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Most Powerful Businesswomen 2017

Most Powerful Businesswomen 2017

ARUNDHATI BHATTACHARYA Chairperson, State Bank of India (Photo: Rachit Goswami)

Arundhati Bhattacharya will be remembered for taking some bold steps at SBI

Oct 05, 2017

Rajnish Kumar will replace Arundhati Bhattacharya, whose term as the Chairman of country's largest public sector lender ends this week.

NEHA JUNEJA Co-founder, Greenway Grameen Infra (Photo: Vivan Mehra)

A Green Chulha for Rural India

Sep 20, 2017

The Greenway Smart Stove emits 70 per cent less smoke and uses 65 per cent less biomass

ALANKRITA SHRIVASTAVA Film-maker (Photo: Vivan Mehra)

The Female Gaze

Sep 16, 2017

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

ALICE G. VAIDYAN CMD, General Insurance Corporation of India (Photo: Rachit Goswami)

A Big Leap

Sep 16, 2017

GIC's Alice Vaidyan, who is reaping the benefit of 'new crop' insurance, has also prepared the organisation for its first-ever IPO

AMLA RUIA Founder, Aakar Charitable Trust (Photo: Rachit Goswami)

Healing Drought

Sep 16, 2017

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

ANITA DONGRE Chief Creative Officer, House of Anita Dongre (Photo: Rachit Goswami)

Couture Twist

Sep 16, 2017

Sustainable fashion and responsible shopping are the way to go

ANJULY CHIB DUGGAL Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance

A Prolific Year

Sep 16, 2017

Anjuly Chib Duggal has been the driving force behind several big initiatives of the government.

ARUNA JAYANTHI Head of Business Services/ Capgemini (Photo: Rachit Goswami)

Tapping the High-end Bet

Sep 16, 2017

Aruna Jayanthi is leading efforts to shift the business to newer areas.

RENANA JHABVALA National Coordinator/ SEWA (Photo: Vivan Mehra)

Devoted to Sewa

Sep 16, 2017

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

EKTA KAPOOR Joint Managing Director, Balaji Telefilms (Photo: Rachit Goswami)

Content Queen

Sep 16, 2017

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

ELSA MARIE D’SILVA Co-founder, Red Dot Foundation (Photo: Milind Shelte)

Bedrock of Safety

Sep 16, 2017

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

GEETU VERMA Vice President, Foods (South Asia), Hindustan Unilever (Photo: Rachit Goswami)

Packing a Punch

Sep 16, 2017

Agile innovations and relevant business models are keeping the business ahead of the competition.

FALGUNI NAYAR Founder and CEO / Nykaa

India's Sephora

Sep 16, 2017

Falguni Nayak's goal is to build Nykaa as an omni-channel, pan-India beauty brand.

GAYATHRI VASUDEVAN Co-founder and CEO, LabourNet Services India (Photo: Nilotpal Baruah)

Dignity of Labour

Sep 16, 2017

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

Geeta Goel Vice President, Mission Investing, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation  (Photo: Shekhar Ghosh)

The Social Investor

Sep 16, 2017

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

HARSHBEENA ZAVERI Vice Chairman and Managing Director, NRB Bearings (Photo: Vivan Mehra)

The Challenge Seeker

Sep 16, 2017

Zaveri believes in commitments and nurturing young women leaders

HASINA KHARBHIH Founder, Impulse NGO Network and Impulse Social Enterprise (Photo: Embro Sayo)

Freedom Warrior

Sep 16, 2017

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

JAYASHREE VYAS Managing Director/ Shri Mahila Sewa Sahakari Bank (Photo: Shailesh Raval)

The Money Manager

Sep 16, 2017

Jayashree Vyass Mahila Sewa Bank aims to financially empower a million women in the next three years.

KAKU NAKHATE President and India Country Head, Bank of America (Photo: Milind Shelte)

Trust Factor

Sep 16, 2017

Nakhate is helping corporates with consolidation and global business.

LAXMI AGARWAL Director, Chhanv Foundation (Photo: Shekhar Ghosh)

Courage on Call

Sep 16, 2017

The foundation helps acid attack survivors and doubles up as a home away from home

The Long Climb Uphill

Sep 16, 2017

Many more Indian women are rising up the corporate ladder.