12 Inspirational Quotes By Kiran Mazumadar Shaw, The Founder Of Biocon That Will Reveal How Crucial Perseverance Is.

It was the year 1975 and no one probably had heard the name Kiran Mazumdar Shaw. She had recently graduated and no one would hire her despite her top credentials as a Master Brewer. Now four decades later Kiran is the chairperson of country's one of the foremost biopharmaceuticals company, Biocon.
But her path to fame was not a smooth one and she had to fall many times before reaching the zenith. It was her perseverance and dedication to carve a niche for herself that has landed her a coveted spot among the Forbes' 100 most powerful woman in the world.
After her graduation, she wanted to work with enzymes but no one in the industry would give her a job as she was a female. So she set about starting her own entrepreniual venture. Here too she was faced with numerous challenges --from arranging funds to hiring people. Mazumdar Shaw reminiscences that the first fifteen years were the roughest phase of her life.
However she never lost hope and today Biocon that initially dealt with enzymes diversified their spectrum to biopharmaceuticals. Despite an initial setback to the process, Kiran did not take the failure to heart and instead analyzed the cause of failure and improved on it.
Here are few inspirational quotes from the tenacious entrepreneur Kiran Mazumdar Shaw herself.

The brewing industry is a very, very male dominated industry. It's a male bastion. 

- Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

My father was a brew master. He was the one who I was very close to, he influenced me in many many ways including my pursuing a career as a brew master. 

- Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

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. 

- Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

My legacy is going to be in affordable health care. I am willing to invest in developing that model and the policies around it. 

- Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

My passion for innovation and my interest in the 'business of science' has seen Biocon commercialize many innovative platforms and products. 

- Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

As a traditionally risk-averse nation, India has rarely been at the forefront of innovation. Indian companies have mostly imitated others and became very good at it. 

- Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

One of my objectives when I started Biocon was to make sure that I create a company for women scientists to pursue a vocation. 

- Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

You have to build a culture of philanthropy. In a country like India, we need to be sensitive and caring about the poorer, more disadvantaged section of our country. 

- Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

I really believe that entrepreneurship is about being able to face failure, manage failure and succeed after failing.

- Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

An entrepreneur's life is always a continuous journey.

- Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

I have never let gender get in my way. It has taken me over 30 years to get from a garage to the huge campus that we have today. And it's been a long journey.

- Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Today anything can be done - we have the techniques

- Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

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