YourStory’s 100 Emerging Voices of 2019
YourStory’s 100 Emerging Voices of 2019 is a list of emerging thought leaders, whose opinions mattered to our readers in 2018 and whose voices, we believe, will gain prominence in 2020 and beyond.
The Top 10
Lady, You're the Boss
Apurva Purohit is one of India’s most powerful women in media and business. She is the President of Jagran Prakashan, one of India’s largest media houses that has a presence across print, radio, digital, and outdoor. A staunch supporter of gender diversity in the workplace, she has authored books on the subject.
An IIM-B alumnus and media industry veteran for over three decades, Apurva manages a $800 million multimedia conglomerate. She is also credited for the successful IPO of Radio City FM in 2017. This year, it was recognised as one of the Best Places to Work for Women.
Prior to Jagran, she set up Lodestar, one of India’s most prominent media buying agencies, and also had stints at Times Network and ZEE Entertainment Enterprises. Apurva has also been listed among India’s most powerful women in business by Fortune magazine.
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Consumer, Fintech and SME has a new champion in Harsha Kumar who has been a part of Lightspeed for three years. She is a board observer at Udaan and several other companies. She loves building teams, products and companies and she has been fortunate to be a part of some of the most interesting organisations like Ola. She is also excited by scale and forever chasing growth.