Most Powerful Businesswomen 2017,Alice G. Vaidyan,Usha Sangwan,Vani Kola,Anita Dongre,Arundhati Bhattacharya,Ekta Kapoor
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Most Powerful Businesswomen 2017
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Jayashree Vyass Mahila Sewa Bank aims to financially empower a million women in the next three years.


Her efforts to update the VIP brand are showing results.

The most high-profile engagement in 2016 was the repetitive wins for Tata Sons and Ratan Tata in the rather bitter Tata-versus-Mistry battle.

Padmaja Ruparel wants to mobilise Rs 5,000 crore in 10 years and deploy that in 500 companies. The aim is to build a robust start-up ecosystem.

As women are climbing the corporate ladder, another set is making an impact at the grassroots level. It was tough finding the gems among them.

Godrej Cosumer sees a 20-fold rise in market-cap under the Godrej family scion.

Meena Ganesh's latest home medical care start-up is going places.

A handful of female directors are striving to change the way women are now presented on screen.


The fight for freedom has been carried out for 25 years to save innocent lives from human traffickers.

Early-stage risk capital can accelerate the growth of social enterprises.

Gayathri Vasudevan provides skilling and ignites entrepreneurship in people at the bottom of the pyramid.

The 'Nirbhaya' incident was the trigger that made D'Silva take up women's issues.

Renana Jhabvala has taken SEWA to 14 states and set up co-operative bank and housing finance company.

Some people in the areas where check dams are built had not even seen how wheat is grown. Now they cultivate wheat.

From soap operas to films and now edgy digital content, Ekta Kapoor has proved her versatility.