As the world was coping up with the uncertain aftermath of a pandemic, some phenomenal women were setting examples by demonstrating exceptional courage and conviction. They broke stereotypes and created history through their power moves and set new benchmarks for us. The POPxo Power Women list 2022 is our endeavour to celebrate and share their stories. I am very excited to announce the second edition of the POPxo Power Women List! 

The POPxo Power Women List 2022 features:

Avani Lekhara, Para Shooter 

Anjali Bhardwaj, Right To Information Activist

Bhawana Kanth, Fighter Pilot, Indian Air Force

Deepika Padukone, Actor, Producer & Mental Health Advocate 

Dr Gagandeep Kang, Scientist & Virologist

Falguni Nayar, Founder & CEO, Nykaa

Gita Gopinath, Deputy Managing Director, IMF

Hardika Shah, Founder & CEO, Kinara Capital

Harnaaz Sandhu, Miss Universe 2021, Actor & Model

Harpreet Chandi, British Sikh Army Officer & Physiotherapist

Kanika Tekriwal, CEO, JetSetGo Aviation Services Pvt Ltd

Malavika Hegde, CEO, Cafe Coffee Day Enterprises Ltd Megha Rajagopalan, Award-Winning Journalist 

Menaka Guruswamy & Arundhati Katju, Lawyers & LGBTQA+ Activists 

Megha Rajagopalan, Award-Winning Journalist

Namita Thapar, Executive Director, Emcure Pharmaceuticals

Prajakta Koli, Actor & Content Creator

PV Sindhu, Badminton Player

Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Chairperson, HCL Technologies 

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, Weightlifter  

Sirisha Bandla, Aeronautical Engineer

Tashi Yangjom, Mountaineer 

Vani Kola, Managing Director, Kalaari


Wondering How Were The 22 POPxo Power Women shortlisted?

Curating the POPxo Power Women List was an arduous albeit rewarding undertaking. Women changemakers really did own the past year and we had to select from a pool of 75 remarkable leaders. We looked at changemakers who made a #PowerMove in the recent past, positively impacted society, and established themselves as peer leaders with their Power Moves. Our endeavour was to shortlist women who emerged as role models for today’s youth by smashing stereotypes, persevering through challenges, and setting new benchmarks. 


Here’s How POPxo Will Celebrate The Power Women?

Each trailblazer on the POPxo Power Women List 2022 has a phenomenal story. We look forward to celebrating them in the way we know best—by narrating their tales of success, glory, and determination. Through in-depth interviews, social media amplification, and videos, we look forward to capturing it all for you, our audience and our family. 

This is going to be an exciting exercise and we look forward to giving you a sneak peek into the lives of India’s most marvellous women. Here’s to the fire they are, the grit they display, and the power they wield. Here’s to the Power Women!