One of India’s foremost corporate lawyers, Zia Mody has established a successful corporate law practice, known to be predominantly a male bastion. She currently is the Founder and Senior Partner of AZB & Partners, which since its inception in 2004 has grown a national presence with offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Pune, with an integrated team of over 400 legal professionals.
In addition she holds several positions in an advisory capacity for commercial arbitration and has been associated with the Confederation of Indian Industry in its National Council and its committees on Corporate Governance, Financial Services, Capital Markets and Legal Services.
Zia features as No. 1 on Fortune India’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business in 2018, has been recognised as a Top 13 female Acritas Star globally by Acritas Star 2018. She has been named as one of the 300 IFLR1000 Women Leaders in 2018. Zia has also featured in Global Investigation Review’s Women in Investigations 2018.
Through her distinguished career, Zia has acknowledged the struggles, women professionals undergo and encourages them to be aware, equipped and therefore resilient to face patriarchal deterrents in their journey. She also insists on equal responsibility on the corporate sector to make structures and systems conducive to the induction and retention of women in the workforce.
As an Influencer, she brings this sensitivity and sensibility with an emphasis on how each stakeholder in the value chain (be in in NGOs or in business) can leverage their strengths to make women’s equal status in society, a reality.