First Indian Women

  • President of India ----------- Pratibha Patil, 2007
  • Prime Minister of India ----------- Indira Gandhi, 1966
  • Central Minister in a government ----------- Rajkumari Amrit KaurIndira-Gandhi
  • Railway Minister of India ----------- Mamata Banerjee
  • Speaker of the Lok Sabha ----------- Meira Kumar
  • Chairperson of Rajya Sabha ----------- Violet Alva
  • Governor ----------- Sarojini Naidu, Uttar Pradesh (1947–1949)
  • Chief Minister ----------- Sucheta Kripalani, Uttar Pradesh (1963–1967)
  • Speaker of State Assembly ----------- Mrs. Shano Devi
  • Nominated member of the Rajya Sabha ----------- Rukmini Devi Arundale
  • Nobel Prize ----------- Mother Teresa
  • Bharat Ratna ----------- Indira Gandhi
  • Chief Justice of a High Court ----------- Leila Seth, 1991 (Himachal Pradesh)
  • Supreme Court judge ----------- Kumari Fathima Beevi
  • High Court Judge ----------- Anna ChandyMother-Teresa
  • Lawyer ----------- Cornelia Sorabji, 1892
  • Honours Graduate ----------- Kamini Roy, 1886
  • Graduates ----------- Kadambini Ganguly and Chandramukhi Basu, 1883
  • Doctorate of Science ----------- Asima Chatterjee, 1944
  •  Director General of Police ----------- Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya
  •  IPS Officer ----------- Kiran Bedi
  •  IAS officer ----------- Anna Rajan George, 1950
  •  Indian National Congress President ----------- Annie Besant
  • Chairperson of State Bank of India ----------- Arundhati Bhattacharya
  •  Chairman of UPSC ----------- Roze Millian Bethew
  •  Chairperson of Indian Airlines ----------- Sushma Chawla
  •  President of Indian Science Congress ----------- Dr. Ashima Chatterjee
  •  Woman Ambassador ----------- C.B. Muthamma
  •  Mount Everest ----------- Bachendri Pal, 1984
  •  In space ----------- Kalpana Chawla
  •  Airline Pilot ----------- Durba BanerjeeSushmita-Sen
  •  Gold Medal in Asian Games ----------- Kamaljeet Sandhu, 1970
  •  Magasasay Award ----------- Kamladevi Chattopadhyay
  •  Miss Universe ----------- Sushmita Sen 
  •  Miss World ----------- Rita Faria
  •  To Climb Mount Everest twice ----------- Santosh Yadav
  •  Jnanpith Award ----------- Ashapurna Devi
  •  Booker Prize ----------- Arundhati Roy
  •  Sahitya Akademi Award ----------- Amrita Pritam
  •  Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna ----------- Karnam Malleswari
  •  Olympic Medal ----------- Karnam Malleswari
  •  WTA Title ----------- Sania Mirza
  •  Lieutenent General ----------- Puneeta Arora
  •  Vice admiral of Indian Navy ----------- Puneeta Arora
  •  Ashoka Chakra ----------- Nirja Bhanot
  •  Commercial Pilot ----------- Prem Mathur
  •  Woman to qualify for Olympic Games ----------- Sini Abrahim
  •  Cross Gobi Desert ----------- Sucheta Kadethankar
  •  Pilot in Indian Air Force ----------- Harita Kaur Deol
  •  Grand Slam junior title ----------- Sania Mirza, 2003 Wimbledon Championships
  •  Chess Grandmaster ----------- Koneru Humpy, 2002Vijaya-Lakshmi-Pandit
  •  Member of Legion of Honour ----------- Asha Pande
  •  Monarch of Delhi Sultanate ----------- Razia Sultan
  •  To cross English Channel ----------- Aarti Saha
  •  Physician ----------- Kadambini Ganguly
  •  President of the UN General Assembly ----------- Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, 1953
  •  Air Vice Marshal ----------- Padmavathy Bandopadhyay
  •  Head a Navratna PSU company ----------- Nishi Vasudeva
  •  External Affairs Minister ----------- Sushma Swaraj
  •  Women's Doubles Grand Slam trophy ----------- Sania Mirza
  •  Gymnast to qualify for Olympics ----------- Dipa Karmakar
  •  Boxer to win an Olympic Medal ----------- MC Mary Kom
  •  Shuttler to win an Olympic Medal ----------- Saina Nehwal
  •  Wrestler to win an Olympic Medal ----------- Sakshi Malik
  •  Athlete to reach the final of a track event at the Olympics ----------- Lalita Babar