List of Women Achievers (2017-2018)


Women Achievers 2018

Sr.No Name Achievement
1. Aanchal Thakur
India's first medal in an international skiing competition.
  • A 21-year-old  girl from Himachal Pradesh, clinched bronze at the Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup in Turkey.
2. Sharmila Nicollet
Become the first Indian golfer to qualify for the China Ladies PGA Tour.
  • Sharmila, who played on the Ladies European Tour before losing her full card, played her three rounds in the CLPGA Tour Qualifying School in 77-73-72 to finish in tied 21st and pick one of the 30 cards available in the 88-player field.
3. Indu Malhotra
First woman lawyer to become Supreme Court Judge.
4. Abhilasha Kumari
First women Chief Justice of Manipur HC. 
  • She became first women and third full-time Chief Justice of Manipur High Court.
5. Avani Chaturvedi
First woman fighter pilot to fly fighter jet. 
  • A 24 years girl completed a solo flight in a MiG.-21 Bison fighter aircraft.
6. Sridevi
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female) for Mom in the 19th edition of the Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards in Bangkok.
7. Usha Ananthasubramanian
First woman chairman of Indian Banks’ Association IBA for the year 2017-18. 
  • She succeeded Jatinder Bir Singh. Rajnish Kumar, Chairman of State Bank of India was elected Deputy Chairman of IBA for the year 2017-18.
  • IBA is the banking sector’s industry body, whose objective, among others, is to promote and develop sound and progressive banking principles, practices and conventions and to contribute to the developments of creative banking in the country.
8. Hima Das
Becomes first Indian woman to win gold in World Jr Athletics C'ships in the women's 400m final race in the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships in Tampere, Finland on July 12, 2018.
9. Frances McDormand
Best Actress 2018 Oscar winner for her performance as Mildred in the film THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
  • This is the fifth Academy Award nomination for Frances McDormand. 
  • She was previously nominated for Actress in a Supporting Role for NORTH COUNTRY (2005), ALMOST FAMOUS (2000), MISSISSIPPI BURNING (1988).  In 1996, McDormand was an Oscar winner for Best Actress in a Leading Role for FARGO.

Women Achievers 2017

S.No. Name Achivement
1. Nirmala Sitharaman 1st woman Defence Minister (full time) of India
2. Bhawana Kanth
Mohana Singh
India's 1st women fighter pilots
3. Mithali Raj 1st player to cross 6,000 runs in women ODI (highest run scorer)
4. Jacinda Ardern Became 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand and the 3rd female PM
5. Shubhangi Swaroop 1st woman pilot in Indian Navy
6. Soumya Swaminathan WHO Deputy Director General
7. Esther Staubli 1st female referee to officiate at FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017
8. Jhulan Goswami 1st woman cricketer to take 200 ODI wickets
9. Atita Verghese India's 1st female pro-skateboarder
10. Neelam Jatav Gandhinagar's 1st woman station superintendent;
Gandhinagar (Jaipur) recently became India's 1st all woman non-suburban station
11. Debjani Ghosh 1st woman to head NASSCOM in 30 yrs.
12. Kavita Devi India's 1st woman WWE wrestler
13. Aruna Budda Reddy India's 1st World Cup medal winner (Bronze) in Gymnast
14. Radhika Menon 1st woman captain in the Indian Merchant Navy
15. Anny Divya 1st female captain of Boeing 777
16. Halima Yacub 1st woman President of Singapore
17. Jamida Beevi 1st Indian Muslim woman to lead Friday prayers
18. Neelamani N Raju 1st woman DG-IGP of Karnataka
19. Mamta Kulkarni Station Manager at the 1st all-women station in India- Matunga (Central Railway)
20. G Rohini Head of the sub-panel on OBC sub-categorisation
21. Nitasha Biswas Miss Trans Queen 2017
22. Joyita Mandal India's 1st Transgender Judge
23. Kanchanmala Pandey 1st Indian to win Gold medal at the World Para Swimming Championship
24. Sanyukta Bhatia Lucknow's 1st woman Mayor in 100 yrs
25. Krishna Kumari 1st ever Hindu Dalit woman Senator in Pakistan's Sindh province
26. Roopa Moudgil 1st IPS officer from Karnataka
27. Neeru Chadha 1st Indian woman on UN Law Board
28. Pratibha & Prachi 1st women in India to start operations (pilot run) of a metro rail (Lucknow Metro)
29. R Sreelekha 1st woman IPS officer and 1st woman DGP of Kerala
30. Ekta Bisht 1st Indian Women cricketer to enter ICC ODI and T20 Teams
31. Harshini Kanhekar India's 1st ever woman fire fighter
32. Mirabai Chanu Won India's 1st Gold in World Weightlifting Championship (in last 22 yrs.)
33. Gr Radhika 1st woman to climb Mt Elbrus (highest mountain in Europe)
34. Parvathy 1st Malayalam actor to win the silver peacock award at the International Film Festival
35. Bharati Lavekar Developed India's 1st digital sanitary pad bank
36. Bhumika Sharma 1st Indian woman to win Miss World Bodybuilding Championship
37. Shehlata Srivastava 1st Lok Sabha Secretary General of India
38. Preet Didbal 1st Sikh woman to be elected as a Mayor in the USA

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