5 most powerful Indian women

5 most powerful Indian women who made it to Forbes top 100 list

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5 most powerful Indian women

Regarding ladies who are relentless, commendable in their own privilege and fill in as models to thousands the country over and the world, Forbes business magazine discharged its 2017 rundown of 100 most effective ladies on the planet.

As an pride for the country, more than five ladies in the rundown are Indians. These strong Indian ladies have ascended through circumstances and cut a specialty for themselves in their individual fields, gathering acclaim in India as well as hoarding spotlight far and wide.

ICICI bank’s CEO Chanda Kochhar is the main Indian ladies this year at the 32nd rank bouncing eight positions higher than a year ago’s 40.

Before long to take after is, HCL Enterprise’s CEO Roshni Nadar Malhotra positioned at number 57. While Biocon Limited’s Managing Director Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw sacked the 71st spot, hopping six stages higher from 2016’s 77th rank; Chairperson and Editorial Director for HT Media, Shobhana Bhartia, packed away rank number 91.

Last however absolutely not the slightest, Actor and Producer Priyanka Chopra makes her presentation at number 97.

Saluting each of these excellent women for making India pleased, we should bring an outing down the world of fond memories and remember their ascent to control:

Chanda Kochhar, CEO, ICICI Bank

Source: Vogue

She featured in Business Today’s Most Powerful Women – Hall of Fame list and Bloomberg Markets’ 50 Most Influential People in Global Finance list in 2011. Among the other honours, she received the ABLF Woman of Power Award (India) at the Asian Business Leadership Forum Awards. She was selected in Time magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World and ranked first on the Fortune List of 100 Most Powerful Women in Asia Pacific in 2015.

In 2017, Kochhar was featured in Business World magazine’s ‘BW’s Most Influential Women’ list and deemed an evergreen woman leader.


Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Executive Director and the CEO of HCL Enterprise

Source: Yourstory

Ranked at 57, Roshni Nadar Malhotra is the Executive Director and the CEO of HCL Enterprise, is the only child of HCL’s founder, Shiv Nadar. A trained classical musician too, Roshni grew up in Delhi, studied at Vasant Valley School and graduated from Northwestern University majoring in Communication with a focus on Radio, TV & Film.

She also graduated with a Masters in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management. Within a year of her joining, she became the executive director and CEO of HCL Corporation.


Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairman and managing director of Biocon Limited

Source: Biocon

Born on 23 March 1953, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is the chairman and managing director of Biocon Limited, a biotechnology company based in Bengaluru and the chairperson of IIM-Bangalore.

The 64-year-old was the only woman to study Malting and Brewing course in Australia’s Federation University as early as 1974. She switched jobs in Melbourne, Kolkata and Baroda, before getting the opportunity start a joint venture with Ireland’s Biocon Biochemicals Limited. She was given the responsibility to establish its Indian arm. What began as its operations in India in the garage of Kiran’s rented house in Bengaluru in 1978, today is ruling the biotechnology scene in India. Her successful reflects on how she was single-handedly able to get independent control of the biotechnology company in a matter of 20 years.

Inspired by the need for affordable drugs in third world countries, she has developed cost-effective techniques and lower-cost alternatives for affordable healthcare. She supported the development of Arogya Raksha Yojana with Devi Shetty of Narayana Hrudayalaya to establish clinics to offer care, generic medicines and basic tests for those who cannot afford them. In 2010, over 300,000 were treated by these facilities per year.


Shobhana Bhartia, Chairperson and Editorial Director of the Hindustan Times Group

Source: CNBC

Shobhana Bhartia is the Chairperson and Editorial Director of the Hindustan Times Group, one of India’s leading newspaper and media houses, which she inherited from her father, industrialist KK Birla.

She grew up in Kolkata and studied at Loreto House. She graduated from Calcutta University. When Bhartia joined Hindustan Times in 1986, she was the first woman chief executive of a national newspaper. Considered one of the forces behind the transformation of Hindustan Times ‘into a bright, young paper,’ she looks after editorial and financial aspects. She raised over Rs. 4 billion through a public equity launch of HT Media in September 2005.

Priyanka Chopra, Actor & Film producer

Souce: Hindustan Times

The Indian actor, singer, film producer and philanthropist, first rose to fame after winning the Miss World 2000 pageant. She is also one of India’s highest-paid actors. She bagged numerous awards, including one National Film Award and five Filmfare Awards. The Government of India conferred upon her the prestigious Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in 2016. Time Magazine featured her on the 100 most influential people in the world list.

Her role as Alex Parrish on the 2015 ABC thriller drama Quantico, made her the first Indian to act as the protagonist in an American network drama series. Working with UNICEF for the last ten years, she was also appointed as the national and global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights in 2010 and 2016.


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