'Sonia Gandhi tops the list of 20 most popular women in
UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi tops
the list of "20 Most Popular Women in
in which India
her current political rivals Mamata Banerjee and Jayalalithaa
Jayaram also figure.
ICICI MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar, Pepsico Chairperson and
CEO Indra Nooyi and Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
are the others who figure in the list prepared after a survey
jointly conducted by Assocham and Zee Business news channel.
The survey placed Sonia Gandhi in the top position,
followed by Chanda Kochhar in second, Indra Nooyi in third,
CMD of Biocon Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw in fourth and actress
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in fifth.
Axis Bank MD and CEO Shikha Sharma, actress
and Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom, were placed in
sixth, seventh and eighth positions, respectively, according
to the survey released on the eve of the International Women's
Assocham said the survey was conducted in January and
February this year.
The chamber claimed that about 2,000 working women in 11
sectors like marketing, IT and ITeS, manufacturing and banking
and finance were surveyed in various cities including National
Capital Region, Mumbai,
Bangalore, and Pune. Hyderabad
Badminton player Saina Nehwal was in 9th position,
Country Head Naina Lal Kidwai in 11th.
Others who appeared in the list include Piramal Life
Sciences Vice-Chairperson Swati Piramal (12th), actress
Shabana Azmi (13th), Balaji Telefilms Creative Director Ekta
Kapoor (14th), Film Director Zoya Akhtar (15th), leader of the
Opposition Sushma Swaraj (16th), Tamil Nadu Chief Minister
Jayalalithaa Jayaram (17th),
Chief Minister Mamata
Banerjee (18th), Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar (19th) and Lok
Sabha MP Dimple Yadav (20th).