women achievers in india

From the front line to the runway, Nikita Sahay’s extraordinary journey

Nikita Sahay, a former Captain in the Indian Army was prompted to switch gears and pursue her love for modelling after reading Ayn Rand. Nikita, whose father was an Air Force officer and mother a teacher, had completed her graduation in English Literature from Delhi University. In her second year, she had cleared the Combined Defense Services Exams with(…)

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She Leads India: Conference discusses core gender issues

A determination to change the discourse on diversity and a plan of action to grow the network for change was visible at the She Leads India conference on March 30 in New Delhi. Organised by SheThePeople.TV and supported by UN Women India, the event aimed at lending a platform to women and focussed on women(…)

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Three Powerful Men Stand For Greater Role Of Women In Public Life

Three powerful political faces in India called for a stronger effort towards women’s equality in India. Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Niti Ayog CEO Amitabh Kant and Parliamentarian Sachin Pilot all called for economic empowerment, strengthening of women’s position in public life and a greater role in decision making. Three Powerful Men Stand For Greater(…)

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Women in Lucknow meet up for Boost Your Business With SheThePeople

Facebook, after successfully hosting Boost Your Business program in multiple cities in collaboration with SheThePeople.TV reached Lucknow, their seventh city in India for this noble initiative. THE BOOST YOUR BUSINESS PROGRAM The Boost Your Business program, a high energy meet of women entrepreneurs, helps women entrepreneurs to gain expertise in various fields that can benefit(…)

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Remembering Mahasweta Devi on her 91st birthday

There are very few Indian writers whose work compelled Indians  to think about issues that degrade the society. Mahasweta Devi, one of the prolific writers from Dhaka who later shifted to Kolkata, attempted to uplift the marginalized and oppressed communities in the country by lending them a voice. She was felicitated for her literary acumen(…)

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Success stories of five female entrepreneurs making rural impact

Women today are readily taking risk only to emerge as successful entrepreneurs. Their success stories are an inspiration to many, their initiatives have made notable developments in rural development by bringing in employment, skill training facilities to small villages. Here are five female entrepreneurs making rural impacts with their initiatives:  Saloni Malhotra: Founder of first(…)

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Special Column by Smita Mishra: Check Mate for black money

By Smita Mishra, Founder, PoolWallet Let me start by saying – this is an absolutely brilliant step –aptly quoted by many as a master stroke of the Modi government towards containing the big ugly giant of black money. What has happened is that the government decided that 9th Nov 2016 onwards, the existing currency (physical(…)

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Stories Of Inspiration: How Jyothi Priya Rose Against All Odds

Here’s the story of Jyothi Priya who grew up in a humble household and went on to do her engineering and later join a corporate house. From the moment when her education was stalled, for she was a girl to one where she now is an important earner for her family, Kumari’s story promises to(…)

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