16 Most successful women entrepreneurs in India
Indu Jain is a successful women entrepreneurs in India, belongs to the Sahu Jain family and is the current chairperson of India’s largest media group, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd., which owns the Times of India and other large newspapers. Indu Jain is Chairperson of The Times Group. In her capacity as Chairperson of The Times Group, Indu has since infused new energy into the growth of India’s largest media house. The Times Foundation, which she founded and carefully guides. The Times Foundation runs Community Services, Research Foundation and Times Relief Fund for disaster reliefs like floods, cyclones, earthquakes, and epidemics. Indu Jain is also founder President of the Ladies wing of FICCI (FLO (March 2017 ))she is Chairperson of the Bharatiya Jnanpith Trust, which awards India’s most prestigious and highest literary award, the Jnanpith award and supports endeavors. Indu Jain spearheads a movement to spread the principles of peace globally.
Chanda Kochhar is the managing director and chief executive officer of ICICI Bank. She is widely recognized for her role in shaping retail banking in India. Kochhar was born in Jodhpur, Rajasthan and raised in Jaipur, Rajasthan. She was educated at St. Angela Sophia School, Jaipur. She then moved to Mumbai, where she joined Jai Hind College for B.Com degree from the University of Mumbai. After graduating in 1982, she studied cost accountancy from Institute of Cost Accountants of India, and later acquired MMS degree of University of Mumbai from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. She received the Wockhardt Gold Medal for Excellence in Management Studies as well as the J. N. Bose Gold Medal in Cost Accountancy.
Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi is an Indian American business executive and the current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo, the second largest food and beverage business in the world by net revenue. She has consistently ranked among the world’s 100 most powerful women. In 2014, she was ranked at number 13 on the Forbes list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women and was ranked the 2nd most powerful woman on the Fortune list in 2015. In February 2018, the International Cricket Council announced that Nooyi would join the ICC Board as its first independent female director in June.
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is an Indian billionaire and a successful women entrepreneur in India. She is the chairperson and managing director of Biocon Limited, a biotechnology company based in Bangalore, India and the chairperson of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. In 2014, she was awarded the Othmer Gold Medal, for outstanding contributions to the progress of science and chemistry. She is on the Financial Times’ top 50 women in business list. In 2015, she was listed as the 85th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. Forbes again listed her in 2016 and 2017 – the most powerful women in the world at 77th and 71st position respectively.
Naina Lal Kidwai
Naina Lal Kidwai is an Indian banker, Chartered Accountant, and business executive. She was formerly a Group General Manager and the Country Head of HSBC India.She is also a former President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
Shahnaz Husain is successful women entrepreneur in India. She is the CEO of Shahnaz Herbals Inc, which sells herbal cosmetics. In 2006 she was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India. The company has over 4000 franchise clinics and services across the world covering 134 countries. She is the topmost women entrepreneur. She received Prestigious Padma Shri award in 2006.
Ekta Kapoor, assuredly we can say one of the top women entrepreneurs in India. She is head of India’s most television Industry Balaji Telefilms. The women who changed the face of Indian Tv. The women who single-handedly founded Balaji. She is the most successful producer of the entertainment world. She has produced so many successful serials & movies. She won the Hall of Fame award at the 6th Indian telly awards in 2006. She is one of the strong women entrepreneurs.
Vandana Luthra is an Indian entrepreneur and the founder of VLCC Health Care Ltd. a beauty and wellness conglomerate represented in Asia, the GCC, and Africa. She is also the Chairperson of the Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council (B&WSSC), an initiative that provides training under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana scheme. She was honored by the Government of India in 2013 with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, for her contribution to the fields of trade and industry. She won the Asian Business Leaders Forum Trailblazer Award in 2012 and The Enterprise Asia Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2010. She has been ranked 26th in the distinguished annual Forbes Asia 50 Power Businesswomen in the APAC region. She has also featured in the prestigious Fortune magazine’s annual listing of the ‘50 Most Powerful Women in Business in India’ for five years in a row – from 2011 to 2015.
Sulajja Firodia Motwani
Sulajja Firodia Motwani is a successful women entrepreneur of India and philanthropist. She is currently the Vice Chairperson of Kinetic Engineering Limited and Founder & CEO of Kinetic Green Energy & Power Solutions Limited. The Kinetic Group witnessed tremendous expansion during her term. From being a mere moped manufacturer it has set its foothold in the industry as a manufacturer offering a complete range of two-wheelers right from mopeds, scooters to motorcycles. She has recently restructured the group to expand group activities into automotive systems and green energy. Most notably, she has founded a company, Kinetic Green Energy, and Power Solutions, that aims to be an expert in green mobility and electric vehicles and aims to bring this technology to the masses through the launch of electric autos, buggies, and small electric taxis.
Suchi Mukherjee is an Indian businesswoman who is founder and CEO of LimeRoad, an e-commerce and lifestyle and accessories website. Suchi conceived the idea of LimeRoad when she was 39 and on maternity leave.
Richa Kar(34), Founder & CEO of online Lingerie store Zivame.com. It has got its fame for first web platform having over 2000 styles. She has significant experience in branding, retail marketing & operations. She is from Jamshedpur & completed her engineering from BITS Pilani(2002) and masters(2007). She is probably the first women played a role in educating women across the country about intimate wear and perfect styles to understand by zivame.
Radhika Ghai Agrawal
She is the co-founder of Shopclues.com, an online marketplace that connects buyers and sellers. It is the first and largest fully managed marketplace with more than 7 million visitors every month. Radhika has an MBA from Washington University and holds a PG Degree in Advertising and Public Relations.
Shradha is a founder of India’s top media platform YourStory, for entrepreneurs and startup ecosystem. She is from Patna, Bihar completed the degree from Delhi & MICA. She previously worked with Times of India & CNBC TV18. Younger generation women entrepreneurs look up to her. She was awarded the L’Oréal Paris Femina award for online influence in 2015 & she was selected among 500 LinkedIn influencers across the world.
She is the co-founder of Yatra.com, an online travel website. Sabina first landed her job with Japan Airlines and later headed Europe’s leading online travel company.she was in 2010, felicitated with women leaders of India.