Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi and social activist and writer Arundhati Roy, feature in the Forbes list of 30 most inspiring women released.
The list compiled by Forbes Woman, asked its followers on Facebook and Twitter to vote for their most inspirational woman figure.
Oprah Winfrey, television host, actress, producer, and philanthropist, won the most votes and leads the poll. She was also voted the most powerful celebrity by Forbes in June.
Roy ranks third on the list while Indra Nooyi is the tenth most inspirational woman figure.
Some other women in the list include actress Angelina Jolie, former US Secretary of State Condolezza Rice, Hilary Clinton, J K Rowling, Melinda Gates, Michelle Obama, Mother Terresa, Venus and Serena Williams.