These 4 Indian Women are Among 'World's Most Powerful Women 2023'
By: WE Staff
4 Indian women including FM Nirmala Sitharaman and Roshni Nadar have made it to Forbes’ coveted list of 'World's Most Powerful Women for 2023'. Here is a look at the 4 women leaders and why they made it to the illustrious global list.
In a world where gender roles are changing rapidly and the social landscape is constantly changing, India has nurtured a remarkable group of strong women who have achieved prominence in a variety of fields. These women, who range from corporate giants to political trailblazers, have broken down barriers, challenged social norms, and made significant contributions to the narrative shaping the country.
India has a strong group of influential women who have excelled in male-dominated sectors and have become architects of change. They have led multinational corporations and startups, demonstrating resilience and vision. Their leadership has broken barriers and set a precedent for future women in public service.
Forbes has been annually publishing a list of the world's most powerful women, highlighting influential and impactful women across various sectors such as business, politics, entertainment, and philanthropy. The list typically includes women who have made significant contributions to their respective fields and have demonstrated leadership, innovation, and influence on a global scale. Forbes frequently takes into various factors including societal influence, financial impact, leadership positions, and professional accomplishments. The women on the list are frequently trailblazers who have broken through barriers and made significant contributions to the world in their fields of expertise.
Four Indian women along with other prominent leaders have secured their place at this year's 'World's Most Powerful Women for 2023' in the prestigious Forbes Magazine, highlighting their resilience, leadership, and excellence in the global arena, based on metrics such as money, media, impact, and spheres of influence. Here are the 4 major figures from India who have made it to the Forbes list:
Nirmala Sitharaman (32)
Nirmala Sitharaman, India's first female Finance Minister, has been ranked 32 in the Forbes ‘World’s Most Powerful Women for 2023’ list. She has played a crucial role in shaping the country's economic policies and fiscal strategies. With a background in economics and corporate governance, she has implemented economic reforms and addressed economic challenges. Ms. Nirmala has shattered gender barriers in finance and politics, promoting economic growth, simplifying taxation systems, and promoting financial inclusivity, inspiring a new generation of women leaders.
Roshni Nadar Malhotra (60)
Roshni Nadar Malhotra, the Chairperson of HCL Corporation secured the 60th position and is a prominent Indian businesswoman and philanthropist. She oversees strategic decisions and initiatives and is associated with the Shiv Nadar Foundation, a non-profit focusing on education and healthcare. She a prominent businesswoman in India's technology sector, is known for her contributions to business and philanthropy, reflecting the changing landscape of women in corporate leadership.
Soma Mondal (70)
Soma Mondal, an experienced Indian business executive, served as Chairperson of the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), a state-owned steel-making company in India. She is ranked 70th position in the list. Her leadership focused on enhancing SAIL's efficiency, production capabilities, and global steel market competitiveness over several decades. Soma Mondal, Chairperson of SCOPE and 'CEO of the Year' at ETPrime Women Leadership Awards 2023, is recognized for her outstanding leadership and accomplishments in the Indian public sector.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (76)
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, founder of Biocon Limited, is a pioneering Indian entrepreneur and global biopharmaceutical leader. She has clinched the 76th position in the respective list. Kiran has earned numerous accolades including Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards for making India's biotech landscape globally recognized. She is also a renowned philanthropist and has made significant contributions to healthcare, education, and research, inspiring women in business and driving innovation and science in India.