From eminent achievers to unsung rock stars, Indian women who made us proud!Mar 08, 2018
India has always been home to some of the best leaders who have influenced people from the world over. On this Women's day, let us read about some of our women leaders and achievers who are all set to take 2018 by its horns!
Indra Nooyi-Food and Beverages
This trailblazer has been at the top of the business pyramid for decades. She has been the official poster girl for women in the corporate world and continues to hold her place. She is consistently ranked in the Forbes 100 Powerful Women list as she takes PepsiCo to soaring heights. We can expect her to continue breaking glass ceilings and racing forward full-throttle in 2018.
Roshni Nadar Malhotra – Technology
This tech empress is the Executive Director and CEO of HCL Enterprise. This multi-talented scion is known for her bold ideas and her low profile, a truly unusual combination. She juggles her roles with ease and has found global recognition for her achievements including being ranked 57th in Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list. As she steps on the gas to take HCL further, there is no doubt that she will rule over this year too and scale new heights in the technology world.
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw – Healthcare
This dashing millionaire entrepreneur is a pioneer in healthcare in India. She is credited with building the country's leading biotechnology enterprise, Biocon. Having won a range of top awards in the biopharma industry, she is an icon in the healthcare sector at a global level. This powerhouse of a leader is responsible for raising the standards of biopharma research and products world over. We can’t wait to see her make India even more proud in 2018.
Shobhana Bhartia - Media & Entertainment
Helming the ship as the captain of one of the most powerful media houses in India, The Hindustan Times Group, is everyday routine for this champion. She is the first woman chief executive of a national newspaper. She transformed Hindustan Times into a new-age newspaper of the youth and there began her incredible journey in which she has only grown from strength to strength. As she effortlessly manages to play multiple business roles with élan, we look forward to the impact that this powerful woman will make in 2018.
Priyanka Chopra – Entertainment
She has taken the world by a storm with her ravishing looks and her versatile talent. This former Miss World has come a long way and proven her mettle as a world-class actor. She is responsible to a large extent for making mainstream Hollywood take notice of Indian talent. Her many award-winning performances and global appearances have made sure that she rules the roost in 2018 too.
Following these giants, let us take a look at women achievers in our country who have made us proud and given their all to make a mark for themselves. Here are a few Indian women who stopped the world in its tracks with their sheer grit to make it look their way!
Bhakti Sharma is India's (and Asia's) first woman to swim 1.4 miles in the Antarctic Ocean in 52 minutes no less! She broke world records and since then she has conquered all the 5 oceans of the world!
- Wing Commander Puja Thakur was the first woman to lead the Guard of Honour for a major visiting dignitary at the Presidential residence. The said major visiting dignitary was none other than former US President Obama, one of the world's most powerful men in the recent times.
- Tania Sachdev , a young chess player, bagged the World Chess Federation or FIDE titles of International Master and Woman Grandmaster!
- Arunima Sinha is the world's first female amputee (and India's first amputee) mountain climber, who scaled Mt. Everest!
- Reshma Nilofer Naha is the first woman River Pilot in India manoeuvring through some of the most challenging waters with ease.
Kudos to Indian women who are raising the bar of excellence constantly world-over! We are rooting for you!