Pegged as the Most Powerful Woman in Indian Business by Business Today Magazine, honoured with ‘Hall of Fame Award’ by leading publication Hello! Magazine for her contributions to the society, awarded with Scroll of Honour Award from FICCI Ladies Organisation for her contribution to education, environmental protection and healthcare,and Giants International Award for Excellence in Education, Nita Ambani is not your average woman. Wife of leading Indian businessman Mukesh Ambani, it is great to see a woman of her stature kick the conventional bucket of being a businessman’s wife to become a discernible social entrepreneur herself.
What is so inspiring about Nita Ambani is that any woman can associate herself with her and spot a dot of inspiration looking at her far-reaching line of work. To have been able to carve an identity for herself, separate from her husband’s and family’s is an achievement in itself, but Nita Ambani went beyond just creating a distinct identity for herself. She groomed herself into a modern day woman who is astute, socially and community-wise grounded, entrepreneurial in ambition and humanitarian in aspiration. From leading Reliance Industries’ philanthropic arm ‘Reliance Foundation’ to chairing one of the most prestigious holistic education institution ‘Dhirubhai Ambani International School’ (DAIS); from administering and managing an entire IPL franchise of ‘Mumbai Indians’ to being the Non-executive Director of EIH Ltd. (The Oberoi Group) – all along being a mother to three children and dedicated wife - Nita Ambani possibly dons more roles than any man of her stature, and that is saying something. For; she is one of those women who have moved ahead and beyond their namesake association to become discernible economic and social forces in themselves.
Belonging to the Ambani pedigree, things do come easy to Nita Ambani, or so it may seem. But Nita Ambani, the first lady of corporate India, ensures that her stature serves as a driver of sound actions in every way possible, whether it is while steering the cause of Education for All or administering the workings of one of largest hotel groups in the country.
Tag her as a woman of substance or the modern face of philanthropy, Nita Ambani has definitely recast the perception of a woman in a man’s world, in ways that are inspiring to other woman and men.