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#Fab50: Dr Shruti Nair Champions Equal Opportunities For Young Girls

This article originally appeared on Femina

When we look around, women today are more empowered than ever before and occupy positions of power all over. Despite what gender stereotypes may tell us, women excel at leadership. In this Special Issue, we identify 50 outstanding women who are UNSTOPPABLE—who have made a mark in whatever they do with sheer grit and determination. They are India’s FAB 50.

As the South Asia Director of the youth programme at Ashoka, the world’s largest community of social entrepreneurs, Dr Shruti Nair is leading the ‘Everyone a Changemaker’ movement by guiding powerful teenagers who have launched social initiatives, formed peer-led teams, and created solutions for the good of all, while motivating others to join in. With rich experience in measuring and communicating social impact as well as a long term commitment to creating positive change, she has established herself as an influential member in the social impact sector.

Throughout her career, Dr Nair has championed the cause of equal representation and opportunities for young girls. She has identified and supported young women across India and Bangladesh in leading powerful initiatives that address issues like financial inclusion, menstrual hygiene, and gender inequality. By encouraging a change-making and entrepreneurial mindset in these women, and simultaneously working at the grassroots level, she is redefining what it means to grow up in today’s world.

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