13 Jul Women who lead, women who inspire
Consider Kiran Mazumdar Shaw �€” the Chairman & Managing Director of Biocon Limited. Just the name is enough for people to recollect how she gave birth to the company in a garage, steered it to become the first Indian company to manufacture and export enzymes to USA and Europe. As if this wasn’t enough it was also the second Indian company to cross the $1-billion mark on the first day of listing.
In the world of finance, Naina Lal Kidwai stormed the hitherto male bastion of investment banking repeatedly ranking in the Fortune global list of Top Women in Business while current Managing Director of ICICI Bank, Chanda Kochhar gets awarded “Retail Banker of the Year 2004 (Asia-Pacific region)” by the Asian Banker, “Business Woman of the Year 2005” by The Economic Times and “Rising Star Award” at Global Awards 2006 by Retail Banker International.
Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels’ Chairperson, Priya Paul can well gloat on being honoured with the Padma Sri on the eve of the Republic Day, January 2012. But women continue to be quiet personas that let their work do the talking.
Similarly on the ‘humble and goodness’ scale with magnanimous contribution to her field, is Dr Swati Piramal, Founder of the Gopikrishna Piramal Memorial Hospital in 1983 which focuses on the underprivileged. With decades of hardwork, she has carved a niche for her hospital to be considered a top-notch caregiver in the Public Health Services.