About Iron Lady

Iron Lady is the Leading Leadership Platform for Women in India.

The purpose of enabling at least a Million women to reach the TOP

Iron Lady has created a paradigm shift in the way Women Leaders are perceived in the world today – through Breakthrough Leadership Programs, using Business War Tactics methodology.

The core belief at Iron Lady is that The ERA Lead by WOMEN is here.

Through various Programs and the power of the Community, we are on a mission to transform the landscape of Leadership in the World.

Our People

Rajesh Bhat

Founder and CEO

Rajesh is a serial social entrepreneur (Iron Lady is his sixth start-up). He is also the Co-founder and Trustee of Head Held High Foundation. Rajesh’s work has impacted lakhs of people over the last 14 years. He’s been awarded as the Real Heroes of India by CNN network. Mr. Amitabh Bachchan has showcased his work on StarPlus. Read or watch more about Rajesh at: SmartCEO, Economic times, CNN -IBN, or StarPlus.

Read or watch more about Rajesh at: SmartCEO, Economic times, CNN -IBN, or StarPlus.


Co-founder, Chairman

Simon is a highly accomplished global CEO / CXOs – being the CEO of companies like Aviva, Singapore. He’s held CXO positions at Barclays, Prudential and Hong Leong Bank.
Simon has mentored / managed / supported thousands of senior leaders over his illustrious career spanning over 3 decades.


Co-founder, Director

Sridhar is considered one of the foremost turn-around specialists in India, having turned around many billion-dollar companies like Bajaj Auto and Escorts, being their CEO / president.
Sridhar comes with 25+ years of corporate experience. Sridhar coaches many CEOs / entrepreneurs of large companies today.
He is a specialist in the Bing-Fa and Art of War corporate breakthrough performance methodologies.

Read more about Sridhar at here.


Investor, Board Member and Advisor: social impact champion!

3+ decades of global experience in FMCG sector, across leading functions in Sales , Marketing, General Management both in India and in International markets, based out of New York. Held several leadership roles with expertise in global markets. Retired as Vice President, International Sales Operations, PepsiCo, NY.
Whether it is scaling global initiatives or driving deep social impact solutions, Chitra has taken challenges head on and focused on deliverables ,bring her own style of leadership with empathy.
A Gold Medalist Graduate and an MBA in 1976 from XLRI, she combines sound operational skills and good business overview.


Co-founder, Director

Suvarna is one of the foremost experts of Business War Tactics for Women. She has coached hundreds of Founders / CEOs and thousands of women leaders to reach the TOP in the last 5 years.
Suvarna’s own experiences led to the creation of Iron Lady – in 2016-17. As an innovation specialist, she has created multiple mega Technology Projects in well-known companies like Infosys, Robert Bosch and Philips, before starting Iron Lady.

Distinctive model

Iron Lady has developed a distinct model that supports women in delivering a breakthrough impact in their work or social spaces.

Relevant, High-impact Programs

Iron Lady runs high-impact certificate leadership programs in corporates for businesswomen and careerwomen.

These programs are intended to produce measurable* and breakthrough results for the corporate and the individuals.

By accomplished Ex-CEOs and entrepreneurs

Programs are directly run by many of CEOs / Ex-CEOs / entrepreneurs (men and women) who are passionate about the cause.

Unique Art of War and Strengths Methodology

Iron Lady programs combine the power of Personal Transformation, Breakthrough competence (Art of War) and Strengths-based excellence to deliver breakthrough results for the corporate and the individual.