India's Dynamic Women Leaders In Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women 2023
In today's era, women are playing multiple roles beyond being homemakers. It's about their presence in the world, showcased through their achievements in the professional arena. The latest edition of Forbes' top 100 most powerful women is a testament to this, highlighting four remarkable Indian women.
Forbes is meticulous in curating its list, considering strict criteria such as economic impact, visibility, and symbolism that embody global excellence, leadership skills, and the power of resilience.
1. Nirmala Sitharaman - Ranked 32
A key player in the Ministry of Finance and Corporate Affairs for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Nirmala Sitharaman's unparalleled commitment, leadership skills, and diligence have significantly shaped the financial and economic landscape of India. She holds the positions of Union Corporate Affairs Minister and the 28th Defense Minister of India, making her the first woman to excel in both roles.
2. Roshni Nadar Malhotra - Ranked 60
Globally the first woman to lead an IT company as the Chairperson of HCL Technologies, Roshni Nadar Malhotra is recognized for her strategic ideas driving the company's success. In addition to her role in HCL, she is a billionaire philanthropist, chairing VidyaGyan Leadership Academy and founding 'The Habitats' to safeguard native species and natural habitats in India.
3. Soma Mondal - Ranked 70
As the Chairperson of Steel Authority of India (SAIL), Soma Mondal has displayed exceptional stratagem since joining the post in 2021. Her notable achievements include outperforming revenue marks, reaching Rs 1 lakh crore, and being chosen as CEO of the Year 2023 at the ETPrime Women Leadership Awards. She initially joined SAIL as Director in 2017.
4. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw - Ranked 76
A billionaire entrepreneur and founder of Biocon Limited and Biocon Biologics Limited in Bangalore, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is known for her diligent work in the fields of science and chemistry. She also held the position of Chairperson for the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and secured the Othmer Gold Medal in 2014 for her commitment to these fields.