A lifelong resident of the Napoleon/Osgood area, Estol George Bodenberg, age 75 passed away early Friday, June 9, at his home surrounded by his family. Estol was born on November 30, 1941, the son of the late Clarence and Alma (Fruchtnicht) Bodenberg on the home farm outside of Napoleon. Estol grew up with 3 sisters and 1 brother, learning early on that family matters.He attended Napoleon High School and graduated in the class of 1959. After school he was called to serve his country and was drafted into the Army in 1964. His service lasted 2 years, seeing time spent from Fort Knox to Okinawa. He returned to the farm after the service, and began his work career. He was raised in a generation where you worked hard and provided for your family. He spent nearly 40 years working as a factory employee at BCA in Greensburg and working long hours on his parent’s farm. He was a faithful member of St John’s Lutheran Church and served various terms as a council member.Estol met Janet (Amm) of Sunman and was united in marriage on May 11, 1968 at St. Jacob Church of Christ in Sunman, and recently celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary. Estol and Janet later purchased the farm and built a new home just south of the original homestead. Estol and Janet were blessed with a daughter, Beth Ann (Brian) Heilers now of Indianapolis and son, Steve (Meghan) Bodenberg of Carmel. He instilled a strong work ethic, faith, honesty and family values in his children.Estol is survived by his wife Janet, daughter Beth Ann and son Steve; grandchildren Claire, Natalie, Nathan, and Anna; brother Dave Bodenberg; sisters Alice Huffmeyer, Eileen Knigga, and Emma Lou Menchhofer.Visitation will be Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood from 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 12, 2017 at 10:00 am. at St John’s Lutheran Church in Napoleon with doors opening at 9:00 am. Memorials may be made to St John’s Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.
Representatives of two Donegal hotels travelled to the Netherlands last week to target Dutch travel professionals and encourage more Dutch holidaymakers to visit the north west.The Abbey & Central Hotels and the Inishowen Gateway Hotel were among the Irish companies taking part in Tourism Ireland’s annual travel trade workshop in Amsterdam.The schedule included a series of one-to-one meetings, giving the participating companies from Ireland a platform to do business for 2020 with the Dutch travel professionals. The workshop also provided Tourism Ireland with an opportunity to announce Taste the Island in the Netherlands – an exciting new all-island initiative, developed by Fáilte Ireland in conjunction with Tourism Ireland and Tourism NI, involving more than 500 food and drink-related experiences over 59 days. Karen van der Horst, Tourism Ireland’s Manager in the Netherlands said: “The Netherlands is an important market for tourism to the island of Ireland. In 2018, we welcomed almost 247,000 Dutch visitors. Tourism Ireland is rolling out an extensive programme of promotions in the Netherlands this autumn, to encourage more Dutch holidaymakers to explore our regions and less-visited attractions, during the shoulder and off-season months.”Jeroen Van Boxem, Holidayguru; Joleene McDermott, Inishowen Gateway Hotel; Elaine McInaw, Abbey & Central Hotels; Karen van der Horst, Tourism Ireland; and Keith Farrell, Holidayguru, at Tourism Ireland’s annual trade workshop in Amsterdam. Donegal hoteliers go Dutch in Amsterdam was last modified: September 9th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:abbey hotelcentral hotelinishowen gatewayTourism Ireland
Popular singer Toya Delazy has been cast as the voice of the fourth Powerpuff Girl, to star in the next series of the much-loved Cartoon Network show.Shrouded in mystery until her debut in the forthcoming new season at the end of September 2017, a new member of The Powerpuff Girls is voiced by popular South African singer Toya Delazy. (Image: Cartoon Network)CD AndersonThe new season of The Powerpuff Girls, set to air in the US at the end of September 2017, will feature a new black Powerpuff team member, as yet unnamed, voiced by the South African singer. The new character will join Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup in their continuing fight against “evil knuckleheads”, while balancing schoolwork and being millennial feminist icons.The show, created by artist Craig McCracken in 1998, has been critically acclaimed for its mix of high art and pop culture visual references, combined with humourous, youth-oriented social commentary about fighting injustice, the importance of friendship and embodying strong feminist ideals.Over the course of the forthcoming five-episode arc, titled the Power of Four, Delazy’s character will be introduced with great fanfare and lots of action. Producers hope that the new character will prove popular enough with global audiences to extend her stay with the team.This is not Delazy’s first collaboration with the show – in 2016, she recorded a catchy South African version of its theme song, which featured in broadcasts of the series in Africa.Earlier this year, The Powerpuff Girls was the inspiration for an art exhibit in Cape Town, featuring visual interpretations of the characters by 10 South African artists. The exhibition was a collaboration between Cartoon Network and Rock Girl South Africa, a local NGO that advocates for the rights of girls and women. It included works by Tandiwe Tsabala, Tyla Mason, Ndumiso Nyoni and Anja Venter.In addition to being one of Cartoon Network’s most popular shows globally, it has a keen young female audience across Africa.