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Not a man's world anymore: These women rose to the top in male-dominated fields

These Indian women have made a mark in fields dominated by men and often considered "masculine".

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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw | The Biocon chief has been listed on the Forbes list of most powerful women in the world. She is also a recipient of the Othmer Gold Medal for her contributions to science and chemistry. (Photo: Reuters)
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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw | The Biocon chief has been listed on the Forbes list of most powerful women in the world. She is also a recipient of the Othmer Gold Medal for her contributions to science and chemistry. (Photo: Reuters)

 Chanda Kochhar | The ICICI Bank CEO-Managing Director has featured on the Forbes List of Most Powerful Women in the World. Kochhar has received Woodrow Wilson Award for Global Corporate Citizenship. She is also the Deputy Chairman of the Indian Banks Association. (Photo: Reuters)
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Chanda Kochhar | The ICICI Bank CEO-Managing Director has featured on the Forbes List of Most Powerful Women in the World. Kochhar has received Woodrow Wilson Award for Global Corporate Citizenship. She is also the Deputy Chairman of the Indian Banks Association. (Photo: Reuters)

Mallika Srinivasan | She has been the CEO OF of Tractors and Farm Equipment (tafe) Ltd since 2011. Srinivasan was given the Woman Leader of the Year award by Forbes India in 2012.She is an alumnus of the Wharton School of Business. (Photo: TAFE website)
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Mallika Srinivasan | She has been the CEO OF of Tractors and Farm Equipment (tafe) Ltd since 2011. Srinivasan was given the Woman Leader of the Year award by Forbes India in 2012.She is an alumnus of the Wharton School of Business. (Photo: TAFE website)

Rasila Vadher | She rescues lions, leopards and other wild animals for a living. She one of the first batch of women to be recruited by Gujarat’s Forests and Environment Department in the Gir National Park. Forbes India listed her as a woman "trailbazer" last year. (Photo: Reuters)
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Rasila Vadher | She rescues lions, leopards and other wild animals for a living. She one of the first batch of women to be recruited by Gujarat’s Forests and Environment Department in the Gir National Park. Forbes India listed her as a woman "trailbazer" last year. (Photo: Reuters)

Mohana Singh, Avani Chaturvedi, and Bhawana Kanth became the first female fighter pilots in the Indian Air Force. They joined the IAF in 2014. (Photo: Facebook)
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Mohana Singh, Avani Chaturvedi, and Bhawana Kanth became the first female fighter pilots in the Indian Air Force. They joined the IAF in 2014. (Photo: Facebook)

Mithali Raj | The Arjuna Awardee is the captain of the Indian Women's National Cricket Team for Test and ODIs. A batsman, Raj is the first captain (from both men and women's cricket) to lead a team to an ICC Cricket World Cup victory twice.(Photo: Reuters)
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Mithali Raj | The Arjuna Awardee is the captain of the Indian Women's National Cricket Team for Test and ODIs. A batsman, Raj is the first captain (from both men and women's cricket) to lead a team to an ICC Cricket World Cup victory twice.(Photo: Reuters)

Mary Kom | Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte is the only female boxer to have won a medal in all six world boxing championships. The flyweight boxer won a bronze medal in the 2012 Olympics at London. (Photo: Reuters)
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Mary Kom | Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte is the only female boxer to have won a medal in all six world boxing championships. The flyweight boxer won a bronze medal in the 2012 Olympics at London. (Photo: Reuters)

Zia Mody | The corporate lawyer a founder of AZB & Partners, where she is managing partner. She has a master's degree from Harvard Business School and is qualified to pratice law in New York. (Photo: Facebook)
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Zia Mody | The corporate lawyer a founder of AZB & Partners, where she is managing partner. She has a master's degree from Harvard Business School and is qualified to pratice law in New York. (Photo: Facebook)

First Published on Mar 8, 2018 11:31 am
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