Six women whose achievements have made India proud in 2019

First Published 21, Dec 2019, 6:33 PM

As 2019 comes to an end, let's start the New Year drawing inspiration from six women achievers of 2019, who made India proud.

History has seen many Indian women leaders who have made significant contributions in various fields. As 2019 comes to an end, let's start the New Year drawing inspiration from six women achievers of 2019, who made India proud.

History has seen many Indian women leaders who have made significant contributions in various fields. As 2019 comes to an end, let's start the New Year drawing inspiration from six women achievers of 2019, who made India proud.

Avani Chaturvedi, flying officer, has created history by becoming the first Indian woman fighter pilot in India to fly the MiG-21 Bison

Avani Chaturvedi, flying officer, has created history by becoming the first Indian woman fighter pilot in India to fly the MiG-21 Bison

Manika Batra is the top ranked female table tennis player in India. She is ranked 47th in the world.

Manika Batra is the top ranked female table tennis player in India. She is ranked 47th in the world.

Gita Gopinath is an Indian-American economist. She recently became the first woman chief economist at the IMF (International Monetary Fund).

Gita Gopinath is an Indian-American economist. She recently became the first woman chief economist at the IMF (International Monetary Fund).

Indra Nooyi is the second woman to join Amazon’s board. In her role as CEO for PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi was an invaluable role model for women in business.  She stepped down as CEO of Pepsico in October last year.

Indra Nooyi is the second woman to join Amazon’s board. In her role as CEO for PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi was an invaluable role model for women in business. She stepped down as CEO of Pepsico in October last year.

Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte is the only woman to become World Amateur Boxing champion. She is also the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the seven world championships.

Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte is the only woman to become World Amateur Boxing champion. She is also the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the seven world championships.

Mithali Raj: On February 1, 2019, during India's series against New Zealand Women, she became the first woman to play in 200 ODI matches. In September 2019, she announced her retirement from T20Is to focus on ODI cricket. The former captain became the first woman to complete 20 years in international cricket.

Mithali Raj: On February 1, 2019, during India's series against New Zealand Women, she became the first woman to play in 200 ODI matches. In September 2019, she announced her retirement from T20Is to focus on ODI cricket. The former captain became the first woman to complete 20 years in international cricket.

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