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considered one of the most powerful tools in providing information to people, our lives today are incomplete without media — it is the…
considered one of the most powerful tools in providing information to people, our lives today are incomplete without media — it is the breakfast we consume, the snack we binge on and the dopamine fix we take.
while the indian media & journalism universe in its evolved form with social & digital media has seen phenomenal growth in the last few years, the gender gap still pushes women out, giving them an unfair hand. but gone are the days where women continued to cover “soft” content like lifestyle, beauty and fashion — today, they are talking and covering everything from politics, economy, sports and tech, traditionally left to men.
at leap.club, we have 200+ women from the media universe and this number is constantly growing.here are 15 women with loud voices, tackling pushback with their strong opinions and changing the world, one headline, podcast & post, at a time :
01 sonal mehrotra kapoor — associate editor & anchor at ndtv
a television anchor and storyteller, fascinated by people and human stories, what gives sonal utmost happiness is being able to tell an untold story and to impact people’s lives positively.
02 shephali bhatt — senior assistant editor at mint
with a career trajectory that includes publications like economic times, hindustan times, times of india, shephali is a force to reckon with. she enjoys writing human interest stories on internet culture, subcultures, creator economy, mental health, and media & entertainment.
03 deepali gupta — lead, community and curation at roundglass, ex times internet
youngest author of the prestigious times nightlife guide for 7 years running, deepali has been immersed in the f&b, music, and entertainment industry for almost 15+ years. she is now transitioning to a community lead for a holistic nutrition and wellness company.
04 karuna gulyani — corporate & policy comms lead at netflix
a creative communications professional with deep experience of working across diverse brands, industries and regions, karuna enjoys developing creative strategies that have a business impact. she loves to create meaningful conversations and headlines ;)
05 urvi agarwal — founder at jop network
an investment banker, strategist turned media entrepreneur. her company currently curates and runs niche tv channels in collaboration with dth operators in india. she writes for various journals, media platforms, and is coming out with a book on entrepreneurial hacks later this year!
06 kamala sripada — founder at mura / ex cnn news 18
currently building mura — a news-based learning tool for students in india, kamala has worked as a television news anchor and reporter for cnn news 18 where she reported on gender, environment & internet policy. loves mondays (!), checklists, coffee & everyday news.
07 priyanka pant — journalist, ex ndtv
currently on a sabbatical, priyanka worked across roles in ndtv including producing special coverage on the 2012 us presidential elections, india’s budget and general elections in 2014. currently working on her french, and cooking up a storm in her kitchen!
08 iknoor kaur — brand & comms lead at spag / ex bbc
a content creator and journalist with a focus on politics, conflict, social justice, and public affairs, iknoor concluded a stint with radio current affairs for bbc world service in london. currently, she is the brand & communications lead at spag, an integrated pr and advocacy firm.
09 divya parameshwaran — senior manager, alliances & partnerships at ht
an accomplished achiever in revenue delivery and growth with experience of nearly 16 years, divya’s top skills include revenue generation, profitability and key account management.
10 meghana bhat — growth at scoopwhoop
meghana heads growth & partnerships and strategy for user & revenue growth at scoopwhoop. loves geeking out on fashion & style content and being an over-involved parent to a seven-year-old. her role model? — angela merkel
11 soumya menon — director, content strategy at dailyhunt, ex ndtv & india today
soumya led news operations at ndtv for a decade and currently runs hyper-local news at dailyhunt. hit her up if you want to discuss gins, dogs, and everything news!
12 shaina ahluwalia — senior data journalist with reuters
a former covid reporter who has worked as a business development executive, shaina is passionate about media literacy, misinformation, and learning about different fields. loves networking and connecting with new people!
13 deepti ahuja — radio host at fever fm & podcast producer at ht smartcast
from being a dancer to a storyteller, a filmmaker to a podcast producer, a mental health 1st aider to a children’s fiction writer —deepti has produced content that has reached 10 million + people and counting!
14 supraja srinivasan — head of pr and comms, bookmyshow
passionate about the role of communications as a core business necessity and working towards a cohesive strategy, supraja is a media professional with 12 years of experience. this st. xavier’s grad has received multiple awards & recognitions!
15 sindhu v kashyap — associate editor at yourstory
in her 15 years as a writer and a journalist, sindhu has spent a majority of her time on the emerging startup ecosystem in india —she has tracked and covered over 10,000 startups, some of which are india’s better known unicorns today. at yourstory, she is currently helping build a community of women leaders and entrepreneurs across sectors.
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