Empowering Women in Business
Successful Women Entrepreneurs

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Founder Biocon

India's first biotech entrepreneur Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw founded Biocon in 1978 when she was 25 by partnering with an Irish firm to make industrial enzymes.

Tory Burch, Founder and CEO, Tory Burch

The billionaire Queen of the $200 ballet flat, the 2008 CFDA winner paid her dues working with designers Vera Wang, Ralph Lauren and Narciso Rodriguez before launching her own brand out of her Manhattan apartment in 2004. Her self-titled lifestyle lines range from accessories to ready-to-wear, and benefited early from an endorsement by Oprah Winfrey in 2005.

Gisele Bundchen, founder Sejaa Skincare

The world's most powerful supermodel is also a natural skincare entrepreneur. Her line, Sejaa, has reportedly been in ongoing negotiations with Shiseido for years without reaching terms.