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  • 1. Name : Saad Mazhar QureshiID : SP12-BB-0056Course : Oral CommunicationReport On : Top Ten Successful Women 1
  • 2. AcknowledgementAt the onset I would like to thank ALLAH who gave mestrength to compile this report with my own efforts andcollected the data.I hope that the report I tried to make will affordinformation and true picture to the readers and theymight show the deep sense of appreciation for my effort.I am thankful to my course instructor Ma’am RubinaSafdar who helped me throughout the entire course andguided to complete this report successfully. 2
  • 3. Table Of ContentsContents Page #Cher Wang 4Fatima Jinnah 6Angela Merkel 8Indra Nooyi 11Melinda Gates 13Mother Teresa 15Lady Gaga 17Asha Bhosle 19J K Rowling 22Sheryl Sandberg 24 3
  • 4. 1. Cher WangCher Wang born in Taiwan September 14, 1958, is a Taiwanese entrepreneur .Herfather was Wang Yung-ching, who was one of the richest individuals in Taiwan. Wang isa co-founder and the chairperson of the HTC Corporation and VIA Technologies. She ismarried with two children. Her husband is Wen Chi Chen, the CEO of VIATechnologies.She received her masters degree in economics from the University of California,Berkeley in 1981, then joined First International Computer (FIC) in 1982. Cher Wanghas established a number of successful IT-related businesses, including founding VIATechnologies, Inc. in 1987 and co-founding HTC Corporation in 1997. She is currentlyChairwoman of both companies, and holds leadership roles in numerous otherenterprises and organizations.Cher is active in the international business community, participating as an IndustryPartner at the World Economic Forum and as a member of the APEC BusinessAdvisory Council (ABAC). In 2010, Cher co-founded the ABAC Women‟s Forum toidentify capacity-building policy recommendations that enhance opportunities for womenin business, and to hold outreach activities within APEC economies.Cher‟s business achievements have been widely acclaimed in major internationalmedia. In 2011, she received the 20th spot on both Forbes‟ and Fortune‟s annual „mostpowerful women‟ lists with a net worth of US$8.8 billion. 4
  • 5. Cher ranks so highly on this list as she is perhaps arguably the most successful femaleentrepreneur in the world. Her wealth is primarily of her own making rather than beingdown to working for a large firm or being born wealthy.She spent many years manufacturing cell phones for other people which earned her atidy fortune, it wasn‟t until she set-up her own company HTC, that her wealth really tookoff. her HTC smartphones have quickly gain notoriety and in 2010, accounted for 20%of the smartphone market.You may not have heard of her, but she‟s undoubtedly influential and her income isentirely down to her own wits rather than any other factor, that‟s why CherWang deserves the number one spot on this list of the top ten most influential womenentrepreneurs. 5
  • 6. 2. Fatima JinnahFatima Jinnah born in July 30, 1893 and died in July 9, 1967, was a dentalsurgeon, biographer, stateswoman, and one of the leading Founding mothers ofmodern-state of Pakistan, and was also the younger sister of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, thefounder of Pakistan.Educated and obtaining the dental degree from the University of Calcutta, accompaniedMuhammad Ali Jinnah, taking active participation in the politics, and was an influentialpolitical figure in the movement for independence from the British Indian Empire. Afterthe declaration of the Pakistan Resolution in 1940, Fatima Jinnah was one of theinfluential and founding members of the Pakistan Movement, calling for independenceof independent Muslims states into one national identity. During at this time, FatimaJinnah also played a pivotal role in civil rights and introduced the womens rightsmovement in the Pakistan Movement. After the independence, Fatima Jinnah co-founded the Pakistan Womens Association (APWA), while significantly played anintegral role in the settlement of the Urdu-speaking mass in the newly formed country.After the death of her brother, she continued to work for the welfare of the Pakistanspeople though charities and the institutions. Her active role in national politics return in1965 after Jinnah announced her presidential candidacy running against Ayub Khan inthe1965 elections, traveling West-Pakistan and East-Pakistan on emergence during theelection campaign, promising to initiate Jinnahs vision of Pakistan, promulgation of theequal civil rights, education and vowed to solve the energy crises. She conceded her 6
