Most Powerful Women in Business

Most Powerful Women in Business

Rekha M. Menon, 62, Chairperson and Senior Managing Director, Accenture in India

Rekha M. Menon: Humanity at Her Core

Dec 19, 2021

Rekha M. Menon—who uses empathy and business acumen in equal measure to drive change, both within and outside her organisation—enters the Hall of Fame in 2021

Ameera Shah, 42, Metropolis Healthcare

Ameera Shah: The Crisis Warrior

Dec 19, 2021

Set up 90 more labs and 1,800 collection centres in the next three years.

Anjali Bansal, 50, Avaana Capital

Anjali Bansal: The Sustainable Investor

Dec 19, 2021

Sustainability is the new Digital. Technology can help us address climate change

Arundhati Bhattacharya, 65, Salesforce

Arundhati Bhattacharya: Banker who Moved to IT

Dec 19, 2021

Making India the fastest-growing market for Salesforce

Divya Gokulnath, 35, BYJU’s

Divya Gokulnath: Educating the World

Dec 19, 2021

Launch learning programmes in multiple regional languages

Falguni Nayar, 58, Nykaa

Falguni Nayar: Banker’s Instinct

Dec 19, 2021

Increasing Nykaa stores to 300, taking in-house brands to the Middle East, Europe

Harshbeena Zaveri, 61, NRB Bearings

Harshbeena Zaveri: Serenity Personified

Dec 19, 2021

We strongly believe our company will be amongst front runners in e-mobility

Jyoti Deshpande, 50, Viacom18

Jyoti Deshpande: The Crisis Manager

Dec 19, 2021

Building India’s largest disrup- tive and platform-agnostic, truly integrated media company

Kaku Nakhate, 55, Bank of America

Kaku Nakhate: Go-to Investment Banker

Dec 19, 2021

Getting more Indian unicorns, decacorns to tap public markets

Nisaba Godrej, 43, Godrej Consumer Products

Nisaba Godrej: The Next Godrej

Dec 19, 2021

Get to high growth rates in the domestic market and create a sound base for the African market

Radhika Gupta, 38, Edelweiss AMC

Radhika Gupta: The Astute Asset Manager

Dec 19, 2021

Building Edelweiss into a Top 10 AMC in a steady and sustainable way

Shobana Kamineni, 61, Apollo Hospitals

Shobana Kamineni: Apollo’s Chief Innovator

Dec 19, 2021

The company’s vision for the next phase of development is to ‘Touch a Billion Lives’

Vishakha R.M., 57, IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company

Vishakha R.M.: Enterprising Insurer

Dec 19, 2021

The next business objective is to stay at rank 10th, as we were at rank 12th last year

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MPW: Why Women Remain a Minority in India’s Startup Ecosystem

Dec 18, 2021

Despite venture capital investments continuing to shatter records and more unicorns popping up than ever before, the number of women-led start-ups, investments they raise, and even the count of women investors, remain low

 Soumya Swaminathan, 62, World Health Organization

Soumya Swaminathan: The World’s Guardian Angel

Dec 13, 2021

Soumya Swaminathan has had an illustrious career spanning 30 years in clinical care and research, serving in various official capacities in India and abroad

Priyanka Chopra, 39, Actor, Investor, Entrepreneur

Priyanka Chopra: The Smart Investor

Dec 13, 2021

At a start-up event in January, Chopra said she was looking to invest in start-ups that are a mix of beauty and tech, as well as education

Gita Gopinath, 49, International Monetary Fund

Gita Gopinath: Sparkling Promise

Dec 13, 2021

In her three-year stint as the first woman Chief Economist of the IMF, Gopinath has left an indelible mark on the coveted institution and on the world economy

Bela Bajaria, 50, Netflix

Bela Bajaria: Netflix Unlimited

Dec 13, 2021

The Head of Global TV at Netflix manages three kids at home, and also takes care of the entertainment needs of some 214 million subscribers worldwide

Aparna Bawa, Zoom Video Communications

Aparna Bawa: Lady Whirlwind

Dec 13, 2021

With demand for video communication shooting through the roof owing to Covid-19, Zoom registered a 470 per cent increase in its customer base. How did she manage?

Anjali Sud, 38, Vimeo

Anjali Sud: The Pivot Artist

Dec 13, 2021

Her advice for next-gen women leaders: focus time and energy on impact, and create your own opportunities

Vibha Padalkar, 53, HDFC Life Insurance

Vibha Padalkar: The Digital Lifer

Dec 13, 2021

We need to continue to innovate because there are newer emerging risks