International Women's Day: 5 inspirational Mumbaikars

On this women's day, let us look at five inspirational women from Mumbai from different fields of life shaping a better tomorrow.

International Women's Day: 5 inspirational Mumbaikars

On Monday, March 8, as the world celebrates International women’s day, it becomes pertinent to remember the contribution of women in society along with their personal lives in the various roles that they play as a friend, sister or daughter.

Today we remember five inspirational Mumbai-based women who have brought about change through transformational decisions and ambitious moves.

  • Biker gang of Mumbai – The women biker gang of Mumbai embarked on a 100-km ride to Vasai Fort to help get rid of trash and other pollutants in the area on March 8. However, this isn’t the first time the group has done so as they have completed several biking trails in the past as well.

  • CSMT Panvel local operator - Manisha Mhaske operated the Mumbai locals on the occasion of women’s day.

  • Surekha Yadav – On March 8, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal took to Twitter to inform that the first woman driver of Indian Railways, Smt. Surekha Yadav drove the all women-staffed Mumbai-Lucknow Special, in celebration of women’s day.

  • Payal Gupta – A resident of Mumbai, 18-year-old Payal happens to be an avid football follower who plays the sport as a goalkeeper. A member of the Blue Pilgrims, India’s most vocal supporters group, Payal has been figuring out ways to promote women’s football in India.

  • Preksha Choradia – Preksha workers in a multinational company in Mumbai and is often seen on the stands whenever there is a national game in the city. An active member of the West Coast Brigade, the official supporters' group of Mumbai City FC, the Indian Super League (ISL) team from Mumbai, Preksha is usually found cheering her lungs out during organized games in the city.
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