Forbes has released the names of 50 women over 50 years of age from Asia-Pacific who are doing a commendable job in their respective fields of industries.
There are women from various fields like technology, pharmaceuticals, art and politics, and more who are inspiring the youth with their inspirational work.
Among those 50 are 6 women from India who have made the country proud with their achievements.
Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay (55 | Director, Indian Statistical Institute )
Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay is an award-winning computer scientist who is known for her research on computational biology, pattern recognition, and data mining.
In 2015, she became the first female director of the Indian Statistical Institute; she oversees its operations in Kolkata, Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, and Tezpur and also teaches classes within its machine learning division.
Madhabi Puri Buch (56 | Chairperson, Securities, and Exchange Board of India)
Madhabi Puri Buch was elected to lead the board of the securities regulatory body Securities and Exchange Board of India in March 2022.
Since her appointment, Buch has eased regulations on IPOs and further developed the bond market by allowing companies to sell bonds with a lower face value.
Zarin Daruwala (57 | CEO, Standard Chartered Bank India)
Zarin Daruwala is Cluster Chief Executive Officer, India, and South Asia markets (Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka). Daruwala was named a Top 100 Most Influential BFSI Leader by the World BFSI Congress and Awards 2022.
Anita Dongre (59 | Cofounder, House of Anita Dongre)
Anita Dongre is an Indian fashion designer who founded the ‘House of Anita Dongre’, an Indian fashion house. In 2017, she opened the sustainable luxury brand Grassroots in Manhattan which has 280 exclusive brand stores in total.
Soma Mondal (59 | Chairman, Steel Authority of India)
Soma Mondal is the current Chairperson of the Steel Authority of India. Mondal is not only being the first woman Functional Director of SAIL, but she is also the first woman Chairman of the company.
Geetanjali Shree (65 | Novelist)
Geetanjali Shree is an Indian Hindi-language novelist and short-story writer based in New Delhi, India, and is the author of several short stories and five novels.