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Playing the good fairy - Kalpana Morparia

Shalini S. Dagar        Print Edition: September 18, 2011

During a leadership course some years ago, Kalpana Morparia, 62, CEO, JPMorgan Chase, had to act out what power means to her.

She chose to be a fairy. "That is exactly what power means to me - getting things done," she says. She earned a reputation for just that at her previous workplace, ICICI Bank, where she spent more than three decades, and it persists.

Lately, she has played the good fairy elsewhere too: she donated around $330,000 to Bharti Foundation and adopted a school in Gujarat.

A GOOD DAY IS
When I get whatever I've set my heart on - whether it is a mandate we must win or a person I wish to hire


MOST POWERFUL WOMEN - HALL OF FAME
(Click on their names to know their success story)
Naina Lal KidwaiSwati Piramal
Chanda KochharShikha Sharma
Kiran Mazumdar-ShawMallika Srinivasan
OTHER MOST POWERFUL WOMEN
(Click on their names to know their success story)
Aruna JayanthiZia Mody
Nandita GurjarRoopa Kudva
Chiki SarkarZarina Mehta
Renu Sud KarnadVinita Bali
Jyotsna SuriLeena Nair
Meena GaneshVinita Gupta
Kirthiga ReddyShobhana Bhartia
Ekta KapoorPreetha Reddy
Falguni NayarVishakha Mulye
Archana HingoraniKalpana Morparia
Ashvini YardiVedika Bhandarkar
Nita AmbaniRenuka Ramnath
Ashu Suyash

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