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Welcome to SHE POWER

She Power is a drive to handhold women through their entrepreneurial journey. It lays focus on priority areas that are fundamental to producing more enterprising women. This initiative trains and funds women entrepreneurs, technologists, innovators, startup founders, students, and homemakers and inspires them to stand tall on their feet.

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The US State Department



The first edition of She Power was held in December 2020 in collaboration with the U.S State Department. It featured a Summit and a Hackathon which aimed to find solutions to critical issues facing women. A three-day summit during Dec.16-18, 2020, and a Hackathon on Dec.20 were focused on re-skilling, safety, and hygiene for women. Both programs reached lakhs across the country.
Women were challenged to develop innovative technologies to solve critical issues facing women in India during the Hackathon. The event was open to all startups/enterprises founded by women or co-founded by women.


Women’s issues were discussed on all three days of the summit, as young entrepreneurs presented unique ideas at the hackathon and presented prototypes.¬†Star in Me was adjudged the winner. The first runner-up was Team Karma, and the second runner-up was Team EcoRich Technologies. Special mention went to Team Pinkpal. Prize money worth Rs. 1 lakh was awarded to the winners.

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The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.

– Judith Ravin

(Consul General, U.S. Consulate General Chennai)

Nisha Krishnan

Nisha Krishnan, a journalist and founder of, received a grant from the U.S. Department of State in 2020 and 2021 to empower women entrepreneurs, startups, and women in technology. Ms. Krishnan received the grant following her participation in the Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminar (TIES), held in Almaty, Kazakhstan in 2019. The project involved a variety of programs for women in India, including workshops, training, summits, and hackathons.

She began her career in 2002 as a broadcast journalist, and she rose through the ranks to become one of the most dedicated and popular women journalists in South India. Nisha Krishnan was awarded the Laadly Award instituted by the Population First in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund in 2008. Nisha won the Kerala State Media Award in 2011 for her television news reports. Throughout her career, she has also received several prestigious awards and recognitions, including the Indian Medical Association Award and the Dr. Ambedkar Award.


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