Akriti is a third year student of Delhi University and an active young social worker working for cancer since 2015. Being one of the strongest pillars of the organisation Win Over Cancer founded by her parents, she has been counselling cancer patients, working for their skill development and providing sustainable financial livelihood and more of connecting the youth through innovative cancer awareness sessions towards this sensitive issue. She says ? If we aware the youth, remove the phobia towards cancer in their minds and make them sensitive towards the disease, the impact would be felt for generations?. Till date she has interacted with and counselled more than 300 cancer fighters and her initiatives have impacted more than 50,000 young people. In 2015 when she entered her college life she started working for underprivileged people through her college societies and the learnings from there she became a direction vision for her organisation Win Over Cancer. She directed the youth to work for the disease and has lead 150+ volunteers in period of 2 and half years. Despite of her father?s disease of cancer and difficult treatment she didn?t let her personal responsibilities come over her social initiative and work. Her efforts have been recognised by various media houses like Zee News, NavBharat Times, Asian Age, The Better India and NNS Media
Currently I am pursuing my final year in Masters in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics. I am a yoga trainer at Bijal?s Yog Divine; a naturotherapist, majorly dealing with acupressure therapy, ?a gold medalist in nutrition and exercise for fitness?. I am also an entrepreneur and baker in a self-started patisserie ?Berry and Blush?, which provides a variety of homemade customized desserts and cakes including the availability of nutritious options. I am creative and an innovative designer in food and fitness domain; also a choreographer dealing with yoga based dances. I am a gold medalist in throw ball (college level), badminton (Malabar hill) and silver medalist in chess (college level) etc. Presently I am conducting a research based on prevalence of underweight, overweight and obesity in women from lower socioeconomic status in Mumbai. I will be soon a certified national diabetes educator.
Co Founder, Bass Ek Raah
Vidushi Sabharwal is currently mentoring over 150 young girls and a team of 8 fellows at a government school as a Teach for India fellow and Math Content Advisor. She is also the co-founder of Bass Ek Raah, a charitable society guiding people through counselling and consultancy. A twenty two year old Economics Graduate from Delhi University with a touch of books, art and people, research is her felicity. During her graduation, she interned with Centre for Civil Society on ?Refining monitoring mechanisms through SMCs in government schools?; Central Square Foundation for localizing math content online in partnership with Khan Academy; and college researches in ?Role of behavioral economics in effective subsidy policymaking? and ?Economics and erosion of property rights in India?. This ?Young Entrepreneur 2017? and ?Innovator in education 2018? awardee wants to pursue Master of Public Policy and make Indian education a ?growing by learning? space.
Student, Pathways World School
Shruti Suri is a 16-year-old student of Pathways World School, Aravali and is currently in grade 11. She has actively done various projects related to the education of young girls, and has worked with Ngo?s in Kerala. Shruti has helped and taught these girls the value personal hygiene, respect, co-curricular activities and academics. Shruti is very passionate about poetry and has written a book of poems about women empowerment. She has also received the PULSE award and the bronze & silver level award for being an International Global Citizen from her school. As she is highly ambitious about sports as well, she represents her school in the basketball team and has climbed Stok Kangri in Leh Ladakh. Another passion she strongly holds is to travel with her mother, and has travelled over 16 countries around the world.
