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Outstanding Women

Outlook Business has continually, through its stories, affirmed the genius of Women Super Achievers. To celebrate the winning spirit of these visionary women, Outlook Business publishes a special edition on women achievers titled Outstanding Women. This special edition is unveiled at a grand event where these women achievers take center-stage and are felicitated for their accomplishments. The event will applaud the achievements of these accomplished women & will also serve as a platform for new age women entrepreneurs to glean insights from their success story & learn from their dreams, their struggles and their moments of crowning glory! The aim of the Outstanding Women initiative is to affirm the genius of these women super achievers -- from professionals to those running million dollar companies.

Hailing from an academically-inclined family with no contacts in showbiz, her switch from architecture to modeling and then an ace Bollywood actress is super scintillating. Yes, we are talking about the former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

She is the pioneer of the biotechnology industry in India and also the founder of India’s leading biotech company, Biocon. Not afraid to speak her mind, Kiran is one of the most respected businesswomen and the beacon of women entrepreneurship in the country.

Founder of Ampere Vehicles,Hemalatha is leading India’s electric vehicle revolution. Ampere Vehicles manufactures electric cycles, scooters and three-wheelers and hopes to become the new ‘Tesla Motors’ of India.

With Zivame, Richa has redefined the way Indian women buy lingerie. This passionate entrepreneur, who has not let any challenge deter her from the path to success, is well on her way to make Zivame a billion-dollar enterprise.

As the director of Future Ideas’ innovation and incubation cell, Ashni Biyani’s job is to continuously look for consumer and social insights to roll them out to relevant brands.

At 17, she just became an entrepreneur with a foray into microfinance. Five years on, Ananya has joined the e-commerce bandwagon to sell curated, hand-made products through CuroCarte.

After conceptualising and executing Antara, a senior living residential community, a project close to her heart, Tara gets ready for a larger role in the Max Group as a director.

Suchi has made LimeRoad a one-stop fashion destination for women by curating the best of Indian products across categories. She wants to convert every woman in the country to a LimeRoad user.

Having co-founded one of India’s newest unicorns, ShopClues, Radhika Aggarwal has done what many thought was impossible - building a frugal e-commerce business with a clear path to profitability.

Gloria gave up a cushy corporate career to make a difference and now, through Guardians Of Dreams, she is ensuring a brighter and safer future for kids, irrespective of their background.

She always brought back a souvenir home when she travelled, and when she discovered India has no quirky souvenirs to offer its travellers, Shubhra created Chumbak, a lifestyle brand that creates souvenirs, apparels, accessories that represent a slice of India.

A venture capitalist who loved to code, Neha now helps VCs discover the next hottest start-up ahead of competition, through her analytics and market intelligence firm, Tracxn.

Pooja brought a small part of Paris back to Mumbai with her macarons adding an Indian twist. Now, Le15 Patisserie’s executive chef, who wrote her first business plan when she was 22, wants to take her macaron magic across the country.

As the co-founder of one of India’s largest mobile wallet companies, MobiKwik, Upasana Taku believes that running a business is an everyday hustle. This persistence makes her one of the most successful women in the start-up world today.

Chef extraordinaire and the owner of Diva Restaurants, Ritu Dalmia introduced Italian cuisine to India, with her first chef-run restaurant in 1993. Without any formal training to become a chef, Ritu has used her instincts for cooking her way to success. She believes in the motto - ‘use fresh ingredients and you cannot go wrong’.

One could call her the Olivia Pope of Bollywood. Rohini Iyer has mastered the art of playing firefighter which explains Raindrop Media's envious client list comprising top film makers, actors and production houses.

Pooja Warier is the co-founder of UnLtd India, the country’s first incubator for social entrepreneurs. She believes it is her stubbornness to see her ideas and ambitions turn into reality, and that has helped her create a large impact through UnLtd India.

Coming from a traditional Sindhi family, fashion and design were the only things that interested Anita while growing up. Setting aside stereotypical objections, Anita went on to launch House of Anita Dongre, becoming one of India’s leading fashion designers, dressing the likes of Kate Middleton, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Vidya Balan.

By beginning her career in IT and telecom, Anuradha finally found her calling in geonomics research. Her company Mapmygenome, offers predictive diagnosis and prognosis through DNA testing.