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Among the earliest Indian women to build large businesses, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, CEO of Biocon inspires every young woman who dreams of making it to the top.
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw’s story is one of self-made success in corporate India. Her story is special not just because she is a woman, but because she was among the earliest to spot opportunity in the (then) emerging area of bio-pharmaceuticals in India. She has also been an advocate for entrepreneurship in India, much before it became the cool thing to do.
While there are many women entrepreneurs in India now, there are still fewer stories of women who have built very large companies. It is not our case that bigger is always better, but – we do need some role models to show us that we can do it!
Why we find Kiran Mazumdar Shaw inspiring:
– Because she is a ‘garage startup’ entrepreneur
– Because she has demonstrated that women can build businesses – and build them big
– Because she has built an adaptable business and had the courage to change tracks when necessary; at a personal level from brewmaster to enzyme maker and then to a business in bio-pharma
– Because she overcame early adversity when no one would hire a female brewmaster and decided to go her own road instead
An interview with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
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I wanted to scream with excitement that my daughter chose to write about her ambition and aspirations over everything else first. To me, this was one of those parenting 'win' moments.
My daughter turned eight years old in January, and among the various gifts she received from friends and family was an absolutely beautiful personal journal for self-growth. A few days ago, she was exploring the pages when she found a section for writing a letter to her future self. She found this intriguing and began jotting down her thoughts animatedly.
My curiosity piqued and she could sense it immediately. She assured me that she would show me the letter soon, and lo behold, she kept her word.
I glanced at her words, expecting to see a mention of her parents in the first sentence. But, to my utter delight, the first thing she had written about was her AMBITION. Yes, the caps here are intentional because I want to scream with excitement that my daughter chose to write about her ambition and aspirations over everything else first. To me, this was one of those parenting ‘win’ moments.
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