Four Indian Women Among Forbes’ Most Powerful

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Four Indian Women Shine Among Forbes' Most Powerful People
Roshni Nadar Malhotra is an Indian billionaire and philanthropist. Image tweeted by Hcltech


Forbes’ 2023 list of the World’s Most Powerful Women features four outstanding Indian leaders, showcasing their global impact and influence. These women have not only broken barriers but have also become symbols of resilience and excellence:

  1. Nirmala Sitharaman (Ranked 32):
    • A senior figure in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Nirmala Sitharaman has held key positions, serving as India’s Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs since 2019.
    • She previously served as the 28th Defence Minister from 2017 to 2019, making her India’s second female to hold both the defence and finance minister roles.
    • Forbes acknowledged her influence, ranking her 32nd in the list.
  2. Roshni Nadar Malhotra (Ranked 60):
    • Roshni Nadar Malhotra, 42, is a billionaire and philanthropist, serving as the chairperson of HCL Technologies.
    • Notably, she made history as the first woman to lead a listed IT company in India.
    • Her consistent recognition on Forbes’ list reflects her continued impact, securing the 60th position this year.
  3. Soma Mondal (Ranked 70):
    • Soma Mondal, 60, is the Chairperson of the Steel Authority of India, a historic role she assumed in January 2021.
    • With a background in Electrical Engineering, she has over 35 years of experience in the metal industry, showcasing her leadership skills at NALCO and SAIL.
    • Forbes acknowledges her achievements, ranking her 70th on the list.
  4. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (Ranked 76):
    • Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, 70, is a prominent entrepreneur who founded and led Biocon Limited and Biocon Biologics Limited in Bangalore, India.
    • Beyond her business ventures, she served as the chairperson of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
    • Forbes recognizes her influence, placing her at the 76th position in the list of powerful women for 2023.

These four Indian women stand as trailblazers, embodying the spirit of leadership and making substantial contributions to various fields. Their inclusion in Forbes’ prestigious list emphasizes their impact on a global scale.

Repurposed article originally published in NDTV

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