Nikita Hari has become the first Indian citizen to be featured on Telegraph’s ‘Top 50 Women in Engineering’ list.
The list, compiled by the Telegraph in collaboration with the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), features UK’s top rising female stars of engineering. Nikita became the first Indian citizen and the first Cambridge student to be featured on this list. Kirsten Bodley, Chief Executive of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), the organisation that founded International Women in Engineering Day, commented: “We had a very high response to the campaign this year and were hugely impressed with the entries. This list of inspirational younger women shows the breadth and depth of talent and innovation across all engineering sectors. It is a great way of encouraging the next generation to enter the engineering and allied sectors and for women to succeed there.” Nikita Hari, who hails from Kozhikode, Kerala, is a scientist by profession and a social entrepreneur by passion. She is currently a doctoral scholar pursuing research in Electrical Engineering at University of Cambridge. The Co-founder of two social tech start-ups ‘Wudi’ & ‘Favalley’, Nikita’s vision is to uplift society through education and technology.
There are three other Indian origins (Canadian, UK and Zimbabwean citizens) who have been featured in the list till date. Nikita is the first Indian citizen to achieve this. Nikita has been awarded the Nehru Trust Cambridge University Scholarship, Cambridge Department of Engineering Grant, FFWG Research Foundation Grant, Churchill College Grant, Snowdon Trust & Google Scholarship. She was also a ‘Forbes 30 under 30 UK Finalist’, ‘Hult Prize Finalist’ and has received accolades from various organizations across the globe. She serves as the consulting head for ‘Care to Teach’ initiative for Syrian Refugee Kids, advisory board of ‘Next Tech Lab’, the Secretary of IEEE-Cambridge, CamAwise Steering Committee and as Beyond Profit Cambridge Conference Director and was the ex-Chairperson of the EPSRC UK Centre. She is also a regular invited speaker at technology conferences, GSA girl conferences, Cambridge Science Festival and Soapbox Science to inspire and motivate girls to pursue a career in STEM subjects. WudiDatatech Pvt Ltd is an exciting & unique initiative she co-founded with her brother Arjun Hari, who is an IIM, NIT graduate and the brainchild & CEO of this firm based in Kozhikode, Kerala. “The mission is to transform the educational space using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and to make AI products accessible and affordable to all,” she said. – Courtesy & List / Nikita Hari on LinkedIn / http://nikitahari.com/