A self-made aviation entrepreneur and cancer survivor, Kanika Tekriwal launched her company, JetSetGo in 2013. JetSetGo, India’s first marketplace for chartered jets, is an interactive technology-driven platform enabling users to charter aircrafts and helicopters around India. Kanika is a runner up of this year's Women Transforming India.
In the 46 years of its history, the National Fire Service College of Nagpur never saw a uniform-clad woman walk out of its gates. Harshini Kanhekar rewrote the college’s history and the country’s fire services to become India’s first woman firefighter. This year's Women Transforming India runner up on breaking barriers.
From being thrown out of a train, losing her leg and facing an uncertain future to becoming the first female amputee to scale the highest mountain in the world, Arunima Sinha’s awe-inspiring story is one of fortitude, perseverance, and conviction. Watch what this year's Women Transforming India winner has to say.
Determined to save her child’s life, Rajlakshmi Borthakur researched epilepsy for more than three years and developed a simple wearable device, a smart glove, that can predict epileptic seizures before they happen.
Jayathma Wickramanayake, the UN Secretary General's Envoy on Youth, stopped over at TARA (Technology & Action for Rural Advancement) to meet young women receiving training in salon services and retail under the Disha project. Read more about Disha here.
Fashion can save the planet through supply chains that are green and sustainable. Fashion can empower farmers, small businesses and female entrepreneurs. There is no industry better suited to challenge the status quo than fashion. Sustainable fashion is good business and will help shape a better future for all.
Watch our film for day 2 of Lakme Fashion Week 2017 on sustainable fashion.