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We are here with our fourth installment in the 5 part series on The Most Famous, Influential and Talked about women in India.

Hope you liked our first 3 installments focusing on 'Women in Politics', 'Women in Sports' and 'Women in Television'. We are continuing our series with - 'Women in Business'.

Running a business requires skills, expertise, leadership qualities and never say die attitude. These 5 power ladies have much more than the above qualities. They are not just running their respective business, but are on the top of their game. Here's presenting you the five 'Women of Steel'.

  1. CHANDA KOCHHAR - MANAGING DIRECTOR & CEO ICICI BANK.

Managing Director and CEO of the ICICI Bank (Largest private sector bank in India) Chanda Kochhar was born on November 17, 1961 Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Kochahar joined 'Jai Hind college', Mumbai (Previously Bombay) for a Bachelor of Arts degree. She then pursued Cost Accountancy ICWAI. She completed her Masters Degree in Management Studies from 'Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies', Mumbai.

Top5 Women in India - Business - Chanda Kochhar

CHANDA KOCHHAR - MD & CEO - ICICI BANK

Kochhar is honoured with Padma Bhushan Award, the third highest civilian honour by the Government of India for the year 2010 for her services to banking sector. Under her leadership, ICICI bank won the 'Best Retail Bank in India' award in 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2005 and 'Excellence in Retail Banking Award' in 2002 by the Asian Banker.

:: RECOGNITIONS AND AWARDS ::

  1. "Retail Banker of the Year 2004 (Asia-Pacific region)" by the Asian Banker.
  2. "Business Woman of the Year 2005" by The Economic Times.
  3. Kochhar has also consistently figured in Fortune's list of "Most Powerful Women in Business" since 2005.
  4. She has also consistently figured in Fortune's list of "Most Powerful Women in Business" since 2005.
  5. She featured in Business Today's list of the "Most Powerful Women ' Hall of Fame".
  6. In 2011, she also featured in the "The 50 Most Influential People in Global Finance" List of Bloomberg Markets.
  7. Chanda Kochhar was awarded with ASSOCHAM Ladies League Mumbai Women of the Decade Achievers Award on January 2, 2014.
  8. Kochhar was also awarded the "ABLF Woman of Power Award (India)" in 2011 at the Asian Business Leadership Forum Awards.
  9. Kochhar was ranked as the most powerful business woman in India in Forbes' list of 'The World's 100 Most Powerful Women 2013'.
  10. Kochhar was also featured in the Power List 2013 of 25 most powerful women in India by India Today, for the third year in a row.

StylishBazaar.com Remarks: Confident, Jovial and Stylish.

 

2. CHITRA RAMKRISHNA - MD & CEO - NATIONAL STOCK EXCHANGE

Managing Director and the Chief Executive Officer of NSE, Chitra Ramkrishna was born on 1963 and First women to Head and Exchange in India.

Top5 Women  in Indiia - Business Chitra Ramakrishna - MD & CEO  - NATIONAL STOCK EXCHANGE

CHITRA RAMAKRISHNA - MD & CEO - NATIONAL STOCK EXCHANGE

She has been with NSE since its inception in the year 1991. She was part of the core five-member team selected by the government to create a screen based Pan Indian stock exchange.

:: RECOGNITIONS AND AWARDS ::

  1. Ranked No. 17 in Fortune's global list of top-50 women business leaders.

StylishBazaar.com Remarks: positive, Focused and Elegant.  

 

3. SHIKHA SHARMA - MANAGING DIRECTOR & CEO OF AXIS BANK.

MD and CEO of Axis Bank (India's third largest Bank in the private sector in terms of total assets and 4th largest Bank in the country in terms of market capitalization), Shikha Sharma was born on November 19, 1960.

Top5 Women in India - Business - Shikha Sharma  MANAGING DIRECTOR & CEO OF AXIS BANK.

SHIKHA SHARMA - MD & CEO OF AXIS BANK.

She completed her BA (Honours) in Economics from the Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR) in Delhi and MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. She also holds a post-graduate diploma in Software Technology from the National Centre for Software Technology in Mumbai.

Since Shikha's appointment as MD & CEO of Axis Bank in 2009, the bank's stock has appreciated by a phenomenal 90%, The Bank's assets grew 30%, doubled the bank's network to 2,225 branches and 11,796 ATMs.

