International Women’s Day is marked on 8th March every year to celebrate the spirit of womanhood and recognise the efforts of half of humanity. To commemorate this global occasion, we are coming up with our first ever ‘Blackboard’s Women Leadership Awards 2018 | The Super 30 List’ this year.

Blackboard recognises the immense contribution and leadership shown by these stellar group of women across politics, public service, business, entrepreneurship, startups, hospitality, literature, arts and culture, cinema, medicine, science and research, dance, journalism et al. spread across India, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Blackboard’s Women Leadership Awards 2018 | The Super 30 List

1. Mamata Banerjee

For her outstanding leadership and contribution in governance and public policy

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2. Shripriya Dalmia Thirani

For her outstanding leadership in business and entrepreneurship

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3. Asha Bhatia

For excellence in literature

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4. Jhulan Goswami

For her outstanding leadership and excellence in sports

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5. Devanshi Rungta

For excellence in arts and culture

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6. Bharati Jacob

For her outstanding leadership and contribution in the startup ecosystem

7. Vani Kola

For her outstanding leadership and contribution in the startup ecosystem

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8. Aditi Balbir

For her outstanding leadership in hotels and resorts industry

9. Madhumita Mohanta

For her outstanding leadership and contribution in the hospitality sector

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10. Asma Khan

For her outstanding leadership and contribution in food and restaurant sector

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11. Prarrthona Pal Chowdhury

For her outstanding leadership and contribution in the beverage industry

12. Uma Nair

For excellence in arts and culture

13. Richa Agarwal

For excellence in creative writing and poetry

14. Dr. Sharmila Lal

For her outstanding leadership and contribution in women’s health, medicine and social work

15. Avani Chaturvedi

For excellence in Indian defence services

16. Dr Rupali Basu

For her outstanding leadership and contribution in medicine and hospital administration

17. Attika Ahluwalia

For excellence in fashion merchandising and advertising

18. Bachendri Pal

For her outstanding leadership in adventure sports and exploration

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19. Dr Aparna Jaswal

For her outstanding leadership and contribution in medicine

20. Anju Mangla, IPS

For her outstanding leadership in Indian police service

21. Keya Das

For her outstanding leadership and contribution in social sector

22. Tessy Thomas

For her outstanding leadership and contribution in Indian defence research

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23. Anoothi Vishal

For excellence in journalism

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24. Swastika Mukherjee

For excellence in cinema and animal rights

25. Sreyashi Nag

For excellence in dance

26. Esha Chatterjee

For excellence in publishing

27. Himika Chaudhuri

For excellence in journalism

28. Shatbhi Basu

For her outstanding leadership and contribution in the hospitality sector

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29. Richa Grover

For excellence in gender equality and child rights

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30. Sahana Bajpaie

For excellence in music

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