“The show and Cartoon Network are [huge] across Africa… reaching an audience of more than 4.9 million viewers [in 2016/17] in South Africa alone,” Colman Murray, business development director of Turner Broadcasting Africa, Cartoon Network’s parent company, told News24 at the exhibition.The addition of Delazy’s new black character will hopefully help build on that popularity.“Toya is… a perfect fit for The Powerpuff Girls brand,” Turner Broadcasting European and African vice-president Jaime Ondarza told News24 at the announcement of Delazy’s casting. “She is confident, bubbly and quirky – all the values that we are familiar with, love and appreciate [about the Girls and our audience].”While most of the new character’s details are under wraps, including what she looks like, her name and where she fits in the Powerpuff canon, Ondarza promises that the new addition will have a significant role to play in the new season. “We have a lot of surprises up our sleeves [for her story].”Delazy herself is ecstatic about the new role, fulfilment of a lifelong dream. Posting some Instagram images of her recording for the show, she wrote: “History was made… and just like that I became a Powerpuff Girl.”South African fans of the show voiced their delight with the new African addition to the team across social media.Tweets about toya delazy powerpuff #WCW TOYA DELAZY https://t.co/783FrzYoQW pic.twitter.com/YwVX3xe6fQ— mygirlsquad (@mygirlsquad) September 13, 2017The new season featuring Delazy’s character will premiere in South Africa and the rest of Africa on Cartoon Network (DStv channel 301) shortly after its US broadcast.Source: News24Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Doug Tenney, Leist MercantileThe last half of November continued the weather trend of summer: wet. As I write this there are still many producers across Ohio who want to be done harvesting corn and soybeans. Unfortunately, it is not going according to plan for those producers. As I talk with customers along with other Ohio producers, many have hundreds of acres of corn or soybeans still remaining in the fields. Rains in central Ohio the weekend following Thanksgiving reached one-half inch or more in many locations. Some of our customers went on to report that one-half looked like three inches in many areas. On the lighter side, one customer who farms with his brother jokingly relayed that he could still be harvesting in May with his brother following immediately behind planting 2019 crops. He went on to say he needed a head start in the combine as the planter covered twice the footprint compared to the combine.Much has been written about the U.S./China trades issues which have plagued producers since June. Soybean prices have no doubt taken the biggest hit with a price decline of double digits making a big dent in the bank accounts of producers throughout the Midwest. The last six months have seen a plethora of double digit price movements, both up and down, reflecting the mood of traders that particular day. Often those price changes, exceeding 10 cents, would reverse the previous day’s activity. In one example, the week following Thanksgiving, soybean crushers in China were expecting a trade agreement would not be reached in Argentina during trade talks between U.S. President Trump and China President Xi. With that news, soybean sellers were extremely active as open interest rose over 9,000 contracts pushing prices 18 cents lower, then rebounding to close over 10 cents higher the next day.U.S. trade negotiators have long insisted intellectual property rights (IP) language be included in any trade agreement with China. The trouble is, China does not even acknowledge intellectual property rights even exist. It would be a major coup to see IP rights included in a U.S. and China trade agreement. Months ago, Steve Freed of ADM Investor Services indicated no one wins in a trade war, as they can last much longer than anyone expects.Not only did the rains this fall cause havoc harvesting corn and soybeans, fall tillage, fertilizer applications, and chemical applications suffered as well. Fertilizer outlets throughout Ohio had to be severely disappointed at the number of tons leaving their facilities. First, that means the dollar amount of product billed to producers is severely reduced. Second, it means fertilizer outlets were not able to have the typical storage room needed to get ready for the fertilizers to be used next spring. Third, with fertilizer products somewhat out of position, some Ohio producers report having great difficulty obtaining firm values for both fertilizer and chemicals. That reality will cough up severe amounts of consternation as the month of December is rapidly drawing to a close. Producers are scrambling to get budgets finalized as they determine their mix of corn and soybean acres for 2019. A huge amount of dollars are spent by producers during December as they pay for inputs to be used next spring.Producers are in extremely close contact with tax advisors during December, seeking two goals: to be smart in their spring input buying decisions while keeping tax payments to Uncle Sam as low as possible.The next Farm Bill looked to be a reality the last week of November. Its progress has been a long, drawn out affair, and very similar to the current Farm Bill. It quickly moved to the Congressional Budget Office to be scored on its cost.
