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BW Most Influential Woman Of India: Zia Mody, Corporate Lawyer

Zia Mody, leader in corporate law in India, is considered as the master of corporate merger and acquisition law and is known for her fierce negotiating skills with a sharp mind. After earning her master’s degree from Harvard University, Mody worked in New York for 5 years before returning to start her own practice in India.

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BW Most Influential Woman Of India: Roshni Nadar Malhotra, CEO, HCL

Roshni Nadar Malhotra, the eminent heiress of the IT giant HCL Technologies, believes 'philanthropy should be taken up by young Indians unlike classical music which usually witnesses elderly people.' Roshini has been impacting and making a difference through her refreshing ideologies in education, she is also an inspiration to a number of aspiring young women leaders who pursue a balance between corporate and social responsibility.

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BW Most Influential Woman Of India: Deepika Padukone, Actress

She came, she stayed, she conquered...The Queen of Bollywood Deepika Pudokone have an inspiring story to tell and mind it, it was not as easy.She had her share of highs and lows,but moved ahead with steadfast belief to overcome all hurdles.Today, she stands as a testament of beauty,elegance and grit inspiring many who want to thrive high in the entertainment industry.

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Want More Women Entrepreneurs / Leaders? Send Daughters To Engineering Coaching, Says BW-DeCode Survey

The survey says Indira Gandhi, as PM, did most for women, but ranks BJP as the most women-friendly party

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BW Most Influential Woman Of India: Nadia Chauhan, CEO, Parle Agro

Nadia Chauhan, Joint Managing Director and Chief Marketing Officer of Parle Agro has her vision set on the goal of making it a Food and Beverage (F&B) company worth Rs 10,000-crore by 2020.

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BW Most Influential Woman Of India: Pallavi S Shroff, Managing Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Pallavi S Shroff with around 37 years of experience in the domain of dispute resolution & competition law, is one of the trailblazer in the area of legal practices.

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BW Most Influential Woman Of India: Zarin Daruwala, CEO, Standard Chartered Bank

Zarin Daruwala was appointed as a CEO of Standard Chartered Bank in 2016. With a background in Accountancy, she has been a gold medalist Company Secretary along with a successful Chartered Accountant.

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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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