India’s 10 Most Powerful Women in Business-2023

Powerful Women In Business

A major share of India’s growth is now laid upon the young, aspiration women who have done a lot in the world of business with their power of the mind, greater intellect and sheer wisdom. Some most powerful women today directly hail as top-rated business magnates who have successfully transformed the face of new India into a developing nation from several perspectives. Here is a list to celebrate and cherish about a few of them:

Kiran Majumdar Shaw

She is the Chairperson and MD of a Bangalore-based biotechnology company named Biocon India. Her company is based on exporting enzymes and making profits. With a later focus on clinical research and development services, she transformed Biocon into a pharmaceutical enterprise. Currently, with over 11k global employees, Biocon India is a globally recognized company. Forbes named her in the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women and the List of World’s Self-made Women Billionaires.

Indu Jain

An 84-year-old woman currently stands as the Chairperson and CEO of Bennett Coleman & Co. limited which owns a widely recognized Times Group. It is the world’s largest-selling English daily, TOI and the second most-read financial paper in the World- the Economic Times. Today, her company revenues are over $1.5 billion with an employee base exceeding 11,000. She was honoured with Padma Bhushan in 2016 for all her contributions.

Indra Nooyi

Her career explains how every woman has a soul to break through the rules of society and transform it. A Chennai born has been known to the world as the CEO of PepsiCo for the last 12 years. For so many years, she has been in a constant struggle to make the 24-year-old brand stand through others. Under her leadership, PepsiCo’s revenue grew at 5.5% annually. Forbes rated her among the Most Powerful Women from 2008 to 2017.

Vandana Luthra

She is the founder and chairperson of VLCC Health Care, a beauty and wellness service centre that operate in Africa, The GCC and Asia. The concept of merging beauty and fitness first came to her mind and she came up with a beauty brand that provided one-stop-shop solutions from head to toe with a futuristic approach. Today, her creation offers numerous beauty and wellness products and services from across 330 locations in 14 countries.

Suchi Mukherjee

She is the founder of, an online e-commerce portal, which was initially started for women to offer a wide variety of products from dresses to accessories and so on. LimeRoad came into existence in 2012. From then till today, the company highly contends with big retail techs giants like Myntra, Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal. She was listed among Rising Talent – Global Leader under 40 and also won NDTV Unicorn Start-up and ET Start-up awards.

Falguni Nayar

Her entrepreneurial journey began with Nykaa, an online business and retail platform since 2012 that has today completely captured the online beauty retail segment of India. Nykaa sells 1500 brands with over 3 lakh products, including its label. Her success story makes it evident that dreams can be seen, chased and accomplished. Today, Nykaa is the largest omnichannel beauty retailer in India.

Shradha Sharma

She is the face behind YourStory, a digital platform to publish the stories of Indian startups and which presents great stories of budding stars to the world. Her venture began in 2008. Despite all odds, her company gradually attracted investments from Kalaari Capital, Berkley, Qualcomm Ventures, etc. YourStory has till now narrated over 22k entrepreneurial stories to the world and enabled 50,000 entrepreneurs with business funding and networking possibilities.

Aditi Gupta

She is the founder of Menstrupedia, a social worker who turned the view of the world about menstruation into a digitalized way of understanding and learning about it. It creates awareness about menstruation and hygiene for girls. Its digital platform prints comics and shares videos discussing menstruation and how every girl should cope with this situation from across the world in a simpler way. She was listed among Forbes India’s 30 under 30.

Upasana Taku

In 2009, along with her husband, she founded MobiKwik, one of the first in the digital payment segment that was launched with the idea of making payments easier for Indians. Today, MobiKwik is in the second position in the mobile wallet space in the country and records over 1 million transactions done per day. Her achievement as an entrepreneur has made her listed in Fortune India Under40.

Arundhati Bhattacharya

She was the first woman to serve as the Chairperson of India’s oldest and largest commercial bank, SBI. In 1977, she joined the bank as an officer and slowly rose to its chairman’s position with diligence and teamwork. She is one of the top names for women entrepreneurs in our lives. She carries out her role in SBI efficiently by fixing the problem of non-performing assets and took the bank to new heights by improving SBI mobile app, YONO. She also began the digital version of mobile banking with changing times. Under her leadership, 5 associate banks and Bhartiya Mahila Bank merged with SBI.

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