The perfect picture of a successful Indian woman entrepreneur – this multi-faceted lady, Chairman of The Times Group – the most powerful and the largest media house India has known. Indu Jain is known by many different identities such as that of a spiritualist, humanist, entrepreneur, an aficionado of culture and the arts, an educationalist but her most prominent and eminent role has been that of Chairman of The Times Group.
Ms Chitra Ramakrishna is the first ever woman to be the MD and Chief Executive Officer of the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE). She emerged as the chartered accountant and went ahead to join the project finance division in Industrial Division of Bank of India (IDBI). She then became the director of NSE and then a prestigious member of the Derivatives Panel of Securities & Exchange Board of India, to later become the joint MD of NSE, India.
Neelam is one everlasting warrior of India who never tires in her duties. She currently holds the position of Managing Director in the country’s Hewlett Packard Division. She is the ideal of IT in India and joined the sector in 1980s when the feminine presence in the industry was rather handful. Before HP, she was the MD of Microsoft, India. She also has made her mark over the global magnates like HCL and IBM.
The woman who changed the face of Indian television – love them or hate them, you just cannot ignore. Balaji serials and Ekta Kapoor is the woman who single-handedly founded and made Balaji Telefilms the household name of today. She has won the ‘Hall of Fame’ award at the 6th Indian Telly Awards during 2006 for her contribution to the Indian television industry.
The force behind Lakme as we know it today – Holding the coveted title of being the ‘cosmetics czarina of India’ Simone Tata has been instrumental in changing a small subsidiary of Tata Oil Mills into the largest cosmetic brand in India – Lakme, synonymous today with Indian fashion. She became part of Lakme during 1961 and has been responsible for the metamorphosis of the company into the biggest brands of fashion in India.
Responsible for single- handedly changing the face of Kinetic as we know it today – Sulajja Firodia Motwani, the Joint Managing Director of Kinetic Motors and Managing Director Kinetic Finance, is responsible for Kinetic’s transformation from a moped company to a manufacturer of great versatility. India Today has honored Sulajja by naming her the ‘Face of the Millennium’.