:: RECOGNITIONS AND AWARDS ::

  1. Business Leader of the Year' at AIMA's Managing India Awards ' 2012
  2. Woman Leader of the year' at Blooomberg - UTV Financial Leadership Awards - 2012.
  3. Businessworld's Banker of the Year Award - 2012.
  4. Forbes List of Asia's 50 Power Business Women - 2012.
  5. Indian Express Most Powerful Indians - 2012.
  6. India Today Power List of 25 Most Influential Women - 2012.
  7. Finance Asia's Top 20 Women in Finance - 2011.
  8. Business Today 'Hall of Fame' -2011.
  9. Fortune Global and India list of 50 Most Powerful Women in Business - 2011.
  10. Businesswoman of the Year at the Economic Times Awards ' 2008.
  11. Entrepreneur of the Year ' Manager at the E&Y Entrepreneur Awards ' 2007.
  12. Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year, CNBC TV 18's Business Leader Awards.

StylishBazaar.com Remarks: Commanding, Affirmative and Casual.

 

4. NAINA LAL KIDWAI - GROUP GENERAL MANAGER AND COUNTRY HEAD - HSBC INDIA

Former President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Naina Lal Kidwai was born in 1957. She was the first woman to guide the functioning of a foreign bank in India.

Naina Lal Kidwai.Group GM & Country Head, India HSBC.

NAINA LAL KIDWAI - GROUP GENERAL MANAGER AND COUNTRY HEAD - HSBC INDIA

She holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from University of Delhi and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1982. Kidwai was the first Indian woman to graduate from Harvard Business School. She completed her Bachelors of Arts in the year 1977.

Along with serving as the Chairman of HSBC Asset Management (India) Pvt. Ltd and HSBC Invest-Direct (India) Ltd, her other positions include being a non-executive director on the board of Nestle SA, Chairwoman, City of London's Advisory Council for India, Global Advisor, Harvard Business School. She is on the Governing Board of NCAER, Audit Advisory Board of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, and on the National Executive Committee of CII and FICCI.

:: RECOGNITIONS AND AWARDS ::

  1. Padma Shri award for her contributions in the areas of trade and industry.
  2. ASSOCHAM Ladies League's Delhi Women of the Decade Achievers Award 2013 for Excellence in Banking.
  3. Ranked No. 40 in Fortune's global list of top-50 women business leaders.

StylishBazaar.com Remarks: Cheerful, Confident and Classy.

 

5. KIRAN MAZUMDAR SHAW - CHAIRMAN & MANAGING DIRECTOR OF BIOCON LIMITED A BIOTECHNOLOGY COMPANY BASED IN BENGALURU.

Winner of prestigious Padma Shri (1989) and the Padma Bhushan (2005) from the government of India, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, was born on 23 March 1955 Bangalore. (Now, Bengaluru).

CHAIRMAN & MANAGING DIRECTOR OF BIOCON LIMITED

KIRAN MAZUMDAR SHAW - CHAIRMAN & MANAGING DIRECTOR OF BIOCON LIMITED

She completed her BSc. Zoology (Honours) course from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. She later did her post-graduation work as a brew master in Malting and Brewing from Ballarat College of Advanced Education (1975), earning the degree of Master Brewer.

She started 'Biocon' in 1978 and spearheaded its evolution from an industrial enzymes manufacturing company to a fully integrated bio-pharmaceutical company with a well-balanced business portfolio of products and a research focus on diabetes, oncology and auto-immune diseases.

:: RECOGNITIONS AND AWARDS ::

  1. Padma Shri (1989)
  2. Padma Bhushan (2005)
  3. TIME magazine's 100 most influential people in the world.
  4. Forbes list of the world's 100 most powerful women.
  5. Financial Times' top 50 women in business list.
  6. She is also a member of the board of governors of the prestigious Indian School of Business and Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad.
  7. Nikkei Asia Prize (2009) for Regional Growth,
  8. Express Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit Award (2009) for Dynamic Entrepreneur.
  9. The Economic Times 'Businesswoman of the Year' (2004).
  10. The 'Veuve Clicquot Initiative For Economic Development For Asia.
  11. Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Life Sciences & Healthcare (2002).
  12. 'Technology Pioneer' recognition by World Economic Forum.
  13. Indian Chamber of Commerce, Lifetime Achievement Award.

StylishBazaar.com Remarks: Positive, Commanding and Classy.  

 

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