Leaving a mark on the BSE


November 21, 2005

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“…As a CA and MBA in Finance from Mumbai in 1984, it was quite a task to find a suitable match for Ms Deena A. Mehta, who went on to become the first and only woman president of the Bombay Stock Exchange in 2001….”

“….To be the only woman in a hall of 2,000 would have been daunting but “because I was highly qualified I got a lot of respect because in those days there were few professionals going into the ring”.

After the Parsi man with whom she went to the ring, sold his company, she was ready to enter her husband’s firm. But when it came to partnership, Ms Mehta found that the law allowed only male heirs — husbands, sons, nephews, etc — and women were barred. …”

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