New York: Two Indian-origin women have featured on the Forbes' annual list of America's 60 wealthiest and most successful self-made women entrepreneurs who have "crashed ceilings through invention and innovation".
India-born Neerja Sethi , who co-founded IT consulting and outsourcing firm Syntel with her husband Bharat Desai , is ranked 16th on 'America's Richest Self -made Women' list while president and CEO of Arista Networks Jayshree Ullal (55) is ranked 30th.
According to Forbes , the richest self-made woman in America is Diane Hendricks, the owner of ABC Supply, the largest wholesale distributor of roofing and siding in the country. Hendricks is now worth $4.9 billion, $1.2 billion more than last year when she was ranked second.
The second annual tally of America's wealthiest, most successful self-made women includes 60 trailblazers — 10 more than last year. Sethi (61) has a net worth of $1.1 billion. Her company employs more than 25,000 people and boasts a recent market cap of $3.6 billion.
She is currently the vice president of corporate affairs, a role she has had since the company's inception. She also sits on the board of directors alongside her husband, who remains the chairman.