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Who is the first Indian woman to graduate from Harvard?

May 15, 2007 09:52 IST
Women in the corporate world 

How much do you know about women who have made it big in the corporate world? Take the Rediff business quiz to gauge your knowledge.

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1. Who is the first Indian woman to graduate from the Harvard Business School?
a) Naina Lal Kidwai
b) Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
c) Gita Piramal

2) Business venture 'The Faraway Tree' is owned by which actress?
a) Hema Malini
b) Dimple Kapadia
c) Jaya Bachchan

3. Which one of these businesswomen is also a civic activist?
a) Rekha Mallya
b) Rati Godrej
c) Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

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The correct answer is Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw .
Shaw is a civic activist, especially with respect to municipal administration in Bangalore. She is also an art collector and a trekker.
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Shaw is a civic activist, especially with respect to municipal administration in Bangalore. She is also an art collector and a trekker.

4. Sudha Murthy, Infosys Chief Mentor N R Narayana Murthy's wife, wrote a book that was made into a serial on Zee TV. Name it.
a) Kissa Bahu Ka
b) Dollar Bahu
c) Sat Phere

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The correct answer is Dollar Bahu.
It's a Kannada novel which portrays the way two daughters-in-law are treated in a middle-class family. The serial was directed by Ajai Sinha.
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It's a Kannada novel which portrays the way two daughters-in-law are treated in a middle-class family. The serial was directed by Ajai Sinha.

5. Name the 1st woman director on the board of Larsen & Toubro.
a) Ritu Nanda
b) Gita Piramal
c) Rajashree Birla

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The correct answer is Rajashree Birla.
Rajashree Birla, wife of the late Aditya Birla and mother of Kumaramangalam Birla, is the driving force behind the AV Birla Group. She replaced the Ambani brothers on the L&T board after acquiring the 10 percent stake owned by them in L&T.
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Rajashree Birla, wife of the late Aditya Birla and mother of Kumaramangalam Birla, is the driving force behind the AV Birla Group. She replaced the Ambani brothers on the L&T board after acquiring the 10 per cent stake owned by them in L&T.

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