Women's Day: India's top business women

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It's international Women's Day today and what is fitting then to highlight the achievements of Business Women in India. These are the women who have proved men wrong that women cannot be trusted for business decisions.

In India, still many women depend on their father, husband or brother to manage their finances. So, now it is time wake up and get inspired by these women who have created a niche in thier respective industries.

Click to read on investment mantra for women.

Assocham did a survey on this International women day here are top womens who have been listed under top 20 leading Indian women.

Chanda Kocchar

Chanda Kocchar is Managing Director of ICICI Bank She started her carreer in 1984 as a management trainee at ICICI Bank. Chanda Kocchar then grew to become the first woman to run ICICI Bank.

Under Kochhar's leadership, ICICI Bank won the "Best Retail Bank in India" award in 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2005. Kochhar personally was awarded "Retail Banker of the Year 2004. Kochhar is honoured with Padma Bhushan Award, by the Government of India for the year 2010.


Indira Krishnamurthy Nooyi

Indira Krishnamurthy Nooyi, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo. Nooyi was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

In 2009, Nooyi was considered one of "The TopGun CEOs" by Brendan Wood International, an advisory agency.

In 2010 she was named #1 on Fortune's list of the "50 Most Powerful Women" and #6 on Forbes' list of the "World's 100 Most Powerful Women".


Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, an Indian entrepreneur is the Chairman & Managing Director of Biocon Limited a biotechnology company based in Bangalore.

She is highly respected in the corporate world and has been recently voted by Nature Biotechnology as The Most Influential in Bio-business person outside Europe and USA.

Other awards which she received was the Karnataka Rajyotsava Award in 2002, the ‘Business Woman of the Year' Award. She was ranked 80 on the worlds-100-most-powerful-women-2012 according to Forbes Magazine.


Naina Lal Kidwai

Naina Lal Kidwai, an Indian banker and business executive. She is currently the Group General Manager and Country Head of HSBC India.

She was the first Indian woman to graduate from Harvard Business School. Naina Lal has secured the distinguished Padma Shri award for her contributions in the areas of trade and industry


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