Category Name: Daughters of the Soil (Social Work)
She Achieved-2013: Recipient of the Edward B. Mason Fellowship from Harvard Kennedy School of Government
2012: Finalist of the Trust Women’s Hero Award from Thomson Reuters Foundation
2011: Selected among Asia’s 21 Young Leaders
2009: Recipient of the Ashoka Fellowship for being a leading Social Entrepreneur
2-Safeena Husain- Founder and CEO of Educate Girls
Category Name: In a Class of Their Own (Education)
She Achieved-2015: Recipient of the Skoll Foundation Award
2014: Recipient of the WISE Award
2014: Recipient of the USAID Millennium Alliance Award
2014: Recipient of the Stars Impact Awards
2013: Recipient of the British Asian Trust’s Special Recognition Award from HRH Prince Charles for Outstanding Contribution in Education
2011: Recipient of the India Development Market Place Award from the World Bank
3-Lalita Prasida Sripada- 9th Class Student From Damanjodi in Koraput District,Odisha.
Category Name: The Originals (Science and Innovation)
Achivement-Developed a cheap method of cleaning waste water, which uses waste corncobs as a key ingredient. The purifier cleans waste water by flowing through different layers of corncobs. This is a cost-effective and simple technique, which is useful for immobilizing the contaminants in ponds, reservoirs and water tanks. She was awarded $10,000 as prize money and is being mentored by Google to build the project.
4-Vani Kola- Managing Director at Kalaari Capital
Category Name: Game Changers (Business and Entrepreneurs)
She Achieved-2015: Kalaari Capital won the Midas Touch Award for Best Investor in the ET Startup Awards
5-Ajaita Shah- Founder of Frontier Markets and has been working in India for 8 years in microfinance and clean energy distribution.
Category Name: Eco-Revolutionists (Environment)
6-Sreemoyee Piu Kundu- postgraduate in History from Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Category Name: I Write, Therefore I Am (Literature)
Achivement-she explores a woman’s sexual world with abandon. The book went on to become a bestseller especially among the youth.
She is credited with bringing out topics we often choose to confine to a closed room in the darkest corners of the house, as a best-kept secret.
7-Neha Kirpal- Masters degree in Marketing, founded the India Art Fair in 2008
Category Name: Arts For Life’s Sake (Arts
She Achieved-2015: Received the Young Global Leaders Award from the World Economic Forum
2015: Received the Nari Shakti Award from the President
2015, 2014, 2013: Received Business Today’s award for Most powerful Women in Business
8-Pwilao Basumatary- leading boxer of the national team
Category Name: The World is My Playground (Sports)
She Achieved-January 2016: Won a gold at the 5th AIBA Nations Cup in Ruma, Serbia.
2015: Won a bronze at Asian Confederation Women Boxing Championships in Wulanchabu in China. Basumatary is one of the six boxers from the country to win a medal at the tournament in China.