January | Saturday | 23, 2016 :: Founder of Facebook Inc, Mark Zuckerberg updated his facebook account and stated, Last year India’s Ministry of Women & Child Development launched an effort in India called the #100Women Initiative, partnering with us at Facebook.
The #100Women Initiative recognizes women leaders who are making an important difference in communities across India. People were invited to submit nominations on the Ministry’s Facebook page and then vote on the shortlist of finalists. Today, the 100 winners met with the President of India.
So many extraordinary women leaders were nominated and recognized. Sonali Mukherjee survived an acid attack at 17 and has spent her life fighting for justice. Dr. Nandita Pathak helps women start businesses and escape poverty. Ashima Kaul leads peacebuilding efforts with women in Jammu and Kashmir. We’re proud to help our community shine a light on the stories of these women who are making India and all of our lives better.