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These 10 women talk about female role models who inspired them

From Oprah Winfrey to badass grannies, 10 personalities come together this women’s day to talk about the female role models that taught them #whorunstheworld

brunch Updated: Mar 04, 2018 12:58 IST
Samreen Tungekar
Samreen Tungekar
Hindustan Times
International Women's Day,Accomplished women,Role model
10 accomplished ladies pick the women (as well as one man) who inspired them(Styling by Mia, Tanya Ghavri and Namrata Deepak; make-up and hair by Gaurav Goswami, Thoithoi Thao and Younten Tsomo)(Vinod Aggarwal and Shivangi Kulkarni)

March 8 is International Women’s Day and to celebrate women power in all its glory, we decided to bring together ten women from professions as varied as a lawyer, supermodel, actor, entrepreneur, lifestyle blogger, a female Dastango to a transgender activist to tell us about women who they consider to be role models for them. And, that’s not all, we even asked them to name a male role model too. We believe in equality you see! Presenting the ten accomplished women.

Sairee Chahal looks up to her mother as her real role model. She wears a jacket from Vero Moda, dress from FableStreet and shoes from Gucci
Fouzia Dastango is inspired by her mother’s progressive thinking. She wears a kurta and gharara stitched by a tailor in Zakir Nagar, New Delhi
Naina Redhu is inspired by women who make things work, regardless of circumstances. She wears a dress, jacket and shoes from H&M, scarf from Pucci and earrings from Amrapali Jewels
Gurmehar Kaur looks up to her mother and grandmother for inspiration. She wears a kurta and skirt from Peeli Dori and heels from Koovs
Neha Dhupia has learnt a lot from Priyanka Chopra as well as Vidya Balan. She wears a T-shirt by Falguni & Shane Peacock, pantsuit by Ashish N Soni, hoops from Accessorize and shoes from Nike
Mishi Choudhary is inspired by Michelle Obama’s approach to life. She wears a top by Elie Tahari, skirt from Moulinette Soeurs and shoes from Mango
Sonalika Sahay looks up to Indra Nooyi for the way she balances her life. She wears a ruffled shirt and culottes from Forget Me Not, earrings from Forever 21 and heels from Steve Madden
Rudrani Chettri Chauhan is inspired by Oprah Winfrey’s resilience. She wears a jumpsuit from Mango, earrings from Sarojini Nagar market and shoes from Not Rated
Yasmin Kidwai learnt about work-life balance from her grandmother Tajdar Babbar. She wears an ikat djellaba, white kurta and Sufi pants from House of Qidwa, neckpiece designed by herself, watch from Omega and shoes from Gossip, Mumbai
Hanisha Singh looks up to her older sister Simrita for breezing through life’s toughest situations. She wears a dress from Balenciaga, jacket from Mango and heels by Stuart Weitzman

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First Published: Mar 03, 2018 22:37 IST