2024 Women Leadership in STEM Cohort

A leadership development program towards gender equality in STEM in India

Women Leadership in STEM

Women Leadership in STEM

Grand Challenges India, the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Government of India enterprise, and WomenLift Health have selected 20 mid-career women scientists to participate in the inaugural 2024 cohort of Women Leadership in STEM (WLS), a part-time leadership development program to enhance the power and influence of women working in STEM fields in India.

Anmoldeep Randhawa, Assistant Professor, Amity Universty Punjab

Anmoldeep Randhawa

Assistant Professor, Amity Universty Punjab

Banasri Roy Professor, BITS Pilani

Banasri Roy

Professor, BITS Pilani

Devina Kothari Director Zuan Design Labs LLP

Devina Kothari

Director, Zuan Design Labs LLP

Divya Khanna, Project Scientist III, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, CSIR, New Delhi

Divya Khanna

Project Scientist III, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, CSIR, New Delhi

Ira Praharaj, Scientist E, Indian Council of Medical Research

Ira Praharaj

Scientist E, Indian Council of Medical Research

Iram Naim, Assistant Professor, MJP Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, UP

Iram Naim

Assistant Professor, MJP Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, UP

Jayashree Mahesh, Associate Professor, Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani

Jayashree Mahesh

Associate Professor, Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani

Kavita Pandey, Scientist C, Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences

Kavita Pandey

Scientist C, Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences

Keithellakpam Sanatombi, Professor, Manipur University

Keithellakpam Sanatombi

Professor, Manipur University

Mathangi S K, Assistant Professor, College of Food and Dairy Technology, Tamil Nadu Veterinary Animal Sciences University

Mathangi S K

Assistant Professor, College of Food and Dairy Technology, Tamil Nadu Veterinary Animal Sciences University

Dr. Pooja Singh, Assistant Professor, Symbiosis Centre for Waste Resource Management, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune

Dr. Pooja Singh

Assistant Professor, Symbiosis Centre for Waste Resource Management, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune

Pranaya Joshi, Lead Researcher, Scigram Technologies Foundation

Pranaya Joshi

Lead Researcher, Scigram Technologies Foundation

Rajeswari Aghoram, Additional Professor, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research

Rajeswari Aghoram

Additional Professor, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research

Resmi G, Associate Professor, Dept. of Design, Manipal School of Architecture and Planning, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Udupi, Karnataka.

Resmi G

Associate Professor, Dept. of Design, Manipal School of Architecture and Planning, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Udupi, Karnataka

Rita Narayananan Professor and Head, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University

Rita Narayananan

Professor and Head, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University

Shilpi Sharma, Professor, IIT Delhi

Shilpi Sharma

Professor, IIT Delhi

Shreya Malik, Head - Biotech / Medtech / Agritech Startups, Startup Incubation and Innovation Center, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Shreya Malik

Head - Biotech / Medtech / Agritech Startups, Startup Incubation and Innovation Center, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Sonal Saxena, Director Professor & Head, Department of Microbiology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi

Sonal Saxena

Director Professor & Head, Department of Microbiology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi

Vasudharani Devanathan, Associate Professor, IISER Tirupati

Vasudharani Devanathan

Associate Professor, IISER Tirupati

Dr. Vijayalaxmi Biradar, Director IQAC, Kalinga University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Dr. Vijayalaxmi Biradar

Director IQAC, Kalinga University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh