Top 5 Indian women who have changed the way the world works
Top 5 women who have changed the way the world works
No amount of force in the world is enough to stop a woman on a mission & a lot of women stand testimony to this. When a woman has an unending drive to achieve something combined with rock solid determination, you can safely predict the making or breaking of a record in the history of womanhood. These 4 women have outdone themselves in their fields & are constantly on an achievement spree. Here is a bit on their exalting journeys & all about the milestones they’ve crossed so far.
- Priyanka Chopra
One of Bollywood’s most celebrated actresses, Priyanka Chopra has left no stone unturned in making everyone proud. Having said that, her journey was a tough row to hoe. Making it big in the industry was anything but easy. Endless auditions, losing offers to star kids, unfair remuneration, years of struggle & persistence has taken the star where she is today. After winning Miss India World at the tender age of 17, she went on to pursue acting in Bollywood where her talent was recognized, lauded & rewarded several times. Her recent stint in the American TV Industry ‘Quantico’ is now breaking viewership records & we just can’t get enough of her craft. With her magnetic presence at the Oscars followed by some striking images from her first Hollywood film ‘Baywatch’; she’s loading us with reasons to love her more & more. Priyanka, we’ve just one thing to say – The world is yours!
- Mary Kom
The 5 time world champion woman has left a mark of herself wherever she’s gone. Born in a poor family, she has led a difficult life where she had to struggle for everything. Being the eldest, Mary helped her parents in the fields, cutting woods, making charcoal & fishing. But, as the saying goes, a woman is her best when she’s at her worst. Her passion & a pair of gloves were enough to support her love for boxing. Fighting in the ring & fighting against the odds seemed to have been her favorite games. Her passion for her sport & her undying spirit to play for the country won her several medals on the international level. Padmabhushan, Padmashree & Arjuna awards are just some of the awards she’s won back home. Today, Mary Kom boasts of an extremely successful career & has a room especially dedicated for all the awards & medals. Talk about women power, Talk about Mary Kom!
- Indra Nooyi
PepsiCo’s CEO & Nation’s pride, Indra Nooyi is one of the most influential & powerful women in the business sector. After completing her Master’s degree from Yale School of Management, she worked as a receptionist from midnight to sunrise to buy her a $50 suit for her first interview which she could not crack as the western attire made her uncomfortable. The next interview she gave was in a saree & she made the cut. There on, there was no looking back for this dynamic lady. Apart from being PepsiCo’s CEO, Indra Nooyi has been on the board of giants including Motorola, Federal Reserve Bank & more. Apart from being an extremely valuable resource to PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi is a doting wife, a responsible mother & a caring homemaker. Mrs. Nooyi, thank you for giving us some major life goals!
- Suman Swami
No she hasn’t made headlines & she hasn’t won awards but she has done the unthinkable. Suman Swami, 22 hails from a small town in Haryana where women are not even enrolled in the voters list. Suman fought against the wind & won the Sarpanch elections on her own terms. She promised the villagers that she won’t get married until her term ends & created history with her win. A small step & a big change all by a 22 year old woman in a small village of Haryana- need we say more about women & their dynamism?
The above are women who’ve shone in their fields, set new benchmarks & emerged out as ultimate heroes. However, there are heroes that are unsung & there is one in every Indian household. It’s you, your mother, your wife, your sister. There are women who run the world & then there are women who run the home & it’s all pretty much the same. Your achievements, your endurance & your journey is nothing short of a hero’s. This is a message for every woman- Thank you for inspiring & thank you for making the world a better place to live in.
Happy Women’s Day.