Nita Ambani Tops Forbes’ Asian Businesswomen List, 8 Indian Women Among Top 50

Nita Ambani, Director Reliance Industries

Forbes’s latest rankings of Asia’s most powerful businesswomen has placed Nita Ambani of Reliance Industries at the top spot, closely followed by Arundhati Bhattacharya of SBI at the second spot.

Forbes’s “Asia 50 Power Businesswomen 2016” acknowledges the new paths Indian women are carving for themselves in spite of gender inequalities.

The list ranks a total of 8 Indians including Ambani and Bhattacharya. Other women enlisted hail from diverse backgrounds such as banking, bio-tech, data analytics, textiles, pharma, and wellness and beauty.

“In a country where billionaire wives tend to remain in the shadow of their husbands, Nita’s rising profile in the Reliance empire is unusual and earns her a debut spot on our Power Businesswomen ranking this year”

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