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The Button Lady: Laxmi Sharma


Ms. Laxmi Sharma, a female entrepreneur and first women tempo driver in Nepal as well in the South‐Asia. She is also known as “The Button Lady”. She is a pioneer in bone and woodcraft but started her career as a tempo driver at a time when the roads were ruled by men.

She has been producing buttons and other handicraft for 32 years and introducing Nepali arts and handicraft through buttons around the world. She is now proprietor of “LaxmiWood Craft Udhyog”. She is also the founder and current Chairperson of the Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre.

Laxmi Sharma is a beautiful, brave woman and an inspiration to the youths. She is a patriot who suggests youths to develop Nepal. She is full of wonders; wonders in the sense she has been involved in almost every occupation. Though she has been recognized by various international and national platforms as Nepal’s entrepreneur; she presents herself as a person who is beautiful inside and out, brave, patriotic and fully motivated.

She have received special honor from Washington D.C. for her contribution as women in entrepreneurship development in Nepal. She believes that entrepreneurs are like water who can find their own way to success despite all the hurdles along the way. She has a very positive outlook on life.