Top 10 Indian Women Achievers of 2017

The year 2017 is coming to a close and there is no reason, whatsoever, for us as women not to feel hopeful about what all we can achieve as an individual and as a force. There are scores of phenomenal women whose achievements in 2017 are inspiring for us to be passionate, consistent and hardworking.

 

Here is a list of the top 10 women achievers of India who have brought laurels for themselves and for the country in the year 2017.

 

1. Chanda Kochhar - Chanda Kochhar's name is not new to us. This 55-year-old banker started her career with ICICI as a management trainee in 1984 and rose up the ladder to become the CEO of the ICICI Bank. This year Forbes Business Magazine released a list of world's Top 100 most powerful woman personalities and Chanda Kochhar stands at Rank 32nd, top amongst the leading Indian Women.

 

Source - The Better India

 

2. Priyanka Chopra - Actor, singer, film producer and philanthropist, Priyanka Chopra makes her debut in the same Forbes list at 97. Her journey began with winning the Miss World Title in 2000. Her role as Alex Parrish on the 2015 ABC thriller drama Quantico, made her the first Indian to act as the protagonist in an American network drama series. She has also been working with UNICEF for the last 10 years. 

 

Source - The Better India

 

3. Mary Kom - Mary Kom is an Olympic Indian boxer hailing from Manipur. She is a five-time World Amateur Boxing champion, and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six world championships. On 8 November 2017, she clinched an unprecedented fifth gold medal (48kg) at the ASBC Asian Confederation women’s boxing championships held at Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam. 

 

Source - The Times of India

 

4. Anshu Jamsenpa - Anshu Jamsenpa is a 32-year old Indian mountaineer, a mother of two children and hails from Bomdila town in Arunachal Pradesh. She is the first woman in the world who scaled the summit of the Mount Everest twice in a season (and also just within 5 days) in May 2017. It is also the fastest double ascents of the tallest crest by a woman. 

 

Source - The Quint

 

5. Indira Banerjee - Indira Banerjee was appointed the chief justice of the Madras HC in March 2017. She joined the ranks of Bombay HC’s Justice Manjula Chellur, Delhi HC’s Justice G Rohini and Calcutta HC’s acting Chief Justice Nishita Nirmal Mhatre. Madras HC has six women judges, including the chief justice, while there are 53 male judges. 

 

Source - The Times of India

 

6. Purvi Gupta - Purvi Gupta is all set to leave on an expedition to Antarctica in February 2018. She is the only Indian among the 80-women strong crew who will set about on the journey whose participants are engaged in critical science disciplines and bringing global awareness to the lack of women in leadership positions. She is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras with a degree in biotechnology engineering. 

 

Source - The Better India

 

7. Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut - India’s Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut shared a record 320-run opening partnership on 15 May. The pair became the first to get past the 300-run mark in the women’s ODI format. During the match, Deepti scored 188 vs Ireland to bag the second highest individual score ever in a Women's ODI. 

 

Source - The Quint

 

8. Jhulan Goswami - Jhulan Goswami is no stranger to breaking records. This year, the 34-year-old scripted history by becoming the world's top wicket-taker in Women's ODIs, with 181. She attained the feat in a 9 May match against South Africa at the Women's Quadrangle Series. 

 

Source - The Quint

 

9. Dr. Neeru Chadha - Dr. Neeru Chadha has been elected as the Judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), becoming the first Indian woman to be elected to ITLOS. With this election, Dr. Chadha has also become the first Indian woman to occupy a top UN position, after Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, who was the Indian representative to the UN Human Rights Commission. 

 

Source - LiveLaw

 

10. Manushi Chillar - India's Manushi Chhillar bagged the Miss World 2017 title through a total of 118 contestants -- edging out top five contestants from England, France, Kenya and Mexico, in China's Sanya City Arena. The 20-year old medical student's winning answer, "Mothers deserve the highest salary for their love and sacrifices for their kids," to the jury's question, "which profession according to her deserved the highest salary, and why" won the hearts of moms all over.

 

Source - India Today

 

This list of Women Achievers is certainly not exhaustive. And if these women seem to be distant then there are many women, invisible as they may be, who are working hard everyday for bringing about the much-required change around us, the change they wish to see. 

 

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Anchal Talwar

I wish I knew this before. i dnt know abt 6, 7 and 9

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