Top 5 Influential Women of Modern India

Indian women have always been found by the world as the quiet, peaceful, with long hair,covered with saree with lots of heavy gold jewellery, who like to be inside the house, and enjoy taking care of their families. But, in every generation, you may found some woman has always broken the records, and proved to be strong, independent and multi tasking. Some of Brave Ladies we had in our history which makes us proud to be a women The Queen of Jhansi, Rani Lakshmi Bai, who led an entire army and died in battle, she was also a great cook at home, and took care of the huge castle library. The beautiful and stylish Indira Gandhi was the prime minister of India. Mother Teresa, the essence of her love, took the nation to the next level and the numbers are growing Similarly there are several more who lead the path today. Let us talk about top 5 Most Influential Women of Modern India.

Arundhati Bhattacharya

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Arundhati Bhattacharya is 62 Year Old Lady . She is an Indian Banker and the former Chairperson of State Bank of India. She is the first woman to be the Chairman of State Bank of India.she was listed as the 25th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.

Chanda Kochhar

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Chanda Kochhar is 56 Year Old Lady . She is the managing director and chief executive officer of ICICI Bank India’s largest private bank, and the overall second largest in the country. She heads the bank’s Corporate Centre. The woman from Jodhpur is one of the leading ladies in India’s banking sector, ranked world’s 43rd most powerful woman by Forbes, and has led ICICI to win several recognitions.She is widely recognised for her role in shaping retail banking in India.

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is an Indian billionaire entrepreneur.She is the chairperson and managing director of Biocon Limited, a biotechnology company based in Bangalore, and the chairperson of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.In 2014, she was awarded the Othmer Gold Medal, for outstanding contributions to the progress of science and chemistry.She is on the Financial Times , listed as the 85th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. Forbes again listed her in 2016 and 2017 – the most powerful women in the world at 77th and 71st position respectively.

Chitra Ramakrishna

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Chitra Ramkrishna is 55 Year Old lady and was the first woman managing director and chief executive officer of the National Stock Exchange (NSE).As the MD and CEO, Ms. Ramkrishna has not only maintained the rich legacy of this great institution, but her tireless endeavour has ensured it has scaled new heights .

Other positions in NSE in her career include Joint managing director, Head of Listing and Deputy managing director, and Member of Derivatives Panel of SEBI and Member of Executive Committee at National Securities Depository Ltd.

Sumitra Mahajan

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Sumitra Mahajan is 75 Year Old lady.She is the current Speaker of Lok Sabha, serving since 2014 after preceding Meira Kumar. She is an Indian politician from Chiplun belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Dal Party. She has been elected to the Lok Sabha eight times, and is the longest servicing woman member, besides being one of three members of the 16th Lok Sabha, where she is the eldest among women, to do so. She has represented the Indore constituency of Madhya Pradesh since 1989.

She was minister from 2002 to 2004, holding the portfolios for Human Resources, Communications and Petroleum.An active parliamentarian, she not only headed important committees, but has also been a keen debater and avid questioner in the house.

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