5 Lessons from the Accidental Entrepreneur, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Bangalore: One of the most successful entrepreneurs in India and the chairperson of the countries leading biotechnology firm, Kiran Mazumdar has been a great inspiration to young entrepreneurs. The leader of Biocon and Times Magazines one of the Most Influential People in the World humbly describes her career as that of an Accidental Entrepreneur.
Confessions of an Accidental Entrepreneur, Kirans interview to TV18 plots the remarkable journey of the biotechnology pioneer to transform the sector and change the way business is done in India.
Let us take a look at the 5 entrepreneurial lessons that can be learnt from the greatest woman entrepreneur in India.
1. Fight against the stream
Kiran had never decided to become an entrepreneur and instead had the plans of pursuing a brewing career. In spite of facing many hurdles like a huge gender barrier in technology and several financial problems, Kiran was on her way to start an enterprise in a road less travelled, Biotechnology. I suddenly found that my gender came against me. People kept acknowledging the fact that I had very good technological capabilities but they weren't willing to risk having a woman in their management cadre. It was an accidental encounter with an entrepreneur from Ireland that actually saw me start my company, says Kiran about her days in the late 70s.