March 8, 2020 4 minutes read

Women are outperforming men across all the domains and have successfully made their mark in media.

Wizikey collated some interesting insights about most powerful women newsmakers across industries using its AI and ML-based technology.

“In a traditionally conservative society like India, women are overcoming challenges on a personal level, facing headwinds on professional fronts to make India gender-equal nation. It is interesting to see the influential women who are making a change in different ecosystems of society and professions.”

Anshul Sushil, Co-Founder and CEO of Wizikey

Top Women Newsmakers – Business

Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman made the most amount of news in the business section. She generated the most number of media mentions as when she was appointed as the Finance Minister of the country and presented her first interim budget in the parliament.

Wizikey Top Newsmakers Nirmala Sitharaman

She generated tremendous amount of media mention when she presented her first budget with the longest speech in history. 

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Founder of Biocon was the biggest Newsmaker in Women Entrepreneurs. She generated the most number of media mentions when the government announced Corporate Tax Cut and banned e-cigarettes.

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She is diligently active on social media and has always been in the news for her views regarding various government decisions.


Top Women Newsmakers – Bollywood

Sara Ali Khan

Sara Ali Khan was the biggest achiever in terms of News Mentions. She was constantly mentioned in the news about her new film signings and rumoured affair with Karthik Aryan.

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She made the most number of news at the time of Love Aaj Kal release.

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone was the second-biggest newsmaker in terms of media mentions. She created the most number of news last year due to the Chapaak controversy.

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Deepika’s presence at Cannes was also a newsworthy event that happened last year.


Top Women Newsmakers – Sports

Cricketing duo of Shafali Verma and Harmanpreet Kaur made the most amount of news in the sports segment.

Shafali Verma

Australia, Feb 29 (ANI): Shafali Verma of India plays a shot during the ICC Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup match between India and Sri Lanka at Junction Oval in Melbourne on Saturday. The photo courtesy ICC. (ANI Photo)

Shafali’s journey is the most inspiring among all, with the present age of 16 and second-best ranked player in Indian cricket is the feat not all can achieve.

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She made the most amount because of the T20 World Cup which Indian Cricket Team is currently playing. She was also the major run-scorer on India’s tour of South Africa.

Harmanpreet Kaur

Harmanpreet Kaur was the second-biggest newsmaker in the sports category, She generated the most number of media mentions because of the ongoing Women’s T20 World Cup where she is among the top performers.

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She has been leading the Indian side successfully. Her performance at the South African tour also contributed towards generating news.


Top Women Newsmakers – Startups

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra was the most mentioned women in the Startup space. Her investment in startups like Bumble, Holberton School made the most amount of news for her in this space.

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