Meet the 5 Most Influential Women in the Indian Business Community
“Women hold up half the sky.”
A Chinese proverb acknowledges women equal contribution in the society and in all the ways the names mentioned here under the list of ‘The 5 Most Influential Women in the Indian Business Community’.
Over the time the participation of women in the business world has increased. They have overpowered all the challenges and negative thinking and proved themselves beyond the expectations in all spheres of entrepreneurship. Meet the 5 most influential women who have been fighting strongly against gender typecasting in the business world for years and well respected among the Indian Business Community. Some of them have founded or co-founded successful ventures and falls under the list of the ‘Most Powerful Women in the World’.
Meet the incredibly talented and eminent Indian Business Women;
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson & MD, Biocon Limited (http://www.biocon.com/ )
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw comes among the most influential people across the world. She is a self-made Indian business women who heads Asia’s largest insulin producer company Biocon. She is appreciated by the corporate world as well as entrepreneurs’ fraternity for her pioneered efforts in the Indian Biotechnology industry. Her efforts are recognized by different organization a number of times and the Economic Times considered her in the list of “Top 10 Most Powerful Women CEOs for the Year 2012”. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Bangalore University and Master Brewer from Ballarat University, Australia. She was born in Bangalore on 23 March 1953 and founded Biocon (a fully technology integrated company) in 1978. Under her leadership, Biocon become a leading biomedical research company that manufacturer oncology and diabetes medicines. She is also associated with different organizations and companies to offer support especially to other budding women entrepreneurs.
Chanda Kochhar, MD and CEO of ICICI Bank (https://www.icicibank.com/ )
She is well known for pushing banking system into retail lending. Currently, she is heading India’s one of the largest private bank ICICI and carries a long list of awards from the world’s famous banking and non-banking bodies. She was born on 17 November 1961 in Rajasthan. She has awarded by the Asian Banker with the title of “Retail Banker of the Year 2004 (Asia-Pacific region)” and got award of “Business Women of the Year2005’ from the Economic Times. She is known for her contribution in shaping the retail banking system in India and under her leadership, ICICI bank has won the “Excellence in Retail Banking Award” in 2002; and four times the “Best Retail Bank in India” award in the years 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2005. The record of her achievements is countless and also fells under the list of Forbes ‘Most Powerful Women’ a number of times. Chanda Kochhar acknowledged by Wockhardt for Excellence in Management Studies and got J.N. Bose Gold Medal in Cost Accountancy. She holds Master Degree in Management Studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies Mumbai.
Indra Nooyi, Chairperson & CEO, PepsiCo
Indra Nooyi is another well-known name amongst the most influenced Indian Women Entrepreneurs. Her strong sense of business has helped the company to earn more than 30 billion dollars wealth in the last few years. She joined PepsiCo in 1994 and named as CEO in 2011. To recognize her achievements and leadership in the business world, she has been awarded by the Indian government with “Padma Bhushan”. She holds Masters Degree in Finance and Marketing from IIM, Kolkata and another Master degree in Public Management from Yale University. She was born on 28 October 1955 in Chennai. Her name is listed in Wall Street Journal among the list of “50 Women to Watch in 2007 & 2008”. Forbes included her name among the list of ‘Most Powerful Woman in 2008’.
Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairperson, SBI Bank (https://www.sbi.co.in/ )
Currently, Arundhati Bhattacharya is leading the India’s 200 years old bank, the State Bank of India and trying to make banking easy for everybody by implementing Modern Banking practices. She is 1st woman to be leading the SBI and running it smoothly in the time of demonetization. Forbes listed her name among the ‘Most powerful Woman in the World 2016’. She was born on 18 March 1956 in Kolkata and become the youngest person to reach the position of Chairperson of SBI. She has done her graduation with English Honours from Jadavpur University and joined banking job. Her passion for banking took her up in the corporate ladder and became an ideal leader for many other bankers and women entrepreneurs.
Indu Jain, Chairman, Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd (www.timesgroup.com/ )
80 years old Indu Jain controls the operations of Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd, a leading media power house based in India that runs the Times of India and a slew of other large magazines and newspapers. She is looking after this business along with her two sons Samir Jain and Vineet Jain. She founded “The Times Foundation” with utmost seriousness and care as she wants to give back to the society and supports women empowerment. Because of her dedication and strong determination, the foundation has received a number of awards nationally as well as internationally. She was born in the Sahu Jain family of Uttar Pradesh on 8th September 1936. For her contribution, she has received ‘Padma Bhushan’ award from the Indian Government in 2016 and carries multiple identities all along a powerful business woman.
With their inherent talent and entrepreneurial spirit, all these influential women are leading their organizations and contributing the economy. They all have reached on the top of the male-dominated world and delivering significant outcomes.