women achievers

When children learn, they transmit a vibe of pride - Rina Agarwal, Founder of Learning Impulse

When children learn, they transmit a vibe of pride - Rina Agarwal, Founder of Learning Impulse

Rina Agarwal, Founder and CEO of Learning Impulse, started her venture just five years ago and since then has never looked back. Her parents and her teachers have been her role...

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Make Way for the 'Sporty' Girls!

Make Way for the 'Sporty' Girls!

When it comes to sports, popular notion says it’s a male-dominated area. However, it is fascinating as well as encouraging to note that more and more women are chasing this off...

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Powerful Global Women - 1

Powerful Global Women - 1

A. Angela Merkel : The Chancellor of Germany and Chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union, she is the first female Chancellor of Germany. A physical chemist by professional...

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Women Social Warriors - 1

Women Social Warriors - 1

In order to bring a change in society, revolution is a must. And to ignite a revolution, fiery souls are a must. India has been blessed enough to witness some such zestful women...

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GOWA : Guild of Women Achievers

GOWA : Guild of Women Achievers

The brainchild of Chhaya Srivastava, this organisation was founded in 1996. Having herself been a victim of workplace harassment, she felt that the society needs more such...

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Powerful Indian Women - 2

Powerful Indian Women - 2

A. Sonia Gandhi : The President of the Indian National Congress, she has already made a record of being the longest-serving President of the Congress party in its 125-year...

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Powerful Global Women - II

Powerful Global Women - II

A. Melinda Gates : An American businesswoman and philanthropist, she is the co-founder and co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She has also been the former unit...

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YFLO Raga Young Women Achievers Awards

YFLO Raga Young Women Achievers Awards

YFLO stands for Young FICCI Ladies Organization. This organization is an exclusive women's wing of the prestigious national organization FICCI (Federation of Indian Chamber Of...

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Women on Wanderlust! An interview with the founder of WOW – Sumitra Senapaty

Women on Wanderlust! An interview with the founder of WOW – Sumitra Senapaty

Sumitra Senapaty is an internationally known travel writer who enjoys writing about her travels in leading publications like Times of India, Femina, Verve, Marie Claire, and...

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Women Who Are Changing the World

Women Who Are Changing the World

Women indeed are changing the world, in countless ways! Sitting in any corner of the world, perhaps commoners would not even be aware of the numerous revolutions that women are...

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Ladies 'First', Truly- II

Ladies 'First', Truly- II

a. Major Mitali Madhusmita created history by becoming the first ever woman officer to win a Sena medal for gallantry. In February 2011, she made not only womenfolk, but the...

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Looking back in history, these women have made a difference!

Looking back in history, these women have made a difference!

a.Florence Nightingale : A celebrated English social reformer and statistician, she can be called the founder of modern nursing, and has also earned the title of ‘the lady with...

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India’s own Einstein – Neha Ramu - and she’s only 12 years old!

India’s own Einstein – Neha Ramu - and she’s only 12 years old!

Here’s some heartening news to change the parochial Indian mindset that holds the male gender as being more superior - a young Indian girl, Neha Ramu has been declared to have...

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Steffi Graf - who took the tennis world by storm!

Steffi Graf - who took the tennis world by storm!

This 1962 born former World No.1 German tennis player is indeed a jewel when it comes to the realm of sports in the global arena. Her father Peter Graf, a car and insurance...

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Lena Dunham and the celebration of real women

Lena Dunham and the celebration of real women

“Girls” is touted as being every “real” woman’s answer to Sex and the City. The multi-award winning series follows the trials, tribulations, and awkward moments of 4 young women...

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Lena Dunham: seeing success before 30

Lena Dunham: seeing success before 30

Producer, Actress and now author of the much-awaited book of essays titled, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned, 26-year-old Lena Dunham is...

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Shakuntala Devi - Remembering the world's only human calculator

Shakuntala Devi - Remembering the world's only human calculator

Universally renowned and nicknamed “the human calculator”, Shakuntala Devi was born on November 4th 1929, in Bangalore to poor, hard-working parents, who discovered her...

