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.
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.
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].
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.