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RANK NAME NAME TITLE AFFILIATION AFFILIATION AGE
1 Nirmala Sitharaman Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Government of India 62 1 Nirmala Sitharaman,62 Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs,Government of India
2 Nita Ambani Founder and Chairperson, Reliance Foundation Reliance Foundation 58 2 Nita Ambani,58 Founder and Chairperson, Reliance Foundation,Reliance Foundation
3 Soumya Swaminathan Chief Scientist, World Health Organization (WHO) World Health Organization (WHO) 62 3 Soumya Swaminathan,62 Chief Scientist, World Health Organization (WHO),World Health Organization (WHO)
4 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Executive Chairperson, Biocon Biocon 68 4 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw,68 Executive Chairperson, Biocon,Biocon
5 Suchitra Ella Co-founder and Joint MD, Bharat Biotech International Ltd Bharat Biotech International Ltd 58 5 Suchitra Ella,58 Co-founder and Joint MD, Bharat Biotech International Ltd,Bharat Biotech International Ltd
6 Arundhati Bhattacharya Chairperson & CEO, Salesforce India Salesforce India 65 6 Arundhati Bhattacharya,65 Chairperson & CEO, Salesforce India,Salesforce India
7 Gita Gopinath Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund International Monetary Fund 49 7 Gita Gopinath,49 Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund,International Monetary Fund
8 Tessy Thomas Distinguished Scientist and Director General, Aeronautical Systems, DRDO DRDO 58 8 Tessy Thomas,58 Distinguished Scientist and Director General, Aeronautical Systems, DRDO,DRDO
9 Rekha M. Menon Chairperson and Senior MD, Accenture in India Accenture in India 62 9 Rekha M. Menon,62 Chairperson and Senior MD, Accenture in India,Accenture in India
10 Reddy Sisters Apollo Hospitals Sangita (58); Suneeta (61); Preetha (63); Shobana (60) 10 Reddy Sisters,Sangita (58); Suneeta (61); Preetha (63); Shobana (60) ,Apollo Hospitals
11 Anshula Kant MD and CFO, World Bank World Bank 62 11 Anshula Kant,62 MD and CFO, World Bank,World Bank
12 Renu Sud Karnad Managing Director, HDFC Ltd HDFC Ltd 69 12 Renu Sud Karnad,69 Managing Director, HDFC Ltd,HDFC Ltd
13 Shobhana Bhartia Chairperson and Editorial Director, HT Media HT Media 64 13 Shobhana Bhartia,64 Chairperson and Editorial Director, HT Media,HT Media
14 Kalli Purie Vice Chairperson, India Today Group India Today Group 47 14 Kalli Purie,47 Vice Chairperson, India Today Group,India Today Group
15 Revathi Advaithi CEO, Flex Flex 54 15 Revathi Advaithi,54 CEO, Flex,Flex
16 Leena Nair Chief Human Resources Officer, Unilever Unilever 52 16 Leena Nair,52 Chief Human Resources Officer, Unilever,Unilever
17 Mallika Srinivasan Chairman and MD, Tractors and Farm Equipment (TAFE) Tractors and Farm Equipment (TAFE) 61 17 Mallika Srinivasan,61 Chairman and MD, Tractors and Farm Equipment (TAFE),Tractors and Farm Equipment (TAFE)
18 Swati Piramal Vice Chairperson, Piramal Group Piramal Group 65 18 Swati Piramal,65 Vice Chairperson, Piramal Group,Piramal Group
19 Vishakha Mulye Executive Director, ICICI Bank ICICI Bank 52 19 Vishakha Mulye,52 Executive Director, ICICI Bank,ICICI Bank
20 Vibha Padalkar MD and CEO, HDFC Life HDFC Life 53 20 Vibha Padalkar,53 MD and CEO, HDFC Life,HDFC Life
21 Isha Ambani Director, Reliance Jio and Reliance Retail Reliance Jio and Reliance Retail 30 21 Isha Ambani,30 Director, Reliance Jio and Reliance Retail,Reliance Jio and Reliance Retail
22 Bela Bajaria Head of Global TV, Netflix Netflix 50 22 Bela Bajaria,50 Head of Global TV, Netflix,Netflix
23 Falguni Nayar Founder and CEO, Nykaa Nykaa 58 23 Falguni Nayar,58 Founder and CEO, Nykaa,Nykaa
24 Aparna Bawa COO and Interim Chief Legal Officer, Zoom Video Communications Zoom Video Communications 43 24 Aparna Bawa,43 COO and Interim Chief Legal Officer, Zoom Video Communications,Zoom Video Communications
25 Zia Mody Co-founder, AZB & Partners AZB & Partners 65 25 Zia Mody,65 Co-founder, AZB & Partners,AZB & Partners
26 Soma Mondal Chairperson, SAIL SAIL 58 26 Soma Mondal,58 Chairperson, SAIL,SAIL
27 Vinita Gupta CEO, Lupin Laboratories Lupin Laboratories 53 27 Vinita Gupta,53 CEO, Lupin Laboratories,Lupin Laboratories
28 Priya Nair Executive Director, Beauty and Personal care, HUL HUL 49 28 Priya Nair,49 Executive Director, Beauty and Personal care, HUL,HUL
29 Sindhu Gangadharan MD and Senior Vice President, SAP Labs India SAP Labs India 45 29 Sindhu Gangadharan,45 MD and Senior Vice President, SAP Labs India,SAP Labs India
30 Pallavi Shroff Managing Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. 65 30 Pallavi Shroff,65 Managing Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.,Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.
