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Women's Day: Forbes India releases W-Power Trailblazers 2019 list. Check who made it here

Updated : 2019-03-07 18:23:12

Forbes India, on March 1, launched the ‘W-Power Trailblazers 2019’ list, featuring a mix of prominent and lesser-known women leaders, all of whom have fought stereotypes, bent gender norms and worked passionately to cement their position in traditionally male-dominated fields.

These women were chosen by ascertaining their impact and contribution to their fields, and as an extension, to the crusade for equality at large.

The list, then, features strong women who are activists, architects, sportspersons, technology leaders, lawyers, entrepreneurs and so on.

“These are women who want change, are working towards it, and creating it,” says Brian Carvalho, editor, Forbes India.

This list is timed just ahead of Women’s Day, which falls on March 8.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas: While she is a fantastic role model for women everywhere even based on her enviable run at the movies, she is on the Forbes India W-Power Trailblazers list for a different reason: For her sharp technology investments in Silicon Valley, which are uniquely feminist in nature, working to improve the lives of women everywhere.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas: While she is a fantastic role model for women everywhere even based on her enviable run at the movies, she is on the Forbes India W-Power Trailblazers list for a different reason: For her sharp technology investments in Silicon Valley, which are uniquely feminist in nature, working to improve the lives of women everywhere.
Mary Kom: One of India's most decorated boxers and sportspersons, is a mother of three—but nowhere close to hanging up her gloves just yet.
Mary Kom: One of India's most decorated boxers and sportspersons, is a mother of three—but nowhere close to hanging up her gloves just yet.
Komal Mangtani: Mangatani is the head of engineering and business intelligence for Uber globally. She tracks customer service as well as financial interactions bolstering its $7.5 billion revenue. As of now, she serves on the board of Women Who Code. She led Uber's $1.2 billion donation and partnership with Girls Who Code to increase access to computer science.
Komal Mangtani: Mangatani is the head of engineering and business intelligence for Uber globally. She tracks customer service as well as financial interactions bolstering its $7.5 billion revenue. As of now, she serves on the board of Women Who Code. She led Uber's $1.2 billion donation and partnership with Girls Who Code to increase access to computer science.
Bhakti Sharma: Sharma is an open water swimmer. She is the youngest in the world to swim the freezing Atlantic waters.
Bhakti Sharma: Sharma is an open water swimmer. She is the youngest in the world to swim the freezing Atlantic waters.
Rajlakshmi Borthakur:  Borthakur developed a ring, which can be worn, to predict epileptic or fit attacks by monitoring the individualblood pressure and pulse.
Rajlakshmi Borthakur:  Borthakur developed a ring, which can be worn, to predict epileptic or fit attacks by monitoring the individualblood pressure and pulse.
Seema Bhat is one among the three co-founders of Homeland Fashion and Lifestyles.
Seema Bhat is one among the three co-founders of Homeland Fashion and Lifestyles.
Shaka and Sipika Bhat are the other two co-founders of Homeland Fashion and Lifestyles.
Shaka and Sipika Bhat are the other two co-founders of Homeland Fashion and Lifestyles.
Subhadra Dravida: She is the founder and CEO of Transcell Biologics. The company is a complete Stem Cell Bank at Hyderabad, Telangana.
Subhadra Dravida: She is the founder and CEO of Transcell Biologics. The company is a complete Stem Cell Bank at Hyderabad, Telangana.
Menaka Guruswamy: Guruswamy is an advocate at the Supreme Court and has fought long and hard for human rights. She is the only woman lawyer to contest Section 377. The section, which has been lifted now, had criminalised sex between consenting adults of the same gender.
Menaka Guruswamy: Guruswamy is an advocate at the Supreme Court and has fought long and hard for human rights. She is the only woman lawyer to contest Section 377. The section, which has been lifted now, had criminalised sex between consenting adults of the same gender.
Vinati Saraf Mutreja: She served as a Consultant for Mercer Oliver Wyman, a New York based consulting firm, which specialised in financial services and risk management.  Mutreja joined Vinati Organics in 2006 and has been its Managing Director since October 27, last year.
Vinati Saraf Mutreja: She served as a Consultant for Mercer Oliver Wyman, a New York based consulting firm, which specialised in financial services and risk management.  Mutreja joined Vinati Organics in 2006 and has been its Managing Director since October 27, last year.
Beena Kannan: She is the CEO and Lead Designer at Seematti. Kannan took the helms of Seematti, during the most difficult time in her life. Where any woman would’ve crumbled and weakened, she showed nothing but strength and willpower.
Beena Kannan: She is the CEO and Lead Designer at Seematti. Kannan took the helms of Seematti, during the most difficult time in her life. Where any woman would’ve crumbled and weakened, she showed nothing but strength and willpower.
Geethanjali Radhakrishnan: She is a biomedical engineer, who worked in research and then as a software developer at Tata Consultancy Services. After four years, she felt that her biomedical background would be better utilised to develop solutions for healthcare problems in India. She founded Adiuvo Diagnostics in 2015.
Geethanjali Radhakrishnan: She is a biomedical engineer, who worked in research and then as a software developer at Tata Consultancy Services. After four years, she felt that her biomedical background would be better utilised to develop solutions for healthcare problems in India. She founded Adiuvo Diagnostics in 2015.
Harshbeena Zaveri: A wonder woman who wears many hats, a multi-tasker and a thorough professional. She is the Vice-Chairman and MD, NRB Bearings, is truly a woman of substance who has achieved many milestones. She led the company’s foray into Design Engineering and R&D to become a supplier to the world’s noteworthy engineering brands including Mercedes, Audi, Volvo, Daimler and Mazda.
Harshbeena Zaveri: A wonder woman who wears many hats, a multi-tasker and a thorough professional. She is the Vice-Chairman and MD, NRB Bearings, is truly a woman of substance who has achieved many milestones. She led the company’s foray into Design Engineering and R&D to become a supplier to the world’s noteworthy engineering brands including Mercedes, Audi, Volvo, Daimler and Mazda.
Abha Narain Lambah: Lambah works to understand the intent of the original architect, the spirit of the building and of the place to fulfill her objective. She unravels the different layers, to get back the core essence of a structure.
Abha Narain Lambah: Lambah works to understand the intent of the original architect, the spirit of the building and of the place to fulfill her objective. She unravels the different layers, to get back the core essence of a structure.
Revathi Kant serves as the chief design officer at Titan Company Limited, and is in charge of the Design Excellence Centre that caters to the design needs of the entire organisation. <br /><br />
Revathi Kant serves as the chief design officer at Titan Company Limited, and is in charge of the Design Excellence Centre that caters to the design needs of the entire organisation.

