1.Padmasree Warrior is the chief Technology and Strategy
officer of Cisco Systems.
2.Facebook C.O.D. is Sheril Sandberg.
Christine Lagarde is the Managing Director of I.M.F.
(International Monetary Fund)
3.America Homeland Security Secretary-Janet Napolitano
is an American politician and lawyer. She is the first
woman to serve as the U.S. Secretary of Homeland
Security from 2009 to 2013.
4.Hillary Rodham Clinton is a former (67th) U.S.
Secretary of State and U.S. Senator.
5.Dilma Rousseff is the first woman President of Brazil.
6.Melinda Gates, wife of Bill Gates is an American
business woman and philanthropist. She is the co-founder
of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
7.Michelle Obama, the wife of the 44th and current
President of U.S.-Barrack Obama. She is an American
lawyer and writer.
8. Henna Slater was the first woman to receive the patent
for her invention in 1793 of a sewing thread made of cotton.
9. Tessy Thomas is the Project Director for Agni-iv missile
in Defence Research and Development Organization.
She is the first woman scientist to head a missile project
10. Anne Parrish was an American novelist and writer of
11. Natalie Du Toit is a South African disable swimmer.
She is best known for the gold medals she won at the 2004
Paralympic Games as well as the Commonwealth games.
She became the first amputee ever to qualify for the Olympics,
where she placed 16th in the IOK ”Marathon” swim.
12.Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is an Indian entrepreneur.
She is the chair person and Managing Director of Biocon
Limited , a biotechnology company based in Bangalore,
India and current chair person of I.I.M. Bangalore.
13.Kiran Desai is an Indian author. Her novel, ”The
Inheritance of Loss” won the 2006 Man Booker Prize
and the National Book Critics circle Fiction Award.
14.Karanam Malleshwari is an Indian weight lifter.
During her career spanning 10 years she has won 11 gold
and 3 silver medals besides the prestigious Olympic Bronze.
She has been the National Champion for 9 years(twice in
the 52 kg category and 7 times in 54 kg category)
15.The Famous Five Women were:
a)Emily Murphy (the British Empire’s first female judge)
b)Irene Marryat Parlby (farm women’s leader, activist,
and first female cabinet minister in Alberta).
c)Nellie Mooney McClung (a suffragist and member of the
d)Louise Crummy McKinney ( the first woman elected to
the Legislative Assembly of Alberta)
e)Henrietta Muir Edwards (an advocate for working women
and a founding member of the Victorian Order of Nurses)
Emily Murphy was the leader of the ”Famous Five”,
bringing them to victory on October 18, 1929. Lord Sankey
the Chancellor of the British Privy Council announced that
”Women are persons and eligible to become Members of the
Senate of Canada.” The victory of ”The 1929 Persons’ Case”
symbolized the right of women to participate in all facets
of life, to dream big and to realize their potential.
16.Clara Jetkin was a German Marxist, theorist, activist and
advocate for women’s right. In 1911, she organized the first
International Women’s Day. Ratified on August 18, 1920
the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American
women, the right to vote-a right known as Women’s Suffrage.
17.Dr. Begum Jan, a Pakistani activist, who worked as a health
care provider to Afghani refugees, gets U.S’ International
Women of Courage Award.She also started,’ The Tribal Women
18.Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani school pupil, who stood up
to the Taliban and defended her right to an education. She has
received the Tipperary International Peace Award in Ireland
to her courage.
19.Liu Yang became the first female Chinese astronaut to go
into space on 16 June 2012, 49 years after the first female
Valentina Tereshkova went to the space.
20.Anupam Sud is an artist and print maker. Sud’s etchings are
made with the use of Zinc plates, a difficult medium, that requires
both patience and precision. Her wok is in the collections of the
National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, The Victoria and Albert
Museum, London, The Peabody Museum, U.S.A. and The Glenbarra
Art Museum, Japan.
21.Geetha Hariharan is an Indian author and her first novel,”The
Thousand Faces of Night” has won the Common wealth Writers’ Prize
22.On discovering that she was not the natural guardian of her minor
son Geetha Hariharan decided to challenge the relevant sections of the
Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act, 1956 and the Guardian and
Wards Act 1890 that violate the equality promised by Articles 14
and 15 of the Indian Constitution.Indira Jaisingh and the Lawyers’
Collective filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court on behalf of
Geetha Hariharan and her husband Mohan Rao.The Bench presided
over by Chief Justice A. S.Anand held in a 1999 judgement that
under Hindu Law, the mother is also the guardian of her minor
children along with father.