Apurva Purohit is the President of the Jagran Group Ltd., one of India’s largest multi-media conglomerates housing legacy names like Dainik Jagran, Radio City, Mid-day and Inquilab. A business leader of repute, Apurva has over three decades of experience in the media and entertainment industry. When she is not scaling businesses and mentoring organizations and individuals alike, Apurva is a consummate writer and orator.
A prominent speaker at several industry forums, marquee organizations, and educational institutions, her talks mainly focus on: 1) The need for gender parity in workplaces and in the society. Infact, she is one of the very few business leaders in the country crusading for this cause; 2) Key value drivers of building sustainable and successful businesses - Strategic implementation as an architect of business success and high impact people culture as a creator of shareholder value; and 3) Emerging societal issues like mental health, climate destruction, digital onslaught, amongst many others.
As a writer, Apurva has authored the national bestselling book “Lady, You’re not a Man: The Adventures of a Woman at Work" and the recently released “Lady, You’re the Boss!”. The former is a must-read for every woman who is on the quest for work-home balance and is amongst the largest selling non-fiction books in the country. In “Lady, You’re the Boss!”, Apurva aims to provide leadership lessons to women (and men alike), transitioning from mid to senior level management roles.
Recognized multiple times as one of India’s Most Powerful Women in Business by Fortune India and the India Today Group, Apurva has partnered with private-equity players and promoters to build, scale as well as turnaround businesses. She is on the board of several marquee organizations and is an alum of IIM- Bangalore.