Press Release – She Walks, She Leads

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She Walks, She Leads tells the story of twenty-four most influential women of India who have changed it in one way or the other.

Penguin Books India


She Walks, She Leads



Gunjan Jain

Nita Ambani launched the Indian Super League, on the lines of FIFA, to boost football in India

Sudha Murty gave her savings to her husband, Narayana Murthy, to help start Infosys

Naina Lal Kidwai was the first Indian woman to graduate from Harvard Business School

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw started Biocon with a seed capital of Rs. 10,000

At the age of sixteen, Sania Mirza became the youngest and first Indian woman to win a Grand Slam

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These are some snippets from She Walks, She Leads which profiles twenty-four iconic women in modern India. These leaders tell their stories, up-close and personal. Their relentless ambition to shatter the glass ceiling, their pursuit of excellence and the challenges that came their way – all of this is captured vividly in this exclusive anthology. Each chapter is based on extensive research and has never-before-seen photographs of these luminaries. The chapters are followed by interviews with their companions and close confidants who have seen them grow over the years.

The women leaders in the book come from different fields like banking, media, cinema, sports, fashion, philanthropy and industry. This book is a must-read for anyone looking for inspiration!
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As an inspired writer, speaker and thought leader, Gunjan Jain is keen to interpret leadership. A principled follower of the Bhagvad Gita and Jnana Yoga, and the values they uphold, Gunjan’s most compelling source of motivation is her keen interest in people – to learn from and connect with universally. She has studied in five countries across three continents. A graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA, with a BSc in economics and finance, Gunjan earned her master’s in investment management from Cass Business School, City University, UK. She holds a diploma in image management from the London Image Institute, and the Academy of Image Mastery in Singapore, and a diploma in international etiquette and protocol from the finishing school, Institut Villa Pierrefeu in Switzerland. An explorer by heart, Gunjan travels where work takes her and currently has her roots in New Delhi, Mumbai and London.



All the women Gunjan Jain has so marvelously profiled in She Walks, She Leads are inspiring role models who prove that there is no such thing as a glass ceiling for those with talent and determination

MUKESH D. AMBANI, chairman and managing director, Reliance Industries Limited

Inspirational stories of women who impart the bloom of beauty, joy to the mind and perfection to life

AJAY PIRAMAL, chairman, Piramal Group

Gunjan Jain has a fine ability to express the finest nuances of one’s life to inspire all

DEEPAK PAREKH, chairman, HDFC Group

This book is a great step forward for gender equality in the Indian corporate world

ANAND MAHINDRA, chairman and managing director, Mahindra Group

A colossal collection of some of the greatest minds and hearts of our times

ADI GODREJ, chairman, Godrej Group

For any query related to author interview/book review please contact Neha Punj @ or call at +919971900767

The Penguin India Blog

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