Meet the 9 Indian women who made it to the Forbes Under-30 Achiever’s List


Indian women are no longer behind Indian men any longer. Both the sexes achieving the same milestones that people their age are achieving across the world, and that too well ahead of their time.

The latest evidence to that is the fact that 45 Indian-origin change makers made it to Forbes’ annual list of 30-under-30 which consists of a variety of “bright entrepreneurs, breakout talents and change agents” across various sectors like Media, Games, Sports, Venture Capital, Art and Style etc.

But, while we’re celebrating the Indian presence in the list- mostly male, it’d be a crime to forget that as many as nine Indian women also found themselves a cushy mention on the list.

If that’s not a blinking green signal for women empowerment, what is, really?

Keeping that in mind, we at Business Insider familiarize you with the nine Indian women who made it huge before they reached 30 and got Forbes’ to acknowledge the same.

Take a bow, girls!

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Karishma Shah, 25

Karishma is the Rapid Evaluation Program Manager st Alphabet’s Google X’s Moonshot Factory. She’s also their youngest hire.
Nila Das, 27

Nila is the VP of American multinational corporation Citigroup
Lilly Singh, 27

Lilly ‘Superwoman’ Singh is a comedian of Indian-Canadian origin and is practically a Youtube superstar who's the reason behind of many of our laughing fits!
Nisha Chittal, 27

Nisha is the social media and community expert at MSNBC. How cool is that?!
Sampriti Bhattacharya, 28

An MIT graduate, Sampriti created a smart drone platform for underwater data collection called Hydroswarm. These drones can monitor oil spills, lost airplanes among other activities in the ocean
Anisha Singh, 28

At the moment, Anisha is working as the Campaign Manager for Legal Process at the Center for American Progress but she has always fought and continues to fight for the rights of the Muslims and the Sikhs in America
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Meg Jayanth, 28

Meg makes video games. Really cool ones. Yes, you heard us right. She’s popular for writing the game '80 Days.'
Divya Nettimi, 29

While getting her MBA degree, Divya simultaneously co-managed Harvard Business School’s Alpha Fund and went on to work at Goldman Sach’s. Presently, she’s an investment analyst at American hedge fund Viking Global Investors.
Mugdha Gokhale, 29

After doing her bachelor’s in Indian classical music, Mugdha made a name for herself as a drug safety researcher doing her PhD at the University of North Carolina, where she stood out for her work on the relation of anti-diabetics and pancreatic cancer.
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