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New Delhi : India | Aug 13, 2012 at 5:21 AM PDT
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Gone are the days, when boss only meant a bald and stout guy who is always rude to his employees. Now gorgeous and smart women are adorning the most reputed chairs in the companies. Here are some of the top businesswomen in India.

Till now we have heard of many women who are at the top position in the business world, still our ears are more used to hear and our tongue is more used to say the word- “Businessman”. This habit is same as we have a mindset that women can’t do good math when we have many women scientists, engineers and astronauts. Time is changing. Now as woman is getting more opportunities to study higher and no gender discrimination is at work, they are flourishing career wise too. They are good mothers, wives and daughters at home and at offices they are sitting on Top Boss’s chair. Here are some such women who have got the top positions in different organizations in India.

Chanda Kochhar (MD & CEO, ICICI Bank)--Chanda Kochhar started her career in 1984 as Management Trainee in ICICI and after around 10 years, in 1993 she joined ICICI Bank as a part of core team to for the expansion of the bank’s business. At that time she was an Assistant General Manager and in next sixteen years she became the CEO and MD of the bank. She is the CEO and MD of ICICI Bank from May 2009. She has got many awards like "Retail Banker of the Year 2004" by the Asian Banker, "Business Woman of the Year 2005" by The Economic Times, "Rising Star Award 2006” by Retail Banker International etc.

Ekta Kapoor (Joint MD, Balaji Telefilms) ---Every housewife, working woman, college going girl, mom-in-law and daughter-in-law knows this name. She is the queen of TV shows and soap operas. Ekta Kapoor, who though is daughter of veteran Bollywood actor Jeetendra, is known more as an Indian TV and film producer. She is a joint Managing Director and Creative Director of production company Balaji Telefilms. She has till now produced many TV serials and movies. Buy latest news images to know more about the recent movie launches and the underproduction TV serials from Balaji Telefilms.

Naina Lal Kidwai (Country Head, HSBC Bank) - People who believe that women are never good in mathematics, should know that this lady, who is a Country Head of HSBC Bank, is a Charted Accountant by profession. Naina Lal Kidwai is an Indian banker and business executive and is in the Fortune global list of Top Women in Business.

Vinita Bali (MD, Britannia Industries) - Vinita Bali has a Bachelor's Degree in Economics; she is an MBA and has received a scholarship to Michigan State University in the United States. She has worked with Voltas, Cadbury, Coca-cola and Zyman Group before she joined Britannia Industries as MD in 2005. She received the "Business Woman of the Year" Award at the 2009 Economic Times Awards ceremony.

Preetha Reddy (MD, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise) - She is gorgeous by her looks and amazing in her work. Preetha Reddy is an MD of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise. She right now is managing a chain of 54 hospitals across the country. To know more about her educational and family background buy content related to Preetha Reddy and Apollo Hospitals.

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (Chairman and MD, Biocon) - Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is Chairman & Managing Director of global biopharmaceutical company, Biocon. She has completed her B.Sc. honors in Zoology and got her master’s degree with an unusual subject which is Malting and Brewing from Melbourne University. She started her career as a trainee brewer in 1975 and till 1978 she remained in the same field. In 1978 she started Biocon as an enzymes manufacturing company.

When we are talking about top Indian business women, Shikha Sharma (MD & CEO, Axis Bank), Dr. Swati Piramal ( MD, Piramal Healthcare), Mallika Srinivasan (Chairman & CEO, Tractors and Farm Equipment (TAFE)), Zia Mody (Managing Partner, AZB & Partners) are also worth mentioning. To know more about these business ladies buy exclusive images and content related to their business and success in the field.

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johnmatthew is based in New Delhi, Delhi, India, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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