'They were not comfortable about hiring a woman'
The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, founder of Indian pharmaceutical company Biocon.
When Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw wanted to get a job at a brewery, they all said "no" because she was a woman.
This was back in 1978, when the then 25-year-old had returned to her homeland of India with a master's degree in brewing from a university in Australia.
Despite having this qualification every Indian beer company that she contacted "said it was not going to be possible" to take her on.
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