Wonderful Women.

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

in India.

10. Anne Parrish was an American novelist and writer of

children’s books.

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

Alberta legislature.)

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

Welfare Association’.

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

in 1993.

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.



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