Indian women are not just the women who work only in kitchen but they are individuals who have their own voice. They have crossed the country borders and social barriers to fly the flag of India across the globe. From US to UAE, they are everywhere.
Gone are the days when women just played the role of a cook in the house, they now fly jet planes, manage and execute top MNCs and also regulate the economy of some of the largest banks in the world.
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Today in this post we will be honoring top 10 Indian women who are globally successful in Business and arts and have made up a destiny for them that many of us just dream. No matter the world salutes them but they still salute their Indian-ness and are truly Indians at heart.
1. Padmasree Warrior
When we talk about powerful Indian women, we cannot move further without mentioning this Chief executive and strategy officer at Cisco Systems. She is the top ranked woman in Silicon Valley a land dominated by men.
This IIT pass-out from India knew that it takes gut to make it to the top. So she concentrated on her masters from Cornell. There was no looking back then. She has nearly 1.46 million twitter followers and was regarded as the most powerful rising star by Fortune magazine.
2. Ranji Nagaswami
Ranji is the daughter of adversities. She is the only one who can manage a dwindling mutual fund business worth $180 billion in assets to a profitable business in the shortest time.
To let your open mouth keep still open, she took up the job at the New York mayor’s office to fix a leaky $120 billion pension fund that had to be made more return oriented and at the same time reduce the tax paid by the customers. And God, this is not a cake walk. It took her to battle with over 60 constituents of the pension fund to accurately bring the reform that the US govt. wanted.
When companies in adversities need a senior investment specialist the only name that they come up with is Ranji’s who nearly three decade veteran in the field.
3. Bhairavi Desai
Bhairavi Desai is the name that stands synonymous with the taxi owners in New York. She is the co-founder and the executive director of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, one that manages over 15,000 taxis.
Her firm looks a after the well being, issues related to taxi driving in the US of a group that has nearly 60% of drivers as south Asian. She is rightfully looked after as a successful women of India origin as it is through her efforts that NYTWA has been able to reach the prestigious American Federation of labor and Congress of Industrial organizations in America.
4. Indra Nooyi
One of World’s most powerful women and a successful business omen Indra, 59, manages one of world’s top beverage brand Pepsi. PepsiCo is a staggering $66.42 billion company along with a pay package of jaw dropping $18 million back in 2013.
Imagine a woman who doubled PepsiCo’s revenue from $35 billion to nearly $66.42 billion within 2006-2014, who speaks about common issues like work-life balance for women. Yes she is a personality that many women can relate to.
Career, name, fame and money she has it all, and what does this take to achieve- pure diligence and true courage to do things untold.
5. Rashmi Sinha
She is a post doctorate in neuro-science and little did this not-so technical lady knew that is going to be the co-founder of one of the most used slide sharing platform – Slideshare. She was listed in the sexiest CEOs of America in 2009.
Slideshare the brain child of her, her husband Jonathan and her brother Amit Ranjan hosted nearly 70.4 million slides in 2012, the year it was acquisitioned by LinkedIn for a whopping $119 million.
Rashmi Sinha is a successful name amongst Indian women and has made it to the top through her own patience and perseverance. She is a supporter of Narendra Modi, Hon’ble PM of India and likes all tings India including the famous masala chai.
6. Shelly Kapoor Collins
Shelly Kapoor Collins is the women behind the funds raised for Obama’s presidential re-elections. Her firm Root Square, an innovative fundraising platform using gaming to enable political candidates and non-profits to raise funds across social media sites is the one behind this. This successful Indian woman was considered the top 40 women to watch over 40 by Forbes in 2013.
This highly tech-savvy mother of 2 is also the founder of Enscient Corporation which specializes in business development and security in the public sector. Not to stop here, she is also the project partner of political think tank Truman National Security; mentor in the New Leaders’ Council, an organization for political entrepreneurs, founder of Veterans Training Council, a platform to train military service people with jobs needed in the current workforce. As reported by a recent article on the Economic Times
7. Freida Pinto
This India-born Hollywood actress is the most stylish actress of her age. She dresses well and inspires boring people to live life fashionable. Her debut film Slumdog Millionaire opened gates of Hollywood for her and she soon began to get both fame and work in top Hollywood movies.
This celebrity has starred in big Hollywood banners and is definitely successful in the art domain she belongs to. Her films of notice ware Director Woody Allen’s You will meet a tall dark stranger and the sci–fi thriller “rise of the planet of the apes.”
This girl has recently been to the Nobel Prize for peace ceremony in Oslo due to the fact that she is associated with the Agassi Foundation, one started by Tennis icons Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf working towards educating children.
8. Nazneen Contractor
This Mumbai-born and Canada settled aspiring actress speaks for herself through her work. She has been successfully married to her 24 TV series co-star Carlo Rota and is currently working with a number of series with a variety of TV networks like ABC, FOX, USA and CBS.
She has never forgotten her roots in India which she is proud of. Her role of Rima Harewood in Star Trek into the darkness won her large accolades and in 24 she played the role of Kayla, the daughter of Omar Hussain played by Indian superstar Anil Kapoor.
What are her plans for future? She is totally aware of the risky work environment she is in and says a phone call could rob you of your role. However this widely celebrated mother, 32, is keen to work on her Bollywood venture as soon as someone makes her an offer. We wait to see her spread her charms at Bollywood soon.
9. Kiran Desai
Talk of a writer that writes the maturity beyond her age and Kiran emerges with respect in the minds of the people. Her books might be only 2 in number but her literature in them was sufficient to create waves into the mind of readers. Her first book “Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard” was no less powerful a release and her second novel “The Inheritance of Loss” is a prestige and delight to read.
Kiran, the daughter of a world famous writer Anita Desai, won the man booker prize for “the inheritance of loss”, her second novel and making it to the youngest writer to win the award.
10. Mira Nair
Mira Nair is the one who meaningfully introduced Indian cinema to the global audience. Being born in Rourkela, Odisha and born in Bhubaneshwar, she has completed her higher studies in Miranda House in Delhi and then at the prestigious Harvard University.
Her movies The Namesake and Salaam Bombay are her way of showing love for Indian culture in the right way. She has missed the chance to direct “Harry Potter and the order of Phoenix” in an attempt to make her commitment for The Namesake worthwhile. Salaam Bombay, her movie starring Indian superstar Irfan Khan had been nominated for the Oscars.
Over to you
While we at Techtricksworld, congratulate these globally successful women, we also would like to thank them from the bottom of our hearts for taking Indian-ness into the global domains of appreciation and respect. These names were not featured at any particular order only to show that their work stands irrespective of numbers. This list of successful Indian women across the globe is a tribute to the women working internationally but still having their roots in India is a aim to inspire many of TTW’s readers to do something large in life.