You get to see Zia at her passionate and oratorical best when she is making a case for the empowerment of Indian women. Women, she articulates, are natural debaters and phenomenal multi-taskers, which make them excellent negotiators.
Uncrowned queen of corporate counsels, she is a perfect example of what a woman can achieve when she sets her mind to it. Cambridge University, Harvard Law School and a New York State attorney, her academic pedigree is formidable. As is the client list at Indian second largest law firm, AZB, a firm she co-founded. Every major Indian corporation is represented and every bright young lawyer wants a chance to work with her.
She encourages women to become lawyers --over 40% of AZB’s lawyers are women.
A hard taskmaster, she is constantly pushing – especially herself – to set a scorching pace. So hard does she work that people often ask ‘How does she do it?’ -- Maybe it is her Bahai faith, the long hours she spent learning from her legal luminary father Soli Sorabjee or her natural proclivity to prove herself in a man’s world. Today she is acknowledged as a rainmaker to multi-million dollar deals and no corporate CEO makes a move without her strategic counsel.