The four formidable Indian women have secured spots on Forbes’ List of Most Powerful Women for 2023, showcasing the diverse talents that span politics, technology, steel, and biotechnology.
Nirmala Sitharaman: Finance Minister’s Rise Beyond Borders
Securing the 32nd position, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s trajectory from the UK-based Agricultural Engineers Association to BBC World Service before entering politics captivates global attention. Forbes recognizes her exceptional journey, sandwiched between Oprah Winfrey and Singapore’s Ho Ching.
Roshni Nadar Malhotra: HCL Technologies’ Philanthropic Powerhouse
Ranked 60th, Roshni Nadar Malhotra, chairperson of HCL Technologies and founder-trustee of The Habitats Trust, demonstrates prowess beyond business acumen. Her consistent appearance on the list since 2019 attests to her enduring influence.
Soma Mondal: Steeling the Spotlight at 70th Position
Soma Mondal, the 60-year-old chairperson of the Steel Authority of India, clinches the 70th spot. Notably, she holds the distinction of being the first woman functional director and chairman of the company, boasting over three decades of invaluable experience.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw: Biocon’s Biotech Maven at 76th Position
Occupying the 76th spot, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Biocon’s chairperson, stands tall with over four decades of groundbreaking work in biotechnology. From humble beginnings in her garage in 1978, her passion fueled a transformative journey.
Forbes’ List of Most Powerful Women 2023 celebrates these Indian trailblazers who have shattered glass ceilings and left an indelible mark on their respective fields.
A Resounding Indian Presence Among Global Powerhouses
The formidable quartet of Nirmala Sitharaman, Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Soma Mondal, and Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw exemplifies India’s growing influence on the global stage. Their diverse expertise reflects the multifaceted power and capability of Indian women across industries.
Re-reported from the article originally published in The moneycontrol