Top 5 Most Successful Female Entrepreneurs in India
Gone are those days when women were considered as no match for men in the male dominated world of business corporate. In fact, we were always afraid to even acknowledge that women were as good as men in terms of IQ, leadership traits and hard work.
Nowadays, women across the world have proved that women are not only competing shoulder to shoulder with men but have proved themselves in all spheres of life including the cumbersome world of entrepreneurship.
Let’s know more about few Indian businesswomen who are an ideal for every working Indian woman:
1. Chanda Kochhar (MD & CEO – ICICI Bank )
Chanda Kochhar is the MD & CEO of India’s largest private bank, ICICI Bank Ltd. Born and brought up in Rajasthan, she has earned JN Bose Gold Medal in Cost Accountancy as well as Wockhardt Gold Medal for Excellence in Management Studies.She has been credited with leading a remarkable transformation in ICICI which experienced major setbacks after the 2008 financial crisis.
2. Indu Jain (Former Chairperson – Times Group)
Indu Jain is the chairperson of India’s most powerful media group – The Times Group. The contribution of Indu to the growth of Times group is extraordinary and now her two sons, Vineet and Samir are running the company. Apart from Times, she is the chairperson of the Bharatiya Jnanpith Trust (India’s most prestigious and highest literary award, the Jnanpith Awards) and also the Founder President of the Ladies Wing of FICCI.
3. Ekta Kapoor (JMD & Creative Director – Balaji Telefilms)
Daughter of legendary Bollywood star Jeetendra, Ekta has created a niche for herself in the film production and TV serials by producing several successful films including – Once Upon a Time in Mumbai, The Dirty Picture as well as successful daily soaps like Kasautii Zindagi Kii, Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi and many more. She is truly the most successful female producer in the entertainment world.
4. Ritu Kumar (Fashion Designer)
One of the biggest names in the Indian Fashion Industry, Ritu Kumar is the first woman to introduce the ‘boutique’ culture in India under the leading fashion brand name “Ritu”. She holds distinction in designing costumes of three winning Miss India. She designs a variety of wardrobes including traditional Indian wear, formal evening gowns, evening wear, casual wear and swimwear as well.
5. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (Chairman and MD – Biocon Ltd.)
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is the CMD of Biocon Ltd, a leading biotechnology company in Bangalore. Under Shaw’s leadership, Biocon today has established itself as a prominent leader in biomedicine research with focus on diabetes and oncology. She is also a member of the board of governors of the prestigious IIT Hyderabad and Indian School of Business(ISB).