Nita Ambani launched the Indian Super League, on the lines of FIFA, to boost football in IndiaSudha Murty gave her savings to her husband, Narayana Murthy, to help start InfosysNaina Lal Kidwai was the first Indian woman to graduate from Harvard Business SchoolKiran Mazumdar-Shaw started Biocon with a seed capital of Rs10,000At the age of sixteen, Sania Mirza became the youngest and the first Indian woman to win a Grand Slam
These are some snippets from She Walks, She Leads which profiles twenty-six iconic women in modern India. These leaders tell their stories, up close and personal. Their relentless ambition to shatter the glass ceiling, their pursuit for excellence and the challenges that came their way, all of this is captured vividly in this exclusive anthology. Each chapter is based on extensive research and has never-seen-before photographs of these luminaries. The chapters are followed by interviews with their companions and close confidants who have seen them grow over the years. The women leaders profiled in the book come from different fields like banking, media, cinema, sports, fashion, philanthropy and industry.
About the Author
As an inspired writer, speaker and thought leader, Gunjan Jain is keen to interpret leadership. A principled follower of the Bhagvad Gita and Jnana Yoga, and the values they uphold, Gunjan's most compelling source of motivation is her keen interest in people to learn from and connect with universally.
She has studied in five countries across three continents. A graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA, with a BSc in economics and finance, Gunjan earned her Master's in investment management from Cass Business School, City University, UK. She holds a diploma in Image Management from the London Image Institute and the Academy of Image Mastery in Singapore, and a diploma on International Etiquette and Protocol from the finishing school, Institut Villa Pierrefeu in Switzerland. An explorer by heart, Gunjan travels where work takes her globally and currently has her roots grounded in New Delhi, Mumbai and London.
All the women Gunjan Jain has so marvellously profiled in her book She Walks, She Leads are inspiring role models who prove that there is no such thing as a glass ceiling for those with talent and determination to reach higher summits of success. - Mukesh AmbaniMany of these are moving stories of hope, of women achievers in the midst of grappling with life's challenges, given their multiple roles. Sheer guts and grit have seen them through. - Kumar Mangalam BirlaShe Walks, She Leads is certain to speak to women - those in fledging careers, those struggling up the ladder, even those nearly at the top. But equally, it is a book for men. NR Narayana MurthyThis book is a great step forward for gender equality in the Indian corporate world. - Anand MahindraA colossal collection of some of the greatest minds and hearts of our times. - Adi GodrejGunjan Jain has a fine ability to express the finest nuances of one's life for inspiration for all. - Deepak Parekh