In the mid-1970s, when women started pursuing professional education - engineering, accountancy, business administration - outlooks changed and it progressively started to change things on the ground.
Zarin Daruwala aims to give a big push to retail banking at Standard Chartered.
The 47-year-old Vishakha Mulye, who started as a corporate banker at the erstwhile financial institution ICICI Ltd, recently completed two productive stints at the group's subsidiaries - ICICI Lombard General Insurance and ICICI Venture.
According to Narayanan, her competitive attitude dates back to her growing-up years. "I had a mother, who, when told, that I had got 96 in math, would ask 'why did you lose those four marks?' So, I am a bit of a perfectionist and driven to win."
Kola's business acumen and insights have made Kalaari Capital a force to be reckoned with.
Usha Sangwan's digital initiatives are helping LIC get ready for the future.
From rationalising hierarchy for efficient functioning to keeping NPAs in check, Sunita Sharma is driving LIC Housing Finance on the path of growth.
Sonali Kulkarni has added substantially to the customer base of Fanuc India over the past year.
Parle Agro Pvt Ltd had registered a revenue of Rs 1,260.99 crore in the financial year ended in March 2015, up 26 per cent over the previous financial year. The net profit rose to Rs 107 crore from a loss of Rs 66 lakh in the same period.
Teaotia is credited with negotiating well to boost India's trade prospects.
The achievers who have made it to our list this year too.
With Menon at the helm, Accenture India is breaking new ground.
A brief look at the women in BTs elite club
The tech universe was abuzz as Apple unveiled its latest marvels - the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus - setting off a war of words between Apple fanatics and Android aficionados. The phones will go on sale in India from October 7.
Chief marketing officers need to be responsible for or engaged with anything that connects markets to customers in a profitable and sustainable manner.
Kaku Nakhate has made India the most profitable market in the Asia-Pacific for BoAML.
Ekta Kapoor is confident that her recent foray into digital will take her business to greater height.
Instead of being a beguiling tale about the rise of Emami, the book imparts basic, run-of-the-mill management lessons. By Sandip Ghose
Apurva Purohit is scaling up Jagran Group's non-publishing businesses.
After big reforms in CBDT, Anita Kapur has joined the tribunal that decides appeals against CCI decisions.
The RCom-Aircel merged entity may continue to struggle, given its own issues and a hostile market. The merged entity will also have to depend heavily on Reliance Jio to
survive in a market that's changing fast.
India may not be toeing the European Commission line on taxing Apple to go after errant MNCs.
There are lessons for Indian pharma companies from the drug pricing concerns in the US.
It would be prudent to partly exit stocks as valuations are stretched, and a correction may be around the corner.
At the recently-concluded G20 meet, the effort was to reach common ground, but the challenge lies in implementing the decisions taken.