Forbes just released the list of World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list. This list consists of the Women across the globe who claimed a leadership position in the government, business, philanthropy, and media. Women who took actions against all the odds, women who are trailblazers and warriors not to be messed with.
Four such Indian Women made cut to the Forbes list of World’s 100 Most Powerful Women with Indian Finance Minister leading the chart along with other businesswomen. Let’s have a look at the Indians on the list.
- Nirmala Sitharaman- Ranking 34th on the list, Nirmala Sitharaman is a Bharatiya Janata Party Indian politician who currently serves as Finance Minister and Corporate Affairs Minister. Since 2014, she has been a member of Rajya Sabha, the Indian Parliament’s upper house. Formerly, Sitharaman served as India’s defense minister, becoming India’s second female defense minister, as well as the second female finance minister after Indira Gandhi and the first full-time finance minister. She worked with an equal charge as the Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs under the Ministry of Finance and the Minister of Trade and Industry. She previously served as the BJP’s national spokesperson.
- Roshni Nadar Malhotra- Roshni Nadar Malhotra is HCL Enterprise’s Executive Director and CEO. She is HCL’s founder’s only child, Shiv Nadar. She was ranked 51st on the 100 Most Powerful Women list of Forbes World in 2017. Roshni Nadar is India’s richest woman, according to the IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List. Roshni stands on the 54th position on the list by Forbes.
- Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw- Ranking at 65th Number on the list, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is a billionaire Indian businesswoman. She is the founder and managing director of Biocon Limited, a biotechnology company based in Bangalore, India, and the president of the Bangalore Indian Management Institute. For her excellent contributions to advancing science and chemistry, she was awarded the Othmer Gold Medal in 2014.
- Renuka Jagtiani- With 96th rank on the list Renuka Jagtiani is the last Indian Woman on the list. Jagtiani is the chairwoman and CEO of Landmark Group, a Dubai-based multinational consumer group established by Micky Jagtiani, her husband. She has been leading the corporate strategy and expansion of the company into new markets for more than 20 years.
As the company’s president, Jigtiani oversees more than 50,000 employees. The group deals in apparel retailing, footwear, consumer electronics, cosmetics & beauty products, home improvement, and products for babies.
The list is bossed by the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel followed by the first woman to head the European Central Bank, Christine Lagarde. Nancy Pelosi, the explosive Speaker of the U.S. House of representatives is on the 3rd position followed by the first woman to lead the European Commission Ursula Von Der Leyen. CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra takes up the 5th Spot.