Connected devices may be the biggest security challenge we face over the next several years. Companies are keen to analyze user IoT data to better understand consumer behavior and are sometimes gathering more data than they need for their service. But what are the potential consequences to your customers, and your company, if this personal info is stolen or accidentally released? What happens when a criminal uses this information to stalk someone online?Gary Davis, Chief Consumer Security Evangelist, IntelWith so many IoT devices, apps, and services coming to market, more and more personal info is being captured, transmitted, and stored, yet much of this data is unnecessary to support the functionality of the device or service. You may think this is not a big deal, but the more personal data you have, the more resources your company will have to devote to protecting it. If there is a breach, the bad guys can extract a large amount of personal information about customers. The potential consequences range from identity theft and fraud of your customers to significant financial damage to your company’s brand.Once a month I get an email from my thermostat service, telling me how I compared to the previous month, to my neighborhood, and what external factors may have caused my energy use to change. This is valuable info that does not violate my privacy, and if I want to share it there are Facebook and Twitter buttons on the infographic. Even if I choose to share it publicly, there is no info that would give away my location, or when I am away from home.Compare this to my fitness wearable, which wants to post to Facebook for every workout. While this is probably done for good reasons to help encourage and reinforce my exercise regime, it releases potential info on when I am at the gym and not at home.When developing a new device or service, make it better by collecting less data. Instead of gathering everything you can possibly think of, determine what minimum data is required to deliver your service. Pay special attention to items that constitute personally identifiable info, and ask why they are needed. These include:Full name and addressDocument numbers, such as social security, passport, or driver’s licenseCredit card or bank account infoDate of birthBiometric data, including photographs of the faceIP address or other session identification detailsOne of the most common ways of identifying an individual is via a username and password. It’s been around since almost the inception of the digital age and is a constant source of concern as we see an increasing number of high-profile breaches exposing usernames and passwords. An emerging authentication alternative is using multiple factors such as your fingerprint and your device location to create a one-time token to authenticate a specific transaction like a banking or retail purchase online. For IoT data, tokens improve securityThis would be used instead of relying on usernames and passwords. These tokens only exist for the time to complete your specific transaction and are not vulnerable to a brute force attack, and cannot be reused even if they are stolen. Moving to single-use tokens greatly improves the security of your interactions. Tokens can be validated more easily than a complicated password encryption, reducing login time, and the password is not stored anywhere else and does not travel outside of your most secure systems. In the event of a breach, any stolen tokens are useless for authentication and do not enable the attacker to calculate the next valid token. In the spirit of doing more with less, think about embracing authentication tokens instead of usernames and passwords. With so many new devices and services coming to market, it is necessary to safeguard your business and your customers. Connected devices should not collect, keep, or transmit more data than they need to operate the service, especially personally identifiable information. There are multiple companies doing this right, which delivers value to me as a consumer while also gathering useful data for their own use, without revealing personal info. Gary Davis What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Tags:#consumer technology#customer data#data security#featured#Internet of Things#IoT#tokens#top How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Follow the Puck Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces
