They are strong, competitive, brave, intelligent, talented and much more. Also, they are all WOMEN! Taking up the challenge to redefine notions, these powerful ladies have outshone their male counterparts in their respective fields. Shortcomings and backstories have been an integral part of their career and turning the tables have been their success stories. Let’s take a moment and salute these contemporary icons of India.
On this International Women’s day we bring to you a few of the best Indian women going strong in every field possible.
1. Fashion Trendsetters:-
Anita Dongre is a first-class entrepreneur from the world of Fashion. Products from her designer labels are every fashionista’s most treasured assets. Another leader, Mira Kulkarni is one such entrepreneur who has set the standards of business in fashion too high. With her successful luxury ayurvedic brand Forest Essentials becoming a world-famous name, she definitely has a story to narrate.
2. Celebrated Sports Personalities:-
Thanks to Olympics 2016, shuttler P.V. Sindhu and wrestler Sakshi Malik are household names now. However, a list of our successful female sports persons is long with only mentions of a selected prominent ones. One great person we need to acknowledge right now is India’s youngest moutaineer who reached the summit of Mount Everest at the age of 13, Malavath Purna.
3. B-Town A-Listers:-
Three time National Award winner Kangana Ranaut and internationally acclaimed Indian superstar Priyanka Chopra are our role-models from Bollywood. With every passing year they have proved their mettle and are still going strong. Coming from non-film background, this powerful journey must have been a tough task for these girls. More power to them.
4. Business Squillionaires:-
Powerful, bold and bossy. Who said only a man can be one? These successful women entrepreneurs have proved a thousand notions wrong with their power-packed performances. Chanda Kochchar, CEO of ICICI bank and Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairman of SBI, are women you should look up to for inspirations beyond infinity.
5. Influential Social Worker:-
Noted social worker Alka Lamba is an inspiration for all. Receiver of the prestigious Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award, her NGO, Go India Foundation has set milestones all over the world with participation of major Bollywood celebs. From Blood Donation to women’s issues, she has been a driving force for many relevant movements in India.
7. Social Media Superstars:-
Today, social media is the voice of India and names like Mallika Dua and Lilly Singh a.k.a Superwoman, are all over the place. Daughter of a well-renowned journalist of India, Mallika Dua chose the path less travelled creating a niche for herself. Lilly Singh, a Canadian with Indian origins, is a born superstar with fandom worth getting envious of. From path-breaking Youtube videos to quintessential comic sequences, these girls are ruling the world of internet like none other. Kudos to them.
8. August Performers:-
Women have been an integral part of India’s quintessential song and dance culture. Contemporary Musicians like Anoushka Shankar, a British Indian Sitar player, are the flag bearers of classical Indian music worldwide. Similarly, Mallika Sarabhai, an established Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam dancer, has shaped the future of classical dance gloriously. A receiver of the prestigious Padma Bhusan Award, she is an inspiration for every woman.