ANTHEA LUNA-MARIE MASCARENHAS DIAS, 13 years, is a class 7 student of Fatima Convent High School, Margao-Goa. She is the youngest Goan to be awarded the ATCL diploma in violin, with a distinction, at the
age of 11yrs, by Trinity College of Music -London, in December 2017.
She started learning violin at the age of 6yrs with Prof Winston Collaço--a US and Singapore trained Suzuki Method violin teacher based in Goa.
At age of 9, she completed her Advanced Certificate, Gr 8 level with distinction.
First place winner in Violin at the State level Talent Search competition 2016-17, organised by Directorate of Art and Culture, Govt of Goa.
At a young age she has given numerous prodigious solo performances accross Goa of Major and technically demanding violin repertoire to much critical acclaim in the local press and TV who have titled her as "A Star is Born", "Prodigy" etc.
She has undergone intensive training at master classes under visiting foreign artists and also under teachers of International repute at Singapore.
Ashita Nath is an Educator and Co-founder of Good Harvest School.
In 2016, she quit her job to start India’s first all–girls agricultural based primary school in Uttar Pradesh. The school gives free green education to young rural girls and introduces them to new-age agriculture. The school being nestled amidst farm fields provides ample of opportunities to learn from the natural surroundings and breaks the monotony of being restricted within four walls of the classroom. Basic education, agriculture lessons and co-curricular activities form an integral part of the curriculum. She has more than 10 years of experience in teaching and she has been involved in various social projects including working with street and slum children. Currently, she is heading The Good Harvest School and preparing rural girls to stand abreast with rest of the world.
Prof. B. Ravi is an Institute Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering at IIT Bombay, where he heads the Biomedical Engineering & Technology incubation Centre.
The BETiCnetwork of 12 partner institutes across Maharashtra is bringing doctors and engineers together for affordable medical device innovation. In the last four years, their team members developed and filed patents for 50 novel devices, licensed 12 to startup companies or industry, and won several prestigious awards.
Prof. Ravi’s work has been recognized by Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship, India Innovation Growth Programme and other awards.
Deane de Menezes
Deane is the founder of Red is the new Green - a social enterprise which aims to reduce the social stigma and economic inequality attached to menstruation by using a sustainable approach. Deane and her team have experience over three years working extensively in menstrual hygiene management and women's health.The project works towards making the world more period friendly by conducting menstrual awareness sessions, installing sanitary napkin vending machines and looking for sustainable menstrual waste management solutions. Since its inception, the project has impacted the lives of over 20,000 individuals. Deane was invited a a key note speaker on menstrual waste management for Swacchthon held in Patna, Bihar organised by the Ministry of drinking water and sanitation. Red is the new Green has worked with the Govt of Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir as part of the the Swacch Bharat Campaign to train peolple in their unique method of menstrual hygiene management as menstrual hygiene experts. She is also the Queen's Young Leader 2018 and was felicitated by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for her work done in the menstrual hygiene space. She was selected to represent India from over thousands of applicants in the UK as part of the last batch of this prestigious program.
MadhuChandrika’s work, driven by passion to create decorative art, are renditions that have been transforming corporate, institutional, business and private spaces since 1995. Her art installations inspire awe through scale and form. These artistic creations convey more than a message and alter the space to have a voice, unheard and a form, unimagined.
Her strength lies in creating works of customized art that embody the essence of the space.
An alumna of Chitrakala Parishath – College of Fine Arts,Bangalore, MadhuChandrika stays abreast of the latest developments in materials and techniques, allowing her to conceptualize innovative artwork for each project. Each commission, be it a blank canvas or a highly detailed brief, is unique and bears her stamp.She has completed several prestigious commisions for reputed institutions across the country such as ISB- Mohali, L and T – Bangalore, UPES – Dehradun,Manipal Hospitals Bangalore/Jaipur/Delhi/Mangalore among the many more.
In addition, MadhuChandrika also designs for Earthen Symphony — an exclusive range of decorative art. Designed with as much passion as the signature line, this caters to those looking for smaller, distinctive art.
She has also been working tirelessly at providing employment opportunities and promoting a healthy work culture at her studio for several years now. In addition to this unskilled people are given hands-on experience and thought skills that boost their confidence and self-esteem. For her commitment towards social responsibility, MadhuChandrika has been awarded the Goldman Sachs & Fortune Global Women Leader Award, 2012. As she continues to align her social duty with her work, every client (company and individuals) automatically become a part of this initiative to help create better livelihood opportunities.
