Pushing the Boundaries of Indian Tech: Women on the Frontlines

Technology is an integral part of India's socio-economic growth story. The country houses the third largest startup ecosystem in the world, after the US and China. Over 50,000 startups have created north of US$500 billion in value over the last decade. Technology has powered this trajectory, particularly with the development of the multilayered technology network IndiaStack, which has led to unprecedented financial and digital inclusion. India is witnessing two pivotal women-centric phenomena at this time—one, there is an unparalleled inclusion of women in the Indian economy, boosted by technology platforms; and two, women are increasingly pushing the boundaries of technology development. Edited by Nisha Holla and Annapurna Mitra, this Global Policy-ORF report on 'Women on the Frontlines' showcases the latter.

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The Trailblazers

Data-Centric Innovation and Digitalisation Will Catalyse India’s Growth - Nivruti Rai
The Challenges and Opportunities of Innovating in India - Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Transforming the Biotech Innovation Ecosystem - Renu Swarup
Technology as an Enabler for Transformation - Vani Kola

Conversations with Tomorrow’s Leaders

Financial Technology
Deena Jacob and Mabel Chacko - Open Financial Technologies
Jayalakshmi Manohar - Streak AI Technologies
Chaitra Chidanand - Simpl

Data Platforms at the Edge 
#Neeru Sharma - Infibeam Avenues
Neha Singh - Tracxn 
Ashwini Asokan - Mad Street Den

Science at the Frontier
Sri Sailaja Nori and Sowmya Balendiran - Sea6 Energy
Ezhil Subbian - String Bio
Kavitha Sairam - FIB-SOL Life Technologies

Media and Content
Shradha Sharma - YourStory Media
Aditi Shrivastava - Pocket Aces

Education Technology
Divya Gokulnath - BYJU’s
Priyanka Subramanian - Uable 
Charu Noheria - Practically