Six pilgrims on board a private helicopter had a narrow escape on Monday when it crash-landed at a helipad close to the Himalayan shrine soon after takeoff. The light helicopter had taken off for Fata from Kedarnath when it developed a technical snag, an official said. The pilot then decided to land on the same helipad.“While making an emergency landing, the helicopter landed rather heavily with one of its tail rotor blades digging into the helipad,” Rudraprayag District Disaster Management Officer Harish Chandra Sharma said. All seven people on board – the six pilgrims and the pilot – escaped unhurt, he said. They have been examined by doctors. Monday’s crash-landing comes a month after a fatal helicopter crash and another emergency landing in Uttarkashi district. A helicopter engaged in relief and rescue operations in the rain-ravaged Uttarkashi district crashed on August 21, killing two crew members and a local resident. Two days later, the two-member crew of another helicopter had a close call in the same district. It made an emergency landing on the banks of a Nagawada river near Tikochi when it was on the way to Chiwa to distribute relief material. The helicopter, run by Aryan Aviation, was damaged and the pilot and the co-pilot suffered minor injuries.
Air Force stuns Pocari Sweat MOST READ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games RELATED VIDEOS “Because they are quick, Hisamitsu can afford to look out for open space; they wait until you move and then make their attack,” said Vicente after his wards suffered a 25-17, 25-10, 25-14 defeat at the hands of the 2002 and 2014 champion club.“When [the Japanese] hit the ball, they look at the position of the hands blocking them and make adjustments,” said Vicente. “We need to learn that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSix-foot-5 Jaja Santiago towered over her Japanese counterparts, slamming kills for a game-high 16 points.“It was a tough game and the Japanese were really fast,” said Santiago. “I just told myself to keep going and not be intimidated. We learned a lot from this game.” Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds The Philippines, also supported here by Grand Sports, Asics and Turkish Airlines, managed to taste the lead, 9-6, in the first set through Santiago’s power and some sneaky net drops by Kim Fajardo and Maika Ortiz.“We need to stop doing that (drops), they don’t win matches,” Vicente said. “We need a systematic offensive pattern.”Yet all in all, Vicente gave his players a passing grade.“Why are you so sad?” asked head coach Francis Vicente during the post-game huddle inside the locker room. “You learned from them. You didn’t play badly. We just need more speed. More volleyball IQ. You got the Japanese coach worried in the first set. Be proud.”Rebisco PSL-Manila will next face Vientin Bank of Vietnam on Friday hoping to score a breakthrough victory in this tough tournament that will be participated in by the eight best clubs in the region.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coach Francis Vicente to Rebisco PSL You didn’t play badly. You just lacked speed and volleyball IQ. Napainit nyo ulo nung Hapon. Be proud. PHOTO BY MARC REYESUst-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan—For coach Francis Vicente, Rebisco PSL-Manila couldn’t have found a perfect tune-up match than Thursday’s opener against well-oiled Hisamitsu Springs.Vicente said the team—gearing up for the Southeast Asian Games—learned a lot from the Japanese, especially in playing a fast-paced game, using court smarts, and applying floor defense.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View comments
They’re the 25 power women of the country, the physical manifestation of will, power, grace, dedication, hard work and extraordinary brilliance. With each step they take, whether it’s business, politics, arts, films, banking, hospitality or sports, they keep raising the bar and breaking untouched barriers. These are the women who,They’re the 25 power women of the country, the physical manifestation of will, power, grace, dedication, hard work and extraordinary brilliance.With each step they take, whether it’s business, politics, arts, films, banking, hospitality or sports, they keep raising the bar and breaking untouched barriers. These are the women who have made India shine on a global platform.NAINA LAL KIDWAI, 52 GROUP CHAIRMAN & COUNTRY HEADHSBC INDIABecause she took HSBC India to startling new heights even during the recession. Because the the company reported an increase in profit by over 40 per cent at the beginning of last year. Because under her leadership they launched a Life Insurance Joint Venture company in India, in association with Canara Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce that reported a premium income close to Rs 300 crore. Because under her guidance, they have taken corporate sustainability to the next level that has won her and the bank accolades for their contribution to the environment.The Wild Side When not banking she spends her free time holidaying at wildlife parks