Biopharama major, Biocon’s Chairman and Managing Director, KiranMazumdar Shaw is the first woman leader to reach 1 billion dollar networth. She is on the Financial Times’ top 50 women in business list. As of 2015, she was listed as the 85th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.  In 2016, she has been listed one more time in Forbes—the most powerful woman in the world at 77th position. Mazumdar-Shaw’s belief in “affordable innovation” has been a driving philosophy behind Biocon’s expansion. In 2015, she joined The Giving Pledge, promising that at least half of her wealth will be dedicated to philanthropy. She has been featured among TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.
She was honored with INDIAN WOMEN ACHIEVERS AWARD by the President of India on January 20, 2018 at New Delhi