Miss Teen Universe 2017
Srishti Kaur, the winner of Teen Universe 2017. Hailing from Noida, Ms. Srishti Kaur, Teen Universe India 2017 won the overall crown at the contest becoming the first Indian and the first teenager to win an international teen crown for India. She has done fashion studies from the London College of Fashion. Besides winning the main crown, Ms. Srishti Kaur also managed to bag the traditional fashion awards of Best Traditional Haute Couture and Best National Costume which was designed by Mr. Melvyn Noronha. During the contest Ms. Srishti Kaur, took the best of the fashion and textile industry of India wearing garments by some of the best designers in the country including Rocky Star, Mandira Wirk, Komal Sood, Swapnil Shinde, Rippii Sethi, Reynu Tandon, Nalanda Bhandari, Aditi Gupta, Anjana Mishra and Rajat Tangri. Besides the designers, Ms. Kaur also prepared for the contest with some of the best pageant trainers in the country, namely Mrs. Rita Gangwani, Mr. Melvyn Noronha, Mr. Devashish Majumdar and Ms. Akanksha Manchanda. With this preparation, taking the best of India and bringing glory to the name of the nation was made possible, and your support and blessings upon these achievements through a small meet would encourage the youth to further represent India with their best abilities at International platforms. Besides the achievements, Ms. Srishti Kaur has actively become the face to raise the awareness towards Cancer Prevention. She is current Ambassador of Indian cancer society & she carries out campaigns all over India side by side with the revered Prime Minister of India Mr. Narender Modi. Tree planting campaigns were organized in order to support the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan. She also supports a school for the financially underprivileged by the name Apna Ghar. In support of the ?MAKE IN INDIA? campaign she had launched her own brand of fashion accessories under the brand name of ?ELIFEROUS? in India?s Beach Fashion Week. She has also been involved in providing funding and aid to the blind institutions. With all these compassionate acts of kindness, Ms. Srishti intends to continue serving as an example to the world a young Indian woman of today can do, under your excellent leadership. She had also privileged to have been awarded ?THE HINDUSTAN TIMES YOUTH AWARD 2017? in Chandigarh. In addition to this ?The Fashion award 2017? from JD Institute of fashion Technology & the International women?s film forum AAFT by Mr. Sandeep Marwah, Nex Brands Brand Vison Award for ?the Extraordinaire? Youngest Achiever 2018.
Tarot Expert, Tarot Guidance By Sanchita
I have been practicing tarot reading for the past 10 years, Numerologist and Angel Therapist.
I had the privileged to work with Rajasthan Patrica in PIE (Patrica in Education) (2016)
I was Featured in couple of episode with Zee News Rajasthan (2016) I am a Reiki Master, I am an expert in Migraine, insomnia, asthma etc. I am a crystal therapist as well, teaching meditation and chakra scannings. We are coming up with Animal Healing Camp (2018) soon to be executed in my locality.Social work: contributions as a volunteer for Sarvasya NGO, Organizer/Management Warmer winter Project (2014)Organizing a drive in our community, offices or family, collection of clothes.
Desherra Celebration with HIV kids (2016)
An event organized to make and celebrate desherra at Faith School for Hiv Kids.Card making for Diwali with HIV kids (2016) Shoes distribution at Blind School (2016) Recently got an award for social Work Young Women Achiever Awards for Generation of Support for Disabled & Children. by IWC Indian Women Convention 2018, Mumbai.
Co-Founder & CEO, Social Enterprise
She has also authored a book on women entrepreneurs named ?The Road Not Taken? published by IIM Bangalore. She was among the Top 10 women entrepreneurs by Tipping Point (Global Women Network and KarmaCircles initiative). She was the finalist and the only team from India to reach Hult Prize, San Francisco which is a Bill Clinton Initiative for social enterprises.
She is also the co-program leader at SLP(Startup Leadership Program) Bangalore. She is a Jagriti Yatra Fellow which is a 15-day long national train journey that covers 8000 kilometers to meet inspiring role models of India. she was also selected to attend UNCTAD?s Empretec Programme for India which promotes entrepreneurial competencies in start-ups. She was recently awarded by the Governor of Goa as part of Seaside Startup Summit and Cowe.
Ishita Mangla is Student
Student, The Shri Ram School Aravali
Ananya Vinayak is a 12th Grade student at the Shri Ram School-Aravali, Gurgaon, India. She is passionate about science and loves to explore and create in the fields of Engineering and Chemistry. Over the years, Ananya has created an array of prototypes ranging from building a Solar Powered Air Ioniser to creating a robotic bee drone. She has participated in several Science competitions and even led her school team to victory at the International Space Settlement Design Competition 2017 sponsored by NASA. She completed a week-long internship at CERN, Geneva where she participated in discussions on particle decay and received training on the essentials of data analytics. She loves to play the piano and paint as a hobby and admires the science behind both music and art.
