In the bygone days, women were reckoned to have no match for all strong men in this cosmos. This male dominated society was adamant not to accept the fact that women were equally gifted as men on parameters of hard work, intelligence quotient (IQ) and leadership features. India too has its own pool of such bold and fearless women entrepreneurs who has aced both within the country as well as overseas. Their insatiable thirst for success and a will to walk an extra mile has smashed all negative views about their inborn margins that were supposedly major obstacles on their success pathway. Whittled here is a list of successful women entrepreneurs of India.
Names of Top 5 Women Entrepreneur of India
Indra Nooyi and Indu Jain are the few women entrepreneurs of India, whose brief history has been discussed here in coming paragraphs. Go through them to learn more about these fabulous ladies.
Topping the list of top women entrepreneurs is Indra Nooyi,aged 56, is presently the chairman and CFO of the second largest food and beverage business, PepsiCo. She was born in Chennai, and did her graduation in 1974 from Madras Christian College and Masters in Management (MBA) from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta in 1976.
The most stunning women entrepreneur Indu Jain, even at the age of 76, used to be the chairperson of India’s largest and most powerful media house – The Times Group. A strong supporter of women’s rights and women entrepreneurship, Indu had the largest contribution to the growth of Times group. Her two sons Samir and Vineet run the company presently.
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
She started Biocon in 1978 and guided its evolution from an industrial enzymes manufacturing firm y to a fully integrated bio-pharmaceutical company. Today Biocon is a leading player in biomedicine research with a focus on diabetes and oncology. Kiran is also a member of the board of governors of the prestigious Indian School of Business and Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad. She is a guide for all being a successful women entrepreneur. Kiran received the prestigious Padma Shri (1989) and the Padma Bhushan (2005) from the government of India.
Naina Lal Kidwa
She began her career with ANZ Grindlays. Presently, she is also serving as a non-executive director on the board of Nestle SA. Kidwai is also global advisor at Harvard Business School being one of the prominent women entrepreneurs around.
She was adorned with the Wockhardt Gold Medal for Excellence in Management Studies as well as the J. N. Bose Gold Medal in Cost Accountancy. This shows how Kochar is a leading light for upcoming women entrepreneur.