Dr Harshinder Kaur, Ludhiana-based paediatrician and writer, has adopted more than 300 girls and has spent 15 years fighting the evil of female foeticide in Punjab almost single-handedly. She has won several awards for her work, including the Dheen Punjab Di honour from her state, the Rani Jhansi Award from the Indian government, International Woman(…)
If you haven’t heard of Regina Dugan, then today is a good day to learn about her. Regina Dugan is an American business woman and technology developer. Now at Facebook, she is working on areas such as virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence and connectivity. Dugan will be overseeing all these operations at the social media(…)
The Aam Aadmi Party had earned a bad reputation for itself in the 2015 elections for not having women in leadership positions. Some of the party’s members were also in the news for allegedly misbehaving with women. AAP, however, seems to have redeemed itself by roping in 145 women candidates for the upcoming Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections.
The IMF chief, Christine Lagarde, has always vocalized her concern over gender gap being an obstacle in the economic growth of countries. This time too, while speaking at the World Economic Forum at Davos, she said that technology might be able to help close the gender gap and she talked about some ‘anecdotal’ examples from(…)
A true example of a woman running a show, Chanda Kocchar gives the the women of India the strength to dream and reach a goal that breaks the glass ceiling. On her birthday today, we learn more about Kocchar and her achievements. – She is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of ICICI, one(…)
It’s down to the wire as the United States decides its future for the next four years. Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump. All those who have been following the news would note how bizarre these last few months have been, especially when it comes to the statements flying around. Accusations, shaming, barbs, misogyny, some racism(…)
At a recent meet-the-press programme organised by the Press Club of Mumbai, Naela Quadri, the president of World Baloch Women’s Forum (WBWF), sought India’s help in the cause of Balochistan’s independence. Naela has been in self-exile living in Canada and been travelling the world to gather support for the cause, that is Balochistan’s independence from(…)