She wishes to pursue a career in Biochemistry, specifically in the field of oncology research, and hopes to help make the world a better place through her work.
lawyer, entrepreneur & social innovator
She graduated in 2013 from one of India?s top law schools, NUJS, Kolkata. Her first stint was in the legal team of the Mahindra group in Mumbai. In her early 20s, she founded her venture Lawfarm (www.lawfarm.in) in response to the pressing need for access to quality, transparent and affordable legal services. Lawfarm was acquihired in Feb 2016 by Sugar Ventures Singapore, which she presently runs as India CEO and Director. She also founded the award-winning Bribehackers initiative, which is India?s first anti bribery legal helpline, partnering with the world?s biggest anti-bribery platform. She has advised some of India?s top companies and industrialists on legal issues and handled their legal affairs through her company. Lawfarm, one of India?s fastest growing legal startups was listed by Asian Legal Business as one of the ?Hottest Legal Startups? in 2017. It has India?s largest online listing of lawyers. She is currently leading the development of a blockchain based legal solution on the platform. Sreerupa has been featured in list of top 42 millennial changemakers in India Today?s 42nd anniversary issue in Dec 2017. She was also interviewed by BBC World for the global Newsday Service. Apart from this, she has been featured by leading Press such as Fastcompany, The Hindu, Economic Times , The Telegraph, Hindustan Times, The Statesman, DNA, Bar and Bench, Legally India, Nextbigiswhat, Dealstreetasia, Good Business Journal, etc. She has received prestigious recognition for entrepreneurship globally such as ? Dell Social Innovation Challenge Popular Choice (Texas), World Justice Project (Washington DC), Westerwelle Foundation Young Founder (Berlin), among others. She has been the youngest speaker at the biggest rule of law conference in the world ? World Justice Forum, Hague (2017) and was the youngest India delegate at the International Anti-Corruption Conference at Brasilia (2012). She was a panel speaker in panel discussion on ? Blockchain, AI and future of IOT? in Starup Summit 2018, organised by Ah Ventures in IIFT, New Delhi, and shall be speaking on ?Legal Implications of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies? at the World Blockchain Opportunities Summit, Hyderabad. Sreerupa leads one of the few VC backed startups in India with a woman founder, and the first foreign acquisition in Indian legal-tech. She believes in a mix of for-profit and not-for-profit business models to create maximum social impact. She also serves on the Board of an educational and mentorship initiative, Coachyogi. Sreerupa has previously donned several other hats : Head of Operations (land acquisition) for a major solar park, member of the editorial board for a magazine, investment advisor in a laundry startup, winner of a national level author hunt in her teens, authored a short story in a book edited by Ruskin Bond and written the screenplay for a TV episode which was translated by the celebrity screenwriter Javed Akhtar.
Student, Founder of My Daughter is Precious
I?m Kaavya Rajesh, a grade 11 student at the American Embassy School (New Delhi. I studied in Gurgaon at The Shri Ram School for ten years until my family moved to Bangladesh when I was in eighth grade. I attended the American International School in Dhaka and it was a life-changing experience that made me a more open-minded and confident person. I moved back to Delhi last year and the skills I learned through my experiences in Dhaka made the transition into a new school easier. I strongly believe that it?s up to the youth to make the world a better place. Besides being an active member in service initiatives within school, I am also an intern at Design For Change, a global organization that works to inspire children to contribute positively to their communities. I also combined my passion for writing and photography to stand for a cause I really believe in: gender equality and the importance of educating girls. Thus, I started my own initiative, with the support of my parents, called My Daughter Is Precious (https://mydaughterispreciousblog.wordpress.com ) to raise awareness and funds for this cause.
Paree Chopra is a student of Grade XII at The Shri Ram School, Aravali. She is a passionate musician, song writer and theater person. Participant at Sociolinguistics at Stanford Pre-collegiate Summer School, Stanford University, she presented project on ? How actors grow in their ability to use various linguistic strategies to convey emotions? . Participant at Youth Lead the Change program, Leadership Institute at Harvard College. She is the Head, Round Square Committee, TSRS Aravali .Keen Volunteer with OISCA International, North India (www.oisca.org) for past 3 years ; she has taught English and Mathematics to school dropout children in slums , assisted OISCA staff in collecting Educational Aids from community for students in Literacy class, involved in organizing health camp for families in slums, introduced ?Say No to Plastic? program ? encouraged students to make their school ?no plastic zone? and raised funds from these projects to buy books for library and small pieces of furniture for classrooms. Currently involved in the Kyoto-Ganga Cleaning Project ? a drive to clean Ganga and its Ghats at Varanasi. She wishes to pursue a career in International Relations and Global Studies.