31 Anjali Bansal Founder, Avaana Capital Avaana Capital 50 31 Anjali Bansal,50 Founder, Avaana Capital,Avaana Capital
32 Kaku Nakhate President and Country Head, India, Bank of America Bank of America 54 32 Kaku Nakhate,54 President and Country Head, India, Bank of America,Bank of America
33 Divya Gokulnath Co-founder, Byju's Byju's 35 33 Divya Gokulnath,35 Co-founder, Byju's,Byju's
34 Samina Hamied Executive Vice Chairperson, Cipla Cipla 46 34 Samina Hamied,46 Executive Vice Chairperson, Cipla,Cipla
35 Ameera Shah Promoter and MD, Metropolis Healthcare Metropolis Healthcare 42 35 Ameera Shah,42 Promoter and MD, Metropolis Healthcare,Metropolis Healthcare
36 Zarin Daruwala Cluster CEO, India and South Asia markets, Standard Chartered Bank Standard Chartered Bank 56 36 Zarin Daruwala,56 Cluster CEO, India and South Asia markets, Standard Chartered Bank,Standard Chartered Bank
37 Geetha Manjunath Founder and CEO, NIRAMAI Health Analytix NIRAMAI Health Analytix 54 37 Geetha Manjunath,54 Founder and CEO, NIRAMAI Health Analytix,NIRAMAI Health Analytix
38 Priyanka Chopra Jonas Founder and Investor, Purple Pebble Pictures, Anomaly Haircare; Bumble India Purple Pebble Pictures# Anomaly Haircare; Bumble India 39 38 Priyanka Chopra Jonas,39 Founder and Investor, Purple Pebble Pictures, Anomaly Haircare; Bumble India,Purple Pebble Pictures# Anomaly Haircare; Bumble India
39 Meena Ganesh MD, Co-founder and Chairperson, Portea Medical Portea Medical 58 39 Meena Ganesh,58 MD, Co-founder and Chairperson, Portea Medical,Portea Medical
40 Mira Kulkarni Chairman and MD, Mountain Valley Springs Mountain Valley Springs 66 40 Mira Kulkarni,66 Chairman and MD, Mountain Valley Springs,Mountain Valley Springs
41 Nivruti Rai Country Head, Intel India Intel India 51 41 Nivruti Rai,51 Country Head, Intel India,Intel India
42 Neerja Birla Founder and Chairperson, Mpower Mpower 50 42 Neerja Birla,50 Founder and Chairperson, Mpower,Mpower
43 Aruna Jayanthi MD, Latam and Canada, Capgemini Capgemini 58 43 Aruna Jayanthi,58 MD, Latam and Canada, Capgemini,Capgemini
44 Aparna Purohit Head of India Originals, Amazon Prime Video Amazon Prime Video 42 44 Aparna Purohit,42 Head of India Originals, Amazon Prime Video,Amazon Prime Video
45 Renuka Ramnath Founder and CEO, Multiples Alternate Asset Management Multiples Alternate Asset Management 59 45 Renuka Ramnath,59 Founder and CEO, Multiples Alternate Asset Management,Multiples Alternate Asset Management
46 Monika Shergill Vice President, Content, Netflix India Netflix India 47 46 Monika Shergill,47 Vice President, Content, Netflix India,Netflix India
47 Suparna Mitra CEO, Watches and Wearables Division, Titan Company Titan Company 53 47 Suparna Mitra,53 CEO, Watches and Wearables Division, Titan Company,Titan Company
48 Ashu Suyash MD and CEO, CRISIL CRISIL 54 48 Ashu Suyash,54 MD and CEO, CRISIL,CRISIL
49 Harshbeena Zaveri Vice Chairman and MD, NRB Bearings NRB Bearings 61 49 Harshbeena Zaveri,61 Vice Chairman and MD, NRB Bearings,NRB Bearings
50 Padmaja Ruparel Co-founder, Indian Angel Network Indian Angel Network 58 50 Padmaja Ruparel,58 Co-founder, Indian Angel Network,Indian Angel Network