like Kaziranga National Park, Jim Corbett National Park and Kanha National Park with her husband Rashid and children, Kemaya and Rumaal.Her Best Friends are her pet dogs, a German Shepherd named Wolfie and a Labrador called Trigger.A big movie buff Her favourites include a healthy mix of all genres from Chak de India to Mamma Mia and The Namesake, she loves them all.TANYA DUBASH, 41EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & PRESIDENT (MARKETING)GODREJ GROUPBecause after taking over a key position in the company, she has changed the way people look at Godrej as a brand. Because she has given the company a fresh, youthful makeover whether it’s through reality television or product-based incentives. Because she introduced the concept of experience marketing with Godrej Nature’s Basket, a world food store. Because with seven major companies, Godrej’s turnover crosses Rs 1,100 crore.Time out She loves to spend time with her husband, Arvind and her kids, Aryan and Azaar. She also likes to read and travel. What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell is one of her favourite books. Her other favourites include Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl and Eat Pray and Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. She likes to watch films and takes time out to catch the latest ones. The three films she liked the most were Sherlock Holmes, 3 Idiots and My Name is Khan.She aims to bring alive a brighter experience for consumers, more vibrant expressions of what they want in a more empathetic manner and ultimately create progress for all of Godrej’s stakeholders.CHANDA KOCHHAR, 47CEO& MD, ICICI BANKBecause she heads India’s largest private banks with an asset base of Rs 3.8 lakh crore. Because she is ranked number 20 on the Forbes list of the 100 most powerful women in the world. Because in a year fraught with financial upheaval post recession, her bank emerged stronger on all parameters recording an operating profit of 22 per cent minus treasury income. Because this is just the beginning, as she says, “2009 made us emerge stronger but 2010 is the year of growth opportunity.”What’s next “We are using the current year to position our balance sheet to take advantage of the next phase of growth.” With an aim to increase the bank’s network from 1,520 to 2,000 plus branches.Her one passion besides banking Is Hindi cinema. A die-hard Bollywood fan, she can often be spotted in the Mumbai multiplexes on weekends.Her Role Models Are both bankers, N. Vaghul and K.V. Kamath. Vaghul shared his wisdom with her and she believes that ICICI Group’s culture of entrepreneurship, innovation, and good governance is the legacy that her role model left behind. On the other hand, Kamath is her mentor. She feels fortunate to be mentored by a man who was farsighted enough to revolutionise the way banking worked in India.PREETHA REDDY, 52MANAGING DIRECTORAPOLLO HOSPITALS GROUPClick here to EnlargeBecause she has constantly innovated and revamped the Rs 1,800 crore Apollo Hospitals Group. Because through her efforts the Government of India honoured the group with the release of a postage stamp for it’s role in India’s health care sector. Because she belongs to a group of 10 business heads that form the Indo-US CEOs Forum this year. Because she is the first woman advisor on health care to the Indian government. Because she is also the director of Kalakshetra, the legendary dance school in Chennai.Role Model “My father Dr Prathap C Reddy. He’s so positive. For him, there is always an upside to something and he never loses focus on what he’s here for.”Silver Screen James Cameron’s Avatar made a huge impression. It’s a film she can watch many times over.AKSHATA MURTY, 30ENTREPRENEURClick here to EnlargeBecause She is not content to sit back on a famous surname. Because she gave up a job in venture capital and decided to listen to her heart. Because she is launching a contemporary clothing line with traditional Indian roots. Because she has chosen a path that no one in her family has. Because, Akshata, her clothing line, made in consultation with design students, aims to give artisans of this country a platform in the West.She shares a special bond With her mother Sudha Murthy, who is her friend, philosopher and guide. It’s her capability to balance career, family and society that has left an impact.NIRUPAMA RAO, 59FOREIGN SECRETARYClick here to EnlargeBecause She is the first woman full-term foreign secretary in India’s history. Because she has brought in a new diplomatic style with her out-of-the-box thinking. Because she is known to be a tough negotiator and is handling the ongoing dialogue with Pakistan. Because she has served at key diplomatic assignments like China and Sri