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6 Women Scientists Turned Entrepreneurs Whose Work Can Be Relevant To Our Everyday Lives

Posted: February 7, 2018

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Here are 6 inspiring women scientists turned entrepreneurs that you could get inspired by – you or your daughter could become one of them someday!

In the past few decades, we have seen women come out of their shell and break stereotypes. Here’s an inspiring list of all 6 such women who have made a mark in the business industry through the way of science!

Anuradha Acharya

This lady is worth mentioning on this list because of the brilliant and innovative idea that she had of diagnosing the health of her patients through evaluation of genetic reports.

Completing her graduation in 1995 from IIT Kharagpur, this lady deserves the award of Young Global Leader given to her in 2011. She is also a Masters of Science in Physics and MIS from University of Illinois. Before dipping her hands in entrepreneurship, she held positions in SEI Information and a telecommunications company. Her company known as MapMyGenome focuses on preventive healthcare options.

Find out more about her here.

Meena Ganesh

Meena Ganesh, who holds a bachelors degree in Science alongwith honours in Physics, did not have the dream of being an entrepreneur from the start. But, today Meena at 53 is the CEO of a start-up called Portea Medical.

This change came when Meena’s brother studying in IIM-C told her about career ventures in management. However, apart from being the CEO she has worked for NIIT and Tesco as the Regional Manager and CEO respectively, to name a few.

Portea Medical specialises in providing geriatric, post operative, and many other health services in-house to patients who cannot go to a hospital.

Find out more about her here.

Anu Sridharan

After leaving her job as Solutions Analyst in LeanTaas, this lady founded NextDrop in 2010. Her start-up has tackled the issue that has plagued Indians everywhere: Water Timings.

The software developed helps the enterprise in collecting information about water and delivering it to city residents and water services through SMS, 30 to 60 minutes before the delivery of water in their region. This app also systematically checks with customers regarding the accuracy of their services randomly.

Find out more about her here.

Romita Ghosh

Romita Ghosh is a cancer survivor. She is perhaps the most popular person on this list.

Her enterprise called MedSamaan delivers medical services available to patients, doctors and clinics in rural areas all over the country. She realised that she was able to fight against cancer due to the convenient availability of medical services.

She started with a degree in Biotechnology, with a double major in Biotech and Biochemistry. She then got an MBA in Biotechnology. From there onwards, she has been involved in the medical management industry. Today, her firm is a member of the We Can Initiative. Her list of academic accolades and personal experiences have made her passionate for this field.

Find out more about MedSamaan here.

Krithika Kumar

You can thank Dr. Krithika who along with her husband, Dr. Nick Ratterman created a brain training program (the first of its kind here) called Better Brains.

Better Brains came into existence in March 2015 with the motive of enhancing the mental performance of all age groups by utilizing the past scientific evaluations as a guide. Krithika, who holds a PhD in Microbiology used to work as a Research Associate in Texas A&M and Cornell University before turning to entrepreneurship. Their brain program aims to help people deal with mental problems and effects that modern lifestyle negatively has on our brain.

Find out more about her here.

Savitha Ananth

Genbios is a startup which through innovative techniques is dedicated to provide solutions to pharmaceuticals, biotech, food, beverages, and so on by utilizing bio information.

Savita was the director of Genbios which started in the latter half of 2005. Savita has always been passionate about Microbiology and Biotech as she holds a bachelors as well as Masters in Microbiology, along with a Diploma in Bioinformatics that she gained in 2005. Every organization she has worked with has seen her be a part of something game-changing, whether as a Scientific Associate in Biocon or as Consultant Strategist in Kemio Solutions. She has left her mark everywhere in the field of Biotechnology.

Find out more about her here.

We wish these ladies good luck for all their future ventures!

Image sources:
Anuradha Acharya: By Rimrimrim (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Meena Ganesh: EntrepreneurWiki
Anu Sridharan: YouTube
Romita Ghosh: OrangeFlowerAwards
Krithika Kumar: LinkedIn
Savitha Ananth: LinkedIn

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