The Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India in partnership with Red Dot Foundation, British High Commission, and FICCI FLO will commemorate India’s 75th year of Independence by honouring 75 Indian Women in STEAM (fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) through ‘She Is’ book series. The aim of the book series is to showcase more women role models for youth, make visible the leadership of women and generate interest in the SDGs. 

On March 3rd at an event in New Delhi celebrating International Women’s Day 2022 hosted by British High Commissioner, the Principal Scientific Adviser to GoI Prof. K. VijayRaghavan, His Excellency British High Commissioner Mr. Alex Ellis, Ms. Supreet K Singh and Ms ElsaMarie D'Silva from Red Dot Foundation announced 75 women in STEAM on March 3rd, 2022 at New Delhi. These 75 Women in STEAM will feature in the second edition of "She Is" Book series as part of celebration commemorating India’s 75 years of Independence– Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

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Principal Scientific Adviser to GoI Prof. K. VijayRaghavan, His Excellency British High Commissioner Mr. Alex Ellis, Ms. Supreet K Singh and Ms ElsaMarie D'Silva from Red Dot Foundation announcing the final 75 women in STEAM on March 3rd, 2022 at New Delhi.


The final selected 75 women in STEAM to feature in the second edition of "She Is" Book series are:  

S.No.

75 Indian Women in STEAM

Category

1

Aditi Chaturvedi

Technology Policy

2

Anandi Iyer

  Climate Science and Comunication

3

Anjali Malhotra

 Information and Communication Technology (IT or ICT)

4

Anu Acharya

Health Sciences 

5

Anupama Kapoor

 Human Resource

6

Anushree Malik

 Environment Science

7

Apoorva Bedekar

Medical Devices

8

Archana Chugh

Biological Science

9

Arti Kashyap

Design and Technology

10

Azra Ismail

 Design and Technology

11

Bijayalaxmi Biswal

Health Sciences

12

Bineesha Payattati

Environment Sciences

13

Binu Verma

Education

14

Brinda Somaya

Architecture

15

Chanda Nimbkar

Biological Science

16

Cheryl Pereira

NGO

17

Deepti Gupta

Engineering

18

Dr. Darshana Joshi 

Physics

19

Dr. Manisha Acharya

Incubation and Innovation

20

Dr. Rakhi Chaturvedi

Biological Science

21

Dr. Shubhangi Umbarkar

Chemical Science

22

Dr. Archana Sharma

Engineering

23

Dr. Bharti Singal

Biological Science

24

Dr Kalpana Nagpal

Pharmaceutical Sciences

25

Dr. Preeta Sharan

Engineering

26

Dr. Shamita Kumar

Environment Sciences

27

Durba Sengupta

Biochemistry

28

Ekta Viiveck Verma

Gender Based Violence

29

Gayatri Jolly

Design & Technology

30

Geeta Mehta

Design & Technology

31

Geeta Rai

Biological Science

32

Jiban Jyoti Panda

Biological Science

33

Kaitki Agarwal

Information and Communication Technology (IT or ICT)

34

Karon Shaiva

Sustainable development

35

Kavita Gonsalves

Design & Technology

36

Kiran Bala

Environment Sciences

37

Kiran Manral

Arts and Communications

38

Ligy Philip

Civil Engineering

39

Madhavi Latha Gali

Civil Engineering

40

Mitali Nikore

Economics

41

Monali Zeya-Hazra

Environment Sciences

42

Monalisa Chatterji

Pharmaceutical Sciences

43

Namrata Rana

Climate Science and Communications

44

Nandita Das Gupta

Electrical Engineering

45

Neelam Chhiber

Social Impact

46

Neharika Malhotra

Health Sciences

47

Nishima Wangoo

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

48

Padma Parthasarathy

Information and Communication Technology (IT or ICT)

49

Preeti Aghalayam

Chemical Engineering

50

Prof. Arpita Mondal

Environmental Engineering

51

Prof. Dr. Jaideep Malhotra

Health Sciences

52

Radhika Bhalerao

Health Sciences

53

Ranjani Viswanatha

Chemical Science

54

Rashmi Putcha

Design & Technology

55

Rituparna Mandal

Semiconductors

56

Ruma Pal

Health Sciences

57

Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay

Neuroscience and neurotoxicology

58

Shelaka Gupta

Chemical Engineering

59

Shilo Shiv Suleman

Arts and Communications

60

Shilpi Sharma

Environment Sciences

61

Shital Kakkar Mehra

Social impact

62

Shriti Pandey

Architecture

63

Shyamala Rajaram

Information and Communication Technology (IT or ICT)

64

Simmi Dhamija

Information and Communication Technology (IT or ICT)

65

Sreedevi Upadhyayula

Chemical Engineering

66

Susan Eapen

Biological Science

67

Swarnalatha J

Disability Rights & Community Service

68

Trupti Das

Environment Sciences

69

Upasana Ray

Biological Science

70

Vandana Nanal

Physics

71

Vanmala Jain

Design & Technology

72

Varsha Singh

Psychology

73

Vishakha Chandhere

Clean Energy

74

Yama Dixit

Climate Science and Communications

75

Zaibunnisa Malik

Computer Science

Special Mention

Shannon Olsson

Ecology and Sustainability

 

 

Women across the country were encouraged to apply/nominations were requested, and 200 applications/nominations were received. Top 75 Women in STEAM were selected form these nominated names by a Jury comprising of members from British High Commission, PSA’s office and following -

Jury Members

Jayanti Dalmia

Ujjwala Singhania

Mridula Nair

Chitra Rajgopal

Anuraddha Ganesh

Aparna Gupta

Aafreen Siddiqui

Kanta Singh

Patricia Pinto

Deepali Nimbalkar

Seemantinee Khot

 

The first edition of She Is covered “Stories of Women Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals in India” and was launched on 25 November 2021 by Hon’ble British High Commissioner Mr. Alex Ellis. Subsequently Hon’ble Consul General Mr. David Ranz of the US Consulate General Mumbai hosted a physical launch along with a roundtable Accelerating Gender Equality. Some articles featuring the first book are in the Times of India and India Together.

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The first edition of “She Is: Stories of Women Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals in India”

(Image Credit: India Today)

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