  • 7. defeat in the elections, with many experts believing that the ballots were forcefullyrigged by Ayub Khan and his son. After battling a long illness, Fatima Jinnah died onin Karachi, Sindh Province of West-Pakistan on July 9, 1967. After her death, FatimaJinnah was honored and she is commonly known in Pakistan as Khatoon-e-Pakistan Lady of Pakistan and Mader-e-Millat (Mother of the Nation).Fatima Jinnah remained extremely popular and is considered as one of the greatestwoman Pakistan has produced. Fatima Jinnah is portrait as a source of awakening ofwoman rights. In Pakistan, she rose to stand as Pakistans national symbol, and unlikeAyub Khan who died in poor health and yet no honors were given him, Ms Jinnahreceived tremendous honors from the society after her death. Later, the Government ofPakistan built a monument in honor and remembrance of her. 7
  • 8. 3. Angela MerkelAngela Dorothea Kasner was born on July 17th, 1954 in Hamburg, Germany. She is theoldest of Horst and Herlind Kasner‟s three children and has a brother, Marcus, and asister, Irene.She was raised in the small, country side town of Templin, roughly 50 miles north ofBerlin, in the German Democratic Republic (also known as East Germany). Living in theGDR meant that she was a part of the socialist-led Free German Youth movement.Through this organization she showed her leadership skills at a young age becoming adistrict board representative and secretary of Agitprop. Merkel did not take part in thesecular coming of age ceremony Jugendweihe which was very popular in EastGermany. Her family, led by her father who was a Lutheran pastor, had “sympathetic” viewstowards the communist regime of the GDR because they were given freedoms typicallydenied to Christian pastors – such as easily crossing from West Germany to EastGermany, and owning two cars. After being educated in Templin, Merkel attended the University of Leipzig, where shestudied physics from 1973 to 1978, earning her doctorate in 1978. She then worked atthe Central Institute for Physical Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences in Berlin-Adlershof from 1978 to 1990. 8
  • 9. In 1977, Angela Kasner married physicist Ulrich Merkel, but the marriage ended indivorce in 1982. Merkel remarried in 1998 to Joachim Sauer, a Chemistry professorfrom Berlin who she has been married to since.Merkel first entered the political world in 1989, after the fall of the Berlin Wall. She joinedEast Germany‟s new democratic party, Demokratischer Aufbruchfirst, and in the firstand only democratic elections held in East Germany, Merkel was elected to be thedeputy spokesperson for the new government led by Lothar de Maizière.After the unification of East and West Germany, her party merged with the ChristianDemocratic Union Party (CDU), and in the first post-unification democratic electionsMerkel was elected to the Bundestag (the German parliament). After her election, shewas appointed by Helmut Kohl‟s, the then Chancellor and CDU party leader, to hiscabinet as the Minister for Women and Youth. “In 1994, she was appointed by Kohl tobe the Minister for the Environment and Reactor Safety, the post which served asfoundation of her political career.When Kohl‟s government was defeated in the 1998 elections, Merkel became theCDU‟s Secretary-General; and after a financial scandal in 1999, she was elected as theCDU‟s first female chairperson and took hold of the position on April 10th, 2000. Merkel represented a dramatic change in the CDU party, which before her election wasprimarily “a male-dominated, socially conservative party with deep Catholic roots,and…strongholds in western and southern Germany.”ᶱ Merkel, on the other hand, wasa Protestant woman, who had a strong base of constituents in Northern Germany. Forthese reasons, she was very popular amongst the German population and wasconsidered the favorite to be the candidate for Chancellor for the CDU and its sisterparty, the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU), in the 2002 general elections. Those elections however turned out to be less than favorable. Merkel lost thecandidacy primarily due to lack of support from her own party. She was politicallyundermined by the CSU party leader, Edmund Stoiber who won the candidacy for theCDU/CSU ticket, but lost the Chancellorship to Gerhard Schröder. After Stoiber lost the elections, in addition to being the CDU‟s chairperson, “Merkelbecame leader of the conservative opposition in the lower house of the…Bundestag.”ᶱDuring her time as leader of the conservative opposition, Merkel advocated for manypolicy changes regarding the German economic system (such deregulation policieswhich seemed extremely pro-market even for her own conservative party) andsupported a strong German – United States relationship and supported the UnitedStates invading Iraq, even despite public opposition. 9
