Top 5 Indian women on Forbes' Most Powerful Women List
Indians are making India proud around the world with their achievements. Whether it's sports field or any other field, they are everywhere. In today's time, women are also not far behind the men and they are doing everything that men can do. In this league here we bring you Top 5 Indian women who are on Forbes' most powerful women list and are making India proud globally.
Chanda Kochhar, CEO of ICICI Bank is at number 32 on Forbes' Most Powerful Women List. She is the first Indian woman to receive the prestigious Woodrow Wilson Award for Global Citizenship, joining the ranks of Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice. Her ambitious community outreach program, ICICI Digital Village, brought vocational training to over 11,000 villagers in 17 states in India and provided financial tools to aspiring entrepreneurs. Kochhar made history again in September when she took the bank's insurance business public, the first IPO of a general insurer in India. All of this marks a significant improvement from last year when Kochhar passed on her annual bonus amid crumbling earnings. Now, with profits improving, Kochhar received a 63% boost to her total compensation, making her one of the highest paid private bank CEOs in India.
Roshni Nadar Malhotra
Roshni is at number 57 on the list. She became CEO of HCL Corporation in 2009, at 27 years old. She added executive director to her title a year later. She's responsible for all strategic decisions for the $7.5 billion enterprise, which operates in technology, healthcare, and info systems. Founded by her father, Shiv Nadar, in 1976, HCL was on the forefront of the personal-computing industry and became a central player in India's rise as an IT hub. Malhotra is also a trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation, which is focused on education and has established some of India's top colleges and schools. Prior to joining HCL, Malhotra worked as a news producer and earned her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is at number 71 on the list. She is India's richest self-made woman who founded biopharma firm Biocon in 1978. Biocon makes a range of generics to treat, among much else, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, and cancer. The company is Asia's largest insulin producer with a factory in Malaysia's Johor region. Her real-time net worth till 04-11-2017 is $2.5 Billion.
Shobhana Bhartia is at number 97 on the list. Media baroness Shobhana Bhartia serves as chairperson and editorial director of India's largest listed media company, HT Media, publisher of the English- and Hindi-language dailies Hindustan Times and HT Mumbai, and the business paper Mint. The group also operates four FM radio stations and multiple websites, including job portal Shine and cinema portal Desimartini. In 2013, Bhartia launched the business weekly MintAsia in Singapore and then bought Webitude, a social and digital media outfit. HT Media's tutoring arm, Studymate, has expanded into coaching students for the admissions exam required by India's elite engineering schools and recently launched Radio Nasha 107.2 in Delhi.
At number, we have our very own Desi Girl Priyanka Chopra. She is arguably the most successful Bollywood actor to cross over to Hollywood. She began her acting career in 2003 and has since appeared in more than 40 Bollywood films, making her U.S. big-screen debut in 2017's Baywatch. As the star of ABC's Quantico, she's one of the TV's highest-earning actresses and the first Indian actor to lead a drama series on American television. As a producer, Chopra founded Mumbai-based Purple Pebble Pictures, which strives to promote regional filmmakers and up-and-coming Indian talent. Passionate about protecting children's rights, she's a global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and United Nations Foundation Girl Up Champion, and her nonprofit The Priyanka Chopra Foundation for Health and Education provides schooling and medical care.
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