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Daughters of Legacy

Daughters of Legacy

How a New Generation of Women Is Redefining India Inc.

Rinku Paul
,
Puja Singhal
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What are the challenges and perks of handling age-old legacies?
If you come into a position of power through a position of privilege, how do you make sure that you earn respect, more so if you are a woman?
These and many more questions are what Daughters of Legacy seeks to answer through the stories of twelve successful women who grew up with strong business lineages.
While Ashni Biyani, chief ideator, Future Group, looks at herself as a co-creator of the business rather than a just a legacy bearer, Manasi Kirloskar, executive director and CEO, Kirloskar Systems Ltd, admits that she is hugely privileged in inheriting a large business, but also goes on to point out that she could lose everything overnight if she isn’t competent. And Meher Pudumjee’s acceptance as non-executive chairperson of Thermax Global that legacies can sometimes feel like a burden is followed close on the heels by the realization that there is nothing more that one can do except give one’s best.
Chosen from a wide cross section in terms of scale of business, roles and hierarchy these women have not only kept the legacies alive but have also gone on to carve a niche for themselves as individuals beyond their famous last names. Clearly for all of them legacy is far more than mere inheritance.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Jul/2018

ISBN: 9780143441588

Length : 216 Pages

MRP : ₹299.00

Daughters of Legacy

How a New Generation of Women Is Redefining India Inc.

Rinku Paul
,
Puja Singhal

What are the challenges and perks of handling age-old legacies?
If you come into a position of power through a position of privilege, how do you make sure that you earn respect, more so if you are a woman?
These and many more questions are what Daughters of Legacy seeks to answer through the stories of twelve successful women who grew up with strong business lineages.
While Ashni Biyani, chief ideator, Future Group, looks at herself as a co-creator of the business rather than a just a legacy bearer, Manasi Kirloskar, executive director and CEO, Kirloskar Systems Ltd, admits that she is hugely privileged in inheriting a large business, but also goes on to point out that she could lose everything overnight if she isn’t competent. And Meher Pudumjee’s acceptance as non-executive chairperson of Thermax Global that legacies can sometimes feel like a burden is followed close on the heels by the realization that there is nothing more that one can do except give one’s best.
Chosen from a wide cross section in terms of scale of business, roles and hierarchy these women have not only kept the legacies alive but have also gone on to carve a niche for themselves as individuals beyond their famous last names. Clearly for all of them legacy is far more than mere inheritance.

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Rinku Paul

Rinku Paul:

A corporate career spanning over sixteen years with the news channel Aaj Tak, a part of the India Today Group, made up the first part of Rinku's career. Till she decided to pursue her dream-impacting people's lives!
She is now an internationally certified life coach, corporate trainer and neurolinguistic programming practitioner. In co-founding a writing studio, The Muse, she has also given her first love, writing, a professional outlet.
This is her second book. Her first, Dare to Be: 14 Fearless Women Who Gave Wings to Their Dreams, which she co-authored with Puja Singhal, was released to acclaim.
Rinku lives in New Delhi, with her husband and daughter.


Pooja Singhal:


With more than a decade spent in corporate life, strategizing how best to marry business and people as an HR specialist, Puja decided to take a break to focus on her family and other love, writing. Having co-founded a writing studio, The Muse, and published her first book, Dare to Be, along with Rinku Paul, she is now back to juggling corporate responsibilities along with family duties and of course, writing.
This book is proof of the fact that it is possible to make time for the things we value in life.

Puja holds an honours degree in political science and an MBA in human resource management.

Puja Singhal

Pooja Singhal: With more than a decade spent in corporate life, strategizing how best to marry business and people as an HR specialist, Puja decided to take a break to focus on her family and other love, writing. Having co-founded a writing studio, The Muse, and published her first book, Dare to Be, along with Rinku Paul, she is now back to juggling corporate responsibilities along with family duties and of course, writing. This book is proof of the fact that it is possible to make time for the things we value in life. Puja holds an honours degree in political science and an MBA in human resource management.

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