Meet women achievers of 2021 who took charge of important roles in different fields

The year 2021 witnessed many women achievers who took charge of important roles in different fields and even became business leaders which was earlier, a profession mostly dominated by males

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2021 was the year of women achievers undoubtedly. The year 2021 witnessed many women achievers who took charge of important roles in different fields and even became business leaders which was earlier, a profession mostly dominated by males.

Have a look at the women achievers of 2021 who showed the way forward and broken traditional norms.

Gita Gopinath

Gita Gopinath will take over as the first deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund from January 2022 replacing Geoffrey Okamoto. Gita Gopinath has served as the IMF's chief economist—the first woman to hold the post in IMF’s history— for three years.

Falguni Nayar

Falguni Nayar is the founder of beauty startup Nykaa and became the seventh self-made billionaire in Nov 2021. She called it quits at the peak of her career and built her own business, and it’s worth Rs.5.7 billion now. When Falguni Nayar took the entrepreneurial plunge in 2012, she was pushing fifty with about twenty years of experience as an investment banker. Now she has become the wealthiest self-made woman in India.

Leena Nair

Leena Nair was named French luxury fashion house, Chanel's new global CEO. She will be joining the company at the end of January 2022 and will be based in London. With this, Leena Nair joined a growing list of Indian-origin executives who have taken up top roles in some of the world's biggest companies in the recent past.

Divya Gokulnath

35-year-old Divya Gokulnath is the co-founder of India's largest education technology company Byju's Think and Learn this year turned her company into a unicorn. With this, she managed to find a place for herself in Forbe's rich list with a net worth of USD 4.05 billion.

6 women IPS officers

In a first, six of the 15 districts in the national capital Delhi has women as Deputy Commissioners of Police. While the capital had three women DCPs after an order released by the Home Ministry in Sep 2021 confirmed three more postings. Now Benita Mary Jaiker handles the south district as the DCP, Esha Pandey as DCP Southeast district and Shweta Chauhan leads the Central district. And IPS officers Usha Rangnani, Urvija Goel and Priyanka Kashyap are posted as DCPs in Northwest, West and East districts respectively.

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