Amitabh Kant on CNN: “Look at iMerit!”

April 19, 2022

“We continue to witness the emergence of women’s startups as a very crucial driver of India’s development story. Look at iMerit, a platform for ML and AI led by Radha Basu.”

– Amitabh Kant, CEO of Niti Aayog

On April 7th, 2022, Indian Administrative Service (IAS) & NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant spoke on CNN about the “path-breaking work” female leaders like iMerit CEO Radha Basu are doing. Citing iMerit specifically, Kant spoke on how iMerit’s platform for ML and AI is enhancing learning outcomes for women entrepreneurs.

NITI Aayog is the Government of India’s think tank for catalyzing Indian public policy. In past interviews, Amitabh has also cited entrepreneurship as a means for realizing a more equal society. 

iMerit’s commitment to social equity is seen in its 52% female workforce from under-resourced areas. NITI Aayog’s entrepreneurship platform assists and supports women digitally across India. This growing involvement of women as entrepreneurs is having a positive impact on the gender asymmetry in startups and an ongoing impact on India’s society.

“We need many more women to get into engineering colleges and IT. This is very critical.”

– Amitabh Kant, CEO of Niti Aayog

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