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4 inspirational women from Telangana win NITI Aayog’s Fifth Edition of Women Transforming India Awards

75 Women honoured in the 75th year of India’s Independence

Posted On: 23 MAR 2022 5:08PM by PIB Delhi

Women have consistently been playing a key role in transforming India into a ‘Sashakt Aur Samarth Bharat’. In recognition of the remarkable achievements of these women across diverse sectors NITI Aayog has instituted Women Transforming India Awards.

This year, as part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav to celebrate 75 years of India’s independence, the WTI Awards were conferred on 75 women achievers. Of these 75 Awardees 4 women from the state of Telangana were honoured. Click here to know more about the other awardees.


  1. Vijaya Switha, Hyderabad, Chitrika


Vijaya Switha initiated Chitrika to work with artisan communities in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, incubating women-owned and managed collectives. Their core mission is to work with artisans to co-create sustainable and successful business enterprises that are owned & operated by the artisans themselves. They enable artisans to form collectives that increase their income levels, manage market engagements, and build & hone their business skills.

Chitrika pioneers in using technology, management, skilling and design diversity to augment incomes of artisans.


  1. Anu Acharya, Hyderabad, Mapmygenome India Ltd.


Mapmygenome™ is a molecular diagnostics company which encourages people to be proactive about their health. They provide insights about our health by combining genetic report and health history that include traits, drug responses, inherited conditions and diseases. Anu Acharya, Founder and CEO, Mapmygenome India Ltd., aims to provide

personalized healthcare to 100+ million people worldwide using genomics and save at least 1 million lives by the year 2030. Their patent service, Genomepatri™ is a comprehensive assessment of genetic risk for lifestyle diseases, predisposition to traits, carrier status and drug responses. It is your unique health profile, which they focus on.

By combining genetic report and health history with genetic counselling, Mapmygenome™ provides actionable steps for individuals towards a healthy living.


  1. Roopa Maganti, Hyderabad, Greentatwa Agri Tech LLP


Greentatwa is a social enterprise that believes natural farming contributes to sustainability. Roopa Maganti supports rural women agripreneurs by creating livelihoods at the grassroots level and providing residue-free food to keep her consumers healthy through their brand ‘Sudhanya”. They connect the three cornerstones - Farmers, Agriprenuers, and Consumers, and reduce carbon footprints in the food supply chain through a cluster-based approach.

Giving geotag to their farms through satellite imagery, allows them to understand the soil health, weather and water resources and assist the farmers in scientific and systematic farming. Greentatva supports rural agriprenuers engaged in processing grains and producing value-added products, with quality control, packaging, branding, and market reachability.

Greentatva envisions fostering a holistic, sustainable development with symbiosis of 5Ps - Planet, People, Prosperity, Peace and Partnerships.


  1. Tanuja Abburi, Hyderbad, Transformation Skills India Pvt. Ltd. (Beyond Pinks)


A true pathfinder, Tanuja is known for many noteworthy milestones and contributions towards developing and nurturing talent. In her current avatar as an entrepreneur and founder of Transformation Skills India Pvt. Ltd (Beyond Pinks), she has leveraged her passion and expertise in talent development to provide a support system for women to sustain their careers, return to their job and flourish in their careers. Prioritizing women at the grassroots level, her organization, supported by NITI Aayog, is a tech-enabled mentoring solution which uses Design Thinking to solve the D&I challenge. They have mentored over 4000+ women so far and nurtured critical partnerships with industry bodies like HYSEA and NHRD.

Beyond Pink, an all-women organization supports mentoring women with over 50+ areas of

mentoring and 150+ mentors from over 60+ blue-chip organizations. Their vision is to

impact 10,000 lives by 2022 and 1 Lakh lives by 2025.




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