Self-Made Indian Women Make it to the Forbes List of Women Achievers!

Women today have proved their mettle in every field; they have changed the way the world has looked at them.

Pick any field and one is sure to find a woman achiever who has created her own path.

These women are true inspirations in all sense for they have fought odds and worked hard to reach the position they are in today.  It’s true that both men and women work equally hard but we can’t deny the fact that women face tough challenges in proving their talent amidst male dominance in society.

However, the good thing is that time is changing and women’s contribution is being given due importance and acknowledgment. They are encouraged to work alongside their male counterparts and create their identities.

As we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, 2020; let us get to know some of the self-made women, who made it to the Forbes list of women achievers.

Geetha Manjunath – She is the founder of Niramai, a tech start-up that has developed a novel solution for detecting early-stage breast cancer. With over 25 years of research expertise in the IT industry, Geetha has successfully led research projects in the field of Artificial intelligence, cloud computing, semantic web, crowdsourcing, mobile, and distributed computing. Her research has resulted in ground-breaking prototypes, publications, patents, new products as well as national and international recognition.

Manasi Joshi – A para-badminton athlete, Manasi Joshi is currently World No. 2 in SL3 Singles. Despite losing her leg to an accident, she gathered her spirits and started training herself for badminton. Her dedication, hard work, and strong willpower helped her win the gold medal at the World Para-Badminton Championships 2019 which was held in Basel, Switzerland.

Neha Rastogi The co-founder of a Noida-based start-up Agatsa, Neha Rastogi is helping revolutionize cardiac care. She conceptualized and built the prototype, SanketLife ECG monitor which has made heart care accessible and affordable. This device is a keychain-sized and capable of taking complete medical grade 12-lead ECG. It can also generate a report that can be very easily shared with a doctor.

Poorna Malavath – Hailing from a remote village in Telangana, Poorna created history by becoming the youngest girl in the world to climb Mt. Everest. She was just 13 years old when she had achieved this huge feat. Her life inspired actor Rahul Bose to make a film on her. Today, she is not just the youngest to climb Everest but is also the first and youngest tribal woman in the world to have set foot on the six tallest mountain peaks across six continents.

Muthayya Vanitha & Ritu Karidhal Srivastava They are the women behind the successful execution of India’s Mars mission, Chandrayaan-2. Muthayya, an electronics systems engineer, worked on the mission as the project whereas Ritu Karidhal Srivastava headed as the Director of ISRO’s Chandrayaan 2 mission.

All these women are true inspirations and models for girls who want to break stereotypes, achieve their dreams and make a name for themselves. They are the perfect example of women empowerment and we salute their zeal.

And while we have introduced you to a few of the powerful women from the Forbes list, you can read more about the Forbes Indian women achievers here: