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BW Most Influential Woman Of India: Roopa Kudva, Managing Director, Omidyar Network

Believing in the idea of creating inclusivity, Roopa Kudva finds technology ubiquitous which has become the source of social transformation in the country.

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BW Most Influential Woman Of India: Jyotsna Suri, Managing Director & Chairman, Bharat Hotels

Jyotsna Suri joined the group as a Joint Managing Director in 1989 and since then the practical and sharp-minded hotelier has led the group blazingly.

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BW Most Influential Woman Of India: Ekta Kapoor, MD & Creative Head, Balaji Telefilms

The queen of the small screen Ekta Kapoor Managing Director & Creative Head Balaji Telefilms is credited for revamping India’s television landscape with some of her soaps being the longest running shows in the history of Indian television.

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BW Most Influential Woman Of India: Anita Dongre, Fashion Designer

Founder of The House of Anita Dongre, an Indian fashion house, a visionary since the very beginning, fashion designer Anita Dogre is a firm supporter for women empowerment in India.

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BW Most Influential Woman Of India: Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Food Processing Minister

Born in the family stream of Attar Singh Majithia, a war veteran general of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s army, Harsimrat Kaur Badal was born in New Delhi. She is a graduate of Delhi University with Diploma in textile technology. Harsimarat Kaur is the current food processing minister of India, had first made it to news with her efforts against female foeticide named ‘Nanhi Chaan’.

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BW Most Influential Woman Of India: Nirmala Sitharaman, Defence Minister, GoI

The recent response of roaring Indian fighter jets striking deep in the heart of terrorist training camps along with successful deals in much awaited defence equipments -- from guns to attack helicopters, Nirmala Sitharaman, the first woman Defence Minister, has many feathers in her cap. She is one of the most respected faces of the Union Government.

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BW Most Influential Woman Of India: Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister, Ministry Of Textiles

Smriti Irani is union minister for ministry of Textiles. Earlier, she was also handling the additional charge of ministry of information & broadcasting. Smirti was born in a middle class Punjabi family of New Delhi. Prior to her political career, she was a star of Indian television and played many iconic roles.

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BW Most Influential Woman Of India: Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister, GoI

‘He is the one Supreme Power and wise men call him by different names’, elucidated Sushma Swaraj External Affairs Minister during her recent landmark visit to Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC). She was visiting the OIC foreign ministers conference as a guest of honour. India had been invited for the OIC conference in late 70’s but OIC cancelled the invite on the request of another member. Stage was same request of cancellation was same but this time Guest was not the same. A very active woman on all spheres of policy making and always available when needed, Swaraj is known for her quick turnaround time. Apart from being elected as Member of Parliament for the seventh time, Swaraj is known for being the second woman to hold the MEA position.

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BW Most Influential Woman Of India: Aruna Sundararajan, IAS

In a recent interview Aruna Sundararajan said, “I feel more like a chess player, thinking for long hours how to make the next move,". Known for ‘Akshaya’ her mass e-literacy campaign in Kerala. Aruna Sundararajan is a 1982 batch IAS officer from Kerala cadre. She is currently serving as Secreatary of Department of Telecommunications (DoT). She has got a massive three decades experience with an eye of a businesswoman that makes her personality multidimensional.

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BW Most Influential Woman Of India: Pushpa Subramanyam, IAS

Subramanyam is an Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana) cadre Indian Administrative Service (IAS) of 1985 batch. Well known for her active presence on ground, Subramanyam has been very active during her previous profile as additional secretary ministry of textiles, then as special secretary of the same ministry. She has left a landmark impression on cotton farmers of various southern and western Indian states. It is believed that she has communicated various policy decisions to the people who matter most, the “farmers”. A political science post graduate she has served in various top positions in Telangana.

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BW Most Influential Woman Of India: Seema Bahuguna, Secretary Of Department Of Public Sector Enterprise

The country's central public sector enterprises need to align their human resource policies with new challenges and follow a transparent, fair and objective system of promotions. These lines suggest the sincere approach of Seema Bahuguna, the secretary of Department of Public Sector Enterprise (DPE).

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BW Most Influential Woman Of India: Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology

Renu Swarup has taken over charge as Secretary, Department of Biotechnology (DBT). She has served in Department of Biotechnology for nearly 29 years and was holding the position of Senior Advisor/Scientist ‘H’ till she was appointed a Secretary to Government of India on 10th April, 2018.

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BW Most Influential Woman Of India: Rina Ray, IAS

Rina hails from Bihar and has majored in political science apart from various environment, finance and personal & general administration trainings programs from United Kingdom.

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BW Most Influential Woman Of India: Preeti Sudan, Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

Preeti Sudan is an IAS Officer of 1983 batch of the Andhra Pradesh cadre, currently serving as Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. Prior to this posting, she was Secretary, Department of Food & Public Distribution, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.

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BW Most Influential Woman Of India: Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited

Shobana Kamineni is the Executive Vice Chairperson of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited and a member of its founding family. Apollo Hospitals is the leading integrated healthcare conglomerate.

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