Top 10 Business Women And Organizational Head Of India


            A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Behind every successful man there is a women behind him. It is true, because Women are helpful to men. Women have always been the strong ones of the world. Women don’t know how powerful they are. The Indian women are consider as show pieces and kept at home. They are also enjoying the impact of globalization and making an impact on household as well as on worldwide sphere. Women are doing greater job powerful balance between their house work and their career.
I guess at the end of the day, all women like to be obliged and regarded with respect and kindness.

Here are a some business leaders women and organizational heads.


#10. Ranjana Kumar, currently Vigilance Commissioner in Central Vigilance Commission :- After her retirement as the Chairperson of NABARD- (National Bank For Agricultural and Rural Development), is a prominent Indian Banker. When the Government of India appointed her as the Chairperson and Managing Director of The Indian Bank, she became the first woman to become head of a public sector bank in India. At that time of her appointment, The Indian Bank was saddled with huge losses and during her tenure she ensured the turn around of The Indian Bank.



Preetha Reddy

#9. Preetha Reddy, Managing Director of Apollo Hospitals:- Chennai, one of the largest healthcare conglomerates of India, is one of the pioneer businesswoman of India in the segment of Health Care Industry.




#8. Mallika Srinivasan, currently the Director of TAFE- (Tractors and Farm Equipment) :- India , was honored with the title of Businesswoman of the Year during 2006 by the Economic Times. She joined the company in 1986 and has since been responsible for accelerating turnover from 85 corers to 2900 corers within a span of 2 decades.




#7. Simone Tata, has been instrumental in changing a small subsidary of Tata Oil Mills :- She is into the largest cosmetic brand in India – LAKME, synonymous today with Indian Fashion. She became a part of Lakme during 1961 and has been responsible for turning the company into one of the biggest brands of fashion in India. At present she is the Chairperson of Trent Limited, a subsidiary of Tata Group.




#6. Priya Paul :- She has a bachelor’s degree specializing in Economics from Wellesley College, USA. She entered her family business and is currently the Chairperson of Park Hotels.




#5. Indu Jain :- The multi-faceted lady used to be the Chairman of the Times Group-The most powerful and largest Media house India has known. Indu Jain is known by many different identities such as that of spiritualist,humanist,entrepreneur,and educationalist but most prominently she played the role of the Chairman of Times Group. Indu Jain is the perfect picture of the successful Indian Woman entrepreneur.




#4. Naina Lal Kidwai :- Was the first Indian woman to graduate from Harvard Business School. Fortune magazine listed Kidwai among the worlds top 50 Corporate Women from 2000 to 2003. According to the Economic times, she is the first woman to head the operations of a foreign bank in India HSBC.




#3. Neelam Dhawan, Managing Director, Microsoft India :- Leads Microsoft India. She is a graduate from St. Stephens College in 1980,and also passed out from Delhi Faculty Of Management studies in 1982. Then she was keen on joining FMCG majors like Hindustan Lever and Asian Paints, both companies rejected Dhawan, as they did not wish to appoint women for marketing and sales.




#2. Ekta Kapoor, creative head of Balaji Telefilms :- She is the daughter of Jeetendra and sister of Tushar Kapoor. She has been synonymous with the rage of soap operas in Indian TV, after her most famous venture ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ which was aired in 2000 on Star plus. Ekta dominates Indian Television. At the 6th Indian Telly Awards 2006,she bagged the Hall Of Fame award for her contributions.




#1. Dr. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairman & Managing Director of Biocon Ltd. :- Who became India’s richest woman in 2004, was educated at the Bishop Cotton Girls School and Mount Carmel College in Bangalore. She founded Biocon India with a capital of Rs.10,000 in her garage in 1978 – the initial operation was to extract an enzyme from papaya. Her application for loans were turned down by banks then – on three counts – biotechnology was then a new word, the company lacked assets, women entrepreneurs were still a rarity. Today, her company is the biggest bio pharmaceutical firm in the country.