Empowering Women to Protect Themselves

Every woman questions her ability to confront a dangerous situation. What if I’m the target of sexual harassment, assault or even rape? Am I strong enough to defend myself? Fear and anxiety about personal safety persists daily in the minds of millions of women and dis-empowers them. But women’s safety is relative to situational circumstances, and there is no one …

About Our Founder

Dr. Shruti Kapoor is a gender equality activist, economist and social entrepreneur who is passionate about girls and women’s safety. Shaken by the horrific gang rape in Delhi 2012 that caught the attention of the global news media, she founded Sayfty in June 2013 to educate and empower women and girls of India against violence. The initiative aims at not …

Meet the People Extraordinaire – Divyanshu Ganatra

Dr. Divyanshu Ganatra is a psychologist, entrepreneur, para-glider, mountaineer, IT expert, and literary geek who also happens to be blind. Divyanshu lost his eyesight to glaucoma at the age of 19 and soon realized that the world was ready to put him into silos and stereotype him forever. He decided to break the stereotypes and myths around disability using adventure sports and founded Adventures …

Meet the People Extraordinaire – Anshu Gupta

 Anshu Gupta is an Indian social entrepreneur who founded Goonj, a Delhi-based NGO that positions the under-utilised urban material as a development resource for the rural parts of India. Anshu won the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2015, for “his creative vision in transforming the culture of giving in India, his enterprising leadership in treating cloth as a sustainable development resource for the poor, and in reminding …

Meet the Women Extraordinaire – 2015

2015 as been an exciting year for the Women Extraordinaire series. As we come to wrap up the year we want to take a few minutes to THANK YOU, our loyal readers for not only reading our interviews but also sending us great feedback on how these interviews have personally inspired you. We are always glad to hear from you. …

Meet the Woman Extraordinaire – Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza is the most successful Indian female tennis player in history and the most popular female athletes in Asia. Sania has become an icon in her own right.  In 2005 she was awarded the Padma Shri award and Time Magazine named her as “One of the 50 heroes of Asia“. More recently, Sania has been appointed as the UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador for …

Meet the Woman Extraordinaire – Shahnaz Husain

Shahnaz Husain is the Chairperson and Managing Director (CMD) of Shahnaz Husain Group of Companies and is a prominent Indian female entrepreneur, who is best known for her herbal cosmetics, particularly skin care products. In 2006 she was awarded the Padma Shri, a civilian award by the Government of India and in 1996 Success Magazine’s “World’s Greatest Woman Entrepreneur” award. Welcome Shahnaz Husain – …

Meet the Woman Extraordinaire – Pramila Jayapal

Senator Pramila Jayapal is serving her first term in the Washington State Senate and represents the 37th Legislative District. Senator Jayapal has spent the last twenty years working both internationally and domestically as a leading national advocate for women’s, immigrant’s, civil and human rights. She led one of the largest voter registration efforts in Washington state, helping over 23,000 new Americans to …

Meet the Woman Extraordinaire – Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal is India’s ace badminton player. She is the first Indian to win a medal in Badminton at the Olympics. She achieved this feat by winning the Bronze medal at the London Olympics 2012. A brown belt in karate, Saina has won numerous awards including the Arjuna award in 2009, Padma Shri 2010 and Rajiv Khel Ratna Awardee in 2010. Tell us …