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    Roundup 2019: Indian women who broke the glass ceiling this year

    Roundup 2019: Indian women who broke the glass ceiling this year

    Roundup 2019: Indian women who broke the glass ceiling this year
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    From Nirmala Sitharaman becoming the 1st full-time finance minister of India to PV Sindhu to be the first Indian to win the Badminton World Championship, here is a list of women, who broke the glass ceiling in 2019.

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    Bhavana Kasturi: 1st army officer to lead an all-men contingent at the Republic Day parade.

    2 / 18

    Hina Jaiswal: 1st woman flight engineer in the Indian Air Force

    3 / 18

    Mithali Raj: 1st woman to play 200 ODIs

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    GC Anupama: 1st woman president of the Astronomical Society of India

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    Gagandeep Kang: 1st Indian woman scientist to be elected as a fellow of the Royal Society, London

    6 / 18

    Jayshree Vyas: BSE's 1st independent woman director

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    Nirmala Sitharaman: India's 1st full-time finance minister

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    GS Lakshmi: 1st woman to be appointed to ICC's international panel of match referees.

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    Bhawana Kanth: 1st woman fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force to qualify to undertake a combat mission on a fighter jet

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    Aparna Kumar: 1st IPS officer to complete the Seven Summit challenge

    11 / 18

    Dutee Chand: 1st Indian to win a 100m gold in a global event at 30th Summer University Games in Italy

    12 / 18

    Hima Das: 1st Indian to win five gold medals in twenty days (July2-20)

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    PV Sindhu: 1st Indian to win the Badminton World Championships

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    Shaliza Dhami: 1st female officer of India to become a flight commander of a flying unit

    15 / 18

    Chandrima Shaha: 1st woman president elected at Indian National Science Academy

    16 / 18

    Anshula Kant: 1st woman CFO of the World Bank Group

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    Nita Ambani: 1st Indian trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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    Sub-Lieutenant Shivangi: 1st woman pilot for the Indian Navy

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