Daughter’s Day is dedicated to the girl child and is usually celebrated on the fourth Sunday in September. In India, Daughters’ Day will be celebrated on September 27 this year.
For aging parents, especially, a daughter maintains a level of connectivity and commitment that keeps families together and healthy. On this day, parents and other family members make girl children in the family feel special by giving them gifts, treating them to good food, or spending quality time with them.
In India and many other developing countries, the girl child is stereotypically considered as a burden. While the situations have drastically changed for girls in big and literate cities, but it is still widespread in many parts of the world. In India, there is still a huge number of female foeticides in the rural areas recorded every year. This happens because of the practices like the dowry system, superior-inferior, requirement of masculinity at farms, and many other reasons to expect a baby boy not a baby girl.
Over the years, daughters have proved to be the best in all walks of life. On the occasion of Daughter’s Day 2020, here are some Indian daughters who took over the realm of the business world:
One of the popular and women influential names in India’s fashion industry, Ritu Kumar was successful in creating a niche market for her brand which consists of designer ethnic wear, evening formals, swimwear, and traditional wear. Her designs created history three times in a row in the Miss India pageants. She was awarded the Padma Shri by the GOI in 2013.
In 1989, Vandana Luthra stared the company called VLCC as a beauty and slimming service center. Later, she added more services such as hair build, full-body laser, grooming, and Dermat services. In April 2013, she was awarded with Padma Shree award by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee. Vandana Luthra has been running NGO called Khushi, which offers a scholarship for free education to those who are underprivileged and physically challenged.
Indra Nooyi, second of the world’s most powerful women, is the chairperson and CEO of PepsiCo. A highly innovative, hardworking, and energetic person, Nooyi has helped shape the history of effervescent drinks in India for almost 13 years. Known for her leadership skills and an undying spirit in the Business world, Nooyi remains one the most favourite role model for management grads and students of all ages around the world.
One of the most influential and cultural women, a multifaceted personality, Indu Jain is chairperson of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. that owns India’s leading news daily ‘The Times of India’ and many other news daily. She has been awarded the prestigious Padma Bhushan by the Indian Government in 2016, for her contributions. Forbes 2015 listings, Indu Jain had a net worth of USD 3.1 billion and ranked 57th richest person in India.
In 2012, Falguni Nayar stared the company Nykaa, which sells online cosmetic and wellness products. Today, the company has become so famous among Indian women. The company offers more than 850 brands and has introduced 35 physical stores. In 2017, she got the title of “Most powerful business “by Business Today. She also received the “woman Ahead” award at the Economic Times. Since 2014, The company has been a partner with Femina.
Zia Mody was the mastermind behind two of the most noteworthy corporate deals, Airtel and Telenor Group and Schenider Electric and the electric and automation business of Larsen & Toubro. Her firm is an advisor to the most successful businesses in India.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is the chairman and managing director of Biocon Limited and also the chairperson of IIM-Bangalore. She broke the stereotype of women taking up business in India, when she established Biocon India, in Bangalore. Today, Kiran is the head of a leading biopharmaceutical company and a role model for all the aspiring women entrepreneurs in India.