Four Indian women who made it to Forbes 2018

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It is considered very prestigious to be ranked among the Forbes lists and thus everyone seeks their best opportunities to be included on that list. If you don’t know what is Forbes then let us tell you that Forbes is an American business magazine. Published bi-weekly, it features original articles on finance, industry, investing and marketing topics. The magazine is well known for its lists and rankings, some like the richest Americans, of the world’s top companies -the Forbes Global 2000, and The World Billionaires. The motto of Forbes magazine is “The Capitalist Tool”.

Forbes released it’s 2018 list of 100 most powerful women in the world and these four Indians made it to the list.

Shobhana Bhartia:

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Shobana Bhartia

Shobhana Bhartia, a business magnate- is the Chairperson and Editorial Director of the Hindustan Times Group, one of India’s top newspaper and media houses. She entered the Group at the young age of 29. She was the first women chief executive of a national newspaper. Closely associated with the Congress party, Shobhana served as a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper chamber of the Indian parliament from 2006 to 2012. She is the current chairperson of Endeavor India. Shobhana was one of the first Padma Shri award nominees in 2005 and the award was for journalism. She has received the Global Leader of Tomorrow award from the World Economic Forum in 1996. In the year 2001, she received the Outstanding Business Woman of the Year award. In 2018 she was ranked among the 100 most powerful women by Forbes for her political journey.

Kiran Mazumder Shaw:

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Kiran Mazumder Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is an Indian billionaire entrepreneur. She is the chairperson and managing director of Biocon Limited, a biotechnology company based in Bangalore, India and the chairperson of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. She is among the World’s self-made women billionaires. She has been ranked No. 1 in the Business Captains category on ‘Medicine Maker Power List’ 2018. Her most celebrated awards are two Indian Civilian awards that are- the Padma Shri received in 1989 and the Padma Bhushan received in 2005, presented to her by the president of India for her innovative efforts in biotechnology industry. In 2009, she established a 1,400-bed cancer care center, the Mazumdar-Shaw Medical Foundation, at the Narayana Health City campus in Bangalore, collaborating with Devi Shetty of Narayana Hrudayalaya, following the death of her best friend.

Roshni Nadar:

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Roshni Nadar

Roshni Nadar Malhotra is the Executive Director and the CEO of Indian’s third largest IT company- HCL Enterprise. In 2017, she was ranked 51st on the Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list and again in 2018. She is also among the youngest Indian women in the list and she holds the top position among all four. Roshni is also a Vice Chairperson on the Board of one of the group companies, HCL Technologies and the Chairperson of its CSR Committee. She was also honored by NDTV Young philanthropist of the Year 2014 and Vogue India Philanthropist of the Year 2017. And do you know that Nadar is a trained classical musician! She is a very versatile lady with great leadership attributes.

Priyanka Chopra:

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 Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Priyanka Chopra Jonas is an Indian actress, singer, film producer, and the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant. She is one of the highest paid celebrity in the industry. She was also the only Indian who worked as a protagonist in Americans action-thriller show ‘Quantico’. Chopra has won a National Film Award for Best Actress for Fashion in 2008. She won 5 Film fare Awards and two people choice awards. In 2016, she was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, by the Government of India for her contribution to arts. Priyanka Chopra is also working with UNICEF from last 10 years and been working for children welfare. The actress became the first Indian actress to feature in a school textbook. In 2012, she was declared the most influential Indian on the social-media in a survey conducted by Pinstorm and in 2015, she appeared in HuffPost’s 100 Most Influential Womenon Twitter list, in which she was ranked first among Indians.

It is really impressive and proud moment for India as these four women represented the nation globally. All of them belongs to different fields and work forces but are united by the list with suggest that women can really own several industries opposing the saying which states that women are only made for home.


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