10 Incredible Female Entrepreneurs of India
6. Mallika Srinivasan:
She is the director of Tractor and Farm Equipment. She has an MBA from Wharton School of Business, Pennsylvania. She joined TAFE in 1986.Under the umbrella of her sharp leadership skills, TAFE managed to accelerate its turnover from 85 crores to 2900 crores in a span of two decades. Her innovative ideas won her ‘Businesswoman of the year’ award in 2006.
7. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw:
Currently she is the CMD of Biocon. Born in Bangalore, Shaw completed her Bachelors in Zoology from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore University. She later did her post-graduation in Malting and Brewing from Ballarat College, Melbourne University. She worked as a trainee brewer in Carlton and United Breweries, Melbourne and as a trainee maltster at Barrett Brothers and Burston, Australia. She started Biocon in 1978 and spearheaded its evolution from an industrial enzymes manufacturing company to a fully integrated bio-pharmaceutical company.
8. Ekta Kapoor:
She is currently the JMD and creative director of Balaji Telefilms. The daughter of legendary actor Jeetendra, she has created her unique place in the world of TV serials and film production. She has been the proprietor of a number of popular serials like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, and movies like Shor in the City, Kya Kool Hai Hum and The Dirty Picture.
9. Ritu Kumar:
She is one of the biggest names in the Indian fashion industry. She has carved a niche for herself by designing all kinds of wardrobes, be it evening wear, traditional Indian wear, swim wear and so on. She has been the designer of three winning contestants of Miss india, adding a feather to her cap.
10. Shahnaz Hussain:
She is the CEO of Shahnaz Herbals inc. One of the biggest names in the herbal cosmetics industry, she has introduced a number of trend setting products. Her 400 franchises cover some 138 countries around the globe. Hats off to these women for their plausible efforts ,and for motivating millions of other women to step forward and engrave their names in the history of time.
About the Author: This article is contributed by Shefali Arora, our Intern.