Women who have been a role model for all the women in the field of science. She has inspired many people and has proved herself in all ways.
The best description for Ms. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw would be the word ‘Wonder Women’. She's truly the richest self-made successful women in India. She is President and Director of Biocon Limited, a biotech company based in Bangalore, India, and President of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
Ms. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is a pioneer of the biotechnology industry in India. Ms. Mazumdar-Shaw is recognized as a thought leader and has built a biopharmaceutical company, for innovative and affordable products to offer patients worldwide with the best possible treatments.
She was honoured with "Award of Excellence for the Advancement of Women in Science and Medicine (AWSM)" 2017 by the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, USA. At the India Pharma Awards 2017 of CPhI & PMEC India, the largest pharmaceutical event in South Asia, she was honoured with the prestigious Women Leaders of the Decade award.
She has received two of the highest civilian awards in India, Padma Shri (1989) and Padma Bhushan (2005). In 2010, Ms. Mazumdar-Shaw was named among TIME magazine's 100 most influential people in the world.
She was in the top 50 women in the business list by Financial Times’ 2011. In 2014, she was listed as the 92nd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. In 2015, she had 85th rank in the Forbes ranking. She was voted global as an Indian of the year by Pharma Leaders Magazine in 2012.
Ms. Mazumdar-Shaw has key positions in various industry, education, government and professional organisations. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Indian Pharmacopoeia and a member of the Board of Directors of the US Pharmacopeial Convention.
Ms. Mazumdar-Shaw has been elected a Full Member of the Board of Directors of the MIT Corporation, USA, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Society of High School Scientists, USA. Ms. Mazumdar-Shaw is involved in various nonprofit organisations. Her commitment to affordable healthcare goes beyond the business.
The Economic Times placed her at India Inc.’s top 10 most powerful women CEOs for the year 2012. Dr. Kiran Majumdar-Shaw has held several honorary and advisory positions. Her laurels and praises are never-ending. She stands as a pillar of inspiration for all the women in India and also an example to follow for the youth.
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