16,17 & 18 December 2020


20 December 2020

Apply before 15 December 2020

She Power is a virtual program comprising a Hackathon and a three-day summit to empower women tech startup founders and startups in India. The Hackathon aims to find woman-led technology solutions to solve critical issues faced by women in India. The three-day virtual summit aims to bring public attention to the topics relevant for Indian women. She Power is organized in association with the US state department and world learning, the implementing partner.

In Association With


This virtual hackathon is an attempt to find suitable solution in the areas of security, hygiene and re-skilling of woman in India. The hackathon is open to all startups/enterprises, established or cofounded by woman. 

Who can Apply?

Applicants should be between the age of 18 and 55. They should at least have a viable product, prototype or a scalable idea to present on the following problem statements.

Problem Statement

Women’s Reskilling

COVID-induced unemployment has reduced the income of the majority. Even if the pandemic gets controlled, old practices will be eliminated. It will be difficult to go ahead without upskilling or reskilling. Do you have reskilling platforms or solutions for women?

Women’s Safety

In public and cyberspaces, women’s safety is under threat. She is safe neither on the road nor at home. And, faces cyberattack on social media and cyberspace. Do you have simple security solutions to help her across all spaces? 

Women’s Hygiene

Our country lacks clean toilets in public spaces and highways. Unhygienic situations create grave health issues among women. Are there economic and hygienic solutions for this? 

How to Apply?

  • Submit your proposal before 5pm, 15th December 2020, through digital application ‘Apply for Hackathon’.
  • Shortlisted candidates will get a call for participating in the virtual Hackathon, which will be held on 20th December 2020.
  • Committee will select the winner, first and second runner-ups.
  • Winners will get virtual mentoring and incubation for further scale-up.

Women Summit: Webinars

As part of the Women Summit, there will be three webinars as follows:

December 16, 2020
11 am – 1 pm
Subject: Cyber Security and Countering Misinformation

December 17, 2020
11 am – 1 pm
Subject: Re-skilling women workforce after COVID

December 18, 2020
11 am – 1 pm
Subject: Technology Solutions for Women’s Security

Featured Talks & Speakers

Opening Remarks
Women’s Entrepreneurship & Empowerment

December 16, 2020, 11 am

Judith Ravin

Consul General
U.S. Consulate General Chennai

Cyber Security and Countering Misinformation
December 16, 2020, 11 am – 1 pm

Manoj Abraham IPS

ADGP (HQ), Kerala Police
Nodal Officer, Cyberdome

N S Nappinai

Advocate, Supreme Court
Founder – Cyber Saathi

Sathish Ashwin

Head – Research & Operations
National Cyber Defence Research Centre, India

Amitabh Kumar

Founder, Social Media Matters

Manju Latha Kalanidhi

City Editor, The New Indian Express

Nisha Krishnan


Re-skilling women workforce after COVID
December 17, 2020, 11 am – 1 pm

K K Shailaja

Minister of Health and Social Welfare
Government of Kerala

Dr Saji Gopinath

Vice Chancellor
Kerala University of Digital Sciences Innovation and Technology

Dr Saundarya Rajesh

Founder & President, Avtar Group
Social Entrepreneur

Shruti Srivastava

Business Analyst, TCS

Sharmila Sundaram

CEO, Corefactors and Sales Enthusiast

Anjana P K

Senior Correspondent

Technology Solutions for Women’s Security
December 18, 2020, 11 am – 1 pm

Padma Shri Arunachalam Muruganantham

The Padman of India
Social Entrepreneur

Dr P T Mohammed Sunish

The Gender Park

Senthil Kumar M

Geomeo Informatics Singapore

Helen Ezgo

Advisor, BAACC

Ganga Raj

Co-Founder & Director
I Love 9 Months

Our Partners


Nisha Krishnan, journalist and founder of, has been awarded a grant for empowering women tech initiatives from the U.S. Department of State. This project grant is a result of Ms Krishnan’s participation in the Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminar (TIES), held in Almaty, Kazakhstan in 2019. The project involves a hackathon and virtual summit focusing on the safety of women in cyberspace and public, women hygiene solutions, and re-skilling opportunities for women in the post-COVID world.

Ms Krishnan will organize the ‘She Power’ Hackathon and Summit in association with the U.S. Department of State and implementing partner World Learning. The hackathon is open to startups which have been established by women and which aim to encourage women tech innovations in India. This hackathon is supported by the Kerala Startup Mission.

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