We believe that storytelling is the first step in creating and shaping role models. Through inspiring stories, we hope to encourage young women to not just dream big but draw their attention to relatable role models whose journeys and struggles can motivate them through their own. In partnership with 101Reporters, we launched the Rukhmabai Fellowship in 2020, in order to highlight the life and work of incredible contemporary Indian women in STEM.
Across two editions, we selected five fellows and produced 28 stories, highlighting the work of dozens of Indian women taking the sciences forward in the country. In order to expand the scope of the work we do to increase visible representations of women in science, we decided to restructure the program to provide bigger grants for a more wide range of storytelling media like videos, films, photo essays, illustrations, podcasts and more.
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