#3 Shobhana Bhartia
Shobhana Bhartia is the Chairperson and Editorial Director of the Hindustan Times Group, one of India’s biggest newspaper and media houses, which she inherited from her father, KK Birla.
She has been involved with the paper since 1985. And she has faced several challenges in running the newspaper and media house. She had to take care of the revenue and editorial aspects of the business.
Bhartia was 29 years old when she joined the giant media house and her passion was more towards the journalism part. After joining the company she was told that it wasn’t enough to just looking over the editorial aspects. She must know everything about running a publishing house.
So she trained in every section of her company for 6 months each.
As of today, she is running the company in a good manner. Shobhana Bhartia has also won several awards over the year for her commendable work.
That includes the Global Leader of Tomorrow award from the World Economic Forum in 1996, Outstanding Business Woman of the Year in 2001 by PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and National Press India Award in 1992. She was one of the first Padma Shri award nominees in 2005 for journalism. She also served as a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha from 2006 to 2012.