Co Founder, FUZIA Dynamic Leader
Apart from being a management professional, an experienced marketer and an ambitious entrepreneur, Shraddha Varma is a passionate learner and a creative thinker with strong communication and leadership skills. As a Cofounder, she not only leads the global marketing and operations in Fuzia but also drives and mentors her team in cross-culture environments.
Shraddha strongly believes in Gender equality and that women are the largest reservoir of untapped talent. Through Fuzia, she wishes to positively impact and see a world where women can come together globally and help eachother grow, live their passions, pursue their dreams and build their own identity- thereby driving Gender equality, Feminism & Empowerment.
Fuzia (www.fuzia.com) is a one of its kind online social media platform for women and girls to encourage and empower them through the power of creative expressions. It utilises the power of internet and gives them a stage to showcase their voice in an environment filled with creativity, inspiration, collaboration, compassion and empathy. In a span of 2 years, Fuzia has garnered support of thousands of creative women and influenced more than 3.5million followers globally.
Shraddha believes that being a woman is a superpower in itself and encourages women to become their own inspiration. She is a thrill seeker, an avid traveller and an admirer of impactful quotes, with a vision to translate ideas into tangible results and creative initiatives.
Manager Member Relations & Marketing, FUZIA
Riya Kumar is one of the first founding members of Fuzia. She is a confident, self-driven, sassy and meticulous young leader. She began her career as a software engineer and later gave in to doing something she loved ? ?inspiring people?. Due to her intuitive, empathetic, motivating and amicable demeanour, she was able to foster a beautiful close knit family of members on Fuzia who felt empowered and inspired to become better versions of themselves everyday. Therefore she can be referred to as the ?pioneer? of Member Relations on Fuzia. She also hosts interactive and engaging live Facebook/Instagram sessions as she loves talking to people and is not at all camera shy.
Riya loves challenges and her journey of two and a half years on Fuzia has given her a chance to ingeniously subdue countless of them along the way, eliciting immense growth both on her personal and professional front. She loves reading and is an aficionado of quotes and epigrams. One of her favourite quotes is ?Great things never come from comfort zones?. She believes that everyone has a superpower, ?to inspire?, and works diligently towards building meaningful relationships and providing a non-judgemental & convivial platform to thousands of Fuzia members who now regard Fuzia as their own family where they feel safe to share their secrets, fears, sorrows and happiness besides emanating various forms of creative expressions.
Manager- Content & Campaigns, FUZIA
Ria Singhal has an Honours and a Masters degree in literature from University of Delhi. Soon after her education, her entrepreneurship spirit got her to Fuzia- which she joined in 2015 and has continuously helped in its global expansion and growth. Ria is a firm supporter of Fuzia?s mission of empowering women through the power of creative expressions by way of fusion of culture & ideas. She heads everything from the Digital Marketing, content, contests/campaigns and engagement and finds newer ways of association and expansion each time. She is a believer of learning by experience and owes a lot to this entrepreneurship journey with Fuzia- where she learnt, improved, met people from over the world and had amazing experiences. In her personal life and free time, she loves to travel, eat and explore. Her bucket list includes driving around the world with a few pet dogs some day!
Editor & Marketing Associate, FUZIA
Sakshi Shrivastava is a digital media marketing executive and a writer. She is one of the founding members of Fuzia (www.fuzia.com). She is an English Literature graduate who has always been passionate about women empowerment.
Sakshi has also worked with Muskaan, an NGO for underprivileged children, dedicated to their education and upliftment and Ektara Collective, a film production collective which works with and casts amateur actors from different financial backgrounds. Through her academic years, she worked with several other organizations and developed an understanding of what actually brings about a change in people?s lives. Her journey with Fuzia began out of sheer passion and a desire to do understand the lives of women from myriads of backgrounds. She began her work as a writer for Fuzia and now looks after its digital marketing to help Fuzia reach a wider audience, writing and editing powerful content to educate people on critical issues and working on partnerships with organizations with similar missions. She works on building a name for Fuzia so that it reaches all those who need a platform for sharing their thoughts.