Lanka. Because she was also the first woman spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs.Wordsmith A compilation of her poems was published under the title Rain Rising in 2004.SHILPA GUPTA, 33INSTALLATION ARTISTBecause she has three solo shows lined up this year, the first of which is currently being showcased at The Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati. Because her work is already a part of art school books in the UK. Because she is one of the few Indian artists to have showcased her work at the Yvon Lambert, France and Gallery Continua, Italy. Because she has been interviewed by veteran German artist and intellectual Peter Weibel.Most special work is her current project, While I Sleep on the theme of fears and prejudices.PRIYANKA CHOPRA, 27ACTORBecause this former Miss World made a clean sweep at the award ceremonies last year. Because she won the National Award, a first for a person in her 20s, after her brilliant performance in Fashion. Because she is on top of the Bollywood game with four back-to-back successes from Fashion, Dostana, Kaminey to What’s Your Rashee.Because she is being talked about, not for her link-ups with co-actors but her work, a welcome change in an industry obsessed with gossip. Because every director worth his weight wants to work with her. Because her forthcoming films include Siddharth Anand’s Anjaana Anjaani, Vishal Bhardwaj’s untitled next and Farhan Akhtar’s Don 2. Because she is also UNICEF’s National Celebrity working for children’s rights.Quote Unquote “My work is my elixir. It’s what keeps evil away and is the one thing that’s always stood by me.”National Award Moment “I was in New York when I heard and it was four in the morning. I really didn’t know whether to jump or scream. I spent the next four hours on the phone talking to friends and family.”ROOPA KUDVA, 46REGION HEAD,SOUTH ASIA, STANDARD & POORSMD & CEO, CRISILClick here to EnlargeBecause Because she is the MD and CEO of India’s first credit rating agency. Because Crisil’s rating coverage has grown nearly eight times since 2008. Because when the financial meltdown in the US put rating firms under the scanner Kudva and her team promptly stepped up communication with the users of its ratings by sending out rating alerts to investors and general public even before a company was downgraded or upgraded.Her most memorable experience At work has been walking in unannounced for an interview and walking out with a job in hand.SWATI PIRAMAL, 53DIRECTOR, PIRAMAL HEALTH CARE & PRESIDENTASSOCHAMBecause she has truly been able to break the glass ceiling after becoming the first woman to head an apex business chamber in India. Because since her appointment, she has invited 100 women to chair all the national committees of ASSOCHAM this year. Because Piramal Life Sciences, where she is vice chairperson, is gearing up to deliver the first drug developed by an Indian research company.She is passionate about Sufi poetry, studying medieval history and literature.Her most memorable experience has been meeting former US President Bill Clinton and having a one-on-one discussion with him.RAJSHREE PATHY, 53CHAIRPERSONRAJSHREE SUGARS AND CHEMICALSBecause she is Chairperson of Rajshree Sugars and Chemicals, a company with interests across integrated fields such as sugar, power co-generation and biotechnology. Because in 2009, she completely reorganised Rajshree Sugars and inducted new top-class professionals, to move on to the next growth phase. Because the turnover of her company and its subsidiaries is expected to exceed Rs 600 crore in March 2010. Because she was elected the President of SISM (South India Sugar Mills) for the second term 2007-2009.What this woman wants Is to always succeed and be ranked among the best in whatever she does.She dreams To see all her goals for Rajshree Sugars turn to reality. She is also waiting for her children Aishwarya and Aditya to bless her with lots of grandchildren.VINITA BALI, 53MANAGING DIRECTORBRITANNIAGROUPBecause she took charge of a near rudderless firm and turned its fortunes around making its topline profit double in four years between 2005-09. Because her company has been growing at 20 per cent annually. Because its market share, in the Rs 6,000-crore biscuit market has stabilised around 35 per cent. Because money making is not the only thing she cares about. Because Britannia’s work with Global Alliance for improved nutrition got her international acclaim at the Clinton Global Initiative.Life after work Involves working out and listening to western and Indian classical music.AGATHA SANGMA, 29UNION MINISTER OF STATE FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENTBecause at the age of 28, she became the youngest MP. Because she is