Top women achievers in Bangalore Series-2
Sharmila Nicollet – India's Female Golf Queen
Golf of India. She is the 1st women from India to qualify for the Ladies European Tour (LET) at the age of 19 (youngest Indian). She represented India in Asian Games at Doha 2006 in Asia Pacific Junior Golf Tournament, played at the Callaway Junior World Golf Championships in San Diego, the Queen Sirikit Cup at Japan, the Malaysian Open and other international tournaments. She has also won the All-India Ladies Amateur Championship in 2007–2008 at the youngest age, along with seven Open Amateur Tournaments. Nicollet turned professional in 2009 when she was 18 years old. Youngest Indian golfer to qualify for Ladies European Tour and second Indian to earn a full card on the Ladies European Tour.
Kriti Karanth – Biologist, National Geographic grant winner
Kriti Karanth is the proud Bangalorean who into a Nobel cause by saving the wildlife agenda. She was so found by her father the great Dr. K. Ullas Karanth one of India's most renowned conservationists began bringing her into the jungle when she was one year old, she started doing experiments with wildlife as a child. When she was a child first wildlife creature she spotted leopard and by eight tagged along to track tigers. She was recognized by the National Geographic people and she was honored with National Geographic grant winner in Conservation Biologist.
Vani Kola – Director, Partner Kalaari Capital
Vani Kola is the founder and CEO of Certus Software, a leader in the Financial Compliance Market, and a serial entrepreneur. An electrical engineer by qualification and she had an interesting entrepreneurial journey on her way to success. She shared her experiences with students in a talk organized by the EVC Club. She had been in Silicon Valley for an over of 22 years and founded 2 successful billion dollar companies, and she moved back to India to expertise on the start-ups. Snapdeal and Myntra are two companies she is part of and founded Certus Software. She was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of RightWorks Corp. She founded the e-procurement company after a dozen years as an employee and the success of RightWorks earned her a reputation as “The Queen of B2B” and she is Managing Director for Kalaari Captial in Bangalore.
Meena Ganesh – M.D, Portea Medical
Menna is well-known in the start-up world and business women with extremely passionate. She is an MD and chief executive officer (CEO) at Portea and Jyoti Deshpande, Group MD, and CEO at Eros International have made their debuts at 43rd and 50th positions, respectively. A promoter and board member of TutorVisa and CEO, M.D at Portea Medical, She was the CEO of TESCO’s operation in India and her company, GrowthStory.in is an investor in well-known names such as Big Basket, Homelane, and Bluestone.
Aparna Athreya – Founder of Story Triangle, Kid and Parent Foundation, TED Speaker.
A passionate advocate of using storytelling as a means of education, tying up the kids with telling innovation stories and educating them, no one can do other than Aparna Athreya. Her way of coming up with new ideas and bring the kids towards the education. Aparna Athreya is enriching the lives of kids, parents, and individuals through her startup. In her opinion being parents should allow their children to explore, so that they will find new ways of growing and most important is to give a child “Freedom” to realize their creative potential..