Very recently, Forbes released its list of 100 most powerful women in the world for the year 2015. 4 Indian women featured in this list are as below.
Arundhati Bhattacharya – Rank in List 30
She acquired Master’s and Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Jadavpur University. She is pronounced for playing a critical role to create blueprints for the first all-women bank. In 2014, she was named the 36th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes and ranked among the FP Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy Magazine. She ranks at no 30 in the Forbes list of 100 most powerful women in the world-2015.
Chanda Kochhar – Rank in List 35
She holds Master’s Degree in Management Studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. She is honoured with Padma Bhushan Award and made it to Time magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World 2015 for her services to banking sector. She ranks at no 35 in the Forbes list of 100 most powerful women in the world-2015.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw – Rank in List 85
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (born 23 March 1953) is an Indian entrepreneur. She is the chairman and managing director of Biocon Limited, a biotechnology company based in Bangalore (Bengaluru), India and the current chairperson of IIM-Bangalore. In 2014, she was awarded the Othmer Gold Medal, for outstanding contributions to the progress of science and chemistry. She is on the Financial Times’ top 50 women in business list. As of 2014, she is listed as the 92nd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.She ranks at no 85 in the Forbes list of 100 most powerful women in the world-2015.
Shobhana Bhartia – Rank in List 93
Shobhana Bhartia (born 1957) is the Chairperson and Editorial Director of the Hindustan Times Group, one of India’s newspaper and media houses, which she inherited from her father. She has also recently taken charge as the Pro Chancellor of Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (founded by her grandfather) and is the current chairperson of Endeavor India. Closely associated with the Congress party, Shobhana served as a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper chamber of the Indian parliament from 2006 to 2012. Her name is sometimes written Shobhana Bharatiya or Bhartiya, but the preferred spelling is Bhartia. She ranks at no 93 in the Forbes list of 100 most powerful women in the world-2015.