Rajni Ramachandran is a professional hoola hoop artist from India. Born in Sudan & brought up in 8 countries, she has been exploring her career options as a fashion design graduate & performing artist in India since 2009. She was first introduced to a hoola hoop in 7th grade in the International School of Geneva. Little did she know back then that this is what she’d chose to do for a living decades later, & what remained a hobby for most of her life would become her profession.
In a nutshell, after an assistant designer job with Geisha Designs, she performed in Bollywood musical ‘Zangoora’, acro-yoga & aerial silks in many shows with Natya Nectar Dance Company, & in ‘Bollywood Extravaganza’ in Egypt, Russia & China.
Apart from a brief appearance in Dance India Dance Season 5 & Dance Plus Season 2, she was a contestant on India Banega Manch Season 1 & India’s Got Talent Season 8. Her hoop acts have been telecasted on Big Celebrity Challenge Incredible India Zee Telugu & Zee Super Talents Zee Tamil. She has been chosen Absolut Creative Indian of the Week by The Creative Indians with Manil Rohit on NDTV Good Times, nominated Hooper of the Year (Asia) 2017 on the international platform Hooping.org, & chosen Hooplogie Influencer of the Year 2017! She can be seen hooping in Ad campaigns for McDonalds, IBIS Hotels, Royal Challenge T20 Play Bold Anthem & Delhi Daredevils IPL 2018 Anthem. She has choreographed Hoop acts for the Hero Group, & hooped at many Decathlon Sports Store outlets in India. Her hoop act in 'Gang of Girls', ‘Kachra Rani’, & short film 'A Dream Caught: Clean-India Hooping' are collective efforts made using hoola hoops as a medium to convey messages regarding social issues. Having taught herself by watching tutorials & videos on the internet, she aims to teach this skill in the years to come. More than just a toy, a hoop has become an extension of her & what everything in her life is curated around. She aims to continue to explore the possibilities in the world of hooping despite it not being an established choice of profession in the country.
Roshni is a blogger and a poet. Her poem on Refugee crisis was selected by UNESCO Center for Peace. She has also co-authored a book- ‘Have a Safe Journey’ the World's First Collection of Short Stories on Road Safety. Graduated from BITS Pilani, she is a neophiliac who also received ‘All Rounder Award’ in her batch. She runs a blog ‘Pen and Pastel’, and writes about her unique perspectives and every-day journey.
Siddharth is the Head of Centre of Excellence in Astrobiology at Amity University Mumbai. As a part of this, he is leading an initiative to establish India's first centre that will work towards studying the origins and distribution of life in the Universe. Prior to this, he has experience in building sample collection instruments for Mars and Venus surface missions while working at NASA Ames, USA. He received the NASA Spaceflight Awareness Team Award and NASA Ames Technology Transfer Award for two successful spaceflight experiments and co-owns a registered NASA patent. Siddharth has led international expeditions to explore extreme environments in Ladakh and Lonar crater, Maharashtra as sites to test experiments and systems for Mars exploration. He has been engaged in education and public outreach activities and is motivated to use Space as a tool to spread awareness, social consciousness and inclusiveness within our communities.
At a time when brand managers were writing their own copy and visualizing their detailer layouts, almost 25 years ago in 1994, Susan moved out of her comfort zone to co-found a healthcare communication agency, which was a pioneering effort at that time in India.
SorentoHealthcare Communications was born out of that passion for creating some meaningful brands in the health and wellness domain and is now part of the global agency Havas and rebranded as Havas Life Sorento.
She has more than 35 years of rich experience in the Health & Wellness domain and was earlier the Executive Director of Ogilvy Healthcare (a division of Ogilvy and Mather).
A postgraduate in Pharmacy (UDCT), she has also won the best woman entrepreneur award from the Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce.
She was a UNIDO scholar from India at the University of Ghent – Belgium
Recently she was also awarded as the Distinguished Entrepreneur 2015, by her alma mater, Institute of Chemical Technology.
With her special interests in Pharma, Consumer Healthcare and Social Marketing Initiatives, she has facilitated many in-house workshops and conferences in India and globally.
Her organization has been associated with many of the blue-chip healthcare companies.
Wioleta Burzdy Seth
Wioleta is an entrepreneur, trainer and life coach from Poland. She is the co-founder and chief operating officer of Human Circle. She delivers personal growth, leadership and skill development workshops and coaching to a diverse set of audience. Previously she was a specialist in human resource areas like training, recruitment and learning and development. She has worked in several multi-national companies like Statoil
Wioleta considers herself as a life long learner and explorer. She loves travelling and has been to more than 25 countries. After studying and working in several countries like Greece, Poland, Belgium, Great Britain and India, she is currently based in India and pursuing her mission to create an impact on the young generation. She is passionate about raising the self-awareness of individuals to follow their passion