The history of Indian women is full of pioneers who have broken gender barriers and worked hard for their rights and made progress in the field of politics, arts, science, law etc. Let’s celebrate the victory of these women who came out from their stereotypical roles and worked hard towards making their dreams come true.

On Women’s Day, Bharti Jewellers celebrates these women and many more who have a dream in their minds, determination in their eyes, compassion in their hearts and success in their life. Here are a few women of achievement who will inspire you and remind you that you’re just a decision away from a totally different life:

Mary Kom

Mary Kom is a five-time world boxing champion and Olympic bronze medallist who attaches utmost importance to her game. She didn’t achieve this success with the wave of a magic wand but won it with her grit, practice and determination. She is an inspiration to all Indian women and truly inspires everyone to fight for and believe in their dreams. She is also a daughter, wife, and mother. She takes her role at home as seriously as she takes her game. Managing multiple roles with such ease and grace, Mary Kom has a smile that shines through. Bharti Jewellers salutes this gem of a person.

Indra Nooyi

Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi is an American/Indian business executive known for her role as Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo and for her highly successful strategic redirection of the company to a healthier product line. Indra Nooyi consistently appears on the Forbes’ list of the world’s most powerful women.

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra is one of the top 10 leading actresses of the Bollywood industry. Her hard work has indeed paid off extremely well. Not just India, she is now making her mark on the International scene. Priyanka Chopra is one name for strength, confidence and inspiration. She is one of those exceptional women and actresses, who know to value themselves at first before gaining value from others. Such women do not wait for the opportunities to knock their door. They rather, build so many doors that there is no scope for opportunity to run away. She is among the well settled woman and an inspiration to all those women who lack confidence. Priyanka Chopra passes a strong message through her achievements; her work speaks through her courage and determination.

Shobhaa De

One of India’s most popular writers, Shobhaa De has seen it all: life as a model, a copywriter, a journalist, a socialite, a scriptwriter, a bestselling novelist and a busy mother of six children. Her style of writing is deemed a breath of fresh in the Indian literature. The highly individualistic style of writing that does at times seems provocative and bold. Besides literary writing, Shobhaa De is also recognized for her scriptwriting for Indian television soaps. Bharti Jewellers salutes a breath of fresh air like Shobhaa De.

Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar is the woman in long plaits and a plain sari, who has received the Bharat Ratna (2001), Padma Bhushan (1969), Padma Vibhushan (1999), three national awards, four Filmfare Best Female Playback awards and several others for her melodious singing. Being called as the ‘Nightingale of India’, she continues to win fans as she also celebrates 89 years of age. While we all love her contribution to Indian music, she is also an inspiration by her hardworking and devoted attitude, for believing and demonstrating that while age may slow a person down, it need not stop them altogether. We salute Lata Mangeshkar, for living life on her own terms, in an era when women rarely could be single or even independent.

Punita Arora

Punita Arora has served as the first Vice admiral of Indian Navy, and is also the first woman in India, who achieved second highest rank for the post of Lieutenant General, India Armed Forces. Punita Arora is not an ordinary woman, but she is here to teach all those ordinary women, different ways to accomplish their unique thoughts. She had to fight this battle with her society, herself, with her loved ones, and also from the nation’s perspective. Her courage to step outside the house and join the Indian Armed Forces has encouraged many other women to enter various fields of their interest.

Bharti Jewellers salutes and wishes all these woman and all of you out there a very Happy Women’s Day and wish you the power to make your dreams come true.