4 Popular Women-Owned
Businesses in India
MAYUR MARUTHI NAG A
It has become increasingly common to find women making their
presence felt in media, banking, education, manufacturing, financial
services and many other fields. And, of course, you cannot ignore the
Indian businesswoman who is here to stay in what has traditionally been
a male-dominated field. Here is a list of the top 10 Indian
businesswomen who have carved a unique place for themselves in their
own respective space by their talent, hard work, and determination.
•CEO, Chairman and director of Tractors and Farm Equipment (TAFE)
•Chennai based tractor and farm equipment manufacturer, which is the
largest of its kind in India
•She accelerated the profit of the company from Rs. 85 crore to Rs. 2900
crore within 20 years
•She was honored with the Businesswoman of the Year award in 2006
by The Economic Times.
Dr. Swati A. Piramal
•Vice Chairperson of Piramal Life Sciences Limited and Director of
Piramal Health Care Limited
•Involvement in public policies related to healthcare
•She was awarded with “Chavalier de l’orde National du Merite” and
•She has also been nominated as one of the 25 most powerful business
women in India eight times.
Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
•She is the Founder, Chairman & Managing Director of Biocon
•She started her venture in a Bangalore garage with an initial capital of
•She was India’s richest woman in 2004
•She was awarded the Padmabhushan for her services and contributions
to biotechnology in 2005.
•She is the Managing Director of the Apollo Hospitals
•her first solo project, the Apollo Pediatric Hospital in
•Today, Preetha Reddy has 45 hospitals under her able
Women empowerment must be given great importance
because these successful women are contributing towards
the development of our countries economy and there by
helping the development of the society .