Role Models: Women of substance

Indian women have made their mark in various walks of life despite facing societal prejudices and institutional hurdles.

India is a country of almost half a billion women, but the majority of them have to fight for space in a largely patriarchal and conservative society where the other half, men, wield insurmountable influence.

Despite the odds, many women have left their mark.

Modern India’s script cannot be complete without taking note of their contributions.

They are at the forefront of social movements, hold important political positions, and have boosted the corporate sector with their enterprise.

Women, including those in the diaspora, have also scaled the heights of success, winning leadership positions in various multinational corporations and charting their own entrepreneurial path.

Here is a list of women who have achieved remarkable success in their respective fields.

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