Breaking the glass ceiling: Indian women in 2019
Breaking the glass ceiling
Let's take a glimpse into the lives of some of the women who made headlines in 2019 (till now).
GS Lakshmi: First-ever woman referee
Lakshmi, 51, who first officiated as a match referee in domestic women’s cricket in 2008-09, has overseen three women’s ODI matches and three women’s T20I matches.
Vrinda Rathi: Cricketer turned umpire
Traditionally a male-dominated sport, the country’s most favoured game is now welcoming more and more women onto the field.
Cricketer turned umpire, 29-year-old Vrinda came second in BCCI’S Level 2 umpiring exam for match referees. Along with her was Chennai-based N Janani, and the two will now be able to officiate men’s first-class matches, reports Mid-Day.
Gagandeep Kang: First in 360 years
As per media reports, the Royal Society of London has announced a list of 51 eminent scientists elected to its fellowship in the year 2019.
Dr. Kang is the first Indian woman to be elected to the Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS).
Aarohi Pandit: Crossing Atlantic
Captain Aarohi Pandit, a 23-year-old pilot from Mumbai became the world's first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean solo in a Light Sports Aircraft (LSA), thrilling her family, friends and aviation circles.
Hina Jaiswal: Woman flight engineer
Hina completed the six-month flight engineer course from the 112 Helicopter Unit attached to the Air Force Station in Yelahanka in Bengaluru.
A flight engineer is the member of an aircraft’s flight crew who monitors and operates its complex aircraft systems requiring a specialised skill set.