List of Women Achievers 2019

List of Women Achievers 2019

Minty Agarwal First women to receive Yudh Seva medal by the President of India
Muthayya Vanitha Project Director of Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission of ISRO
Bianca andreesca She won her first Grand slam title in 2019 US Open by defeating Serena Williams
Naomi Osaka She won 2019 Australian open and also has been ranked as Asia’s 1st No.-1 in Tennis.
Kavitha Gopal First Girl student to win President of India Prize
Kalli Puri Honored with India’s most powerful women in Media
Aparna Kumar First IPS Officer to be honored with prestigious Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award
Payal Jangid Received the Changemaker Award at the Goalkeepers Goal Awards in New York for her campaign against child labour and child marriage
Gita GopinathFirst woman Chief Economist of IMF
M.A SnehaFirst Indian woman to be recognised caste and religion-less legally
Garima AroraFirst Indian female chef to be conferred with the Michelin star and also named as Asia's best female chef for 2019
Hina JaiswalFirst woman flight engineer to be inducted into the Indian Air Force
Dr. G C AnupamaFirst woman to head Astronomical Society of India, the prime association of professional astronomers in the country
Shikha SurabhiFirst and only woman officer in the Indian Army's Motorcycle Daredevils Squad at the Republic Day parade 2019
Bhavana KasturiFirst woman army officer to lead an all-men contingent at the Republic Day parade 2019
Chandrima ShahaFirst woman to get elected as President of Indian National Science Academy (INSA)
Aishwarya PisseyFirst Indian to claim a world title in motorsports by winning FIM World Cup
Shalija Dhami India's First Women Officer to be appointed as flight commander of a flying unit
Anshula KantFirst woman Chief Financial officer of the World Bank Group
Priyanka ChopraFirst Indian Actress to represent our Nation in Hollywood.
P V SindhuFirst Indian women to win a silver medal in Olympic
Nirmala SitharamanIndia's First Woman Defence and Finance Minister.
Karen Uhlenbeck First woman to receive Abel Prize
Bhawana Kanth First woman fighter pilot of Indian Air Force
Jayshree Vyas First independent women director of Bombay Stock Exchange
Aarohi Pandit First woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean flying solo in an ultra-light aircraft.
G.S. Lakshmi First woman to be inducted into ICC match referee panel
Mithali Raj First female cricketer to play 200 ODIs
Mary Kom First female boxer to win 6 gold medals at Women’s Boxing World Championships
Arunima Sinha First female amputee to climb the highest peak of Antarctica - Mt Vinson and also  to rescue dangerous reptiles like crocodiles, gharials
Claire Polosak First woman to umpire a men’s one-day international.
Stéphanie Frappart First ever woman to act as a main referee in the top tier of French men’s football.
Nahida Manzoor First woman from Jammu and Kashmir to scale the world's highest peak -- Mount Everest.
Mati Diop First black woman to win award at Cannes (2019) Film Festival in 72 years
Tengku Maimun First Woman Chief Justice of Malaysia
Saray Khumalo First black woman from Africa to summit Mount Everest
Vedangi Kulkarni Fastest Asian to cycle the globe.

