Top 10 most successful female entrepreneurs in India are bringing changes in the India economy and are also inspiring others to do so. Women entrepreneurs are defined as women or the group of women who organize, initiate or co-operate a business enterprise. The government of India has defined women entrepreneurs as the enterprise which is controlled and owned by a woman who has the minimum financial interest of almost 51% of the whole capital and gives at least 51% of the employment generated in the enterprise to women. The women in India are no longer considered as the show pieces to be kept at home. Indian women are making an influence on not only domestic but also on the international sphere. Women are doing a great job making a balance between their career and their house. At this time more and more women are coming out of their homes to play their part in the innovation economy.
Top 10 Most Successful Female Entrepreneurs In India
Lets have a look on the list of top 10 most successful female entrepreneurs of India.
Indra Nooyi is the current chairman and CFO of the second largest beverage and food business, Pepsico. Indra Nooyi is 56 years old a this time and was born in Chennai. She did her bachelor’s in science from Madras Christian College in the year 1974. She started her career as a product manager at Johnson & Johnson and textile firm Mettur Beardsell. Indra worked really hard and soon joined PepsiCo in 1994 after which she was named president and CFO in 2001.
Naina Lal Kidwai:
Starting her career with ANZ Grindlays, she is presently, serving as a non-executive director on the board of Nestle SA. Kidwai is also global advisor at Harvard Business School. She did her Bachelor’s in Economics from Delhi University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. It is interesting to find that she was the first Indian woman to graduate from Harvard Business School.
Born in Rajasthan, Chanda did her Masters in Management Studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. She has been praised for her excellent business skills, and interestingly, she is married to Deepak Kochhar, a wind energy entrepreneur and her Business schoolmate.
Receiving her education in Switzerland, Simone is a French by birth. She is the wife of Naval Homey Jahangir Tata and step mother to Ratan Tata. She is better known as ‘Cosmetic Czarina of India’. It would not be wrong to say that it was actually Simone who changed a small subsidiary of Tata Oil Mills into the largest cosmetic brand in India (Lakme).
Starting her career at the age of 22, she joined her family business as a marketing manager at the Park Hotel, Delhi. After the death of Surrendra Paul, she succeeded him in 1990 as the Chairperson of the Hospitality Division of the Apeejay Surendra Group.
Indian cosmetics are known worldwide and when it comes to the herbal treatments, Shahnaz Hussain is the biggest name in herbal cosmetics industry in India. Currently, the Shahnaz Husain Group has over 400 franchise clinics across the world covering over 138 countries.
She is one of the leading icons in the field of Indian entertainment who has been able to earn much of the fame and respect for her direction and production skills. With some memorable drama serials on her credit, she has been doing a wonderful job by producing great Bollywood movies too. Ekta has created a niche for herself in TV serial and film production. She can easily be termed as the most successful female producer of entertainment world.
Here comes the managing director of HP, India. She is one of the popular Indian ladies who are doing pretty well while being affiliated with the IT industry. At the start of her career she yearned to be a part of major players in the FMCG space such as Asian Paints and Hindustan Lever. Before joining HP, India as Managing Director (MD), Neelam was Managing Director (MD) of Microsoft, India.
Jain used to be the chairperson of India’s largest and most powerful media house – The Times Group and has been known as a strong votary of women’s rights and women entrepreneurship, Indu contributed immensely to the growth of Times group. Now, her two sons Samir and Vineet are running the company.