  • 10. Although her policies were sometimes unfavored by the German population, herpopularity never lessened and in the 2005 general elections, not only did Merkel win thecandidacy for the CDU/CSU ticket, she also beat out former Chancellor GerhardSchröder, becoming Germany‟s first female (and East German) Chancellor. Great responsibility rests on this lady‟s shoulders as leader of Europe‟s most powerfuland richest economy, Germany. Her influence and persuasion skills are likely to affectmillions of Europeans and billions of others around the world. The global economyeffectively is in her hands.Angela Merkel is Germany‟s first female leader and her decisions are highly likely toimpact the history of Germany. 10
  • 11. 4. Indra NooyiNooyi was born in Chennai , India. She was educated at Holy Angels Anglo IndianHigher Secondary School in Madras. She received a Bachelors degree in Physics,Chemistry and Mathematics from Madras Christian College in 1974 and a PostGraduate Diploma in Management (MBA) from Indian Institute of Management Calcuttain 1976. Beginning her career in India, Nooyi held product manager positions atJohnson & Johnson and textile firm Mettur Beardsell. She was admitted to Yale Schoolof Management in 1978 and earned a Masters degree in Public and PrivateManagement. While at Yale, she completed her summer internship with Booz AllenHamilton. Graduating in 1980, Nooyi joined the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), andthen held strategy positions at Motorola and Asea Brown Boveri.Nooyi joined PepsiCo in 1994 and was named president and CFO in 2001. Nooyi hasdirected the companys global strategy for more than a decade and led PepsiCosrestructuring, including the 1997 divestiture of its restaurants into Tricon, now known asYum! Brands. Nooyi also took the lead in the acquisition of Tropicana in 1998, andmerger with Quaker Oats Company, which also brought Gatorade to PepsiCo. In 2006she became the fifth CEO in PepsiCos 44-year history.According to Business Week, since she started as CFO in 2000, the companys annualrevenues have risen 72%, while net profit more than doubled, to $5.6 billion in 2006.Nooyi was named on Wall Street Journals list of 50 women to watch in 2007 and 2008,and was listed among Times 100 Most Influential People in The World in 2007 and2008. Forbes named her the #3 most powerful woman in 2008. Fortune ranked her the 11
  • 12. #1 most powerful woman in business in 2009 and 2010. On the 7th of October 2010Forbes magazine ranked her the 6th most powerful woman in the worldWhile CEO of PepsiCo in 2011, Nooyi earned a total compensation of $17 million whichincluded a base salary of $1.6 million, a cash bonus of $2.5 million, pension value anddeferred compensation was $3 millionForbes magazine ranked Nooyi fourth on the 2008 and 2009 list of The Worlds 100Most Powerful Women. Fortune magazine has named Nooyi number one on its annualranking of Most Powerful Women in business for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. In2008, Nooyi was named one of Americas Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report.In 2008, she was elected to the Fellowship of the American Academy of Arts andSciences.In January 2008, Nooyi was elected Chairwoman of the US-India Business Council(USIBC). Nooyi leads USIBCs Board of Directors, an assembly of more than 60 seniorexecutives representing a cross-section of American industry.Nooyi has been named 2009 CEO of the Year by Global Supply Chain Leaders Group.In 2009, Nooyi was considered one of "The Top Gun CEOs" by Brendan WoodInternational, an advisory agency. In 2010 she was named #1 on Fortunes list of the"50 Most Powerful Women" and #6 on Forbes list of the "Worlds 100 Most PowerfulWomen". After five years on top, PepsiCos Indian American chairman and CEO IndraNooyi has been pushed to the second spot as most powerful woman in US business byKrafts CEO, Irene Rosenfeld.Nooyi was named to Institutional Investors Best CEOs list in the All-America ExecutiveTeam Survey in 2008 to 2011 Indra Nooyi is one of the most powerful women in business having held executivepositions in many of the world‟s top companies.She is currently Chairwoman and CEO of Pepsico which is the second largest food anddrink company on the planet. She has not only excelled in business but also inacademia, earning degrees in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as well as an MBAin management in her native India, she then went on to earn a Master‟s degree in Publicand Private Management at Yale. 12