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The women on the rise in the African nations

The women on the rise in the African nations

Development is not always synonymous with women empowerment. The generalization that women are more empowered in the developed nations than in the developing ones may broadly be...

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Indra Nooyi: Success mantra and leadership style

Indra Nooyi: Success mantra and leadership style

Indra Nooyi is a force of nature and a power to be reckoned with, all with good reason. She is ranked 4th on the Forbes List of most influential women of 2013, and also has the...

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Marissa Mayer - Will her telecommuting ban make or break Yahoo?

Marissa Mayer - Will her telecommuting ban make or break Yahoo?

As one of the youngest CEO’s of a Fortune 500 company, Marissa Mayer encounters constant interest and scrutiny from the media regarding every aspect of her life, be it her...

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Serena Williams: Standing tall and proud

Serena Williams: Standing tall and proud

Today, she is a force to be reckoned with, in the sports world, but Serena Williams did not always have it easy. The no. 1 female tennis champion had to battle against many odds...

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Lena Dunham - Facing bouquets and brickbats in unequal measure

Lena Dunham - Facing bouquets and brickbats in unequal measure

Having just celebrated her 27th birthday on May 13th, Lena Dunham continues to be, in her own words, "the voice of a generation". Her self-written series, "Girls", received a...

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Oprah’s endorsements make celebrities out of people

Oprah’s endorsements make celebrities out of people

Oprah Winfrey has made celebrities out of people by inducting them into Team Oprah. She has personally endorsed them and has gone on to publicly share the positive impact which...

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Michelle Obama is a people’s person

Michelle Obama is a people’s person

Michelle Obama is the 46th First Lady of the United States of America, and holds the distinction of being the country’s first African-American First Lady. She also has the...

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Learning from Steffi Graf's discipline and attitude

Learning from Steffi Graf's discipline and attitude

Steffi Graf has been quoted saying - "You can have a certain arrogance, and I think that's fine, but what you should never lose is the respect for the others", and this is a...

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Indra Nooyi – Successful strategies which have helped PepsiCo.grow

Indra Nooyi – Successful strategies which have helped PepsiCo.grow

PepsiCo is currently the second largest food and beverage company in the world, with approximately $65 billion in revenues. This achievement owes thanks in part to its CEO,...

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Oprah's contribution towards the USA National Child Protection Act of 1993

Oprah's contribution towards the USA National Child Protection Act of 1993

As a survivor of rape and sexual abuse herself, Oprah Winfrey is aware of the various short and long-term effects that childhood sexual abuse can have on a child’s psyche. Her...

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Steffi Graf is an inspiring sportsperson

Steffi Graf is an inspiring sportsperson

For me, the focus and energy level that I get from physically challenging myself on a daily basis – not to mention the obvious health benefits – is irreplaceable. -Steffi Graf....

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Marissa Mayer's hits and misses during her first year at Yahoo

Marissa Mayer's hits and misses during her first year at Yahoo

Since assuming the role of CEO in July 2012, 37-year-old Marissa Mayer has promised to breathe new life into Yahoo, and to make it the most popular site on the Internet. With...

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Marissa Mayer eyes the youth market with Tumblr acquisition

Marissa Mayer eyes the youth market with Tumblr acquisition

Marissa Mayer is a woman on a mission to rejuvenate Yahoo, and to make it appealing to the youth market. Her recent series of acquisitions have infused young perspectives into...

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Exploring Indra Nooyi's 5 C's of success

Exploring Indra Nooyi's 5 C's of success

As the CEO of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi is constantly sought after to share her “magic formula” for success. She belongs to a minority of women who hold top positions with large...

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Michelle Obama jokes about her White House Prison life

Michelle Obama jokes about her White House Prison life

US First Lady, Michelle Obama, is known for her witty sense of humor, an enviable wardrobe which has landed her on the cover of Vogue magazine twice, and for her ability to...

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Oprah's Book Club makes celebrities out of authors

Oprah's Book Club makes celebrities out of authors

Much like her other initiatives which began as special episodes or segments on her show, Oprah’s Book Club was started in 1996 as a book discussion club intended to showcase...

