She Walks, She Leads: Women Who Inspire India by Gunjan Jain – Book Review

She Walks, She Leads: Women Who Inspire India



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, Narayan Murthy, to help start Infosys
Naina Lal Kidwai was the first Indian to graduate from Harvard Business School
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw started Biocon with a seed capital of Rs10,000
At the age of sixteen, Sania Mirza became the youngest and first Indian woman to win a Grand Slam

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 for 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-seen-before photographs of these luminaries, and interviews with companions who have seen them grow over the years. The chapters are followed by interviews with their companions and close confidants who have seen them grow over the years.

The women profiled in the book come from different fields like banking, media, cinema, sports, fashion, philanthropy and industry.

Book Review:

The book is a collection of lives and growth story of 24 Indian women achievers in different walks of life like banking, sports, business, media, entertainment, fashion and more. Apart from the inspiring life stories of these 24 Indian women achievers the book also contains interviews of their companions and close confidants who have seen them grow over years.

The very first thing that drew me towards the book was the fact that it included many achievers whom I simply admire from the core of my heart; Indra Nooyi, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Swati Piramal, Chanda Kochhar, Naina Lal Kidwai and Sudha Murty to name a few, and the book simply increased my urge to know more about them.

She Walks, She Leads is a very well researched and well documented book and will inspire many to aim high and achieve big in life. The author has divided the book into different segments and have made a conscious effort to include personalities from diverse fields.

The style of narration of the author Gunjan Jain is also very impressive where she makes a simple interview so lively with her description which might otherwise become very boring and monotonous. The detailed descriptions helped readers to visualise the interview which was great.

She Walks She Leads is a celebration of womanhood where the achievement of these legends are highlighted without presenting the natural feminine instincts as lowly or shallow.

The writing style is simple yet impressive and sophisticated making the book an engaging and fascinating read. The book is further embellished with photographs of all the women from their different phases of life, which adds to the charm of this book and makes reading it all the more delightful.

The cover of the book is also very attractive. She Walks, She Leads, is a book to get inspired and learn life and leadership lessons. Recommended to all.

** I received a review copy of the book from the publisher against an honest and unbiased review. **

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