Priyanka Chopra, Sirisha Bandla, Geetanjali Shree and Sneha Jawale included in the BBC’s list of 100 influential women of 2022
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In the annual BBC(British Broadcasting Services) ‘100 influential Women of the year 2022 list’ four India’s women , Priyanka Chopra Jonas, aeronautical engineer Sirisha Bandla, Booker-winning author Geetanjali Shree and social worker Sneha Jawale have been included .
The annual list celebrates the achievements of women internationally, from grassroots volunteers to global leaders, and is used by the broadcaster to focus on women's experiences around the world through a dedicated series of interviews and documentaries.
This year was the first time when BBC asked some of the previous ‘100 Women’ on the list to nominate the ones they believe deserve a place on the 2022 list and whose stories need to be told.
Priyanka Chopra is a former Miss World (2000) and a leading Bollywood actress.
Geetanjali Shree is the first Indian to win the International Booker Prize award 2022 for her Hindi novel “Ret Samadhi," or ‘Tomb of the Sand’.
Sirisha Bandla was part of Virgin Galactic’s first fully crewed sub-orbital spaceflight in 2021. The mission was known as Unity 22 mission. She is the second Indian born woman after Kalpana Chawla to go into space. Till date three Indian origin women have gone to space but astronaut Sunita Williams, who is an American of Indian descent was born in the United States of America.
Sneha Jawale, the fourth Indian on the list, is a domestic abuse victim turned social worker.
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