  • 13. 5. Melinda GatesMelinda was born in 1964 in Dallas, Texas. She was the second of four children born toRaymond Joseph French Jr., an engineer, and Elaine Agnes Amerland, a homemaker.She has an older sister and two younger brothers. Gates, a Roman Catholic, attendedSt. Monica Catholic School, where she was the top student in her class year. Shegraduated as valedictorian from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 1982. Gates earned abachelors degree in computer science and economics from Duke University in 1986and an MBA from Dukes Fuqua School of Business in 1987.Shortly thereafter, she joined Microsoft and participated in the development of many ofMicrosoft‟s multimedia products including Publisher, Microsoft Bob, Encarta, andExpedia.In 1994, she married Bill Gates in a private ceremony held in Lanai, Hawaii. Shortlythereafter, she left Microsoft to focus on starting and raising her family. Her last positionwas Microsoft‟s General Manager of Information Products. Melinda and Bill Gates havethree children: daughters Jennifer Katharine Gates (born 1996) and Phoebe AdeleGates (born 2002), and son Rory John Gates (born 1999). The family reside in a largemansion on Lake Washington.Melinda served as a member of Duke Universitys board of trustees from 1996 to2003.Gates attends Bilderberg Group conferences and holds a seat on the board ofdirectors of the Washington Post company. She retired from the board of Drugstore.comin August 2006 to spend more time working for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.In December 2005, Melinda and Bill Gates were named by Time as Persons of the Yearalongside Bono. Melinda and Bill Gates received the Spanish Prince of Asturias Award 13
  • 14. for International Cooperation on May 4, 2006 in recognition of their world impact throughcharitable giving. In November 2006, Melinda and Bill Gates were awarded the Order ofthe Aztec Eagle for their philanthropic work around the world in the areas of health andeducation, particularly in Mexico, and specifically in the program "Un país de lectores".She was ranked #40 in Forbes 2008 list of the 100 Most Powerful Women, #24 in 2007,and #12 in 2006.In May 2006, she was honored for her work to improve the lives of children locally andaround the world with the naming of the Melinda French Gates Ambulatory Carebuilding,[16] at Seattle Childrens (then called Children‟s Hospital and Regional MedicalCenter). She also chaired The Campaign for Children‟s, a $300 million comprehensivefundraising campaign to expand facilities, fund undercompensated and uncompensatedcare and grow the hospital‟s research program to find cures and treatments.On June 12, 2009, Melinda and Bill Gates received honorary degrees from theUniversity of Cambridge. Their benefaction of $210 million in 2000 set up the GatesCambridge Trust, which funds postgraduate scholars from outside the UK to study atthe University.Melinda has also donated over $10 million to her high school Ursuline Academy ofDallas. She is one of the major donors of their Facing the Future Campaign and washonored in their dedication ceremony on May 7, 2010Although her husband Bill Gates is mostly responsible for their wealth, she has beenresponsible for talking him into co-founding a charitable organization with the moneymade from Bill‟s empire. Bill Gates has stated that when he dies, all of his $40 billionfortune will have been spent on good causes. Melinda & Bill Gates have alreadydonated $27 billion to charitable causes. 14
