Here, girls and women are powered by critical thinking, encouraged by logic, and supported by an ecosystem to break gender stereotypes in thought and action. They use their skills and apply their mind to solve challenges real to them. Here, they demonstrate their potential by creating solutions to make their lives and the world better. Their voice determines their course of action and charts the way forward.
As the future of work and careers increasingly moves towards the STEM domain, girls confidently claim their space in the classroom, the boardroom and their communities - as they learn, grow and work with STEM.
Sounds idealistic? Here’s how we’re making it happen.
When girls come up to solve problems, issues ignored get a space. Check out how our next-gen creators and innovators are finding answers to everyday problems by applying a scientific approach and logical thinking.
Not just learning, but also having fun. Our talented young girls are busting myths and raising their voice against gender stereotypes through engaging and impactful comics.
See how women in science are making way for their future generation and inspiring them to follow their path.
"Ms Babita Kiran, Loco Pilot, Indian Railways
Hailing from a village in Nawada district of Bihar, Babita travelled a long and inspiring journey of challenging gender stereotypes and societal norms. She navigated her career pathways from Government schools to study in ITI’s. Babita used to work with the electricity board in Bihar but is now finally a Loco pilot with the Indian Railways at the age of 22."
"Ms Anuradha TK is an Indian Scientist and Retd. Director-SATCOM, of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), speacilized in Communication Satellites. She has worked on the launches of the satellites GSAT-12 and GSAT-10. First woman to become Satellite Project Director at ISRO."Ms Anuradha TK
"AR.Padma Maddila, Architect, Professor at JNTU
AR. Padma Maddila is a passionate architect based in Hyderabad and has a Masters in Environmental Design from Jawaharlal Nehru, Fine Arts and Architecture University (JNAFAU) and started her career as an academician in JNAFAU in 2014. She has worked with several renowned architects in Kakinada, Vishakhapatnam and Hyderabad on many prestigious projects such as the Kakinada Railway station and residential townships in Hyderabad."
Sujata Thakur, Program Manager, Cohesion Foundation Trust. She is an engineer. She is now a development professional, working with Cohesion Fondation Trust, Ahmedabad, GujaratSujata Thakur
"Dr. Vatsala Rani: Scientist, Indian Institute of
Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad
Dr. Vatsala fondly known as the ‘Battery Scientist’ has a PhD in Electrochemistry. She started her research career as a Research Associate at the Defence Research and Development Organisation, Hyderabad (DRDO). Dr. Vatsala currently works at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad and her research focuses on materials that are eco-friendly, earth abundant and non-toxic. She is also a winner in the DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme, 2015 for the development of the Magnesium (mg) Secondary Battery."
"Dr. Soumya Srivastava Mohanty, MS, PhD, Dept of
Oncology, California, USA
Dr. Saumya Srivastava Mohanty, is a scientist at the Department of Medical Oncology at the City of Hope National Medical Center, Durate, California, USA. Dr. Saumya paved her won way to study science and built her own career. Family support before and after marriage was a key aspect which contributed to her achievements. She believes education and profession of any form, should be the choice made by an individual, towards whatever they love to do. Currently, she is working to cure for lung cancer."
"Dr. Latha Sabikhi is the Head of Department and Research Head at the Animal Husbandry Department in Gujarat. She Worked in the dairy industry till 1985 (including Sugam Dairy, Baroda and Punjab Milk Federation) and has authored several research and popular articles, book chapters, on Dairy Technology. She Worked closely with dairy farmers by imparting training to women self help groups, farmer producer companies and prospective entrepreneurs."Dr. Latha Sabikhi
We are working towards building a world where 50% of women in India won’t have to drop out of junior and mid-level positions in organised sectors.
We are working towards building a world where 50% of women in India won't have to drop out of junior and mid-level positions in organised sectors.
We are creating a world where more than the current mere 14 percent women will be able and encouraged to pursue STEM careers
We are advancing digital skills for women and working towards creating a world where women don’t have to take 12 years to take over leadership roles in Tech.
We are turning the page on a new reality where more and more women are part of path-breaking research and innovation - bridging the wide gender gap that exists in the space.
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