Top 10 Pioneering Women of India
Great people inspire younger generation to achieve high goals. There have been numerous Indian women throughout Indian history, who have inspired younger generation of women and girls. This is a compilation of Top 10 Pioneering Women of India.
10. Kadambini Ganguly
Achievement: First Indian female physician and among the first Indian female graduate.
Kadambini Ganguly born in 1861 was among the first woman to graduate in British India from University of Calcutta along with Chandramukhi Basu. She also became the first Indian female physician in 1886 and was awarded GBMC (Graduate of Bengal Medical College) degree from Calcutta Medical College. She was among the first South Asian women to be trained in European Medicine. She was also actively involved in social movement to improve the working conditions for female coal miners. She was one of the six women delegate in the Fifth session of Indian National Congress.