List of Women Achievers 2018

Name Achievement
Aanchal Thakur India's first medal in an international skiing competition.
Shobhana BhartiaFirst Women CEO of National Newpaper.
Sharmila Nicollet Become the first Indian golfer to qualify for the China Ladies PGA Tour.
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Indu Malhotra First woman lawyer to become Supreme Court Judge.
Abhilasha Kumari First women Chief Justice of Manipur HC. 
Avani Chaturvedi First woman fighter pilot to fly fighter jet. 
Sridevi Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female) for Mom in the 19th edition of the Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards in Bangkok.
Usha Ananthasubramanian First woman chairman of Indian Banks’ Association IBA for the year 2017-18. 
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.
Frances McDormand Best Actress 2018 Oscar winner for her performance as Mildred in the film THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
Mamta Kalia She is the eminent Hindi writer. She was honoured with literary award Vyas Samman for year 2017 for her novel 'Dukkham Sukkham'. The Vyas Samman is given to a Hindi literary work published in the past 10 years. It is awarded annually by the K.K. Birla Foundation
Mirabai Chanu She is an Indian Female Weightlifter. She hails from Manipur. She won a gold medal (48kg) at the World Championships Weightlifting Competition in California. She became only the second Indian after Karnam Malleswari to achieve this feat.
Priyanka Chopra She won Mother Teresa Memorial Award for her work as a cause of fighting for the rights of refugees and displaced people. She is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador as well.
Indra Nooyi She is an Indian American business executive and currently the Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo.
Aanchal Thakur She won India’s first International medal in Skiing at the FIS International Skiing Competition held in Turkey (Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup).
Parbati Ghose She is Odisha’s first female filmmaker. She was passed away in Feb 2018. She is as producer for films Bhai Bhai (1956), Lakshmi(1962) and Kaa(1966).
Asma Jahangir She became Pakistan’s first woman to serve as the President of Supreme Court Bar Association. 
Neelam Kapur She is an Indian Information Service officer of 1982 batch. She has taken over as Director General, Sports Authority of India.
Indu Malhotra She is senior counsel practising in the Supreme Court of India. She was the second woman to be designated Senior Advocate by the Supreme Court in 2007.
Sridevi Sridevi Boney Kapoor was an Indian actress and film producer who starred in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, and Kannada films. she is the recipient of five Filmfare Awards. She passed away at age of 54 due to cardiac arrest in Dubai.
Aung San Suu Kyi She is the leader of the National League for Democracy and also the first and incumbent State Counsellor.
Bidya Devi Bhandari She became Nepal's first woman president in 2015.
Aditi Rao Hydri Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence award for her role in movie ‘Bhoomi’ starring Sanjay Dutt. She was honoured as best leading lady (critics award).
Manu Bhaker She won two gold medals in shooting competition at the 2018 ISSF World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico. 
Aruna Reddy She is an Indian female artist gymnast from Hyderabad. She won bronze medal in 2018 World Cup Gymnastics in women’s vault event held in Melbourne.
Begum Hamida Habibullah She was a former Rajya Sabha member from 1976 to 1982 who passed away at the age of 101. She had worked with Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA).
Krishna Kohli  She was elected to the member of the Senate of Pakistan, the upper house of Pakistan. She is the first Hindu Dalit woman and the second Hindu woman to hold the positon. She sometimes called by nickname Kishoo Bai.
Gina Haspel She is an American Intelligence Officer and the deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency. She has been nominated by US President Donald Trump to become CIA’s first woman chief.
Sanjitha Chanu She won the second gold medal for India in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She broke CWG record with a lift of 84kg in the snatch category and then lifted 108 in the clean & jerk to finish with a combined effort of 192kg.
Angela Merkel She is a German politician serving as Chancellor of Germany since 2005 and also leader of centre right Christian Democratic Union since 2000. 
Taniya Sanyal She has been appointed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) as its first ever woman firefighter. Till now aviation authority didn’t have any woman in its firefighter team.
Manika Batra She is a 22 year old paddler who won two gold, one silver and a bronze at 18th Gold Coast game held in Australia.
M C Mary Kom She is a 35 year old Olympic bronze winner. She won Gold medal at the 18th Gold Coast game held in Australia.
Olga Tokarczuk She is a polish writer who won has the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for fiction for Flights 
Sudha Balakrishnan She has taken charge as the first Chief Finanical Officer. She will be 12th executive director of the RBI. Formerly she was executive vice president of National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL).
Abhilasha Kumari She has sworn in as first women Chief Justice of Manipur High Court which seats at Imphal capital of Manipur. Earlier she had been Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court.
Peggy Whitson She is NASA’s spacewoman. She has retired recently as astronaut after returning from her last and longest spaceflight. She is world’s most experienced female spacewalker. She was the first woman to command ISS holding the position twice.
Kunwar Bai A 106 year old woman from Chhatisgarh was chosen as mascot for ‘Swach Bharat Abhiyan’ passed away due to prolonged illness. She had encouraged others from her village to built toilets.
Anandiben Patel She was former Gujarat CM. She has been appointed as Governor of MP. She succeeded Narendra Modi to became first woman CM of Gujarat.
Smriti Mandana She is Indian Women Cricket teams opener batsman. She became first Indian to compete for Kia T20 Super League in July 2018. She also has competed for Brisbane Heat in the Women's Big Bash League in Australia.
Anukreethy Vas She has been recently crowned as Femina Miss India 2018.
Pallavi Durua She was crowned as the first Tribal Queen of India at the Adi Rani Kalinga Tribal Queen competition. S
Kalki Koechlin She was conferred with the French distinction of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) for her contribution in enhancing Indo-French ties in cinema. The award was presented by the Ambassador of France to India.
Harmanpreet Kaur She became the first Indian woman to score a hundred at WT20 cup which is being held in Windies.
Debjani Ghosh She has taken over as President of the National Association of Software and Services companies (Nasscom). She became the first woman to head tech body in 30 years.
Joyita Mandal Joyita Mondal Mahi became the first transgender judge of a Lok Adalat. Joyita is also a social worker from West Bengal, India.
Jamida Beevi She created history by becoming the first Muslim woman to lead Friday prayers in India. led around 30 men and women in namaaz in Kerala’s Malappuram district.


