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india Updated: Dec 09, 2007 01:19 IST

Sonia Gandhi, Congress president

The Congress president steered the party to success in the 14th Lok Sabha elections and enjoys wide support as a mass leader.

Kiran Mazumdar, MD, Biocon Ltd
She has steered Biocon’s transition from an industrial enzymes company to a global player with strategic research initiatives.

Indra Nooyi, CEO, PepsiCo
According to Forbes magazine’s 2007 poll, Indian-born Indra Nooyi is the fifth most powerful woman in the world.

Mamta Kharab, Hockey captain
Komal Choutala, the Haryanvi player, of Chak De India was modelled on Mamta. The ace forward is Indian hockey’s golden girl.

Kiran Bedi, Former IPS officer
The Magasaysay Award winner has many firsts to her credit. Kiran Bedi was the first woman head of Asia’s biggest prison, Tihar.

Renuka Chowdhury, Cabinet minister
Well known as a ‘firebrand’ politician, Renuka Chowdhury is minister of state for women and child devt.