Celebrating the International Women’s Month, we are focusing on women empowerment through distance education. Today, we feature Indian businesswomen who represent the new and bold India. These ambitious ladies have come from all walks of life, some having no formal training in business management to others donning an MBA from world’s top institutes. What is common among all these women is the courage to shatter the stereotype fact that running a business is a man’s thing.
If you are pursuing a distance BBA or MBA and have any doubts about making it big in the business industry, these women leaders will fill you with confidence and inspire you to follow your dream fearlessly.
Indra Nooyi is a household name in every Indian family that wants to see their daughters reach the top. Ranked among the world’s 100 most powerful women numerous times, currently, Indra is serving as Director at Amazon. She headed Pepsico as CEO for over ten years before joining Amazon and single handedly brought the world’s attention to what Indian women are capable of.
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is counted as one of the wealthiest women in India. She is the Managing Director and Chairman of Biocon, a scientific company makes strides in research. She wanted to follow her father, a brewmaster, and take up a job in brewing after finishing her degree in Zoology. Much to her surprise, no Indian company was willing to offer this role to a woman at that time. She turned her focus into biotechnology leading her company to test and develop the world’s first orally consumed insulin. Kiran has won many international awards for entrepreneurship and social contribution. She is also the recipient of Padma Bhushan Award for her outstanding work in industrial biotechnology.
Upasana Taku truly represents the bold and beautiful. She is the Co-founder of MobiKwik. She did her MS from Stanford University to hold top positions in finance companies like HSBC drawing impressive paychecks. But she aspired for something more purposeful. Upasana came back to India and co-founded MobiKwik. Currently, she’s heading its development into a financial distribution hub. She had played an instrumental role in setting up MobiKwik as the first Indian mobile wallet. Her idea was to help countless Indians use technology to easily access all their financial needs. The company has led the cashless movement with over 35 million users in India.
Source: Business World
Falguni Nayar is the founder and CEO of Nykaa, an India based e-commerce company. Falguni represents the new generation of Indian women entrepreneurs who are using technology to disrupt the market space. Falguni was the managing director at Kotak Mahindra Capital Company before entering the e-commerce beauty and wellness market. Today, Nykaa holds a distinct place in the market as one of the few inventories led e-commerce companies with over 3 million followers on Facebook.
Source: Forbes India
Making waves in the corporate world isn’t enough for many Indian businesswomen. Some of them have put their business skills for the betterment of society. Chetna Gala Sinha is one such name that tops the socio-economic reform gatherings. Chetna is the founder of Mann Deshi Bank, a cooperative bank by the women and for the women. Chetna used her sound knowledge of finance and banking to set up a microfinance bank, one of the biggest in Maharashtra. She is also an activist working for drought hit population in India.
The ratio of girl students even in leading MBA institutes like IIM is less than 30% and shows the need for girls to take up business studies with more zeal and ambition. Pursuing correspondence courses in various streams is a great way for women to earn an MBA degree even if they are not able to manage a full-time course. A distance MBA degree can get you closer to your dream of becoming a businesswoman. So, join a distance MBA course if you have not joined yet and help your dreams to fly high!