Trailblazers

Anjali Bansal
MD & Partner - TPG G..

Named as one of the “Most Powerful Women in Business” by Fortune India, Anjali Bansal is an inspirat..

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Aruna Jayanthi
Global BPO Head - Ca..

Awarded with India Today Woman in the Corporate World at the India Today Women Summit 2013, Aruna Jayanthi is an..

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Arundhati Bhattacharya
Chairperson - State ..

Starting off her career with the State Bank of India as a probationary officer, Arundhati Bhattacharya has donne..

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Avani Davda
CEO - Tata Starbucks..

A firm believer in having a well-rounded life, Avani is one of the youngest CEOs of the TATA Group. At the age o..

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Bharti Gupta Ramola
India Markets Leader..

There is no way out of self pity than to realize what it is to be strong. Bharti realized this when she read a b..

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Chanda Kochhar
Managing Director an..

Recipient one of the greatest civilian honours, PadmaBhushan, sha is a household name today in India. Losing her..

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Chitra Ramakrishna
Managing Director an..

As adept at playing the intricate Veena as she is at leading one of the Country’s foremost Stock Exchanges..

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Debjani Ghosh
Managing Director, S..

A shining example of how clarity of thought can get you what you want, Debjani rose to her dream position at Int..

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Jyotsna Suri
Chairperson and Mana..

Named by Forbes Asia (2014) as one amongst the top 50 Business Power Women in Asia, Jyostna Suri’s is a tr..

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Kaku Nakhate
President and Countr..

Being part of a growth story can be a fun and enriching experience. That’s exactly how it has been for Kak..

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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Founder, Chairman an..

Recipient of many prestigious awards including the Padma Shri (1989), the Padma Bhushan (2005), Othmer Gold Meda..

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Kirthiga Reddy
Managing Director, F..

Being the first employee of the Social Media giant, Facebook, in India, Kirthiga has always been inspired by the..

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Jyoti Deshpande
Group CEO & MD, Eros..

Jyoti’s story to the top is quite riveting.

Jyoti’s father was a journalist who worked with I..

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Nishi Vasudeva
CMD, Hindustan Petro..

As a young woman working in Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), Nishi had learned earlier in her car..

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Sangita Singh
CEO, Healthcare & Li..

The much fabled story about Sangita’s rise at Wipro has been when she took the role of the chief marketing..

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Abanti Sankaranarayanan
Head, Luxury busines..

In-between high-profile meetings, Abanti has to make trips to the 'Mantralaya', among other government departmen..

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Lila Poonawala
Former Chairperson, ..

Lila Firoz Poonawalla is an Indian industrialist, philanthropist, humanitarian and the founder of Lila Poonawall..

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Anuranjita Kumar
MD, CHRO, Citi South..

If destiny had had its say, Anuranjita would have been a practising doctor today. Instead, she chose to move awa..

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Shikha Sharma
MD & CEO, Axis Bank

Three things define her, Shikha says: "I want to learn, I do not fear anything, and a lot of people have investe..

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Lynn De Souza
Multifaceted media p..

Lynn De Souza, whose name lists in one of top business publications, has donned many hats in her life. She is a ..

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Mallika Srinivasan
Chairman & CEO of TA..

Mallika Srinivasan, a Padma Shree awardee, is one of the most powerful business women of India and recognised as..

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Mirai Chatterjee
Director of SEWA Soc..

Mirai Chatterjee is the director of SEWA Social Security. She did her degree in History and Science from Harvard..

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Meher Pudumjee
Chairperson and Dire..

She is the chairperson and director of Thermax Ltd. She took over this role after her mother, Anu Aga, who retir..

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Naina Lal Kidwai
Executive director o..

Naina Lal Kidwai is the executive director on the board of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC)..

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Nirupama Rao
Indian Foreign Servi..

Nirupama Rao is an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer. She has served as the Indian ambassador to the United S..

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Pallavi Shroff
Senior partner & Hea..

Pallavi Shroff is a senior partner and head of litigation and competition law practices at Amarchand & Manga..

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Preetha Reddy
Executive Vice Chair..

A master’s in Public Administration and a PHD from Dr.MGR Medical University, Preetha Reddy is the second ..

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Roopa Kudva
Managing Director of..

Roopa Kudva ex CEO of CRISIL is now managing director of Omidyar Network India Advisors, established by eBay fou..

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Sangeeta Pendurkar
Managing Director of..

Sangeeta Pendurkar is the managing director of Kellogg India. She has been listed among Fortune’s most pow..

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Shaheen Mistri
Founder & CEO of Tea..

