08 Mar Celebrating Women Pioneers in the Year 2017-18
10 Successful Women who made India Proud in the Year 2017-18, by making it big in their respective fields of Business, Sports, Administration, Law, acting, Beauty and Defence services.
She is currently the MD & CEO of India’s largest private bank ICICI Bank. Chanda Kocchar made it to Rank 32 in the Forbes’ The World’s Top 100 Most Powerful Woman list. The ICICI Bank CEO topped the other Indian women listed by Forbes Business Magazine
Indra Nooyi is the CFO and President of PepsiCo. She is the most famous face amongst Indian women Entrepreneurs.With a Masters’ Degree in Public Management from Yale University and Masters in Finance and Marketing from IIM, Kolkata, Nooyi held several senior positions at Motorola and Asea Brown Boveri before joining PepsiCo.
Nooyi had started her career as product manager positions at Johnson & Johnson and textile firm Mettur Beardsell. Nooyi joined PepsiCo in 1994 and was named the president and CFO in 2001.She has been conferred with prestigious Padma Bhushan for her business achievements and being an inspiration to India’s corporate leadership.
Her firm inclination for business has helped the company collect as much as 30 billion dollars worth of crucial deals within the last couple of years.
- Priyanka Chopra– Actor, singer, film producer and philanthropist, Priyanka Chopra makes her debut in the same Forbes list at 97. Her journey began with winning the Miss World Title in 2000. 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. She has also been working with UNICEF for the last 10 years.
- Avani Chaturvedi First Indian Woman Pilot To Fly Fighter Jet MiG-21 Bison
Flying Officer Avani Chaturvedi scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman fighter pilot to fly solo. Ms. Chaturvedi flew a MiG-21 Bison, which has the highest landing and take-off speed in the world. This was her first training solo sortie and she flew it for 30 minutes in Gujarat’s Jamnagar airbase, an Indian Air Force official said. In 2015 the women were allowed to be a part of fighter stream and Avani Chaturvedi, along with two other women – Mohana Singh and Bhawana Kanth – were inducted into the Indian Air Force fighter squadron in 2016. The three women have since then undergone strenuous training programme to fly fighter jets. The Indian Air Force has already selected the next batch of three women trainee pilots for the fighter stream.
The medical aspirant from Haryana stands apt for ‘beauty with brains’. The drop dead gorgeous Manushi Chillar brought home the coveted Miss World Crown – 17 years after Priyanka Chopra won it in the year 2000.
- Chief Justice Indira Banerjee
In March 2017 Indira Banerjee was sworn in as the Chief Justice of Madras High Court. She made it to the top post from a base of 53 male and 6 female judges of Madras High Court.
- Dr. Neeru Chadha
Dr. Neeru Chadha became the first Indian woman to be elected as Judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). Previously, Dr. Chadha has been the first woman Chief Adviser to the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
- Women in Blue
The Indian Women’s Cricket Team entered the ICC Women’s World Cup finale and did their best. Although they did not win the title; but they won millions of hearts across the country. Punam Raut, Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur, Jhulan Goswami and Deepti Sharma amongst others steered the way ahead for Team India.
- Anshu Jamsenpa
A passionate mountaineer and mother of two, Anshu Jamsenpa, in May 2017, became the first woman in the world to scale Mount Everest Twice in a season. Anshu also made the record of fastest double ascent by a woman to the world’s highest peak.
- Mary Kom
Mary Com clinched her fifth Gold in November 2017 at the Asian Confederation Women’s Boxing Championship. The only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six world championships, Mary Kom became a household name after her namesake movie Mary Kom hit the silver screen.