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Oprah’s career before “The Oprah Winfrey Show”

Oprah’s career before “The Oprah Winfrey Show”

“I haven’t planned one thing – ever. I have just been led by a strong instinct, and I have made choices based on what was right for me at the time.” – Oprah While most people...

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Lena Dunham exercises caution and humour while dealing with critics

Lena Dunham exercises caution and humour while dealing with critics

A Google search with the words “I hate Lena Dunham” will produce 1,190,000 results, and a news search will produce an average of 2 articles or blog posts which criticize her for...

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Oprah Winfrey’s brand value stems from her own credibility

Oprah Winfrey is the undisputed Queen of personal branding, and her current brand value stands at close to $3 billion. From her initial days on her self-titled show, which ran...

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Indra Nooyi's tips on how to be heard in a roomful of men

Indra Nooyi's tips on how to be heard in a roomful of men

As the CEO of PepsiCo. And one of the most powerful women in the world of business, Indra Nooyi can safely be considered as one of the most influential people to listen to; her...

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Priyanka Chopra has her very own comic book character!

Priyanka Chopra has her very own comic book character!

"I like taking on projects that take me beyond the expected and forward as a person and professional. The comic book is one more endeavor in that direction." - Priyanka Chopra....

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Priyanka Chopra is preparing hard for her role as Mary Kom

Priyanka Chopra is preparing hard for her role as Mary Kom

She is only 30 years old, but Priyanka Chopra has already proved herself as being competent in all aspects of the glamour industry; she is a super model, award-winning Bollywood...

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Priyanka Chopra kicks off her international singing career

Priyanka Chopra kicks off her international singing career

Priyanka Chopra has successfully added another feather to her considerably large cap, by becoming the first Bollywood actress to launch her own music career with an...

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Marissa Mayer's career with Google

Marissa Mayer's career with Google

Marissa Mayer wanted to be a neurosurgeon, but landed up becoming the first female engineer at then-start-up company, Google; she became its 20th employee in June 1999. With...

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PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi to be felicitated by an Indo-American charity

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi to be felicitated by an Indo-American charity

Indra Nooyi has long been regarded as one of the most successful female CEOs in the corporate sphere. As a longtime feature in Forbes and Fortune magazine as one of its most...

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Michelle Obama is releasing a Hip Hop music album as part of her healthy eating campaign

Michelle Obama is releasing a Hip Hop music album as part of her healthy eating campaign

Michelle Obama and her ability to get to “ground level” in order to connect with regular citizens, is something, which should not be questioned. From being voted as one of the...

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Marissa Mayer’s uphill battle to rejuvenate Yahoo continues

Marissa Mayer’s uphill battle to rejuvenate Yahoo continues

Ranked number 14 on Fortune magazine’s list of most powerful businesswomen in 2012, 38-year-old Marissa Mayer belongs in a league of young achievers who have attained top...

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Oprah Winfrey shows how racism still exists in the present day

Oprah Winfrey shows how racism still exists in the present day

You cannot be my friend and use that word around me. It shows my age, but I feel strongly about it. … I always think of the millions of people who heard that as their last word...

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How Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In" movement inspired one woman to save lives

How Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In" movement inspired one woman to save lives

She has consistently stated that “leaning in” is not just for ambitious, aspiring female CEO’s, and indeed, the impact of Sheryl Sandberg’s book and subsequent movement, “Lean...

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Michelle Obama and the benefits of leverage

Michelle Obama and the benefits of leverage

"Every day, across this country, so many women wake up every day and try -- using everything they have -- to make life a little better for others; I feel hopeful." – Said during...

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Indra Nooyi talks about engaging women through sports

Indra Nooyi talks about engaging women through sports

"Speak to women. Do it authentically. Give them the real sports experience they want. They will respond." - Indra Nooyi PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi does not mince words when it...

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Indra Nooyi inducts PepsiCo’s very first design chief in order to facilitate core brand growth

Indra Nooyi inducts PepsiCo’s very first design chief in order to facilitate core brand growth

“Market growth alone doesn't give you enough tailwinds. You have to create your own. The way to do that is by designing products for consumers that wow them. Not just the way...

