Indian Women Who Made Pink Paper Headlines In 2017

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The year 2017 ends with a spectacular amount of women changing the world for good. India especially is slowly but steadily working towards an equal world. And it’s happening due to a few dynamic women in business who are bringing in innovative ideas.

Here is a list of women who have made headlines in the business world this year:

Chanda Kochhar and Shikha Sharma

Indian women bankers are ruling the industry. Fortune magazine’s list of most powerful women in business outside the US is here and ICICI Bank’s MD & CEO Chanda Kochhar and Axis Bank MD and CEO Shikha Sharma rank as the most powerful women in business in IndiaKochhar and Sharma have made it to the fifth and 21st spots respectively while India-born PepsiCo chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi is at number two in the US edition of the list.

KC Rekha

Not a biggie in the corporate world, but KC Rekha deserves a place among India’s most talked about women. She is the first licensed fisherwoman who is braving the sea and smashing stereotypes. This 45-year-old mother of four rules Kerala’s fishing villages with nylon fishing nets. She goes beyond isolated locations in search of fish on which her family’s livelihood depends.

KC Rekha

KC Rekha
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Neeru Chadha

Dr Neeru Chadha, an international law expert, won a crucial election and became the first Indian woman on a UN Law Board. Following a top UN judicial body election, she became the first Indian woman to be appointed as a judge at the tribunal

She is the first Indian woman to become the chief legal adviser in the ministry of external affairs. She won the election with 120 votes to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea for a nine-year term from 2017.


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Malini Agarwal

Founder & Creative Director of MissMalini Entertainment, Malini Agarwal topped IMPACT’s List Of 50 Most Influential Women, 2017. She acquired the place as Most Influential Women in Media, Marketing and Advertising List, 2017, following the immense influence and popularity of her website. She has a total seven million social media followers and over four million organic monthly visitors from over 200 countries. The influencer for youth, Agarwal is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in the digital space today.

Nita Ambani

Reliance Foundation’s Nita Ambani, who has recently become India’s first woman International Olympic Committee member, received the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Award. She was conferred the award for her contribution in promotion of sports during the national sports awards ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

Savitri Jindal and Kiran Mazumdar

OP Jindal group Chairperson Savitri Jindal and biotechnology pioneer Kiran Mazumdar Shaw has made it to the India’s 100 richest persons list this year. They share the list with seven women. Savitri Jindal and family ranked the highest at the 16th place with a net worth of $7.5 billion. Shaw, with a fortune of $2.16 billion, was placed at the 72nd position.

Anushka Sharma

The actress, producer and now an entrepreneur, Anushka Sharma has ranked on the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list this year for her recently launched clothing line Nush. It showcases Sharma’s trademark and care-free style.


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