In future, she wishes to learn and educate herself more on the real issues facing feminism, help Fuzia reach individuals from all over the globe while tackling the grass-root issues that hinder women?s growth. She is the youngest member of the core team and she is set to make a change, no matter how long it takes.
Chairperson, Delhi Young Readers, Independent Entrepreneur
NATASHA is a life transformational coach, writer , poet and a young entrepreneur. She is pursuing MBA in self-Management and crises Management from Anamalai University and completed Graduation from Delhi University. She is founder of a 16 Celestial Toastmasters club and a board member of NGO ? Human for human. She has 3 years of experience in Management. She has worked as Centre head of 16 Celestial. She has done internship in a news channel as news report and anchor. She has mentored Many people in communication and leadership skills and the legacy is still going on. She was awarded as Indian?s youngest leader by Indian youth forum in 2016. She is a bibliophile. Books are her best friend. She is inspired by life and a student of life. Her mission is to create a positive difference in everyone?s life and to be a citizen of this world.
Manager, Even Cargo
I am a 22-year old young commerce graduate, who has completed her 16 years of education from women only educational institutes. I am highly passionate about serving the women community and society as a whole, with a mantra of ?Service Above Self?. I lead Open Your Eyes (OYE) Foundation, an organization that envisions a gender harmonious world with its three-tier holistic approach through Gender Sensitization workshops and activities, as Community Engagement Intern. While working with Delhi OYE, I have been able to mobilize 5000+ females in Delhi only and have done Direct Mobilization and sensitization through community visits and by organizing various Gender Workshops at College and community level.
I am the Core Team member of Even Cargo-India?s first women only E-commerce logistics delivery company and look after bringing women in non-traditional sector. My major focus lies in building a gender inclusive workspace by designing policies and conducting awareness sessions at various places. I work exclusively in building the capacity of these Young females through strategic investment in their leadership, leading to social-cultural and economic inclusion of these females.
Founder, Karthika?s Professional Beauty Clinic
When Karthika Nair first came to Kochi almost a decade back from a remote village in Palakkad, starting a business of her own was far from her dreams. Daughter of a middle class family with her father running a self sufficient hotel business in her home village, her dreams were also focussed on self sufficiency. This dream got a boost when she starter working part time for a public relations company. The boss was impressed with her marketing skills and told her so. Taking this as a huge encouragement, she delved into the field with much eagerness. At the time, her salary was Rs 4000 per month. She started doing marketing work and years later she got an offer from a leading cosmetic brand from Italy who were planning their launch in the country. The product was mainly parlor cosmetics. She was quick to tell them that while she was willing take the job, she needed more information on the product and what it does to skin to do so. Thus she attained international training on cosmetics and is now capable of giving expert advise and consultancy regarding the same. The idea of launching a business of her own rooted in her head when she was marketing the products of the Italian company and came face to face with the lack of professionalism and experts in the skin and hair care field. She was appalled that ?bleach ? which could damage one?s skin forever was used commonly and without any concern for the skin of the customer across the country. This encouraged her to launch a parlour which would aim at providing the best ?educated? health care. This was the beginning of ? Karthika Professional Beauty Clinic?. At the time she was employed with a salary of Rs. 78,000 and everyone close to her except her family discouraged her. She used all her savings till the date and a loan of Rs 18 lakh to begin her dream venture. Karthika had made all the plans herself and had to work hard for 6 months to make a project that would convince the bank. Her will to succeed made it possible and at the age of 27 she launched her professional beauty clinic at Kathrikadavu in Kochi on June 15 2016. The clinic now also have a franchise at Aluva in Ernakulam which will be inaugurated on February 12 2018.Karthika?s is possibly the only parlour in the state that does not offer bleach. Having worked under many people, Karthika is very much aware of what staff expects from employers and is particular about keeping her staff at ease. Every staff appointed in her clinic has to undergo a 21 day training period. Karthika dreams of more franchises and popularising her motto ?healthy skin and hair for a life time?. Recently, Karthika has also ventured into the restaurent business through ?Le Royale?.