Quotes by Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

“As you become more successful, the gender barrier disappears. The credibility challenges you have during your growing up years start disappearing when you start demonstrating success.”


“I think, in terms of corporate philosophy, I’ve always believed that you’ve got to treat people in a very, very egalitarian manner in the sense I like to treat people on a one-to-one basis. And I like people to take on a lot of responsibilities because I think with a sense of responsibility also comes a sense of purpose.”


“I really believe that entrepreneurship is about being able to face failure, manage failure and succeed after failing.”


“I do serve on various boards and I’m very honest and frank, obviously. I am a very forth right person and I do, sort of, share my candid views on anything.”


“My legacy is going to be in affordable health care. I am willing to invest in developing that model and the policies around it.”


“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.”


“Today anything can be done – we have the techniques.”


“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.”


“I want to be remembered as someone who put India on the scientific map of the world in terms of large innovation. I want to be remembered for making a difference to global healthcare. And I want to be remembered as someone who did make a difference to social economic development in India.”


“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.”


“One of my objectives when I started Biocon was to make sure that I create a company for women scientists to pursue a vocation.”


“An entrepreneur’s life is always a continuous journey.”


“I do serve on various boards and I’m very honest and frank, obviously. I am a very forthright person and I do, sort of, share my candid views on anything.”


“I learnt that business was about being emotionally driven about investing, but being emotionally detached when it came to divesting and that’s a very strong learning.”