Hundreds of things have changed in India for past few years. Women are serving all the sectors of the economy. The number of women serving different spheres like IT, media, and others. Women are also heading larger corporates and financial institutions. These women have made India proud with their remarkable achievements.
Today the world has a great number of women who are inspiring all the women community to come forward. While this list of top 10 most powerful women in India is informative, it is also motivating for our women.
Ten Most Powerful Indian Women
Indian society and economy are quite friendly with women now. Compared to the times when the country met independence, things have changed. Here is a list of ten powerful Indian women who have made India proud.
1. Indra Nooyi
Indra Krishnamurti Nooyi is an Indian American CFO and President of PepsiCo. PepsiCo is a second leading food and beverage business in the globe via web profits. Indra Nooyi is the third – wealthiest women CEO of Fortune 500 companies.
2. Dipali Goenka
Dipali Goenka is the CEO [Chief Executive Officer] and JT. Managing Director of Welspun India Limited which is a part of the Welspun Group. It is one of the world’s prevalent domicile fabrics manufactures. She is among Asia’s top 50 businesswomen.
3. Nita Ambani
Nita Mukesh Ambani is the chairperson Reliance Foundation. She is also a non- executive director of Reliance Industries. She is the owner of Mumbai Indians Cricket Team. She is as well the originator and president of Dhirubhai Ambani International School.
4. Arundhati Bhattacharya
Arundhati Bhattacharya is an Indian Banker and previous Chairman of the State Bank of India. She is the first woman to head the biggest bank in India. She was listed as the 25th most powerful woman in the world through Forbes. In 2017, India Today magazine placed her 19th in India’s 50 most powerful people of 2017 record.
5. Kiran Mazumdar –Shaw
Kiran Mazumdar –Shaw is head and Managing Director of Biocon Limited. It is a biotechnology company based in Bangalore, India. Kiran is well valued in the business world. Her revolutionary hard work in biotechnology is acknowledged a lot. The Economic Times ranked her at India’s top 10 most powerful women CEO of 2012.
6. Ambiga Dhiraj
Ambiga Dhiraj is the first woman headed for an Indian unicorn. She is a previous CEO of data analytics firm Mu Sigma. As per Hurun India Rich record 2017, she is the youngest of India’s eight richest self-made women.
7. Ekta Kapoor
Ekta Kapoor is the leading lady of Balaji Telefilms, her production company. She is the managing director as well creative director of the company. She is also an Indian film producer and TV serial queen. She is the daughter of veteran Actor Jeetendra and his wife Shobha Kapoor. In 2001 she won the best Entrepreneur award.
8. Chanda Kochhar
Chanda Kochhar is the managing director and chief executive officer of ICICI Bank. At the Asian Business Leadership Forum Awards, she was the winner of the “ABLF Woman of Power Award (India). She was 40th on India Today’s High and Mighty Power List 2016’ in 2016.
9. Shikha Sharma
Shikha Sharma is the Managing Director and CEO of Axis Bank. The Bank has got many awards during her tenure. She got Banker of the Year’ for 2014-2015 . She ranked 50 Power Business Women in 2012 by Forbes List of Asia.
10. Vinita Bali
Vinita Bali was the Managing Director of Britannia Industries Limited. She was awarded the “Business Woman of the Year” in 2009 by Economic Times Awards. Vinita Bali is the president of the Board of the Directors of the GAIN. GAIN stands for Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition. It is a non-profit organization for Children welfare.
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