Top 10 Most Successful Women Entrepreneurs of India

Women of modern India are becoming active in almost every field be it politics, teaching, handling household chores, cinema, commerce and many more; going on removing the old ‘we can’t do it’ tag, they know what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur. Through their determination they have proved themselves in this male-dominated world. Corporate milieu has its own way of managing the works, and for a woman to move up the ladders in such field is not at all impossible but quite difficult. Being rich in every aspect- science, art, corporate and media, India is a native home of many amazing women who can be termed as ‘go-getter’ in field of commerce. These personalities not only occupy themselves in their jobs but also encourage every other person to work hard and teach the lesson of confidence and dedication. These personalities not only occupy themselves in their respective jobs but also encourage people in domestic as well as international fore front. Top 10 women entrepreneurs on India 2012 are profiled here.

10). Mallika Srinivasan

Presently Mallika Srinivasan is the Director of TAFE-Tractors and Farm Equipments, India. She is connected with the organization since 1986 and responsible for abrupt increment in the turnover form eighty five crores to about two thousand nine hundred crores. Her management skills and innovative business ideas are the main reason behind her success in commerce field and have made her one among the chief entrepreneurs of India. In year 2006 Economic Times rewarded her as Businesswoman of the year, and has been awarded with many more esteemed awards. She has done her MBA from Wharton School of Business, Pennsylvania.

9). Neelam Dhanwan

Managing Director of Microsoft India, and is the person in charge of sales and marketing maneuver of the company all over the country. She has been best in business since a long time; she has played an imperative role in many other outstanding companies IBM, HP and HCL for about twenty years. She is an expert in Tech Industry and is called as first woman of Indian IT and hence is an idyllic symbol for India’s IT sector. Initially she desired for joining FMCG foremost Hindustan Lever and Asian Paints and applied there, but these firms rejected her application as they did not want hire a woman to their marketing and sales division. She has done her bachelor’s degree in economics from St. Stephens College, New Delhi in 1980, and has also received her master’s degree in Business Administration from Delhi’s Faculty of Management studies in 1982.

8). Ekta Kapoor

Ekta Kapoor, daughter of shobha and Jeetendra Kapoor, and sister of bollywood star Tushar Kapoor. She is the Creative Head of Balaji Telefilms, famous in every other house. She is considered to be the tantamount to the daily soaps of Indian television after her well known endeavor ‘Kyonki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ which started in year 2000 on star plus. She is the lady who all alone founded and established Balaji Telefilms, which produced many famous serials like ‘Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki’, ‘Kahin Toh Hoga’, ‘Kasauti Zindagi Ki..’ and many more. She is rewarded by the Hall of Fame award at sixth Indian Telly Awards. She is identified as “the lady who changed the face of Indian Television”. She is admirable for her entrepreneurial dexterity. She has done her graduation from Mithibai College, Mumbai and schooling from Bombay Scottish School, Mahim.

7). Sullaja Firodia Mowtani

Sullaja Motwani is responsible for the change in face of the company from a moped one to firm of complete resourcefulness. She is the Managing director of Kinetic Finances and the Joint Managing Director of Kinetic Motors. India Today rewarded her as “The Face of the Millennium” for her passionate business strategies and world Economic Forum selected her as “The Global Leader of Tomorrow”. She is the only one responsible for changing the presentation of Kinetic as people know it today. She is the lady having good looks and genius marketing knowledge. Initially before joining this grandfather’s company she worked in BARRA International, Investment Company based in California.

 6). Priya Paul

Presently she is the Chairperson of Apeejay Park Hotels, has done her bachelor’s degree in Economics from Wellesley College, USA. The Apeejay assemblage own many different ancillaries like retail, shipping, real estate, tea, hotel and financial services. Federation of Hotels and Restaurants Association of India recognized her with the “Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award”, and is rewarded as the “Business Person of the Year” by Economic times. Tatler magazine, UK awarded Park Hotels as one among the top 101 Hotel all around the globe. She also holds the prominent Padma Shri award for her distinctive performance in hospitality stream.

5). Indu Jain

She is presently the Chairperson of Bennett, Cloeman & Co. Ltd which have the possession of many well known daily newspapers- Times of India and other such widely known news papers. She is very influencing and powerful and a wholesome humanist, who heads the community services, Times relief fund for various disaster reliefs such as earthquake, flood, cyclone and endemics and various Research Foundation. She enthusiastically supports women’s rights and encourages women entrepreneurship. She is very well known by various identities such as entrepreneur, humanist, spiritualist, an educationist and an adherent of arts and culture. She is also identified as a wonderful picture of victorious Indian Women Entrepreneur.

4). Simon Tata

Naval Homey Jahangir Tata’s wife and Ratan Tata’s step mother, Simon Tata is the Managing Director of Lakme. She is the one who transformed a small ancillary of Tata Oil Mills to leading cosmetic trade name in India. She is titled with the title of ‘Cosmetic Czarina of India’. She joined the Organization in 1961 and was promoted to Chairperson in 1982. The organization is now in possession of Hindustan Lever, and Simone is now heading another auxiliary of Tata Company the Trend Limited. She is also identified as the strength behind Lakme, as it is famous today in Fashion World. She is globally appreciated for her incredible management strategies and astonishing leadership skills.

3). Naina Lal Kidwai

Naina is currently heading and is the group general manager of HSBC Group, India. She is the first Indian Women who did her graduation from the privileged Harvard Business School. She is one amid the successful business women of India; she also works as the Global Advisor at Harvard Business School and offers her time as a non executive director at Nestle SA. For her precious contributions in the Trade and Industry, she has received the Padma Shri.

2). Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

She is counted one among the richest women in India. She has done her graduation in Zoology from Bangalore University and also done Brewery at Ballarat University. After facing numerous financial challenges she has achieved, what she dreamed of. Initially, in 1974 she worked a trainee brewer at Carlton & United Beverages, and after four years she left the job and started her own small company Biocon with an outlay of Rs. 10000 in her garage. With uphill struggle and dedication, she altered Biocon into one among India’s leading biopharmaceutical firms.

1). Indra Nooyi

She is a Tamil American business supervisory, born in India and is currently the Chief Finance Officer and Chairman of PepsiCo, the second largest beverage and food multinational. She has done her masters degree from the Yale University and has also a Master’s degree in Marketing and Finance from IIM, Calcutta. Indra Nooyi started her career from Boston Consulting Group and then stepped to Motorola and Asia Brown Boveri. For her dazzling efforts in field of commerce and inspiring the nation, she has been rewarded the esteemed Padma Bhusan.


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