Kiran Mazumdar is an Indian woman entrepreneur. Biocon is a biotechnology company based in Bangalore founded by her. Her goal is to encourage young indian women to start up their own companies. As a way to support and motivate all Indian women, here are a few quotes from Kiran Mazumdar Shaw that will help when you are feeling low and want to grow your business.
14 Famous Quotes by Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
My passion for innovation and my interest in the ‘business of science’ has seen Biocon commercialize many innovative platforms and products.
Today anything can be done – we have the techniques
An entrepreneur’s life is always a continuous journey.
You have to build a culture of philanthropy. In a country like India, we need to be sensitive and caring about the poorer, more disadvantaged section of our country.
As a traditionally risk-averse nation, India has rarely been at the forefront of innovation. Indian companies have mostly imitated others and became very good at it.
Indian business women like Indra Nooyi, Chanda Kochhar, Naina Lal Kidwai, Shikha Sharma, Swati Piramal, Anu Agha, Swati Piramal, Sulajja Firodia Motwani and Zia Mody have put India on the global firmament.
I have never let gender get in my way. It has taken me over 30 years to get from a garage to the huge campus that we have today. And it’s been a long journey.
As you become more successful, the gender barrier disappears. The credibility challenges you have during your growing up years starts disappearing when you start demonstrating success.
One of my objectives when I started Biocon was to make sure that I create a company for women scientists to pursue a vocation.
I have a great team who has helped me build Biocon, I was very fortunate to be able to share my vision with a group of people who really were as excited about challenges as I was.
My legacy is going to be in affordable health care. I am willing to invest in developing that model and the policies around it.
I faced a number of challenges whilst I built Biocon. Initially, I had credibility challenges where I couldn’t get banks to fund me; I couldn’t recruit people to work for a woman boss. Even in the businesses where I had to procure raw materials, they didn’t want to deal with women.
I really believe that entrepreneurship is about being able to face failure, manage failure and succeed after failing.
I hate the title of being called ‘the richest woman in India,’ but it’s the recognition that this was the value that I had created as a woman entrepreneur, and that makes me very, very proud.