Women of Substance What does it take to inspire a billion strong nation? Twenty women to start
with. Ingenious entrepreneurs and far-sighted CEOs, celebrity role models and compassionate philanthropists with momentum, spheres of inuence and impact who can mould and shape society. This women’s issue presents a list of 20 Indian women who are not only eminent but have used their status, wealth and prestige to focus on a larger goal.
Nita Ambani, Chairperson and Founder of Reliance Foundation and one of the most prominent inuencer on our list, has staggering gures to drive the point home. Reliance Foundation has 50,000 villages and urban locations in India engaged for development. And more than 350,000 people belonging to weaker sections of society have been provided with primary and preventive healthcare so far. Our cover personality, 21-year-old Ananya Birla, scion to one of the country’s biggest conglomerates, chose to out corporate clichés and opted for an entrepreneurial route to success. Her start-up, Swatantra Micronance Pvt. Ltd., a micronance institution is set to hit the ₹500 crore mark in its Gross Loan portfolio (GLP) this year. It has empowered many women in the country and helped accomplish their nancial dreams. Casting their shadows successfully within their organisation, media, brand, national and international theatres, these women and the others who made it to the list are inuencers with a visible impact. Our story 20 Indian Women of Inuence is their micro-biographies. Out of all the innumerable nuggets of wisdom, by American investor and philanthropist Warren Buffet, this one is our favourite, “Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble.” To lead a wealthy post-retirement life, it is essential to for afuent women to cash on the correct prospects and be prudent about saving. In this issue, we scrutinise the silent killers of long-term wealth and the various ways to plug the erosion, in order to enjoy the blissful golden years ahead. We also a have a to-do list of all the contemporary luxuries to indulge in the ancient land of creation – Israel. Be it walking through bustling traditional markets with aromatic avours, appreciating theatrical performances or gallery hopping through the 200 – odd museums, Israel is a mythical land of grandeur and mystical charm. We also draw your attention to an assortment objets d’art, limited edition gadgets connoisseurs’ll be compelled to acquire. Also, striking sports yachts and matchless
automobiles money can buy. Plus, a wrap-up of all the recent social engagements worth their salt. Let this issue be your compass to the best in life. Stay wealthy, stay happy. Parineeta Sethi Chief Editor & Publisher