The 67-year-old Biocon MD is the second woman to have won the award after Olivia Lum of Hyflux Limited from Singapore was conferred with the title in 2011. In India, she is the third to have been picked for this prestigious accolade besides Uday Kotak of Kotak Mahindra Bank and Narayana Murthy of Infosys Technologies Limited.
Vinita Dubey, founder of Bleucoin, a decal store on Etsy has been setting examples for new mothers by taking her 18-month-old daughter with her for all business meetings.
Anoyara Khatun is currently working with 80 children’s group comprising more than 1500 children to tackle child labor, malnutrition, child marriage and trafficking under the aegis of Save the Children.
Devika Narain is credited with introducing wedding design as a concept separate from wedding planning in India.
Kresha Bajaj Zaveri is the founder and creative director of Label Kresha Bajaj, earlier known as Koecsh.
Vandana Notandas Jagwani, 28, has made a business out of the attraction that lab-grown diamonds could hold for the younger generation.
In India’s conservative society where even mention of sex raise eyebrows, porn stars would not even be considered as human beings worthy of respect. But Sunny Leone changed this.
Megha Mandali, a cooperative of 1,000 tribal women farmers in Tapi district in southern Gujarat and a member of the SEWA Cooperative Foundation, has been spreading awareness about COVID– 19 among tribal women who are first time mobile users, through WhatsApp.
With evolving themes and storylines in Bollywood movies, the stereotypes are being shed and mothers in films are becoming more progressive, real and replete with flaws. This Mother’s Day, let us look at a few films that made mothers break out of old, rusty moulds of ‘pyari maa’.
Thanks to the emergence of mom blogs, mothers are now able to find expert and relevant advice on childcare and even access to support groups to tide through the challenges of parenting.
The 28-year-old influencer-cum-entrepreneur has more than 4,00,000 followers on Instagram and one lakh plus subscribers on her YouTube channel.
As the only link to the outside world during this lockdown, social media is not just giving people an idea of the impact of COVID– 19, but also giving them a space to voice their concerns.
A coterie of uber-talented female dancers are taking steps towards building more visibility. Find out more about the Indian women who have made enviable careers out of their passion for dance.
Thanks to the experiments of authors of children’s books, young readers have a myriad of options beyond Ruskin Bind, Enid Blyton and R K Narayan.
Designers like Ritu Kumar, Anamika Khanna, and Anita Dongre, have inspired many women designers to break the glass ceiling, or the glass runway in this case, and the Indian fashion landscape is slowly witnessing emergence of women designers bringing in fresh perspectives in the world of fashion.
Rashi Narang is the Founder and Creative Director of Heads Up for Tails, and has won numerous awards for her entrepreneurial achievements.
Although the fitness industry has largely been a testosterone-driven one, many women - including leading fitness trainers and celebrities who are considered fitness icons- are breaking the myth that dumbbells can only be handled men.
The world of digital content world has opened up a sea of avenues for talented youngsters who are blessed with the ability to tickle your funny bones. Leading the pack is Srishti Dixit.
Deepa Kiran, founder of Story Arts India, is one of the most prominent storytellers in the subcontinent, well-versed in Tamil, English, Telugu, and Hindi.
Bengaluru-based Samyukta Lakshmi, a member of Women Photograph community, is a freelance documentary photographer who has been striving to make the photographic output more gender-equal.
Mehak Shahani (née Sagar), along with her husband Anand Shahani, founded WedMeGood in 2014 when she realized there were no wedding portals in India through which couples could plan every aspect of their wedding, without actually visiting or calling different vendors. The platform aims to solve all wedding woes so that couples can plan their dream wedding without actually hiring a planner.
An innate mastery over the chemistry of baking made Bani Nanda, a physics graduate from Gargi College in Delhi University, choose a career in the world of desserts. But what made this 29-year-old one of the leading pastry chefs in the country?
Jaya Baduri Bachchan catapulted herself to the top by playing the kind of roles which Hindi film actresses aspire for even today – characters that were not mere showpieces and felt real.
Bengaluru-based dancer, choreographer, and entrepreneur Mayuri Upadhya, is the Founder of dance company Nritarutya. She and her troupe have performed in front of celebrated figures, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Queen Elizabeth II.
Learning new skills and upgrading yourself will help you in the long run and you can do that during this extended stay-at-home period by signing up for an online course.