Politics Nirmala Sitharaman ranked 34th most powerful woman in 2019, ahead of Beyonce, Jacinda Ardern, Serena Williams Updated : December 13, 2019 12:16 PM IST Nirmala Sitharaman, India's first female finance minister, has also served as the country's defence minister. HCL CEO Roshni Nadar Malhotra and Biocon founder Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw have also been named among the world's 100 most powerful women by Forbes. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.