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 important decisions.