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17 Most powerful Indian Business Women Leaders
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17 Most Powerful Indian Business Women Leaders | Quotes

Over a period many women have proven their capabilities and achieved success world wide.  In India also we see a lot of emerging Women Business Leaders who have overcome stereotype laws and male dominating workplace practice to achieve their dreams.  They are being noticed for their exceptional success in society.

They have improved on their skill set and their habits have helped them to achieve their goals.

Here you can check out leadership quotes of 17 Most Powerful Indian Business Women Leaders who have achieved success with their remarkable journey.


I think the main challenge is constant perseverance, constant hard work, and at least for the first 10 to 15 years, constantly having to prove yourself.

~ Zia Mody, Co-founder, AZB Partners


As you become more successful, the gender barrier disappears. The credibility challenges you have during your growing up years start disappearing when you start demonstrating success.

~Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Founder of Biocon Ltd


Our economy (especially if we want it to reach $5 trillion by 2025), needs our women to hold steady and increase their contribution in both the formal and informal economy. Some data will make it clear that gender parity brings clear economic dividends.

~ Suneeta Reddy, MD of Apollo Group


If career is important, you should go all out to make it a success. A woman is also a mother and, for me, a woman is a mother first. You can have professional and personal success. I tell children there is no substitute to reading.

~ Alice G. Vaidyan, Chairman and Managing Director, General Insurance Corporation of India


There might be different perspectives, opinions, and ways of doing the same thing. But when it comes to ethics, there can be no two ways of looking at it.

~ Mallika Srinivasan, CEO, TAFE


The analogy I use is that you say you are Sachin Tendulkar and so you don’t need to practice. But you are great only because you practice. I admire that in artists and sportspeople. They polish and chisel away till they get it perfect.

~ Vinita Bali, MD, Britannia Industries


Don’t be afraid to take risks, risks will come to your biggest opportunities. Be realistic and be prepared for any outcome while giving your best at whatever you do.

~ Kirthiga Reddy, Ex-MD Facebook India


Just because you are the CEO, don’t think you have landed. You must continually increase your learning, the way you think and the way you approach the organization. I’ve never forgotten that.

~ Indira Nooyi, CEO, PepsiCo Holdings


India does not have a problem of people grabbing shares from a fixed pie. India is one of the few nations where the pie is getting bigger.

~ Arundhati Bhattacharya, CMD State Bank of India


We need an ecosystem for mentoring women leaders. Stories of success at all levels have to be celebrated as stories not just at top but at middle level also takes 2-3 bumps in the life cycle to reach to the top. Go all out, don’t be worried that success will follow even if there is failure, don’t get depressed; too much introspection continuously will not reach the goal. But hard work, real smart thinking will surely make you achieve your dreams. Have a dream and you will reach it, I can assure you on that.

~ Kaku Nakhate, Bank of America India Country Head


The leader in a way has to be like a sponge that has to absorb the stress because you know if you just allow stress to filter through and pass to your team then you’re not doing a leader’s job.

~ Chanda Kochhar, MD and CEO – ICICI Bank


Till such time I get everything right, I’m willing to learn and I’m willing to make mistakes. I always tend to spend a couple of months understanding and learning, and frame a point of view about businesses, and then I get into execution mode. 

~ Shikha Sharma,  CEO- Axis Bank


I am one of those who are punctual in whatever I am doing and I expect that. Things aren’t too bad then it is just about time management and just prioritizing. So one has got to get one’s priority right and just go after whatever one feels is important, not forgetting that you need some time for yourself as a person and as a family member.

~ Shobhana Bhartia, Chairperson and Editorial Director of Hindustan Times Group


You can’t cross the sea by merely standing and staring at the water.

~ Zarin Daruwala, CEO, India Standard Chartered Bank, (said by recalling a quote by Rabindranath Tagore).


Our aim is to set some kind of benchmark and standards for transparency and governance in private philanthropy.

~ Roshni Nadar, Executive Director and CEO of HCL


I reiterate that the long-term India story remains intact. If you are an investor looking at the 20-year or 30-year horizon, India is still the place to be and there are many, Indian and foreign investors alike who share this view.

~ Naina Lal Kidwai, Country Head, HSBC India


Another thing that is true of this industry is that you are not doing a 9-5 job. You have to be available to network. You have to be available to meet customers on weekends. You have to do so much more to succeed.

~ Aruna Jayanthi, CEO, Capgemini India


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