the youngest minister in the current council of ministers. Because this former lawyer is the face of the youth in a country where politics is the domain of the old and the wise. Because despite being the daughter of former Lok Sabha Speaker P.S. Sangma and sister to James and Conrad who are in Meghalaya state politics, she has managed to carve out her own identity.Earth Calling A Master’s in environmental management from the University of Nottingham, she also dabbles in nature photography.MALLIKA SRINIVASAN, 50DIRECTORTAFEBecause she rose above the stereotypes and made a mark in the macho tractor business. Because her great delegation and communication skills worked very well during the downturn when TAFE grew despite the gloom in the environment. Because it is the first tractor company to be recognised for strong commitment to excel at the 15th Quality Summit conducted by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in Bangalore.Woman Power She is a serious votary of woman power and feels women’s contribution to society has often been underestimated.PRIYA PAUL, 43CHAIRPERSONAPEEJAY SURRENDRA PARKHOTELSBecause she has revamped the concept of a boutique hotel and given it a chic, edgy identity. Because despite the downturn, the group has successfully expanded to include a 10-room land property and an eight-room boutique cruiser in Kerala and a hotel in Hyderabad. Because the group also opened ItALIA, a stand-alone restaurant in Delhi and launched its own spa brand, Aura. Because the turnover for 2009-2010 is expected to be around Rs 250 crore. Because she is also one of India’s foremost art collectors with an eclectic taste that ranges from the traditional to the contemporary. Because she is also the founding member of the World Travel and Tourism Council-India Initiative and chairperson of South Asia Women’s Fund.Future Perfect Three new properties are currently going through their design phase, Paul says and are scheduled to open in about two years from now. There is the group’s second property in Kolkata, Jaipur and Pune.LOVELEEN TANDAN, 36FILM DIRECTORBecause she brought home the Oscars as casting director and co-director of the eight-time Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle. Because she belongs to that category of young women directors who defy convention and bravely venture into new frontiers.The slumdog moment The infamous “potty scene. It was actually dollops of peanut butter chocolate sauce that we had used to soak little Jamal. He would keep licking it off”, she says.Passion turns career From Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding, Vanity Fair and The Namesake to Steven Spielberg’s Terminal and Sarah Gavron’s Brick Lane, it has been a long and fulfilling road.PADMASREE WARRIOR, 48CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICERCISCO SYSTEMS INCBecause her company’s revenue for 2009 was Rs 1,65,000 crores. Because under her leadership, Cisco took huge strides in the realm of cloud computing, virtualisation, connected life and TelePresence and the new and emerging opportunities they present. Because recently, the United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce recognised her with its prestigious Excellence Award.Creative Energy She is an artist at heart. She has channeled her creative energies through her favorite mediums of clay and acrylics. She finds dance fun and creative.Quote Unquote She believes that there is more to a CTO’s role than just looking for cutting-edge products but needs to come up with new business models to monetise that technology.NAMRITA JHANGIANI, 55PARTNEREGON ZEHNDER INTERNATIONALBecause She’s a partner with Egon Zehnder International which is the world’s largest executive search firm. Because in 2009, despite the recession, Egon Zehnder not only refrained from laying people off like other firms, in the domestic and international market, but also opened a new office in Bengaluru and continued recruiting. Because she has worked extensively in recruitment for CEO board levels in the finance, pharmaceutical and BPO sectors. Because their revenues are close to Rs 2,000 crore.Happiness quotient She loves being right at the heart of strategic discussions with senior leadership of the corporate world. Seeing the company’s share price go up with the announcement of a hire she makes is a thrill.Reading room Her latest favourites are The Music Room by Namita Devidayal and The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.BHAIRAVI JANI, 30DIRECTORSCA GROUP OF COMPANIESBecause at 30 she is the Director of the SCA group of Companies which specialises in shipping, warehousing, logistics and many more. Because she is the Chairperson of CII’s Young Indians. Because with her fresh ideas she ventured