Rituparna Chatterjee: Chaterjee is a #MeToo Crusader and Writer and has voiced her strong opinion about the sexual harassment cases at the workplace.
Rituparna Chatterjee: Chaterjee is a #MeToo Crusader and Writer and has voiced her strong opinion about the sexual harassment cases at the workplace.
Sandhya Menon: She is also #MeToo Crusader and Writer who has voiced her opinion about the sexual harassment cases at the workplace.
Sandhya Menon: She is also #MeToo Crusader and Writer who has voiced her opinion about the sexual harassment cases at the workplace.
Seema Rao: A doctor, originally, and now a combat trainer. She is known for training all of India’s elite armed forces in a close-quarter battle.
Seema Rao: A doctor, originally, and now a combat trainer. She is known for training all of India’s elite armed forces in a close-quarter battle.
Keya Vaswani: Her journey from being a product designer to a documentary filmmaker has been absolutely amazing. It helped her to explore herself and taught her that life is all about positivity, possibilities and acceptance. As Co-Founder her knowledge and skill lies in cinematography, editing, graphic designing and sustaining the projects. Nidhi Kamath: Nidhi Kamath is a lifelong learner and avid dreamer. When she is behind the lens, she sees the world through a paradisiacal kaleidoscope which she tries to recreate in her shots. She believes that each frame should be no less than a visual treat that transcends the audience into a state of Zen, something that she herself experiences when she is shooting.
Keya Vaswani: Her journey from being a product designer to a documentary filmmaker has been absolutely amazing. It helped her to explore herself and taught her that life is all about positivity, possibilities and acceptance. As Co-Founder her knowledge and skill lies in cinematography, editing, graphic designing and sustaining the projects. Nidhi Kamath: Nidhi Kamath is a lifelong learner and avid dreamer. When she is behind the lens, she sees the world through a paradisiacal kaleidoscope which she tries to recreate in her shots. She believes that each frame should be no less than a visual treat that transcends the audience into a state of Zen, something that she herself experiences when she is shooting.
Mahima Kukreja: She is also a  #MeToo Crusader and Writer and has voiced her strong opinion about the sexual harassment cases at the workplace.
Mahima Kukreja: She is also a  #MeToo Crusader and Writer and has voiced her strong opinion about the sexual harassment cases at the workplace.
Shikha Mittal: She is the founder, director of Be.artsy, a for-profit social enterprise, that has been creating innovative on-ground/BTL programs since 2011 to help companies and organisations engage their employees, customers, channel partners, among others, to increase awareness, consciousness and sensitisation in society.
Shikha Mittal: She is the founder, director of Be.artsy, a for-profit social enterprise, that has been creating innovative on-ground/BTL programs since 2011 to help companies and organisations engage their employees, customers, channel partners, among others, to increase awareness, consciousness and sensitisation in society.
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