Our country is seeing a growing tribe of female entrepreneurs lately, and Indian women are creating their mark worldwide with their achievements and powerful career trajectories. Recently, Forbes Asia revealed its annual list of Asia’s Power Businesswomen featuring twenty women from the Asia-Pacific region.
Ghazal Agha, Namita Thapar and Soma Mandal are the three Indian women entrepreneurs who have been named in the 2022 Forbes list of powerful businessmen in the Asia-Pacific region.
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These mentions in the annual list of powerful businesswomen who have left a mark in the business world aim at honouring these entrepreneurs who have relentlessly worked their way up in their respective industries and taken charge of their companies as powerful leaders.
Honouring these trailblazers, the list named 20 women from the Asia-Pacific region, including three Indian women. Ghazal Agha, Namita Thapar and Soma Mandal are the three entrepreneurs honoured by Forbes. Apart from India, the 2022 list features three women each from Indonesia, Japan, and Australia as well. The list includes two women each from Singapore, South Korea and Thailand, and one woman each from China and Taiwan. The women selected are on the basis of their achievements while running their businesses alongside displaying effective leadership through the course of their careers.
Indian women featured
34-year-old Ghazal Alagh is the co-founder of Honasa Consumer, a company that houses care brands like Ayuga, Aqualogica, The Derma Co and Mamaearth.
Soma Mondal also features on the list. Mondal’s list of achievements is high and inspirational. She was the first woman to chair the state-run Steel Authority of India Ltd. The organisation’s annual revenue has grown by fifty per cent with profits surging threefold ever since Mondal took charge of the company last year becoming the first woman leader at the company.
The executive director of Emcure Pharma Namita Thapar is the third entrepreneur honoured on the list. Thapar is not only a powerful businesswoman, but she is also an author and runs her YouTube channel titled Unconditon Yourself With Namita Thapar.
The twenty women mentioned in the list have been considered looking at their leadership trajectory in the face of diversity considering the challenges all businesses faced in the post-pandemic world.