Apurva Purohit

Apurva Purohit can be contacted at:

3rd Floor, RNA Corporate Park, Road No. 13,
Kalanagar-Bandra East, Mumbai – 400051
Phone: 33284800 (Extn 5153)
Email ID: apurvap@myradiocity.com

Apurva Purohit

Apurva Purohit is the President of the Jagran Group, one of India’s largest multi-media conglomerates. With over three decades of experience in the media and entertainment industry, Apurva is a prominent speaker at industry forums, several marquee organizations and educational institutions. Her talks  specifically focus on 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, to name a few.  She actively mentors entrepreneurs across sectors on building and scaling businesses, and shaping inspirational work cultures. 

Apurva is one of the very few women CEOs in the media and entertainment space and is a leading voice advocating gender diversity in the overall Indian business landscape. She regularly advises organizations and leaders about the crucial role gender diversity plays in building successful, sustainable and profitable businesses, encouraging them to challenge the status quo. She has also been investing considerable personal time and professional capabilities in coaching, guiding and mentoring young women to take on leadership roles. Apurva has interacted with over 10,000 working women to empower them to navigate their way in the context of the contemporary work environment. 

She is also on the board of several for-profit and not-for-profit organizations and has authored the national bestselling book “Lady, You’re not a Man: The Adventures of a Woman at Work". The book is a must-read for every woman who is on the quest for work-home balance and is determined to succeed in her professional life and is amongst the largest selling non-fiction books in the country.


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Lady, you’re not a man Testimonials In The News Second book Prologue

Excerpt from Lady, You’re Not a Man

"You need to begin by acknowledging the problems that come with being a working mom, the guilt that is a constant companion in whatever you do, the balance you try to find between a cantankerous and ill child and an important presentation, and the fact that how much ever you try, you just can’t be superwoman! And then life becomes easier."

“A must-read for every woman who wants to succeed on her own terms. Inspiring and funny.”
- Ekta Kapoor - Indian TV/Film Producer and Director

“It’s a tough life for women today as they forge a new path for themselves within a society that still looks at them largely in a- Amish Tripathi - Indian Author

“This book will give women the confidence to believe in themselves and succeed…A definite read, and not just for women.”
- Nitin Paranjpe - President of Foods & Refreshment at Unilever

second book coming soon


Perspective - CXO Round-table, Sapphire Human Solutions, June 2019
Sapphire Foods, March 2019
empoWer Demo Day 2018, March 2019
Women`s Day, State Bank of India, March 2019
Women`s Day Conference, ASSA Abloy, March 2019
Women of Worth, Outlook Business, March 2019


Episode 6 - Lady, You’re Not a Man: Breaking Stereotypes

It is difficult to shake off the firmly rooted stereotypes and biases against women in the...

Episode 5 - Lady, You’re Not a Man: Sexy, Smart & Single

Society fears that what it is unfamiliar or unacquainted with – like a single woman, being her...

Episode 4 - Lady, You’re Not a Man: Men as Allies

Just like women are taught to be tentative, men are conditioned to be larger than life. Shedding...

Episode 3 - Lady, You’re Not a Man: Guilt, your constant companion

Whether it is leaving your child home while you go to work, or missing that office party you...

Episode 2 - Lady, You’re Not a Man: The Mr. and Mrs. Trap

One of the grouses that women harbor is that, after marriage, their identities invariably get...

Episode 1 - Lady, You’re Not a Man: ‘Auntyji’ Phenomena

A lot of currency is placed on women’s attractiveness; once they age and get categorized as...

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