Women Who Replaced Laptops and Cameras with Pens! History is not new to women taking over in the boardroom, but what happens when the same women choose pen to wield power?

By Bhavya Kaushal

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.

Sudha Murthy Facebook, Twinkle Khanna Official Facebook, Soha Ali Khan Official Twitter, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw official Twitter

Women have time and again proven that their power in the boardroom is merited and unstoppable! Not just in boardrooms, but accomplishments of women roar in every field plausible. However, what happens when boardrooms get replaced with desktops with papers piled up on either sides and laptops are replaced with pens? Here are women took up writing and proved that women can and they will do anything and everything!

Sudha Murthy Facebook

Sudha Murthy

It would be wrong to call Sudha Murthy just the wife of Infosys co-founder Narayanan Murthy. She has done much beyond than just being the wife of the co-founder of India's one of the largest tech giants. An author who writes simple stories embedded with deep morals, Sudha Murthy has dawned several hats. She is also spearheading the cause of social work with the numerous NGOs being operated under her. Her books "Gently Falls the Bakula', "Dollar Bahu,' "Wise and Otherwise' have been among the bestsellers.

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw Official Twitter

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

The Biocon Managing Director and Chairperson are known to rule the boardroom. She has given India one of the first women entrepreneurs and business leaders and paved the way for many others. The billionaire woman who started and made India has its first and largest biopharmaceuticals firm has written Ale and Arty, an elaborated and well-researched story of beer. Shaw, also known as the beer master has made and brought the story of beer closer to the world. She is one classic example of how women can be multi-faceted and successful in whatever they do.

Twinkle Khanna Official Facebook

Twinkle Khanna

There was a time when Twinkle Khanna made news for delivering flops. Soon she married superstar Akshay Kumar and became another forgettable name in Bollywood. A decade later, her first book released and she, in no time she climbed the bestseller list! Her books are characterized by simple and tongue-in-cheek writing. Her wit and humour have clicked with the sensibilities of the audience. It doesn't matter if she didn't have a successful run in films, Mrs, Funnybones has finally and eternally found her true calling!

Naina Lal Kidwai Facebook

Naina Lal Kidwai

The former CEO and country head of HSBC is another name on our list who has had quite a journey from the boardroom to the desk of paper piles. She has used her experience to write a compelling tale of the environment and what opportunities and hazards they present us in her book, Survive or Sink: An Action Agenda for Sanitation, Water, Pollution and Green.

Soha Ali Khan Official Twitter

Soha Ali Khan

Khan is not new to the idea of hopping careers. From an air hostess to being an actor and now an author, Soha Ali Khan has some experience in what works and what doesn't. Her sporty and wise attitude came into limelight when she took her "moderately famous" status to the next level and wrote an entire book about it. Despite a moderate run in films, the Columbia University graduate has established herself as an intellect, intelligent mind in an industry where beauty is of prime and paramount importance. Her book won the popular award for best biography at the Crossword Book Awards 2018.

Bhavya Kaushal

Former Features Writer

I am a work-in-progress writer and human being. An English graduate from Delhi University, writing is my passion and currently, I was Entrepreneur India's start-up reporter. I love covering start-ups and weaving their stories into unforgettable tales with the power of ink! 

Related Topics


How to Win Over the Room With Effective Persuasion Skills

The art of persuasion is not just about the notes, the data, and the pitch; it's about creating a connection that resonates with the audience. We explore how a blend of story, active listening, and genuine interaction can not only capture attention but also win hearts and minds, setting the stage for achieving success in any meeting.


We Are Only Using 33% of Our Marketing Tech — And Draining Our ROI. Here's What Needs to Change to Profit Off Your Investment.

Thousands of martech tools have been discarded this year, mainly because of misaligned expectations and misguided implementation. Here's a better way to get value out of your martech stack.

Buy a Franchise

Learn the Secrets of Running 20+ Businesses as a Side Hustle — Finding and Nurturing Your 'STIC People'

Explore the critical importance of choosing the right franchise manager and the innovative 'STIC' approach.


Great Leaders Must Be Great Coaches — Here's How to Become One

To be a successful leader, you must become an expert in how to help others grow and develop. Here's a research-driven approach for entrepreneurial leaders to coach and effectively develop their teams.

Business News

'A Dystopian Parody': Snow White's Arm Bizarrely Detaches From Disney World Ride

A TikToker caught the unusual scene on camera on Tuesday.

Health & Wellness

Why the Holidays Are a Great Time to Start Your Healing Journey

These tips will help you get ahead so that once the holidays are over, you have already made a commitment to heal and can start diving into action to accomplish your goals