Most Influential Women



If we go by an old saying “age equals wisdom”, this young woman has proved it wrong. Beating the odds of coming from a non-medical background, Zahabiya Khorakiwala stands tall as the MD of the Wockhardt hospitals across Mumbai.

At the time when family legacies were ideally passed on to the male heirs, Habil Khorakiwala bestowed the responsibility of the closely guarded hospital business on his daughter Zahabiya. Graduating from the New York University, aged 27 years, and learning about the pharmaceutical business despite having psychology as her major in graduation, she has always been ahead of the curve, and is intent on pushing on her father’s dream of a state-of-the-art hospital environment.

At such a young age she is no less than any strong-headed business woman who knows how to strike a personal chord with each patient. She understands hospitals as a delicate business invoking the moral consciousness of a service provider. This self-dependent woman has no role models and believes in surpassing her own self daily.

Zahabiya manages nine hospitals across Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat. She is currently a salaried employee of the organization but soon aims to lead from the front.