Women’s Day Special Quiz

Here is a set of questions that were used in the Women’s Day Special Quiz held on 7th and 8th March 2023. There were 20 questions that were to be answered in 15 minutes. Some questions are not included here because of Format problems. Multiple Choice Questions are also presented here as Direct questions.

Question 1

In 1982, who became the first Indian woman to graduate from the Harvard Business School?

Answer : Naina Lal Kidwai

Question 2

Identify this business woman who transformed her family business in sugar by making Balrampur Chini the most profitable sugar company in India. Her hands on management like a typical home-maker’s approach was seen as atypical but effective. She passed away in 2020.

Answer : Meenakshi Saraogi

Question 3

With which infamous startup would you associate Elizabeth Holmes , who may face upto 20 years in prison, if convicted ?

Answer : Theranos

Question 4

She has been nominated as the Treasury Secretary of US..First woman to hold this position in history. She was former Fed Reserve Chief. Name her.

Answer : Janet Yellen

Question 5

Nirmala Sitharaman entered the history books after she was named the Union Finance Minister in PM Modi’s new Cabinet, becoming the second woman to do so. Who was the first woman to hold the portfolio?

Answer : Indira Gandhi

Question 6

Who has been appointed as the Chairperson of SEBI for three years from March 2022 ?

Answer : Madhavi Puri Buch

Question 7

Kriti Sanon has moved brands from Bata to a new one. Which one ?

Answer. Skechers

Question 8

Which group has bagged the title rights for Women’s Premier League (WPL) ?

Answer : Tata

Question 9

Unscramble this to get a ethnic brand and chain


Answer : TANEIRA

Question 10

Unscramble this to get a cosmetics brand 


Answer : SUGAR

Question 11

Which government backed savings scheme was launched by the government under the Beti Bachao Beti Padao scheme in 2015 to secure the future of a girl child ?

Answer : Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana

Question 12

Which Hindi movie  is based on the life of social entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham. Muruganantham is known for inventing a low-cost sanitary pad-making machine and for raising awareness about menstrual hygiene in rural India ?

Answer : Pad Man

Question 13

Who is the author of the book “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.” ? 

In “Lean In,” the author examines the challenges that women face in the workplace and offers practical advice on how to overcome these obstacles. She encourages women to “lean in” to their careers, to take risks, and to seek out leadership roles.

Answer Sheryl Sandberg

Question 14

Indian-American Jayshree Ullal is the President and CEO of a leading technology company in Silicon Valley, USA. She was recently awarded Global Indian of the year by Economic Times. She is currently the CEO of which company ?

Answer : Arista Networks

Question 15

As per the Maternity Benefit Act 2017, in India women employees are eligible for upto 12 weeks leave for child adoption. True/False

Answer : True

Question 16

Identify this Gandhian, who founded the Self Employed Women’s Association of India in 1972 in Ahmedabad. A lawyer by training, she was a part of the international labour, cooperative, women, and micro-finance movements .She received the Ramon Magsaysay Award and was awarded Padma Bhushan by the govt. of India. She passed away in November 2022.

Answer : Ela Bhatt

Question 17

Beth Ford is the first openly LGBTQ+ woman to helm a Fortune 500 company.Ford has been openly gay her whole professional career.  She is  a fierce supporter of LGBTQ+ rights. Ford has been recognized by Fortune as one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders and Most Powerful Women.
Which Fortune 500 company is she the CEO of ?

Answer : Land O’Lakes

Compiled by

G.Mohan IndiaBusinessQuiz@go_mohan


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