Sonali Kulkarni, CEO, Fanuc India Corporation Private Limited.
Also known as the Robo Queen, Sonali took the company to new heights, after becoming its CEO in 2006. Not only she saved the company from prospective losses, but also doubled the company’s profits with her sheer dedication and hard work.
Arundhati Roy, Award-winning author and a social activist
Arundhati Roy is a woman, who is never afraid to speak her mind and stand for what she believes in, even if the odds are against her. She first came into spotlight after winning the Man Booker Prize (Fiction) for her first novel, The God of Small Things. But later, she became an essayist, writing on social and political issues of India.
Kangana Ranaut, Actress, Indian Film Industry
Mocked for her unconventional accent, this small town girl who had no ‘Godfather’ in the film industry, proved her mettle after winning two National and three Filmfare awards.
Geeta Phogat, Woman Wrestler, India
She may not look tough, but when she steps into the wrestling ring, she can suplex anything that comes in her way of winning. She made India proud by becoming the first Indian woman to win gold medal in 56 kg free style women wrestling at 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Chanda Kochar, MD and CEO, ICICI
Throughout her career, Chanda proved that women are the best mangers in the world. Nothing much is left to be said about her achievements and influence in India and around the world.
Mamta Kharab, Former Captain, Indian Hockey Team
Known as the golden girl of Indian Hockey team, Mamta scored the winning goal in the final match played between India and England at the Commonwealth Games 2002 and took India to victory.
Kiran Bedi, Retired Police Officer, Social Activist and Politician
A national Tennis champion , first woman IPS Officer of India, Social worker and a Politician. In her 35 year long police service, she was given many responsibilities, from regulating the traffic to reforming the prisons. She not only passed the tests with flying colors, but also set up a benchmark for others to achieve. Kiran Bedi’s life journey is an inspiration for everyone.
Neha Kripal, Founder, Indian Art Fair
She is acknowledged for bringing back the art culture in the limelight. Under her direction, Indian Art Fair became one of the world’s most attended art fairs, with over 3 Lakhs people attending it in over 5 editions.
Shreya Singhal, Law Student
She might not be a familiar face, but she helped to ensure that the basic right of freedom of speech does not become the privilege of few. This law student , filed a PIL against Section 66A which allowed the arrest of an individual for offensive content posted online. On 24th March 2015, the Supreme Court of India ruled in favour of the PIL and struck down Section 66A.
Shabana Azmi, Social Activist, Actress and former MP
A five time National Award winner, Shabana Azmi became the face of Indian parallel cinema, which tackled real life issues. Apart from acting, Azmi is active in supporting Child survival and AIDS awareness campaigns. She has been a member of Rajya Sabha, National Integration Council and National AIDS Commission. She also served as the Goodwill Ambassador of United Nations Population Fund.
Compiled by – Media Team