Top 50 most powerful women in Indian luxury honoured at Imperial Towers, Mumbai  

The selected women, chosen by BlackBook, the luxury industry insider magazine, includes entrepreneurs, top executives, artists and trendsetters who represent female power in Indian luxury.

author_img Team Indulge Published :  12th March 2018 03:31 PM   |   Published :   |  12th March 2018 03:31 PM

The top 50 most powerful women in luxury list was celebrated by Imperial Edge during an evening of champagne and art hosted at the Imperial Towers, Mumbai. The selected women, chosen by BlackBook, the luxury industry insider magazine, includes entrepreneurs, top executives, artists and trendsetters who represent female power in Indian luxury.

Blackbook’s Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Luxury is a yearly tribute to the women who are challenging our notions of luxury with their creativity, conviction, power and persuasion. The list includes names such as, Anamika Khanna (designer), Priya Paul (Chairperson, Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels), Ritu Kumar (Head Textile and Fashion Designer, Ritu Kumar) and Rajshree Pathy (Co-founder, KAMA Ayurveda and founder, India Design Forum), Renu Oberoi (Founder and Creative Head, Renu Oberoi Luxury Jewellery), and  Simran Lal (CEO, Good Earth / Co-founder, Nicobar) amongst others. The full list is shared below.
“The Imperial Brand is the pinnacle of Sophistication, Luxury and Aesthetics. We take great pride in how we have managed to create an exclusive community which complements the vision for the best in world developments. Over the years we have engaged with our audience through series of curated events that resonate with the choicest taste of the Imperial community. It’s only fitting that we are associating with the BlackBook event that is recognising and felicitating the 50 most powerful  women in Indian Luxury. We congratulate these amazing women for their incredible achievements and wish them greater success in the future”  Mr.Rajendra Joshi, CEO SD CORP

The evening, co-sponsored by Poltrona Frau, saw a lively panel discussion on the use of influencer marketing and social media in the luxury industry. This was followed by the awards ceremony presented by Ms. Stefania Costanza, the chief guest and Consul General of Italy in Mumbai.

In addition to the award ceremony, guests were treated to a display of several sculptures from the ongoing Elephant Parade India initiative which runs the world’s largest exhibition of decorated elephant statues, raising proceeds for elephant conservation. This  included works by Amitabh Bachchan, Abha Narain Lambah, Krsna Mehta, Design Temple (shown left) and Anita Dongre.

“In recent times, luxury sales have been spurred by the ultra affluent working women of India but the efforts of the businesswomen who contribute to sector’s growth often go unrecognized. Our annual BlackBook Top 50 list of Indian Luxury’s Most Powerful Women is a tribute to these women who make significant contributions to the growth of luxury businesses in India.“ Indu Joshi, Director Mediascope Content (BlackBook)

Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Luxury


Abha Narain Lambah

Principal Architect, Abha Narain Lambah Associates

Aditi Dugar

Director, Urban Gourmet India

Akanksha Arora

Designer and CEO, Amrapali Jewels

Dr. Alka Nishar

Founder of AZA Fashions

Anamika Khanna

Designer, Anamika Khaana

Ananya Birla

Founder of Curocarte

Anavila Misra

Founder, Anavila

Beate H.K. Mauder-Kakkar

Managing Director, Indiva Marketing

Deepa Misra Harris

Founder and CEO, BrandsWeLove

Deepika Gehani

Creative and Marketing Director of Genesis Fashion & Genesis Colors

Devaunshi Mehta

Director and Head of Design, DIA Precious Jewellery

Dinaz Madhukar

Senior VP - DLF Luxury Retail and Hospitality

Divya Suri Singh and Deeksha Suri

Executive Directors, The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group

Ekta Rajani

Stylist, Design and Brand Consultant

Falguni Nayar

Founder and CEO, Nykaa

Gauri Devidayal

Partner, Food Matters India

Gauri Malhotra Narang

Managing Director, Ipurple

Guneeta Kapoor

Director and Head of Public Relations - Kapoor Watch Co

Gurleen M Puri

Founder and Director, Weddings by Gurleen

Karishma Grover

Chief Winemaker, Grover Zampa Vineyards

Karyna Bajaj

Executive Director, KA Hospitality

Khushnooma Kapadia

Area Director of Marketing - South Asia, Marriott International

Madhulika Bhattacharya Dhall

Founder, La Cave Fine Wine and Spirits

Marlies Bloemendaal

Founder and Creative Director, Ministry of New

Mira Kulkarni

Managing Director, Forest Essentials

Mira Sagar

Proprietor, Vaya Weaving Heritage

Namita Gokhale

Writer, Publisher and Festival Director, Jaipur Literature Festival

Neha Kirpal

Founder Director, India Art Fair

Payal Khandwala

Designer and Founder, Payal Khandwala

Poonam Soni

Founder and CEO, Poonam Soni

Priya Paul

Chairperson, Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels

Purnima Sheth

Founder and Senior Sales Director (Luxury), The Rose Group

Radha Kapoor Khanna

Founder, DOIT Creations and Indian School of Design and Innovations

Rajshree Bakshi

Vice President- Marketing, Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris

Rajshree Pathy

Co-founder, KAMA Ayurveda and founder, India Design Forum

Renu Oberoi

Founder and Creative Head, Renu Oberoi Luxury Jewellery

Ritu Kumar

Head Textile and Fashion Designer, Ritu Kumar

Ruchika Sachdeva

Founder and Creative Director, Bodice

Sagrika Rai

Founder, Warp 'n Weft

Sanjana Patel

Founder and Creative Head, La Folie Patisserie + La Folie Lab

Saudamini Mattu

CEO, Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla

Shilpa Gupta

Visual Artist

Shivani Malik

Director, Da Milano

Simone Arora

Designer, Curator and Founder, SIMONE

Simran Lal

CEO, Good Earth / Co-founder, Nicobar

Sonal Holland

Master of Wine/ Founder and Director, SoHo Wine Club and Sonal Holland Wine Academy

Sree Bannerjee Goswami

Founder and Director, Project 88

Sunita Shekhawat

CEO and Designer, Midas Signature Jewellery

Swati Agarwal and Sunaina Jalan

Partners, Swati & Sunaina

Tina Tahiliani-Parikh

Executive Director, Ensemble