From stepping out of their traditional roles and breaking barriers to entering unexplored territories and challenging conventions, women around the globe have come a long way. To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, we bring you seven inspiring stories of Indian women who dared to defy gender stereotypes and made a significant and pioneering contribution in typically male-dominated fields. These are ordinary women with extraordinary grit and resilience. Driven by their passion and perseverance, they exhibited exemplary courage and excellence that paved their way to success. We salute the indomitable spirit of these women who were—and still remain—ahead of their times.
Featured in Harmony — Celebrate Age Magazine March 2017
Prolific, positive and passionate, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni places women firmly at the centre of her literary canvas, crafting her characters….
Kolkata’s Monica Liu rises above a challenging past to become one of the city’s top restaurateurs. The word ‘Chinese’….
Dr Punita Arora, 71, New Delhi First woman Lieutenant-General in the Indian Armed Forces (2004), Commandant of the Armed….
Diana Edulji, 61, Mumbai Member of the first Indian women’s cricket team In 1975, the Indian women’s cricket team….