Winners In The Social Impact Category: DWA 2018
Every year Digital Women Awards 2018 celebrates women entrepreneur and their stories of success from all around the country. Meet our winners in the Social Impact segment from Digital Women Awards 2018:
Vithika Yadav, Head – Love Matters India
Vithika has been the driving force behind a unique, yet significant concept in India. Love Matters is a platform for people to share stories and talk about love, sex and relationships with an open, honest, and non-judgmental attitude. They believe that if you provide young people with honest and positive information on sex, they’ll be more likely to have safer, healthier sex. Delhi-based Vithika believes that changing our conservative attitude around sex can help tackle the problems of sexual violence.
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Nida Sheriff, Co-Founder – Snap Counsellors
Nida Sheriff is an activist, filmmaker and writer from Bangalore. She co-founded Snap Counsellors, a micro-counselling service for teens on popular social networking app Snapchat. Snap Counsellors has since helped hundreds of teens across the globe in discussing relationship violence.
Deepa Pant, Founder – SVATANYA
Deepa Pant’s social enterprise, Svatanya aims to empower underprivileged women by training them to make handcrafted products, which are later sold under its in-house labels, Amaryn and My Munchkin. Deepa worked in the apparel industry for 13 years before she decided it was time for her to start-up on her own. Delhi-based Svatanya’s product range includes dresses, tops, skirts, apparel, bags, soft toys and so on.
Priyanka Jain, Founder – Hygiene and You
Priyanka Jain took the entrepreneurial plunge with Hygiene and You. She envisioned to introduce environment-friendly menstrual cups to women in our country. Through their YouTube channel, they create awareness about the importance of women’s health and talk about alternative menstrual hygiene products such as menstrual cups, cloth pads, period panty and labia pads. Hygiene and you are also happy to answer to all your questions about their range of products.
Madhavi Shankar, Co-Founder – SpaceBasic, INC.
Madhavi’s debut venture, SpaceBasic, was the outcome out of an innate desire to make life simpler for students. The effective, fast and simple application is dedicated to mobilising lightweight communication and tasks to connect University Management, Hostel Administration, Students and Parents – on a single platform.
We leave you with some moments from DWA 2018: