Along with leading business ladies like Mallika Srinivasan of TAFE, Roopa Kudva of Crisil, Shobhana Bhartia of HT Media and Swati Piramal of Piramal Enterprises, IIM Calcutta's noted alumnus of 1985-batch, Meena Ganesh of Pearson Education figures herself as a nominee for the category of Woman Leader for the Year 2012 of India Forbes Leadership Awards 2012.

Meena has been nominated for her outstanding contribution and for having the ability to spot trends, and also make bets on them. The nomination for Leadership Award for India Forbes Leadership Awards 2012 includes a person who has led a major business organization with distinction and has developed a track record that has made her a role model for women executives across the industry. Incidentally, Meena is one of the recipients of IIM Calcutta Distinguished Alumnus Award held in 2011.