  • 15. 6. Mother TeresaMother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje*, Macedonia, on August 26,1910. Her family was of Albanian descent. At the age of twelve, she felt strongly the callof God. She knew she had to be a missionary to spread the love of Christ. At the age ofeighteen she left her parental home in Skopje and joined the Sisters of Loreto, an Irishcommunity of nuns with missions in India. After a few months training in Dublin she wassent to India, where on May 24, 1931, she took her initial vows as a nun. From 1931 to1948 Mother Teresa taught at St. Marys High School in Calcutta, but the suffering andpoverty she glimpsed outside the convent walls made such a deep impression on herthat in 1948 she received permission from her superiors to leave the convent schooland devote herself to working among the poorest of the poor in the slums of Calcutta.Although she had no funds, she depended on Divine Providence, and started an open-air school for slum children. Soon she was joined by voluntary helpers, and financialsupport was also forthcoming. This made it possible for her to extend the scope of herwork.On October 7, 1950, Mother Teresa received permission from the Holy See to start herown order, "The Missionaries of Charity", whose primary task was to love and care forthose persons nobody was prepared to look after. In 1965 the Society became anInternational Religious Family by a decree of Pope Paul VI.Today the order comprises Active and Contemplative branches of Sisters and Brothersin many countries. In 1963 both the Contemplative branch of the Sisters and the Activebranch of the Brothers was founded. In 1979 the Contemplative branch of the Brotherswas added, and in 1984 the Priest branch was established. 15
  • 16. The Society of Missionaries has spread all over the world, including the former SovietUnion and Eastern European countries. They provide effective help to the poorest of thepoor in a number of countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and they undertakerelief work in the wake of natural catastrophes such as floods, epidemics, and famine,and for refugees. The order also has houses in North America, Europe and Australia,where they take care of the shut-ins, alcoholics, homeless, and AIDS sufferers.The Missionaries of Charity throughout the world are aided and assisted by Co-Workerswho became an official International Association on March 29, 1969. By the 1990s therewere over one million Co-Workers in more than 40 countries. Along with the Co-Workers, the lay Missionaries of Charity try to follow Mother Teresas spirit and Charismin their families.Mother Teresas work has been recognized and acclaimed throughout the world andshe has received a number of awards and distinctions, including the Pope John XXIIIPeace Prize (1971) and the Nehru Prize for her promotion of international peace andunderstanding (1972). She also received the Balzan Prize (1979) and the Templetonand Magsaysay awards. 16
  • 17. 7. Lady GagaStefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta born in March 28, 1986, known by her stage nameLady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, record producer, activist. Bornand raised in New York City, she primarily studied at the Convent of the Sacred Heartand briefly attended New York Universitys Tisch School of the Arts before withdrawingto focus on her musical career. She began performing in the rock music scene ofManhattans Lower East Side, and was signed with Streamline Records by the end of2007. During her employment as a songwriter for the record company, her vocalabilities captured the attention of recording artist Akon, who signed her to his label KonLive Distribution.Lady Gaga came to prominence as a recording artist following the release of her debutalbum The Fame (2008), which was a critical and commercial success that toppedcharts around the world and included the international number-one singles "Just Dance"and "Poker Face". After embarking on the The Fame Ball Tour, she followed the albumwith The Fame Monster (2009), which spawned the worldwide hit singles "BadRomance", "Telephone" and "Alejandro". The Fame Monsters success allowed her toembark on the eighteen-month long Monster Ball Tour, which later became one of thehighest-grossing concert tours of all time. Her most recent album Born This Way (2011)topped the charts of most major markets and generated more international chart-topping singles, including "Born This Way", "Judas" and "The Edge of Glory". Besidesher musical career, she involves herself with humanitarian causes and LGBT activism.Influenced by David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Queen, Lady Gaga isrecognized for her flamboyant, diverse and outré contributions to the music industry 17