Women Achievers 2017


Name
Achievement
Nirmala Sitharaman 1st woman Defence Minister (full time) of India
Bhawana Kanth
Mohana Singh
India's 1st women fighter pilots
Mithali Raj 1st player to cross 6,000 runs in women ODI (highest run scorer)
Jacinda Ardern Became 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand and the 3rd female PM
Shubhangi Swaroop 1st woman pilot in Indian Navy
Soumya Swaminathan WHO Deputy Director General
Esther Staubli 1st female referee to officiate at FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017
Jhulan Goswami 1st woman cricketer to take 200 ODI wickets
Atita Verghese India's 1st female pro-skateboarder
Neelam Jatav Gandhinagar's 1st woman station superintendent;
Gandhinagar (Jaipur) recently became India's 1st all woman non-suburban station
Debjani Ghosh 1st woman to head NASSCOM in 30 yrs.
Kavita Devi India's 1st woman WWE wrestler
Aruna Budda Reddy India's 1st World Cup medal winner (Bronze) in Gymnast
Radhika Menon 1st woman captain in the Indian Merchant Navy
Anny Divya 1st female captain of Boeing 777
Halima Yacub 1st woman President of Singapore
Jamida Beevi1st Indian Muslim woman to lead Friday prayers
Neelamani N Raju 1st woman DG-IGP of Karnataka
Mamta Kulkarni Station Manager at the 1st all-women station in India- Matunga (Central Railway)
G Rohini Head of the sub-panel on OBC sub-categorisation
Nitasha Biswas Miss Trans Queen 2017
Joyita Mandal India's 1st Transgender Judge
Kanchanmala Pandey 1st Indian to win Gold medal at the World Para Swimming Championship
Sanyukta Bhatia Lucknow's 1st woman Mayor in 100 yrs
Krishna Kumari 1st ever Hindu Dalit woman Senator in Pakistan's Sindh province
Roopa Moudgil 1st IPS officer from Karnataka
Neeru Chadha 1st Indian woman on UN Law Board
Pratibha & Prachi 1st women in India to start operations (pilot run) of a metro rail (Lucknow Metro)
R Sreelekh 1st woman IPS officer and 1st woman DGP of Kerala
Ekta Bisht 1st Indian Women cricketer to enter ICC ODI and T20 Teams
Harshini Kanhekar India's 1st ever woman firefighter
Mirabai Chanu Won India's 1st Gold in World Weightlifting Championship (in last 22 yrs.)
Gr Radhika 1st woman to climb Mt Elbrus (highest mountain in Europe)
Parvathy 1st Malayalam actor to win the silver peacock award at the International Film Festival
Bharati Lavekar Developed India's 1st digital sanitary pad bank
Bhumika Sharma 1st Indian woman to win Miss World Bodybuilding Championship
Snehlata Srivastava 1st Lok Sabha Secretary General of India
Preet Didbal 1st Sikh woman to be elected as a Mayor in the USA
Chitra Ramkrishna First women managing director (MD) and CEO of the National Stock Exchange.
Tessy ThomasFirst Indian women scientist to lead a missile project
Arundhati BhattacharyaFirst women to lead an India-based Fortune India 500 company and First women to be chairman of the SBI.
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