A social entrepreneur striving for low impact eco-tourism, Shailza works closely with local rural communities to augment their village economy. Her efforts generate alternate income streams through homestays and other tourism related activities.
The Chennai-based youngster is the founder of two social initiatives: The Big Sister programme, which provides mentorship to underprivileged girls, and Inner Goddess, which focuses on financial literacy among women.
Surat-based couple Chirag and Hetal Virani are on a mission – to break one of the biggest taboos in India by spreading awareness on menstruation, and improve menstrual-care through eco-friendly pads.
Most sanitary pads available in the market contain synthetic fabrics and chemical coatings, which can cause allergies and even cancer. Their disposal also remains a huge problem.
Manisha Raisinghani is the Co-founder and CTO of LogiNext Solutions, which provides SaaS solutions to improve logistics planning and delivery route optimisation.
A few days ago, MAKERS India asked its readers: What women-centric solutions and rebates would you want from the Union Budget 2020? Out of nearly 2000 respondents, the topmost 41 percent voted for cheaper/free health services for women – especially seniors and mothers – as their priority.
The film, which urges you to give a chance to mothers to pursue their passion beyond family and daily job, is all about how women’s empowerment should go beyond conversations and debates into our day-to-day lives.
While not an exhaustive list, these are a few women we look up to for their courage and determination in holding on to India’s values and its people despite all odds.
On National Tourism Day, MAKERS India applauds five women who embraced travel and photography, to spread awareness on a social cause: saving the planet.
Geethu Mohandas, 27, is the first Indian woman to be selected for a trip to the Arctic with the Fjallraven Polar team. She will travel with 21 other people from across the globe into the Arctic wilderness on March 30.
Founder of the Bengaluru-based Aravani Art Project, Poornima Sukumar is trying to build a more inclusive world through wall art.
Nyha Shree now focuses on making an impact with Jumper.ai, which allows brands to sell direct-to-consumers on social media and messaging platforms.
Laxmi is Malti in Chhapaak, and Deepika Padukone does justice to her character, as does Vikrant Massey who plays Amol (representing activist Alok Dixit). But the real star of the film is Meghna Gulzar, who exceeds expectation after 2018’s Raazi.
Founder of Bengaluru-based NGO Hasiru Dala, Nalini Shekar has changed the lives of thousands of waste pickers in the city. Earlier she has worked with trafficking victims in the US as well.
Organisations like Hasiru Dala, Saahas Zero Waste, and Aajeevika Bureau are empowering women from marginalised communities to enter the workforce while making a larger impact.
One of the few women leaders to head multinational companies, she has spent about 25 years at tech titan Intel. In 2016, she took charge as the Country Head, Intel India, and is also the Vice President of Data Centres Intel.
Uyare, which starred acclaimed South Indian actress Parvathy Thiruvoth, focuses on the life of a young, ambitious woman before and after an acid attack by her boyfriend.
These developments over the past decade have made that we all know one thing: Indian women have arrived and they are here to stay.
Not only is the “motherhood is a woman’s need and duty” speech old and tiresome, but the idea behind limiting a woman’s perspective in a movie about pregnancy is just disappointing. Read more on 'Good Newwz' here.
According to the International Monetary Fund, India’s GDP can grow by up to 27 percent with equal participation of women (as men) in the economy.
We are about to enter a new decade, after one which saw women break barriers in science and technology, media, entrepreneurship and more. The coming decade hopefully will sing the praises of women scaling zeniths but without having to also talk about settling down.
The three-judge bench ruled that the 2017 verdict – which sentenced all four convicts to death – will be upheld, as there is no ground to review it.
MAKERSIndia revisits the major events in the past 10 years which have added momentum to the women’s movement in the country.
In India, where women form just 27 percent of the organised workforce, the act of women empowering each other should begin at the workplace.