The women that you need to know – Forbes 30 under 30 list

Forbes 30 under 30 list is out and it seems like Indian women have a handful of recognition in their respective fields. Blessed with immense talent and great expertise, these women are strong, independent, successful and yet down to earth.

FINANCE

Nila Das, 27—Vice President, Citi Group

She takes charge of the bank’s secondary trading in agency collatoralized mortgage obligations, overseeing billions of dollars in volume each day. She joined Citi after working with RBC. She lives in NYC and hails from New Jersey.

Nila Das
Nila Das

Karishma Shah, 25—Google X, Rapid Evaluation Program Manager, Google

She was the youngest hire in Google’s moonshot factory. She started off by leading operations for the Project Wing drone delivery service in Australia and is now the program manager of Google [x].

Karishma Shah
Karishma Shah

HOLLYWOOD ENTERTAINMENT

Lilly Singh, 27—Comedian, Writer, YouTube star

Better known by her YouTube username Superwoman, Lilly is a Canadian YouTuber, vlogger, comedian, rapper, actress and motivational speaker. Her channel has over 7.5 million subscribers who enjoy her funny and relatable videos. She is the World’s Highest Paid YouTube Stars, earning $2.9 million pre tax in 2015.

Lilly Singh
Lilly Singh

RETAIL COMMERCE

Shruti Shah, 27—Co-founder, Move Loot

Move Loot is a commercial website that engages in buying and selling of second hand furniture. Shruti says, “If Move Loot were a movie, I would be played by Mindy Kaling.”

Shruti Shah second from left
Shruti Shah second from left

MEDIA

Nisha Chittal, 27—Social Media and Community Manager, MSNBC

She is a  journalist and social media strategist who supervises day-to-day social media operations with the goal of driving MSNBC’s traffic, audience growth, and audience engagement. Nisha has also written about women’s issues, politics, and technology for a variety of publications, including Elle Magazine, the Huffington Post, Poynter Online, Ms Magazine, The American Prospect, Jezebel, and others.

Nisha Chittal
Nisha Chittal

FOOD & DRINKS

Anjali Kundra, 29 and Nikhil Kundra, 26—Co-founders, Partender

Partender is a business tool that reduces the time it takes owners and managers to do bar inventory from a frustrating 6-24 hours to 15 minutes or less.

Anjali Kundra
Anjali Kundra

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR

Shobhita Soor, 26—Co-founder, Aspire

Shobhita Soor is a founding member and Chief Impact Officer of Aspire Food Group, a disruptive business that aims to innovate and advance responsible insect farming and consumption. At Aspire, Shobhita develops business strategies that comply with the cultures of potential markets. She also executes projects to educate rural farmers in insect farming and breaking through into formal economies.

Shobhita Soor
Shobhita Soor

LAW & POLICY

Anisha Singh, 28—Campaign Manager, Centre for American Progress

Anisha Singh is the Campaign Manager for Legal Progress at American Progress. Singh’s legal background includes immigration, employment discrimination, labor, civil rights, international criminal justice, and trial advocacy.

Anisha Singh
Anisha Singh

HEALTH

Mugdha Gokhale, 29—PhD candidate, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

She looks at large health databases to try and figure out how safe and effective medicines are in the real world. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Indian classical music.

Mugdha Gokhale
Mugdha Gokhale

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