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  • Lakshmi Pratury was the co-host of the first TEDIndia talk and is the founder of the INK Conference, a platform for game changers to share their stories and ideas.

  • Author and professor Jigna Desai works to transform people’s thinking about power dynamics in the South Asian diaspora. 

  • The S M Sehgal Foundation focuses on community-led initiatives to achieve social, economic and environmental development in rural India. 

  • Hyderabad-based Waterlife India is providing safe water sustainably and at an affordable price to millions of people in rural India. 

  • With Defendables, entrepreneur Kristi Gorinas is making self-protection discreet and easy for women.

  • Seema Chaturvedi of Project AIRSWEEE helps young women entrepreneurs in India achieve success.

  • The University of Chicago Ci3’s Kissa Kahani uses multimedia approaches to share stories related to gender experiences of Lucknow youth, and affect social change.

  • Megha Vora is the co-founder of India’s first private self-defense gym which offers free classes for women and girls.

  • Although the field of journalism has diversified to include more women, they still remain underrepresented and often face gender-based discrimination.

  • Censuses reveal which surnames are proliferating and which are waning in the United States, and what these changes imply.

  • Shalini Shankar seeks to include what’s missing from the demographic definitions of generations: immigrant and minority perspectives.

  • Dr. Jennifer Newberry leads a collaboration between Stanford University and its partners in India to conduct a preliminary impact analysis of Gujarat’s helpline for women, 181 Abhayam.

  • Yuwa, a California-based nonprofit organization, is using girls’ team sports as a platform for social development in Jharkhand. 

  • Pooja Nagpal teaches self-defense to girls in India and the United States.

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