3 women among 4 PIOs figure in top 100 global thinkers list

3 women among 4 PIOs figure in top 100 global thinkers list

3 women among 4 PIOs figure in top 100 global thinkers list

 Three women are among four Indian- origin persons who figure in Foreign Policy magazine's annual list of top 100 Leading Global Thinkers for generating ideas that could promise humankind a better future.

Nina Tandon, founder of Epibone, Rajan Anandan from Google, Ayesha Khanna founder of Civil Accelerator and Zainab Ghadiyali from Facebook have made it to the magazine's seventh annual issue featuring 100 leading global thinkers.

Indian-American Nina Tandon has figured in the list for path breaking effort of healing broken bones by growing new ones. EpiBone has successfully replaced the jaw of a pig and is gearing up to start its first clinical trials, to be held within two years.

India-born Zainab Ghadiyali features along with Erin Summers for cracking the STEM ceiling.

The two female engineers at Facebook are running "wogrammers", a movement to end the "brogrammer" stereotype and highlight the technical accomplishments of their peer.

Sri Lanka-born Rajan Anandan from Google and Ayesha Khanna have figured in the Moguls section of the global thinkers. Anandan is managing director of Google, South East Asia and India.

"He has used his stewardship of Google in India to greatly improve tech access for the poor by successfully lobbying Indian manufacturers to launch low-cost phones, pushing carriers to bring down the price of data plans and increasing the transition of Google products into many Indian languages," the magazine said.

Ayesha Khanna along with Shannon Schuyler has been selected in the list for "nudging woman into the corner office." Khanna is founder of Civil Accelerator, an investment fund for socially conscious enterprise, pooled resources to help women gain access to capital.

Sri Lanka's Radhika Coomaraswamy, a human rights lawyer, has also figured in the list for demanding justice for UN peacekeepers crimes.

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