Top 10 women Industrialists in India : In India womens have to struggle each day for empowerment and equality but now it has become increasingly common to find women making their presence felt in media, banking, education, manufacturing, financial services and many other fields. Here is a list of the top 10 Indian businesswomen.
1) Akhila Srinivasan, Managing Director, Shriram Investments Ltd : Akhila Srinivasan is the Managing Director (M.D.) of Shriram Investments Limited (a part of Rs. 5000 crore Shri Ram Group), is a prominent business woman of India. She is the recipient of several awards, including Outstanding Women Professional Award (200-01) instituted by the FICCI. She also holds the position of State President of the Art of Living Foundation for the state of Tamil Nadu.
2) Shahnaz Hussain, CEO, Shahnaz Herbals : Shahnaz Hussain is CEO and founder of Shahnaz Herbals Inc, which is a prominent Indian female entrepreneur best known for her herbal cosmetics, particularly skin care products. In 2006 she was awarded the Padma Shri, a civilian award by the Government of India in 2006. She also awarded as "World's Greatest Woman Entrepreneur" in 1996 by Success Magazine's. This group Group has over 400 franchise clinics across the world covering over 138 countries.
3) Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ICICI Bank : Chanda Kochhar is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ICICI Bank Limited, which is India's second-largest bank and the largest in the private sector. She was topped in the list of "50 Most Powerful Women in Business" by Fortune India in 2012.
4) Sharan Apparao, Proprietor Apparao Galleries : Sharan Apparao is an established name in the Indian art world. She was honoured by FICCI as one of the top women achievers in the country, for her talent and passion in promoting contemporary Indian art.
5) Priya Paul, Chairman, Apeejay Park Hotels : Priya Paul is a prominent woman entrepreneur of India, and currently the Chairperson of Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels The Park Hotels chain of boutique hotels. She is the Director the Apeejay Surrendra group and joined the Group's hospitality business as the Marketing Manager, The Park, New Delhi, in July of 1988. Ms Paul is the President, Hotel Association of India (HAI),Founder Member, World Travel Tourism Council - Asia Chapter (WTTC)
6) Ekta Kapoor, Creative Director, Balaji Telefilms : Daughter of famous bollywood super-star Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor is an Indian TV and film producer. She is the Joint Managing Director and Creative Director of Balaji Telefilms, her production company. She has produced numerous soap opera, television series and movies.
7) Jyoit Naik, President, Lijjat Papad : Jyoit Naik is currently the President of Shri Mahila Griha Udyog Lijjat Papad, an Indian women's cooperative based in Mumbai. Jyoti Naik was conferred Businesswomen of the Year (2001-02) for corporate excellence by the Economic Times.
8) Ranjana Kumar, Chairman, NABARD : Ranjana Kumar, currently (from 2005) Vigilance Commissioner in Central Vigilance Commission, after her retirement as Chairperson of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is a prominent Indian banker. When the Government of India appointed her as the Chairperson and managing Director of the Indian Bank, she became the first woman to become head of a public sector bank in India.
9) Simone Tata, Chairman, Trent Ltd : Simone Tata currently the Chairperson of the Trent Limited, is an Indian businesswoman. French by birth and educated in Switzerland, she came to India in 1955, and joined Lakme as Managing Director in 1961, rising to become its Chairperson in 1982. The small subsidiary of Tata Oil Mills went on to become one of the leading cosmetic companies of India. She was appointed to the board of Tata Industries in 1989.
10) Preetha Reddy, Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals : Preetha Reddy, managing director of Apollo Hospitals (Chennai), one of the largest healthcare conglomerates of India, is one of the pioneer businesswomen of India in the segment of healthcare industry. In September 2012, she was elected to the board as independent director of medical technology company Medtronic.