The word ‘IMPOSSIBLE’ doesn’t exist for these ladies. They have crashed and emerged sturdier. But, they have never surrendered to their plights. Such is the vigour of the modern era women. They have marked their presence everywhere- in the executive’s chair, sports field, the cockpit and even in space. Nevertheless, they are not only sturdy, but also graceful and poised. Their femininity allures everyone. The queen of hearts, the glam doll, the biz master, the iron lady and the alpha lady are the synonyms used for now-a-days women.
Here is the list of 7 women, who rocked in the male dominated world.
1. Sonia Gandhi
This political diva requires no introduction. Forbes magazine ranked her as the 6th most powerful woman in the world. She beats Michelle Obama on this list. Sonia is the Chairperson of the ruling UPA in the Lok Sabha, since 2004. Instead of several controversies over her foreign birth, she is still active in the ruthless world of politics.
2. Kiran Bedi
Kiran Bedi is the first woman IPS officer of India. She received several commendations and international awards for her work. During her tenure, she introduced several reforms in the prison management, and instigated Art of Living Foundation Prison Courses and detoxification programs. In 2009-10, she hosted a television show Aap Ki Kachehri Kiran Ke Saath. Along with Arvind Kejriwal and Anna Hazare, Kiran is also a prominent member of IAC (India Against Corruption). Today, she is the role model of several young girls.
3. Saina Nehwal
This young beauty has proved that if you have strong determination, no one can stop you from reaching your destination. She spills magic on her audience with her outstanding performances, on the badminton court. She is the first Indian who won the World Junior Badminton Championship. Saina became the pride of the nation, when she won a Bronze medal in London Olympics 2012, with her heart-winning game.
4. Sunita Williams
Spending 4 months in the space is not an easy task, but Indian-American astronaut, Sunita Williams has done this great job. She made a record for longest space flight by a female. She has contributed to quench the human quest for an enhanced understanding of the universe. Indian children treat Sunita as their role model, and Indian women look Sunita as a source of inspiration.
5. Arundhati Roy
She is a renowned author and social activist. Arundhati came in the public eye, when she was accolade with the Booker Prize in 1997, for her novel “The God of Small Things.” She has written on several social issues ,such as American power giant Enron’s activities in India, Narmada Dam project and India’s nuclear weapons. Roy is stoutly connected with anti-globalization movement and is a strong opponent of neo-imperialism. She sternly criticized Hazare and his movement for ‘Lokpal Bill”.
6. Shilpa Shetty
She has stolen the heart of several male youth with her acting, dance and splendour. Along with beauty, she possesses a sharp brain. This actress launched S2 (S Square) perfume and Yoga DVD. Shilpa also holds a stake in an IPL team (Rajasthan Royals). She is the owner of a spa in Mumbai. By winning UK reality show “Big Brother” in 2007, she gained international fame.
7. Mary Kom
Gone are the days when boxing was considered as the game of men. Now, women have also hoisted their flags in this sport. Mary Kom, a mother of two and a 5-time World Boxing champion, made India proud by winning Bronze medal in London Olympics 2012.
“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.” –Roseanne Barr
There has been many changes that took place over the last few decades, but still women have to go a long way and break several glass ceilings.