  • 18. through her fashion, performances and music videos. She has sold an estimated 23million albums and 64 million singles worldwide and her singles are some of the bestselling worldwide. Her achievements include five Grammy Awards and 13 MTV VideoMusic Awards. Lady Gaga has consecutively appeared on Billboard magazines Artistsof the Year (scoring the definitive title in 2010), ranked fourth in VH1s list of 100Greatest Women in Music, is regularly placed on lists composed by Forbes magazineand was named one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine. In2012, Gaga was ranked at number four on Billboards list of top moneymakers of 2011,grossing more than $25 million.[4] In the annual report published by Nielsen Soundscanin 2011 she was named the 4th best selling digital artist of all time in U.S. with the totaldigital sales of 42,078,000.[5] According to The Official Charts Company, she is the 5thbest selling female singles artist of all time in U.K. with sales of 7.329 millionWhatever you think of her music and fashion tastes, there is no denying that she hasbecome an extraordinary success within a very short space of time and one of the mostsuccessful women in music today. Earning Lady Gaga her spot as number 8 in the listof top female entrepreneurs.Born Stefanie Germanotta, Lady Gaga is estimated to be worth nearly $100 million atthe tender age of 25-years-old. The reason for her fortune is that unlike many of herpeers, she actually writes her own music, netting her a huge income in royalties. 18
  • 19. 8. Asha BhosleAsha Bhosle (born September 8, 1933) is an Indian singer. She is best known as aplayback singer in Hindi cinema, although she has a wider repertoire. Bhosles careerstarted in 1943 and has spanned over six decades. She has done playback singing forover a thousand Bollywood movies. In addition, she has recorded several privatealbums and participated in numerous solo concerts in India and abroad. Bhosle is thesister of playback singer Lata Mangeshkar.Renowned for her voice range and often credited for her versatility, Bhosles workincludes film music, pop, ghazals, bhajans, traditional Indian classical music, folk songs, qawwalis , and Rabindra Sangeets. Apart from Hindi, she has sung in over 20 Indianand foreign languages. In 2006, Asha Bhosle stated that she had sung over 12,000songs, a figure repeated by several other sources. The World Records Academy, aninternational organization which certifies world records, recognised her as the "MostRecorded Artist" in the world, in September 2009. In 2011 she was officiallyacknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most recorded artist inmusic history. The Government of India honoured her with the Dadasaheb PhalkeAwardin 2000 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2008.In 1980s and 1990s, Asha went globe-trotting, staging concertsin Canada, Dubai, UK, U.S. and many other countries. In 1989, during a world tour, sheperformed in 13 US cities in 20 days. Immediately after this, she had an already sold-out concert scheduled in Stockholm, Sweden. Due to the stressful schedule, Ashasuffered a massive attack of colitis, together with fever, cough and weakness. InStockholm, a pre-concert crisis meeting was called, attended by Ashas son (andmanager) Anand and the sponsors. It was decided that the orchestra will play manyinstrumental tracks, the accompanying singers like Suresh Wadkar will shoulder theload, and Asha will make a small appearance. But Asha rejected all such proposals,and sang at the concert with great difficulty, in a not-so-good voice. Her first set of six 19
  • 20. Bollywood songs did not receive any response from the audience, which consistedmostly of Indian and Pakistani expats. Before the start of the second set of songs, a fanin the crowd requested her to sing a Marathi song. Asha obliged and sang Naach-naachuni ati mi damale ("Im very tired of this endless dancing"). When the song ended,the auditorium erupted with claps and the encores started. After the concert, Asha wasin bed for a month, recuperating from overexertion. In October 2002, she did a concertwith Sudesh Bhosle and others, in London, for "Help the Aged" to help raise funds forthe elderly in India. In 2007 she toured the US, Canada, and West Indies in a tour called"The Incredibles". In this tour, she was accompanied by singers Sonu Nigam, KunalGanjawala and Kailash Kher. This tour, originally scheduled for only 12 concerts, wenton to hold more than 20.n the mid-1980s, Asha sang with Boy George (Bow down mister) and StephenLauscombe. In 1997, she sang a love song with the boy band Code Red, at the age of64. She also recorded the song The Way you Dream (One Giant Leap, with MichaelStipe that was used in the English movie, Bulletproof Monk. The song was alsoreleased on the album 1 Giant Leap for 2002.In 1997, the British band Cornershop paid tribute to Asha with their song Brimful ofAsha, an international hit which was later