A nominated member of the Rajya Sabha, Shobhana Bhartia also runs one of India's largest media houses. She is Chairperson and Editorial Director of HT Media which had revenues of Rs 1,815 crore in 2010/11.
Simone Tata, the chairperson of Trent, has worked out an uncomplicated equation to ensure the success of Westside, the chain of lifestyle stores the company set up in 1998. Mrs Tata took over as the company's chairman in 1982, and she was appointed a director of Tata Industries in 1989.
Sulajja Firodia Motwani
Sulajja Firodia Motwani,
an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, USA, Sulajja started her career at
BARRA international, a leading investment analytic firm in California. She
worked there for four years before joining Kinetic. She is now the Joint
Managing Director of Kinetic Engineering Ltd and Director, Kinetic Motors.
Sunita Narain head of
Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is acerbic and a populist
in the same breath. Narain says in an interview to TIME, her main goal is not
to hurt companies but to spur the government to tighten regulations.
Swati Piramal who followed
up her MBBS with a Master's in Public Health from Harvard University, is now
Director, Strategic Alliances and Communications, Piramal Healthcare. She is a
driven businesswoman who asks the tough questions that bring clarity to
Mallika Srinivasan, the Chairman and CEO of TAFE, believes in a no-frills working style. She has risen to become India's tractor woman making an indelible impression in a heavily male-dominated industry. TAFE's turnover, a mere Rs86 crore in 1985 - the year she joined - had risen to Rs5,800 crore by 2010/11.
Naina Lal Kidwai
Long before the expression 'dealmaker' became commonplace in India, Naina Lal Kidwai, 54, currently country head of HSBC, was one of the biggest dealmakers in the country. It goes without saying that she was also one of the first women to enter the formerly male bastion of investment banking and rise spectacularly.
Neelam Dhawan is the Managing Director of Hewlett-Packard India. She has been an icon for women in the IT industry. There were just a handful women in the industry way back in the early 80s when she began her career accidentally at HCL.
Preetha Reddy the managing director of India's largest healthcare company, Apollo hospitals. Ms Reddy has been instrumental in the group's quality certification process (ISO 14001 and 9001). As a trailblazer, she ensured the JCI accreditation process in five of the group hospitals in Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ludhiana and Dhaka.
Roopa Kudva, Managing Director and CEO of Crisil, has been with the rating agency for 19 years. She is also Region Head, South Asia, of Standard & Poor's, which holds majority shares in Crisil.
Chanda Kochhar is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ICICI Bank Limited. She began her career with ICICI as a Management Trainee in 1984 and has thereon successfully risen through the ranks by handling multidimensional assignments and heading all the major functions in the Bank at various points in time.
Vinita Bali, Managing Director, Britannia Industries, has always made unconventional decisions. Rising prices of wheat, sugar and dairy products affect her as much as they do every housewife.
Kalpana Morparia former Joint Managing Director of ICICI Bank, and currently CEO of JPMorgan gives complete credit for her transformation from a corporate lawyer to a corporate leader to K.V. Kamath.
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairman and Managing Director of Biocon, is India’s bio-tech queen. She says in a an interview to Forbes India that she learnt the importance of self-reliance and personal re-invention at an early age. From starting of with Rs 10,000 in a garage her company Biocon is today worth Rs. 1,511 crore.
To Be Continued : 7/6/2012.
r is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ICICI Bank Limited. She began her career with ICICI as a Management Trainee in 1984 and has thereon successfully risen through the ranks by handling multidimensional assignments and heading all the major functions in the Bank at various points in time.
Vinita Bali, Managing Director, Britannia Industries, has always made unconventional decisions. Rising prices of wheat, sugar and dairy products affect her as much as they do every housewife
1) A woman generally may consume
6lbs(2.72Kg) of lipstick in her lifetime. 2)
The human being's thigh bones are stronger than concrete. 3)In
a year we blink over 10,000 times. 4)The
youngest parents in the world were aged 8 and 9 in the China in the Year 1910. 5)
Fingernails grow about 3 times faster than toenails.
The whale's heart beats about 10 times a minute. 7)A
Housefly lives for about a month. 8)
A face of a penny coin can hold 30 drops of water. 8)
The Poison-Arrow frog can kill about 2,200 people. 9)
Lightening can give enough electricity to a light bulb to last 100 years 10)It
takes 7 minutes for an Average person to fall Asleep.
Wipro chairman Mr. Azim
prem ji's comment on reservation:
* I think we should
have job reservations in all the fields.
support the PM and all the politicians for promoting this.
Let's start the
reservation with our cricket team.
We should have 10
percent reservation for Muslims.
30 percent for OBC,
SC /ST like that. Cricket rules should be modified accordingly.
The boundary circle
should be reduced for an SC/ST player.
The four hit by an
SC/ST/OBC player should be considered
as a six and a six
hit by a SC/ST/OBC player should be counted as 8 runs.
An SC/ST/OBC player
scoring 60 runs should be declared as a century.
We should influence
ICC and make rules so that the pace bowlers
like Shoaib Akhtar
should not bowl fast balls to our SC/ST/OBC player.
Bowlers should bowl
maximum speed of 80 kilometer per hour to an SC/ST/OBC
delivery above this speed should be made illegal.
Also we should have
reservation in Olympics. In the 100 meters race,
an SC/ST/OBC player
should be given a gold medal if he runs 80 meters.
There can be
reservation in Government jobs also.
Let's recruit SC/ST
and OBC pilots for aircrafts which are
ministers and politicians (that can really help the country)
Ensure that only
SC/ST and OBC doctors do the operations for the ministers
politicians. (Another way of saving the country..)
Let's be creative
and think of ways and means to guide INDIA forward.
Let's show the
world that INDIA is a GREAT country.
Let's be proud of
being an INDIAN...
May the good breed
of politicians long live..