The BBC has on Wednesday revealed Mithali Raj as one of the most influential women in India. Additionally, Ira Trivedi and Tulika Kiran from Delhi along with Aditi Avasthi from Bangalore and Mehroonisa Siddiqui are among the inspirational individuals who have been included on the BBC 100 Women list 2017.
Taken from across all spheres of modern life – from engineering to the creative industries, from sport to business – they represent the global wealth of female talent. But in a new twist, the list launched on Wednesday is only part of the story.
The list has been inspired by the BBC 100 Women Challenge. This is a unique celebration of female talent which sees four teams of women tasked with finding solutions to everyday problems currently blighting female lives across the globe.
The challenge will be coming to Delhi from October 9-13 where a team will be looking at female illiteracy. Other places hosting the 100 Women Challenge are: Silicon Valley from October 2-6 where a group will tackle the glass ceiling; safety on public transport will be the focus for the London and Nairobi team from October 16-20; and finally, from October 23-27 women in Rio will consider sexism in sport