As we prepare to celebrate International Women’s Day 2017, there are many inspirational women that we need to remember to add to the glory of this special day. In this post, we are introducing five Indian women who broke the stereotypes and proved that they are the better leaders. With their hard work, they efficiently established themselves as the role models to other women. They met all odds, worked super hard and emerged as the shining stars.
India’s first woman pilot, Sarla Thakral lived her life with full enthusiasm. Born in 1914 in Delhi, Thakral was the first Indian woman to get an aviation pilot license and fly an aircraft. She was an inspiration to all women till she took her last breath in March 2009.
Known as the ‘Missile Woman’ of India, Tessy is the project director for Agni-IV missile in the Defence Research and Development Organisation. She is the first Indian woman to head a missile project.
Honoured with Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award, Bhakti is the first and the youngest woman in Asia to set a record in open swimming in the Antarctic waters by swimming a distance of 1.4 miles in 41.14 minutes at temperatures as low as 1 degree Celsius.
Anandi Gopal Joshi
She was India’s first lady to qualify as a doctor from the USA in 1886. Born in an orthodox Brahmin family, Joshi dared to go out of her way to pursue medicine and opened the doors for other Indian women to chase their dreams.
Known as the “human computer”, Shakuntala Devi is a mathematical genius who holds a record in the Guinness Book for being able to do insanely large mental calculations. She has written a number of children’s books.