remixed by Fatboy Slim. In 2001,the CD single of Nelly Furtados "Im Like A Bird" included a "Nellie vs. Asha Remix"created by Digital Cutup Lounge.In 2003, British opera pop singer Sarah Brightman sampled her song "Dil Cheez KyaHai" on her album Harem. It was used as the intro for her song "You Take My BreathAway".In 2005, American string quartet Kronos Quartet re-recorded R D Burman compositionslike Chura Liya, Piya Tu, Mera Kuchh Saamanamong others and got Asha to sing them.Despite her age, she recorded three to four songs in a day, leaving the quartetmembers stupefied. On August 23, 2005, Youve stolen my heart - Songs From R DBurmans Bollywood was released in US. The album was nominated for GrammyAwards 2006 in the category of "Best Contemporary World Music Album". In the 1990s,a friend had introduced David Harrington of Kronos Quartet to the song Aaj ki raat.Harrington was mesmerised, and the song ended up on the album Kronos Caravan.Also in 2005, The Black Eyed Peas sampled her songs "Ae Naujawan Sab KuchhYahan" (Apradh, 1972) and "Yeh Mera Dil Pyaar Ka Diwana" (Don, 1978) in their hitsingle "Dont Phunk with My Heart". In late 2006, Asha collaborated with Australian testcricket star,Brett Lee. The single, Youre the One for Me, debuted at number 4 on thecharts and reached a peak position of number 2.In 2006 Asha recorded one song for the soundtrack of Pakistani movie Mein Ek DinLaut Kay Aaaonga. She sang the song, titled Dil Key Taar Bajey, with famous Pakistanipop singer Jawad Ahmed. It was aired as part of the films promotional campaign andbecame very popular, featuring on top music charts.Asha Bhosle has won seven Filmfare Best Female Playback Awards of 18nominations. She won her first two awards in 1967 and 1968. ( Mangeshkar asked not 20
  • 21. to be considered for the award nominations after 1969 to promote new talent ). Afterreceiving the award in 1979, Bhosle emulated her elder sister and requested that hername not be considered for the nominations hereafter. Despite this, Bhosle is the mostfrequent winner of this award to date, tying with Alka Yagnik. She was later givena Special Award for Rangeela in 1996, and the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in2001. 21
  • 22. 9. JK RowlingJoanne Jo Rowling born July 31 , 1965 pen name J. K. Rowling, is a British novelist,best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The Potter books havegained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 millioncopies. They have become the best-selling book series in history, and been the basisfor a popular series of films, in which Rowling had overall approval on the scripts as wellas maintaining creative control by serving as a producer on the finalinstallment. Rowling conceived the idea for the series on a train trip from Manchester toLondon in 1990.Rowling has led a "rags to riches" life story, in which she progressed from living onsocial security to multi-millionaire status within five years. She is the United Kingdomsbest-selling author since records began, with sales in excess of £238m. As of March2011, when its latest world billionaires list was published, Forbes estimated Rowlingsnet worth to be US$1 billion. The 2008 Sunday Times Rich List estimated Rowlingsfortune at £560 million ($798 million), ranking her as the twelfth richest woman in theUnited Kingdom. Forbes ranked Rowling as the forty-eighth most powerful celebrity of2007, and Time magazine named her as a runner-up for its 2007 Person of the Year,noting the social, moral, and political inspiration she has given her fans. In October2010, Rowling was named the "Most Influential Woman in Britain" by leading magazineeditors. She has become a notable philanthropist, supporting such charities as ComicRelief, One Parent Families, Multiple Sclerosis Society of GreatBritain and Lumos (formerly the Childrens High Level Group).On 27 September 2012, Rowling published her first adult novel The CasualVacancy with Little, Brown and Company. 22
