Gone are the times when the society was dominated by males and women were confined within homes. Women are breaking the trend and proving themselves in every field. Let us shed some light on the most influential women entrepreneurs in India.
- Indu Jain – Indu Jain is the chairperson of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. that owns India’s leading news daily ‘The Times of India’ and many other news daily. She was born in Faizabad Uttra Pradesh India, and is a multifaceted personality. She was recently awarded the prestigious Padma Bhushan by the Indian Government in 2016, for her contributions in the field.
- Indra Nooyi – Indra Nooyi is the Chairwoman of PepsiCo .At an age of 63 years, she is still very determined and strong. Currently ,she is the president and CFO of PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt. And also holds a master degree in public management which she completed from Yale University .She completed her marketing and finance from Kolkata’s IIM. She is a very big inspiration for any women and the generations to come.
- Kiran Mazumdar – Kiran Mazumdar is the MD and Chairperson of a Bangalore based bio-pharmaceutical company , Biocon Limited. Mazumdar did her schooling from Bishop Cotton Girl’s High School, Bangalore and later attended Bangalore’s Mount Carmel College where she studied biology and zoology. She started the company in the year 1978.
Initially, Biocon was an industrial enzyme manufacturing company but under Kiran’s leadership, today it is a full-fledged bio-pharmaceutical company. The company focuses towards coming up with solutions for diseases like diabetes and cancer that plagues India, thereby offering a hope to tackle these diseases.
- Vandana Luthra – Vandana Luthra is the founder of the very famous VLCC. She was born in New Delhi in the year 1959 and did her graduation from New Delhi’s Polytechnic for Women. She then visited countries like the UK, France and Germany to gain knowledge on various topics like nutrition, food, fitness and beauty. She was initially a homemaker and started VLCC in 1989. Her determination and hard work earned her Padma Shri in 2013.