Women’s Day Special : From Nirmala Sitharaman to Priyanka Chopra here are the powerful women who conquered the headlines

  • Sara Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone were the biggest Newsmakers in Bollywood.
  • Cricketing duo of Shafali Verma and Harmanpreet Kaur were the biggest newsmakers in Sports.
  • Priyanka Chopra was the most mentioned woman in the startup sphere.
As we celebrate International Women’s Day, here is a look at all the women who have made most news in 2019, according to Wizikey.

Here are the women who made news:

Nirmala Sitharaman
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses media on cabinet decisions at Shastri Bhawan, in New Delhi.Photo/Subhav Shukla)(

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s long lasting Budget speeches has put her on the spot as the woman who dominated most of the news in the business section. She generated the most media mentions after her first budget speech as the Finance Minister of India in July last year. Moreover, her much-awaited second budget in February this year also generated a huge amount of buzz.

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Biocon Chairperson and MD Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw addresses during a press conference to announce the upcoming event 'Bengaluru Tech Summit 2019', in Bengaluru.Photo) (

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, founder of Biocon was the biggest newsmaker in women entrepreneurs. Mazumdar, worth $3.2 billion, is among the only few women billionaires in India. She was in the news when the government announced a corporate tax cut and banned e-cigarettes.

Sara Ali Khan
** ENTERTAINMENT** Mumbai: Bollywood actor Sara Ali Khan performs at the 20th IIFA awards ceremony, in Mumbai, late Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019.Photo/Mitesh Bhuvad)(


Sara Ali Khan received the most media mentions. Media outlets constantly mentioned her rumoured affair with Karthik Aryan and their upcoming film Love Aaj Kal. Unfortunately, in spite of the publicity, Khan’s film tanked at the box office.

Deepika Padukone

Actress Deepika Padukone, from India, receives a Crystal Award from Hilde Schwab, Chairwoman and Co-Founder of the World Economic Forum's World Arts Forum, during the ceremony for the Crystal Awards at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forumin Davos, Switzerland. The 50th annual meeting of the forum will take place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020.Photo(
Deepika Padukone was the second-biggest newsmaker thanks to the controversy around her movie Chapaak. Deepika’s presence at Cannes was also a newsworthy event.


Cricketing duo of Shafali Verma and Harmanpreet Kaur
Indian women's cricket team batswoman Harmanpreet Kaur bats during a practice session ahead of the final of ICC Women's T20 World Cup against Australia, in Melbourne.Photo)(
Shafali Verma and Harmanpreet Kaur made the most amount of news in the sports segment. They are in the news mostly because of the T20 World Cup in which Indian Cricket Team is currently playing. Team India is in finals and have high chances of winning the world cup and that has the media excited.

Priyanka Chopra


Priyanka Chopra Jonas arrives at the Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP)

Priyanka Chopra was the most mentioned women in the startup space. Media was buzzing after her investment in startups like Bumble, Holberton School.