From Sushma Swaraj, our Ex-Minister of External Affairs, Kiran Mazumdar- Shaw, Founder of Biocon to Indra Nooyi, former CEO of PepsiCo, and Falguni Nayar, Founder, and CEO of Nykaa, women have determined their success in the cutthroat industry by making a place for themselves in the male-dominated culture and business processes. They are shaping the future of tomorrow and leaving no stone unturned when it comes to holding a position of leadership. According to Grant Thornton’s Women in Business Report 2019, there has been significant growth in women in leadership roles from 20% in 2018 to 29% in 2019.
Even with marking the biggest increase in the proportion of women in these roles around the world, women are still fighting for their place in the male-dominated workforce. Though education has helped reform the age-old thinking of society when it comes to women on so many levels, some challenges still need to be taken care of. More and more women in leadership positions are pushing boundaries by utilizing their strengths, skills, knowledge, experience, and emotion. One thing is certain, women are powerful enough to mold our world and make a conscious effort to make and live the life they aspire for, irrespective of it being their workplace, home, or society at large.
They are not just waiting for an opportunity; they are pursuing the things they want and seizing it! Taking the world by storm, the women who were stereotyped to be confined within the four walls of their homes are defining a new future, by breaking the generic norms and following their passion. Contributing to the upliftment of the Indian education system, these women are achieving success not just for themselves, but also for the betterment of the society. Out of the long list of motivating women in the Indian education field, we at the Higher Education Digest present “10 Most Influential Women Leaders in Indian Education”, to commend their efforts and draw inspiration from!