The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Rules The Business World

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Virginia Rommety

IBM has named Virginia Rometty, the head of sales, marketing and strategy, to take over as chief executive on January 1, making her the first woman to lead the US computer giant.

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Virginia Rommety
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Kalpana Morparia

Kalpana Morparia worked for over three decades in ICICI Bank. She then joined J.P. Morgan as CEO in 2008. Morparia leads each of the firm's lines of business - Investment Banking, Asset Management, Treasury Services and Principal Investment Management. Morparia is a member of J.P. Morgan's global strategy team headquartered in New York and the J.P. Morgan Asia-Pacific Executive Committee.

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Kalpana Morparia
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Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel was a pioneering French fashion designer whose modernist thought, menswear-inspired fashions, and pursuit of expensive simplicity made her an important figure in 20th-century fashion. She was the founder of one of the most famous fashion brands, Chanel. Her extraordinary influence on fashion was such that she was the only person in the couturier field to be named on Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century.

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Coco Chanel
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Vinita Bali

Vinita Bali was appointed as the managing director on May 31, 2006. Vinita joined as chief executive officer of the company in January 2005. She started her career with Voltas, where she launched Rasna soft-drink concentrate. In 1980, Vinita joined Cadbury India, where she had a successful career. Later she became the worldwide marketing director of the Coca-Cola Company in 1994.

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Vinita Bali
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Estée Lauder

Estée Lauder was an American businesswoman who was the co-founder, along with her husband Joseph Lauder, of Estée Lauder Companies, a pioneering cosmetics company. Lauder was the only woman on TIME magazine's 1998 list of the 20 most influential business geniuses of the 20th century. She was the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She was inducted into the Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame in 1988.

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Estée Lauder
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Aruna Jayanti

Aruna Jayanthi has been the chief executive officer of Capgemini since January 2011.Jayanthi oversees the operations across India and supports Capgemini Group's growth agenda.

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Aruna Jayanti
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Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her self-titled, multi-award-winning talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011. She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century, the greatest black philanthropist in American history, and was for a time the world's only black billionaire.She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world.

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Oprah Winfrey
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Shikha Sharma

Shikha Sharma became the CEO of Axis Bank in 2009. Prior to this, she was head of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co.Sharma began her career with Industrial Credit and Investment Corp India in 1980. She played a key role in setting up the group's investment banking business.

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Shikha Sharma
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Mary Parker Follett

Mary Parker Follett was an American social worker, management consultant and pioneer in the fields of organizational theory and organizational behavior. She also authored a number of books and numerous essays, articles and speeches on democracy, human relations, political philosophy, psychology, organizational behavior and conflict resolution. Along with Lillian Gilbreth, Mary Parker Follett was one of two great women management gurus in the early days of classical management theory. She Admonished overmanaging employees, a process now known as micromanaging, as "bossism" and she is regarded by some writers as the "mother" of Scientific Management. As such she was one of the first women ever invited to address the London School of Economics, where she spoke on cutting-edge management issues.

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Mary Parker Follett
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Chanda Kocchar

Chanda Kochhar is currently the Managing Director (MD) of ICICI Bank and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). ICICI Bank is India's largest private bank and overall second largest bank in the country. She also heads the Corporate Centre of ICICI Bank.

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Chanda Kocchar
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Esther Dyson

Esther Dyson is a former journalist and Wall Street technology analyst who is a leading angel investor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and commentator focused on breakthrough innovation in healthcare, government transparency, digital technology, biotechnology, and space. Dyson is currently focusing her career on preemptive healthcare and continues to invest in health technology.

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Esther Dyson
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Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi

Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi is an Indian-born American business executive. She is the current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo, the second largest food & beverage business in the world (by net revenue).

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Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi
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Naina Lal Kidwai

Naina Lal Kidwai is an Indian businesswoman. She is currently the Group General Manager and Country Head of the HSBC Group in India.

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Naina Lal Kidwai
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Anu Aga

Anu Aga is an Indian businesswoman and social worker, who led Thermax Ltd., the Rs 3246-crore energy and environment engineering major, as its chairperson 1996-2004.[1] She had figured among the eight richest Indian women, and in 2007 was part of 40 Richest Indians by net worth according to Forbes magazine.

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Anu Aga
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