  • 23. Forbes has named Rowling as the first person to become a U.S.-dollar billionaire bywriting books, the second-richest female entertainer and the 1,062nd richest person inthe world. When first listed as a billionaire by Forbes in 2004, Rowling disputed thecalculations and said she had plenty of money, but was not a billionaire. In addition, the2008 Sunday Times Rich List named Rowling the 144th richest person in Britain. In2001, Rowling purchased a 19th-century estate house, Killiechassie House, on thebanks of the River Tay, near Aberfeldy, in Perth and Kinross, Scotland Rowling alsoowns a home in Edinburgh, and a £4.5 million ($7 million) Georgian housein Kensington, West London, on a street with 24-hour security.This single and struggling mother wrote a book that bought a generation of videogamers and tv addicts back to reading books to exercise their imaginations once again.Another rags to riches story, JK Rowling„s Harry Potter books have become one of thebest-selling books of all time, she managed to spawn a major feature film series and afranchise that also incorporates a fully functioning theme park in direct competitionwith Disney. Her influence not only affects millions of children around the world, but hasalso drawn many adults into her world.In 1997, Asha became the first Indian singer to be nominated for the Grammy Award,for Legacy, an album with Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. She has received seventeen Maharashtra State Awards. She received the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2000 for her outstanding contribution to Indian cinema. She holds honorary doctorates from the University of Amravati and University of Jalgaon in Literature. She has received The Freddie Mercury Award for Outstanding Achievement in Arts. The Birmingham Film Festival paid her a special tribute in November 2002. She was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India. She was among top 20 music icons of the past 50 years.In 2011 the Guinness Book of World Records officially acknowledged Bhosle, at TheAsian Awards, as the most recorded artist in the history of music. She was awarded acertificate for "the most studio recordings (singles) from Sebastian Coe for recording upto 11,000 solo, duet and chorus-backed songs and in over 20 Indian languages since1947". At the event she was also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. 23
  • 24. 10. Sheryl SandbergSheryl Kara Sandberg born in August 28, 1969 is an American businesswoman. Shehas served as the chief operating officer of Facebook since 2008. In June 2012, shewas also elected to the board of directors by the existing board members, becoming thefirst woman to serve on its board. Before Facebook, Sandberg was Vice President ofGlobal Online Sales and Operations at Google. She also was involved in launchingGoogles philanthropic arm Google.org. Before Google, Sandberg served aschief ofstaff for the United States Department of the Treasury. In 2012, she was named in Time100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world assembled by TimeWhilst Facebook was certainly very popular before she came on board in 2008, it wasdifficult to see how the site would make an income worthy of its valuation. Not only didshe help meet those expectations that came with such a high valuation of a site yet tomake a real income, she helped massively exceed them.Since she came on board as Facebook‟s number two, it‟s user base increased morethan 10 times to roughly 11% of the world‟s population, and the business is on course topost massive profits that are rumoured to cause the company to be valued near the$100 billion mark, which is almost as much as half the GDP of Ireland. It was her task tomonetize Facebook, and she did this very successfully.She would have been much higher in the top ten if it wasn‟t for the fact that Facebookwas destined to conquer the world on account of it being a very good idea, buteverything she was tasked to do, she did very well and deserve her place amongst thetop ten women entrepreneurs. 24
  • 25. Sheryl Sandberg has been ranked one of the 50 "Most Powerful Women in Business"by Fortune Magazine since at least 2008. In 2007, she was ranked #29 and was theyoungest woman on the list. In 2008, she was ranked #34. In 2009, Sheryl was #22 on50 Most Powerful Women in Business by Fortune. In 2010, Sandberg was #16 on 50Most Powerful Women in Business by Fortune.In addition, in 2007, she was ranked #19 on 50 "Women to Watch" by The Wall StreetJournal. She was ranked #21 on that list in 2008. In 2011, she was ranked #5 on "theworlds 100 most powerful women" by Forbes.Sandberg was also named one of the "25 Most Influential People on the Web"by Business Week.In 2012, Newsweek and The Daily Beast released their first "Digital Power Index," a listof the 100 most significant people in the digital world that year (plus 10 additional"Lifetime Achievement" winners), and Sandberg was ranked #3 in the "Evangelists"category.Also in 2012, she was named in Time 100, an annual list of the 100 most influentialpeople in the world assembled by Time. 25