Nirmala Sitharaman, the Union Finance Minister of India among Forbes’ 100 most powerful women
Nirmala Sitharaman, the Union Finance Minister of India , and Bela Bajaria, head of Global TV at Netflix, are listed on Forbes’ 19th annual list of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” of 2022. On the list of “innovators and instigators who are leading on the world stage to redefine established power structures,” Harris is ranked third, while Sitharaman is at number 36. Sitharaman has made the list each year for the past four. She held the position of 37 last year, 41 in 2020, and 34 in 2019. In addition to Sitharaman, another Indian-American on the list is Bela Bajaria, head of Global TV at Netflix, who is rated at number 71.
Hits like “Bridgerton,” “The Queen’s Gambit,” “Lupin,” and “Cobra Kai” are the work of Bajaria. Bajaria was president of Universal Television before joining Netflix in 2016, when she created history by being the first person of color to lead a studio. Bajaria, a native of London, was included in TIME’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in 2022. In May 2019, Sitharaman became India’s first female finance minister. She worked for the BBC World Service and the UK’s Agricultural Engineers Association before entering politics.
Roshni Nadar Malhotra, the CEO of HCL Corporation and the youngest Indian woman on the list, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, the founder of Biocon, Madhabi Puri Buch, the first woman to chair the Securities and Exchange Board of India, Soma Mondal, the first woman to chair the government-run Steel Authority of India, and Falguni Nayar, the creator of Nykaa are other Indians on the list in addition to Sitharaman.