Find your inspiration

Indian Woman Builds Bio-tech Empire Single Handedly

  • 14
  • 05
  • 2016

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw. That name probably does not mean anything to you at the moment. But she is well known in India and has single-handedly built India’s first bio-tech empire, despite many setbacks.

Being a woman in India is hard today, but it was even harder a few decades back. This discrimination did not stop Kiran.

Learning on her own and not taking “no” for an answer was what made her a success story shared by millions.

Kiran claims she fell into the path of entrepreneurship by accident although it would be easy to say she was born for it.

shutterstock_295193519

Originally wanting to follow her father’s path, she began to study in Australia and work hard to learn and become a brew master. After many years, she returned to India but was told she would not be hired as a master brewer because “it’s a man’s work.”

These obstacles were not new to her, so she changed paths slightly and dived into an area related to brewing, biotech.

“It was very courageous in a way because I had no idea what I was getting into. I feel entrepreneurs are also, you know, people with guts, people who take risks, people who do not want everything laid out for them. You’re willing to struggle, you’re willing to take up a challenge, but it’s with a sense of purpose,” said Kiran in an interview.

shutterstock_53713966

Taking baby steps, she started the biotech company Biocon, learned about business and built in-house businesses, expanding enough to revolutionize an untapped industry in less than 40 years.

After reading an interview and Kiran’s biography, I consider she should not just be a role model and inspiration for women, but for everyone that needs to know that it’s possible to overcome social barriers and obstacles society can put upon your path.

shutterstock_368497694
Photo credits: Paul Prescott / Shutterstock.com

Share This Story

You Might Like These As Well

Singapore Prison School Achieving Outstanding Results

World Peace Day: Some famous words, and puppy pictures, to help you feel peaceful

Family online in India

India to reach 315 million internet users in 2020

Lolita style

Lolita Style in Japanese street fashion

Tourist guidelines for visiting Japan suggests belching and spitting in public are not respectful behavior

Indonesia Could Be Future Leader In Producing Renewable Energy with Tofu

An Online Chinese Community Helps Survive America

Rings for our Wedding? Nah, Let’s Exchange Pythons

Kobi is the autonomous robot that can mow your lawn and clear snow from your drive