The Most Powerful Women in India have broken the age-old patriarchal norms and are excellent in areas where men were traditionally considered dominant.
Women have conquered the world of business in India and have been a part of it for quite some time now. The strongest and wealthiest women in India are featured in top-notch lists like the Forbes and Fortune's Most Powerful Women in India list, which has been published annually by Fortune Magazine since 1998.
Top 50 Powerful Women in India
The list of 50 Most Powerful Women in India are:
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Some of the Powerful Women in India
Bala Devi - She was the first Indian soccer player to sign a contract with the Scottish giant Rangers FC, a foreign club. Besides football, Bala Devi also works for the Manipur Police Department.
Vice Admiral Madhuri Kanitkar made history when she became the third female Lieutenant General in Indian history in 2020 and the first woman paediatrician to reach the second-highest position in the Indian Army.
Seema Kushwaha Nirbhaya's lawyer, fought a long and fierce battle for seven years, standing by Nirbhaya's parents and bringing them the justice they had been long denied.
Ritu Karidhal is on the Forbes India Self Made Women 2020 list. She is also known as the "Indian Rocket Woman" because she was the Deputy Operations Manager for the Mars probe mission.
Bilkis Bano, also known as Shaheen Bagh's "Dadi", is on TIME Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in 2020. A two-month sit-in protest against Shaheen Bagh's Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was promoted by Shaheen Bagh's "Dadis" who drew attention to themselves with their will and loyalty to what they believe.
Ankiti Bose is a multinational e-commerce startup and co-founder and CEO of Zilingo, a technology and commerce platform for fashion retailers. She was included in Forbes Asia's Under 30s list in 2018 and in 2019 with Forbes' Bloomberg 50 under 40s.
Divya Gokulnath is a teacher and businesswoman. She is the co-founder of The Learning App for the educational app Byju.
Ameera Shah is an Indian businesswoman and managing director of Metropolis Healthcare, a multinational chain of pathology centres based in Mumbai and located in seven countries. She is on the Forbes Asia list of influential businesswomen in 2020.
Roshni Nadar Malhotra is an Indian businesswoman, chairman of HCL Technologies, and the first woman to lead a publicly-traded IT company in India. Roshni is India's wealthiest woman with a net worth of Rs 36,800 crores. According to Forbes, she is the 54th most powerful woman in the world.
FAQs about Powerful Women in India
Q.1 Who are the 5 most Powerful Women in India according to Fortune's Most Powerful Women list?
According to the Fortune India list, the Top 5 Most Powerful Women in India are Nirmala Sitharaman, Nita Ambani, Soumya Swaminathan, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, and Suchitra Ella.
Q.2 Is Nita Ambani the Most Powerful Women?
Yes, Nita Ambani is the Chairperson and founder of the Reliance Foundation and Powerful Woman in India.
Q.3 Who is the most powerful female in India 2021?
Nirmala Sitharaman is the Most Powerful Woman in India 2021.
Q.4 Who is the most powerful female in the world in 2021?
MacKenzie Scott is the Most Decisive in the world in 2021.