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

Updated : December 31, 2019 07:36 AM IST

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.

Bhavana Kasturi: 1st army officer to lead an all-men contingent at the Republic Day parade.
Bhavana Kasturi: 1st army officer to lead an all-men contingent at the Republic Day parade.
Hina Jaiswal: 1st woman flight engineer in the Indian Air Force
Hina Jaiswal: 1st woman flight engineer in the Indian Air Force
Mithali Raj: 1st woman to play 200 ODIs
Mithali Raj: 1st woman to play 200 ODIs
GC Anupama: 1st woman president of the Astronomical Society of India
GC Anupama: 1st woman president of the Astronomical Society of India
Gagandeep Kang: 1st Indian woman scientist to be elected as a fellow of the Royal Society, London
Gagandeep Kang: 1st Indian woman scientist to be elected as a fellow of the Royal Society, London
Jayshree Vyas: BSE's 1st independent woman director
Jayshree Vyas: BSE's 1st independent woman director
Nirmala Sitharaman: India's 1st full-time finance minister
Nirmala Sitharaman: India's 1st full-time finance minister
GS Lakshmi: 1st woman to be appointed to ICC's international panel of match referees.
GS Lakshmi: 1st woman to be appointed to ICC's international panel of match referees.
Bhawana Kanth: 1st woman fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force to qualify to undertake a combat mission on a fighter jet
Bhawana Kanth: 1st woman fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force to qualify to undertake a combat mission on a fighter jet
Aparna Kumar: 1st IPS officer to complete the Seven Summit challenge
Aparna Kumar: 1st IPS officer to complete the Seven Summit challenge
Dutee Chand: 1st Indian to win a 100m gold in a global event at 30th Summer University Games in Italy
Dutee Chand: 1st Indian to win a 100m gold in a global event at 30th Summer University Games in Italy
Hima Das: 1st Indian to win five gold medals in twenty days (July2-20)
Hima Das: 1st Indian to win five gold medals in twenty days (July2-20)
PV Sindhu: 1st Indian to win the Badminton World Championships
PV Sindhu: 1st Indian to win the Badminton World Championships
Shaliza Dhami: 1st female officer of India to become a flight commander of a flying unit
Shaliza Dhami: 1st female officer of India to become a flight commander of a flying unit
Chandrima Shaha: 1st woman president elected at Indian National Science Academy
Chandrima Shaha: 1st woman president elected at Indian National Science Academy
Anshula Kant: 1st woman CFO of the World Bank Group
Anshula Kant: 1st woman CFO of the World Bank Group
Nita Ambani: 1st Indian trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Nita Ambani: 1st Indian trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sub-Lieutenant Shivangi: 1st woman pilot for the Indian Navy
Sub-Lieutenant Shivangi: 1st woman pilot for the Indian Navy
Published : December 31, 2019 07:36 AM IST
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