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From Mary Kom to modern day mujras, Priyanka Chopra excels at essaying them all

From Mary Kom to modern day mujras, Priyanka Chopra excels at essaying them all

It should come as no surprise that Priyanka Chopra, noted actress, singer and lyricist, is multi-talented. Much like her fictional characters from the film, “Whats your Rashee”...

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Priyanka Chopra’s popularity causes problems on the internet

Priyanka Chopra’s popularity causes problems on the internet

Priyanka Chopra has faced her share of action in context with her celebrity status. From crazy fans to politics within the industry and ever-present media rumor mill which turns...

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Michelle Obama’s Lets Move! campaign is facilitating a cultural shift in American schools

Michelle Obama’s Lets Move! campaign is facilitating a cultural shift in American schools

It has been 4 productive years since First Lady Michelle Obama conceptualized and launched her campaign, “Lets Move!” as part of a concerted effort at tackling the growing...

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Sheryl Sandberg sells Facebook shares amid rumors that she might join Microsoft

Sheryl Sandberg sells Facebook shares amid rumors that she might join Microsoft

Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg has been in the news lately for a variety of reasons, the top most being that she has just sold $91 million worth of the social networking site’s...

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Michelle Obama has impeccable taste when it comes to party dresses

Michelle Obama has impeccable taste when it comes to party dresses

US First Lady Michelle Obama has been a world-renowned fashion icon for some time now, and has already been featured twice on the cover of the prestigious “Vogue” fashion...

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Michelle Obama embraces Bollywood dance music in the White House

Michelle Obama embraces Bollywood dance music in the White House

Who would have imagined celebrating Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, at the White House of all venues? For a group of Indian-American children, it must have been a...

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Indra Nooyi feels that one needs to be a “learning CEO” in order to run PepsiCo.

Indra Nooyi feels that one needs to be a “learning CEO” in order to run PepsiCo.

As a CEO who truly walks the talk and leads by example, Indra Nooyi is of the opinion that one must be open-minded, among other things, in order to successfully lead a company....

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Indra Nooyi announces PepsiCo’s 33,000 crore investment in India

Indra Nooyi announces PepsiCo’s 33,000 crore investment in India

“India is a country with huge potential and it remains an attractive high priority market for PepsiCo. We believe we have only scratched the surface of long term growth...

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Priyanka Chopra is the first Indian GUESS model!

Priyanka Chopra is the first Indian GUESS model!

"Chopra's confidence, strength and sensuality reflect the qualities I always look for in a model and she reminds me of the young Sophia Loren. With the Indian movie industry...

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Steffi Graf’s life after retiring from tennis is filled with family time and social work

Steffi Graf’s life after retiring from tennis is filled with family time and social work

After retiring from a fulfilling career as a professional tennis player in 1999, Steffi Graf has moved on to other fulfilling aspects of her life; marriage, children, and social...

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Steffi Graf is celebrating 25 years since her Golden Slam win

Steffi Graf is celebrating 25 years since her Golden Slam win

2013 marks a quarter of a century since tennis star Steffi Graf became the third woman in the history of professional tennis to win the Calendar Year Grand Slam. In order to...

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In Marissa Mayer’s world, time management is everything

In Marissa Mayer’s world, time management is everything

Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer, has three main priorities in her life: Yahoo, her family, and various unavoidable engagements thanks to her professional position. She is clear about...

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Madhulika Liddle - Penning her way to glory!

Madhulika Liddle - Penning her way to glory!

Madhulika Liddle, a contemporary Indian author to reckon with, has made her way into the hearts of millions of readers with her prolific creations of detective series, short...

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What surprise does Vidya Balan have up her sleeve?

What surprise does Vidya Balan have up her sleeve?

Vidya Balan has always done things differently, and how! This woman can be said to break the mould of the typical Bollywood actress and also redefine a few stereotypes. Be it...

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Marissa Mayer wants Yahoo to be a mobile-first company

Marissa Mayer wants Yahoo to be a mobile-first company

“We don’t think of ourselves as design-first, we think of ourselves as mobile-first”. – Marissa Mayer...

