Many dream. But only a few, gifted with talent, tenacity and luck, manage to realise their dreams. As in previous years, our annual listing of the Most Powerful Women in Indian Business, the 10th, celebrates the triumphs - achieved in the face of numerous challenges, including at times their own inhibitions - of women who have succeeded in living their dreams.
No longer are banal comparisons with the other gender required. These women are comfortable in their own skins, most managing career and home with equal elan.
The number of such women is also growing as evinced from the fact that 16 of the 30 women featured this time are debutants on the list. First-generation entrepreneurs, marque deal makers, meticulous litigators, housewives turned managing directors (MDs), marketing wizards, chefs, PSU heads, IT professionals - all figure in our diverse list in a separate section, 'New Entrants'.
The 30 apart, we also have three women this year moving into the coveted 'Hall of Fame' - reserved for those who have made it to the list at least seven times. In this section, with which our package opens, Britannia Industries MD Vinita Bali, Multiple Alternate Assets Management MD and CEO Renuka Ramnath, and HDFC MD Renu Sud Karnad recall the breakthrough moments of their remarkable careers in their own words.
Each is a story of hard work and personal sacrifice culminating in iconic achievement.
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Concrete Woman - Vinita Singhania
Queen of the Court - Pallavi Shroff
Second Splash - Renuka Ramnath
Champion of Innovations - Priya Nair
Drinking in Experiences
Journeys of Discovery - Vinita Bali
Headhunting Honcho - Anjali Bansal
Boss at Big Blue - Vanitha Narayanan
Flying High - Shubhalakshmi Panse
A Bankable Star
Dean of Dynamism - Savita Mahajan
A Quantum Leap - Swarupa Sanyal
Software Sultana - Sumithra Gomatam
Princess of Plastic
Outstanding Homemaker - Renu Sud Karnad
In Solitary Splendour - Nishi Vasudeva
Yes, We Cannoli - Ritu Dalmia
The Turnaround Artist
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