into unchartered territories. Because despite the recession they launched Transmart India Pvt. Ltd, the first modern warehousing company with state of the art technology, causing a big shift in the industry. Because there are projects with over Rs 1,000 crore investment in warehousing.Dancing queen Trained in Bharatanatyam, she dances to unwind.DEVITA SARAF, 28CEOVU TECHNOLOGIESBecause besides being CEO, Vu technologies, she is an executive committee member of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Because she is a part of Mensa, an international society of people whose IQ ranks in the top two per cent of the world’s population. Because she is the founder and chairperson of the young Bombay forum of the Bombay chamber, part of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry.Art fetish She has taken classes in pottery, jewellry designing at the Indo American Institute where she received a diploma in it, graphic designing and Ikebana.NEELAM DHAWAN, 49MANAGING DIRECTORHEWLETTPACKARD, INDIABecause she is the Managing Director of Hewlett Packard, India. Because despite the recession, HP remained at the number one spot in domestic companies as well as multinationals in India. Because she pioneered philanthropic drives where close to Rs 130 crore was pumped into the sectors of education, entrepreneurship development, environment and disaster relief.Her mantra for success “Nothing is too difficult. We need to try and give it our best and the results automatically will follow.”She strongly recommends Good to Great a book where author Jim Collins answers questions about how good companies become great.CHITRA RAMAKRISHNA, 46JOINT MANAGING DIRECTORNATIONAL STOCK EXCHANGEBecause she is the Joint Managing Director of the National Stock Exchange. Because she has been a part of the founding committee of NSE and has grown with the institution to hold such a senior position. Because with her playing a key role in the decision making process, the network of NSE has strengthened with offices in 1,500 cities across the country.Honesty is her best policy She believes that the best road to success, personal and professional, is by being honest in whatever one does.No Camera, only action Far from hogging media attention she shies away from it. She believes that her actions will always speak louder than her words.Best moment “Every moment in the past 15 years has been exciting.”MEERA SHANKAR, 59INDIA’S AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED STATESBecause she is the only woman to be appointed Indian Ambassador to the United States since Vijaylakshmi Pandit. Because she has been deputed to the job to give momentum to the transforming Indo-US ties under a new administration in Washington DC. Because she is the lady-incharge when it comes to negotiating the civil nuke deal, counter-terrorism cooperation and outsourcing with the US.Power Duo She and foreign secretary Nirupama Rao, two of the most powerful diplomats in India, are from the 1973 batch of IAS officers and served as part of the strong female diplomatic contingent under former Ambassador S.S. Ray, in Washington DC from 1991 to 1995.ROHINI IYER, 28OWNERRAINDROP MEDIABecause She runs one of the biggest brand and image management companies for celebrities. Because her client list reads like a who’s who, from Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Saif Ali Khan, Nadiadwala Grandsons, Eros International, Venus to Hari Om Productions. Because she handles everything from press meets to film screenings, outdoor shoots, brand endorsements and building thier brand image.Tuning In Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head was the inspiration behind her company name.MEHER PUDUMJEE, 43CHAIRPERSONTHERMAX LIMITEDBecause After completing her degree in chemical engineering from London, she decided to come back to India and start as a trainee in Thermax Limited, now a Rs 3,000 crore company. Because under her, the company’s global influence is increasing by technology partnerships and business alliances with German organisations and the recent visit of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Horst Koehler to the Thermax Limited’s factory in Chinchwad, Pune.The love for music She is passionate about western classical music and is a part of The Chamber Singers, a Pune-based western classical choir. They meet every Tuesday to practice and hold concerts once or twice a year in Mumbai and Pune.Family first She loves spending time with her husband, Pheroze and her two children. Her family is her biggest safety net, a source of unconditional love.With Inputs by Sumaiya Khan, Gunjeet Sra and Chitra Subramanyamadvertisementadvertisementadvertisement
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