, Dipali is well versed with the dynamics involved in a continuously evolving Group like Welspun since its inception. She has single handedly driven Welspun’s retail initiative from its concept to execution and set up the aspirational brand “SPACES Home and Beyond”, followed by “WELHOME”, for the “Value for money” consumer. W.R.L. has set up a retail space of over 2,00,000 sq. ft. with 200 stores spread across 95 cities and is today the Largest specialized Home Textile Chain in India.

Under her able guidance, the Design studio of WRL today ranks amongst the best in the industry across the World. Dipali also believe that a Company’s future lie in the hands of its able employees - She leaves no stone unturned to add her valuable inputs in various policies pertaining to Human Resources. She along with each and every Welspunite strongly believes in giving something back to the society. The up-liftment of the status of the girl child is another priority for Dipali Goenka. Education being one of the main focus areas for Welspun, Dipali initiated the set up of Welspun Vidyamandir High School and Welspun Anganwadi in Anjar, Gujarat. Her active participation adds another sensitive dimension to her multi-faceted personality.

Outside Welspun, she had embarked upon a “Women’s Empowerment Initiative” with her active participation in the Young FICCI Ladies Organization (YFLO) Mumbai Chapter, since its inception in 2005 till March 2007. The objective was to meet the unique needs and aspirations of women between the age groups of 25- 39 years from myriad economic strata.

Dipali has always been inspired by her enterprising mother who single handedly looked after a flourishing business. In spite of her hectic work schedule; Dipali balances both her family and professional life with total commitment and perseverance. She is also a professionally trained in “Kathak” dance from the “Jaipur Gharana” and listens to music in her spare time. She believes that everything is achievable and continuously looks for opportunities to help others.

“Never give in! One has to continuously evolve as an individual and most importantly as a human being to succeed.”
Welspun Retail

Welspun’s Retail Ltd motto of ‘Dare to Commit’ truly encompasses the way Welspun Retail Ltd accepts all challenges and aims to perform exceedingly better that expected.

Welspun India Limited launched its Indian retail division, Welspun Retail Limited, (WRL) in 2003 as a part of Welspun Group, one of the fastest growing business conglomerates in India with an aim to capture the Home Textiles market. Its Retail brands, SPACES- Home & Beyond has carved its niche with its fashion driven model in the country's major metros, while Welhome targets a larger audience with its value for money model. The turn over of the Retail division stands at 100 crores, expected to double in the next 5 years by working towards their aim of to be present in every home.

Under Mrs. Dipali Geonka’s able guidance, the Design studio of WRL today ranks amongst the best in the industry across the World. Their designs have been used are inspired from various moods and conceptualized by a consortium of best minds.

Welspun as a group considers Corporate Social Responsibility (C.S.R.) an autonomous part of its being. They believe in not only nurturing our own employees but also the society at large. In sync with our guiding path of five E's , Enrichment of mind, Enrichment of body, Education, Empathy, Empowerment of Women and contributions for other social activities we try to make continuous efforts to better the lives of everyone involved with us both, directly or indirectly.

SPACES Home & Beyond:

Spaces, Home and beyond is the Retail Home Fashion brand of the $1.5 billion Welspun Group that addresses the complete needs of the home decoration segment: holistic home solutions for bed, bath, kitchen, living, dining and accessories. The ranges incorporate International trends & contemporary styles in a simulated home setting, making it easier for customers to mix- and- match the products they wish to purchase. Located all over the country, the stores offer an experiential shopping experience for the consumer, with co-ordinated home d├ęcor products. The home; a high involvement category needed space & touch-points for the consumer to shop. This is precisely the lacuna that Spaces, Home & Beyond has filled in .The brand ensures that the design driven products defined.


WELHOME was initially launched in October 2005 with a view to cater to the masses and the value for money conscious clientele with strong aspirations. Today, it offers a wide range of products in a large number of colours and designs that are both, phenomenal and at the same time affordable. Welhome has become a world of home decor products that are big on range and bigger still on value

Welspun India Ltd.

Welspun India Ltd is one of the largest Home Textiles producers in Asia and amongst the top 4 largest producers of Terry towels in the world. The company supplies Home Textile Products to the top 12 retailers of the world and to Fashion Labels like Nautica, Ralph Lauren, Chaps, Wal-Mart, J.C. Penny, Bed Bath and Beyond, Macys, IKEA, Sheridan, M&S, Debenhams etc. It is also the 8th largest player in Home Textiles in the U.S. (Source: HTT U.S.) Last year it acquired 85% interest in Christy, UK's number 1 towel brand and the world's oldest towel manufacturer and is also the sole supplier of towels to the world famous Wimbledon.
Hardik Desai
Torque Communications
Tel: 022 65063781/82
M: 9819562380

Anonymous said...

Wow! I love the Christie's brand but was saddened that they were moving out of the concession in Debenhams Nottingham. As a licensed Fair Trade retailer I wonder if you'd be interested in this idea to pilot in Nottingham but to roll out across the country: empty shops in Nottingham filled by Fair Trade Retailers, the shops to work in sync with the online presence. We will be contacting you when we know more.

Kind regards

Rusty Monkey