The Women Impact Series

Across the globe, outstanding social entrepreneurs, organisations, and individuals are making a change and creating an impact. Ashoka India would like to recognise that impact by launching The Impact Series. Every month, we will focus on a certain group of entrepreneurs and their work. This month, we are recognising THE WOMEN IMPACT

This section will feature articles, blog posts, interviews, quotes and profiles of exceptional women social entrepreneurs, some of whom are Ashoka Fellows as well.


Chetna Gala Sinha: Rural Innovator and Strategist for Women. Read more about her here.





Shilpi Kapoor wants technology to be an enabler for the differently abled. Read her story here.


Ratnaboli Ray faced many challenges as a Woman in a male dominated space. Read how she overcame those challenges.


Kiran Bir Sethi: The Design Thinker. She saw a problem, thought of a solution and made that her passion. Read more about it here.


Hasina Kharbih: From Youth Activist to Social Entrepreneur. An inspiring story for youngsters.


Dr Sunitha Krishnan on what it means to be a Woman Social Entrepreneur. Read it here.




Profile of the Day:


Dr. Armida Fernandez reorients and reorganizes the limited resources of India’s public health system, crafting efficient programs to secure quality maternal and neonatal health care for low-income families.


News: We've just elected two outstanding Women Social Entrepreneurs into our Fellowship - Congratulations, Binalakshmi Neparem and Ishita Chaudhry. Read their profiles here. 

Twitter Chat


We hosted a Twitter Chat on Thursday, October 13 between 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM (IST). The discussion was based on Women Social Entrepreneurs. Click here to read a summary of the chat.