First deserve then desire
I do serve on various boards and I’m very honest and frank, obviously. I am a very forthright person and I do, sort of, share my candid views on anything.
Responsibility doesn’t end with gender
As you become more successful, the gender barrier disappears. The credibility challenges you have during your growing up years starts disappearing when you start demonstrating success.
Passion & innovation
My passion for innovation and my interest in the ‘business of science’ has seen Biocon commercialize many innovative platforms and products.
Business & emotions
I learnt that business was about being emotionally driven about investing, but being emotionally detached when it came to divesting, and that’s a very strong learning.
About Brewing industry & her father
The brewing industry is a very, very male dominated industry. It’s a male bastion. My father was a brew master. He was the one who I was very close to, he influenced me in many many ways.
Failures are part of your journey
I’ve had many failures in terms of technological… business… and even research failures. I really believe that entrepreneurship is about being able to face failure, manage failure and succeed after failing.
My legacy is going to be in affordable health care. I am willing to invest in developing that model and the policies around it.
Women can do miracles
One of my objectives when I started Biocon was to make sure that I create a company for women scientists to pursue a vocation.
Entrepreneurship is certainly not a destination, but a journey that is very exciting, adventurous and exhilarating. I recommend that each of us take this journey during any time of our lives.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity
It was a chance encounter with a biotech entrepreneur from Ireland that got me started as an entrepreneur in India, because I partnered this Irish company in setting up India’s first biotech company.
How team is important
I have a great team who has helped me build Biocon, I was very fortunate to be able to share my vision with a group of people who really were as excited about challenges as I was.