India has finally started recognizing, valuing and celebrating her ‘super girls’ who are out there to conquer the corporate world. Women have always been superstars of their territories but for a long time, the corporate world was considered to be a man’s forte. But in modern India, more and more women are proving themselves in all spheres of life including entrepreneurship and highest level of corporate management.
Here are a few of the super women from the corporate world who have not just made their families proud but also the country:
Who doesn’t know Times of India? But only a few would know that Indu Jain who belongs to the Sahu Jain family is the current chairperson of India’s largest media group, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd., which owns the Times of India and other large newspapers.
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
The chairman and MD of Biocon, Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is a woman of strong will and iron determination which has led her company to become one of the biggest biotechnology brands of the country. She is also one of the richest women in India.
Naina Lal Kidwai
Naina Lal Kidwai is the country head of HSBC, who has played a critical role in monitoring functions and services of this bank throughout her career. She was the first woman to head an international bank and also the first Indian woman to graduate from Harvard Business School.
One of the most well-known faces amongst successful Indian women entrepreneurs -Indra Nooyi is the CFO and President of PepsiCo. Beginning her career in India, Nooyi held product manager positions at Johnson & Johnson and textile firm Mettur Beardsell. Nooyi joined PepsiCo in 1994 and was named president and CFO in 2001. Her strong acumen for business has helped the company garner 30 billion dollars worth of crucial deals within two years.
Mallika Srinivasan has made a name for herself in a primarily male dominated industry. She is the chairman and CEO of Tractors And Farm Equipment (TAFE). A graduate from Wharton School, Mallika has taken TAFE to rank among the top three tractor companies.
Let's pray our tribute to all the iron ladies of our country who are making us proud, not just on Women’s Day, but every day.