Shaheen Mistri is the founder and CEO of Teach for India and the founder and chairperson of the Akanksha Foundat..

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Shanti Ekambaram
President, consumer ..

Shanti Ekambaram is president, consumer banking at Kotak Mahindra Bank. She leads a team of more than 12000 peop..

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Shereen Bhan
Managing Editor, CNB..

Shereen Bhan is one of the well-known faces of Indian Television. She is a committed business journalist and new..

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Shobhana Bhartia
Chairperson & Editor..

Shobhana Bhartia is the chairperson and editorial director of the Hindustan Times Group, she is the pro-chancell..

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Sunita Narain
Director General, Ce..

Sunita Narain is a writer and environmentalist. Since 1982, she has been with the Centre for Science and environ..

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Vijayalakshmi Iyer
Chairman & Managing ..

Vijayalakshmi is the Chairman and Managing Director of Bank of India. She had been with Union Bank of India for ..

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Vineeta Rai
Former Indian Admini..

Vineeta Rai is 1968- batch IAS officer of the Union Territories. She is the first woman to have held the post of..

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Zia Mody
Founding partner of ..

Zia Mody is a legal consultant. She is the founding partner of AZB & Partners, one of India’s largest ..

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Dr.Amrita Patel
Chairman, National D..

Dr.Amrita Patel is the chairman of the National Dairy Development Board. The organisation is the largest milk pr..

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Anu Aga


Anu Aga is on the board of Thermax Limited. it is a 33-billion leading Indian player in energy and environment m..

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Kalpana Morparia
Chief executive offi..

Kalpana Morparia is the chief executive officer of J.P Morgan, India. She also serves as an independent director..

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Priya Paul
Chairperson Apeejay ..

Priya Paul is chairperson of Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels in India. She is an art collector and design aficiona..

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P.T Usha
Athlete

Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha is one of the greatest athletes India has produced. Her story is full of cour..

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Lakshmi Venu
Joint Managing Direc..

Lakshmi Venu did her PhD in engineering management at University of Warwick, while travelling frequently between..

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Shinjini Kumar
CEO, Paytm Payments ..

Shinjini Kumar, looks back at her career trajectory and muses that she hasn’t changed jobs as much as she ..

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Suchi Mukherjee
Founder, Limeroad

Suchi Mukherjee set up her ecommerce platform Limeroad in 2012. She brought together three entirely different ec..

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Zahabiya Khorakiwala
Managing Director, W..

Zahabiya Khorakiwala chose to join her family’s hospital subsidiary instead of the parent pharma company, ..

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Smita Bhagat
Head, Branch Banking..

Smita Bhagat joined HDFC as a trainee in Mumbai. And very soon when a position opened up in her home town Jaipur..

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Monica Gupta
Founder, Craftsvilla

Monica Gupta’s pet project Craftsvilla was born while she was travelling through Kutch in Gujarat. She set..

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Debarati Sen
Managing Director, 3..

Debarati Sen has a career span of over 24 years at Asia and the US. She has been with 3M for 18 years. An Americ..

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Neha Juneja
Co-Founder, Greenway..

Neha Juneja is the co-founder of the startup Greenway Grameen Infra. This is her third venture and the one which..

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Samina Vaziralli
Vice-chairman, Cipla

Samina Vaziralli was not prepared and was unsure to join Cipla, when her family asked her to come back to India ..

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Sucharita Mukherjee
CEO, IFMR Holdings

Sucharita Mukherjee, is the CEO of IFMR holdings. This organisation works towards creating an inclusive financia..

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Rekha Ranganathan
Head of Healthcare I..

Rekha Ranganathan holds the achievement of being the first girl from her school to make it to IIT Madras, till d..

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Radhika Piramal
Managing Director, V..

Radhika Piramal was in her family business for three years before she went to Harvard to pursue her MBA. After h..

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Mansi Madan Tripathy
Managing Director, S..

After working at Procter & Gamble for 16 years Mansi Madan Tripathy looked to change organizations to be wit..

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Gunjan Soni
Chief Marketing Offi..

Gunjan Soni started her career with Star and McKinsey, her tenure with both these organizations made her ready f..

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Shweta Jalan
Managing Director, A..

Shweta Jalan is one among the few in the helm of a private equity fund. She earned her stripes first at Ernst &a..

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Aditi Gupta
Co-founder - Menstru..

Menstrupedia is the brainchild of Aditi Gupta. She has written Menstrupedia in a way that is easy for others to ..

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Revathi Roy
CEO & Co-founder - H..

Revathi Roy’s love for driving started early and she got her driving license at 18 after which she was uns..

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