Mithali Raj named one of the most influential women in India by BBC

first_imgMithali Raj, the captain of Indian women’s cricket team, has been named as one of the most influential women in India by the BBC.The BBC 100 women list 2017 comprises of women from different spheres of life, from engineering to the creative industries, from sport to business – they represent the global wealth of female talent.Other Indians on the BBC 100 women list 2017Ira Trivedi: She is a writerTulika Kiran: Teacher and social workerAditi Avasthi: She is the founder and CEO at Embibe – an edtech platformMehroonisa Siddiqui: The 65-year-old is the mother of Indian actor Nawazuddin SiddiquiNitya Thummalachetty: Director of Diversity, FortunaPIXPriyanka Roy: She is a 16-year-old studentRupi Kaur: She is an author and illustratorUnique aspect of the BBC 100 women list 2017The thing that makes this year’s list stand out from last year is that the women on the list will be part of the 100 Women Challenge, tackling some of the biggest problems women are facing around the worldThey will be divided in four teams, where they will share their experiences and create innovative ways to tackle:The glass ceilingFemale illiteracyStreet harassmentSexism in sportInterested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected]last_img