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International Women’s Day; 7 most powerful women in India

What do we understand when we hear the term woman? A female or a human being is assigned different roles…

International Women’s Day; 7 most powerful women in India

What do we understand when we hear the term woman? A female or a human being is assigned different roles than a masculine. However, more than that, they have a bold sense of identity; they accept their body as one that adapts and changes over time, being confident and building up the people in life as they play the roles of mother, sister, and wife. 

In the evolving era, the sphere is commuting daily to transform the global family’s ideas and vision. In this transformation, both males and females have equal participation; they are dedicated to achieving the ideas. In the journey of change, everyone has the potential to influence others. On International Women’s Day, here is the list of 7 most influential women in India. 

List of 7 powerful women in India

Nirmala Sitharaman

Ascending with more extraordinary tenacity, Nirmala Sitharaman is a well-known individual who requires no introduction. Currently, Sitharaman is India’s Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs. Before this, she was a defence minister. In addition, she succeeded Indira Gandhi as the second woman to serve as a minister of defence. According to Forbes, she ranked the 37 most powerful women in the world as of 2021.

Nita Ambani

Even though Nita Ambani is the wife of Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani, she has forged her path. She is a dedicated philanthropist and a shrewd businesswoman. Strong woman Nita Ambani is contributing to the betterment of this planet. In addition to leading several organisations like the Football Sports Development Limited, which aims to promote and develop sports in India through grassroots initiatives, she serves on the boards of Reliance Industries and East India Hotels. In addition to serving as chair of the Reliance Foundation, Nita has devoted her life to advancing the organisation’s three main objectives: secondary education access, affordable and high-quality healthcare, and rural transformation. 

Soumya Swaminathan

One impressive person to observe on the list is the World Health Organization’s (WHO) chief scientist, Soumya Swaminathan. Swaminathan is a clinical scientist and paediatrician well-known for his work on HIV and tuberculosis. The 62-year-old scientist has played a vital role in introducing multiple public health initiatives. Everyone can be inspired by the journey from Chennai to Geneva, which included serving as the Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR) director-general, being named deputy director-general in 2017, and ultimately becoming the first chief scientist of the World Health Organization.

Gita Gopinath

Indian-American economist Gita Gopinath is the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) First Deputy Managing Director. Before this, Gopinath was Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund from 2019 to 2022. With her expert advice, the esteemed economist Gopinath has played a significant role in helping nations escape economic danger. Pravasi Bharatiya Samman goes to Gita Gopinath, an Indian national living abroad.

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Ekta Kapoor

Ekta Kapoor, the creator of the popular sitcom and soap opera Saas-bahu, has dominated Indian television for a long time and is, without a doubt, one of the country’s most prosperous female entrepreneurs. This woman never stops changing, following the latest fashions and creating content that appeals to the audience. As time passed, she rose to the digital challenge and launched OTT (over-the-top) platform ALT Balaji, turning Balaji into a digital platform. She chose to work hard, keep producing new shows, and allow new faces. Embracing the changes and moving ahead with time has made her what she is today.

Mithali Raj

We proudly include a female cricket player on our list of strong, influential Indian women. Women in India have hope that sports will no longer be a domain dominated by men, thanks to this woman’s contributions to Indian women’s cricket. The Indian women’s cricket team’s captain, Mithali Raj, made India famous. As the only female cricket player to score over 6000 runs in women’s ODI, Mithali holds the record for most runs scored in women’s ODI. In 2017, India advanced to the World Cup Finals under her leadership. Cheers to her and her formidable team! She is truly a champion!

Priyanka Chopra

Without Priyanka Chopra‘s name on it, a list of significant Indian women would seem lacking! Priyanka, a former Miss India and Miss World has become an international star. She is a philanthropist, an entrepreneur, a singer, a producer, and an actor. She became well-known in the West thanks to the films Baywatch and her TV series Quantico. She was also listed among the 50 Most Powerful Women in Entertainment for 2019 by USA Today. Priyanka is genuinely conquering the globe. A while ago, she also launched her brand Anomaly, and after years of hard work, her hair care brand has now become the second wealthiest brand in the world. She beat Selena Gomez and Kylie Jenner’s brand and bagged the number 2 spot on the list.