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Oprah Winfrey is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Oprah Winfrey is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Awards and accolades are not new to renowned talk show host and humanitarian, Oprah Winfrey. The Presidential Medal of Freedom however, will always be a special kind of award,...

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Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In gains momentum

Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In gains momentum

While many women ask the most obvious questions pertaining to their limited success in the professional sphere, only a handful have been able to get to the root of the problem...

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Sheryl Sandberg's 5 efficiency increasing habits

Sheryl Sandberg's 5 efficiency increasing habits

Sheryl Sandberg is not only the founder and face of “Lean In”, a movement which encourages women to challenge socially constructed boundaries and myths regarding their ability...

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Madhulika Liddle - Penning her way to glory!

Madhulika Liddle - Penning her way to glory!

Madhulika Liddle, a contemporary Indian author to reckon with, has made her way into the hearts of millions of readers with her prolific creations of detective series, short...

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What surprise does Vidya Balan have up her sleeve?

What surprise does Vidya Balan have up her sleeve?

Vidya Balan has always done things differently, and how! This woman can be said to break the mould of the typical Bollywood actress and also redefine a few stereotypes. Be it...

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In Marissa Mayer’s world, time management is everything

In Marissa Mayer’s world, time management is everything

Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer, has three main priorities in her life: Yahoo, her family, and various unavoidable engagements thanks to her professional position. She is clear about...

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Marissa Mayer wants Yahoo to be a mobile-first company

Marissa Mayer wants Yahoo to be a mobile-first company

“We don’t think of ourselves as design-first, we think of ourselves as mobile-first”. – Marissa Mayer...

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Oprah Winfrey is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Oprah Winfrey is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Awards and accolades are not new to renowned talk show host and humanitarian, Oprah Winfrey. The Presidential Medal of Freedom however, will always be a special kind of award,...

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Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In gains momentum

Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In gains momentum

While many women ask the most obvious questions pertaining to their limited success in the professional sphere, only a handful have been able to get to the root of the problem...

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Sheryl Sandberg's 5 efficiency increasing habits

Sheryl Sandberg's 5 efficiency increasing habits

Sheryl Sandberg is not only the founder and face of “Lean In”, a movement which encourages women to challenge socially constructed boundaries and myths regarding their ability...

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Theresa May to become the Prime Minister of UK after Brexit

Theresa May to become the Prime Minister of UK after Brexit

After the verdict of Brexit, Theresa May is all set to become the Prime Minister of UK. She is only the second woman after Margaret Thatcher to become the Prime Minister of UK...

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To see the unseen and speak the unspoken - Interview of Saba Islam

To see the unseen and speak the unspoken - Interview of Saba Islam

Saba Islam organizes learning workshops for children and parenting workshops for adults. Recently we got an opportunity to interact with her. ...

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Writing gives your imagination full expression - Swati Kaushal

Writing gives your imagination full expression - Swati Kaushal

An MBA from IIM Calcutta, Swati Kaushal's life took an U-turn when she decided to be an author! Today, with the success of a few bestsellers, she is sharing with us bits and...

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Making dream weddings come true - Candice Pereira, Co Founder of Marry Me

Making dream weddings come true - Candice Pereira, Co Founder of Marry Me

The Creative Head and Co-Founder of Marry Me Wedding Planners, Candice Pereira blends her own unique sense of organization and sense to the most significant day in a couple's...

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Oprah Winfrey wins an award for her acting role in "The Butler'"

Oprah Winfrey wins an award for her acting role in "The Butler'"

“ Ms. Winfrey, the actress, inhabits Gloria Gaines with such gusto – she makes you forget Oprah the impresario,” - SBIFF executive director Roger Durling ...

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Kareena Kapoor Khan - The inimitable fashion icon!

Kareena Kapoor Khan - The inimitable fashion icon!

When she made her foray in Bollywood, not only the industry but the entire nation had huge expectations from her as an actor for after all, she belongs to the “first family” in...

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Sheryl Sandberg - Men need to do more childcare and housework

Sheryl Sandberg - Men need to do more childcare and housework

"What has happened is that there aren’t women in leadership roles, therefore people don’t expect there to be women in leadership roles; therefore, there aren’t women in...

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