Announcing the launch of ‘She Builds’ – a series of inspiring short-films on Indian women entrepreneurs
Created by National Geographic, Sequoia India and Sikhya Productions, ‘She Builds’ is a digital exclusive series exploring the stories of seven dynamic and successful female founders who are changing the face of leadership in India
National Geographic, known for drawing audiences with ground-breaking and compelling stories, has joined hands with Sequoia India to spotlight the inspiring journeys of Indian women entrepreneurs with its brand-new digital series – ‘She Builds’. The six-part series of short digital films will touch upon the lives of seven successful Indian female founders, who are defying the odds by taking risks, dreaming big, and driving innovation in India.
Premiering on 22nd February 2022, the films will be released on National Geographic India’s social media platforms that have a combined following of over 10 million. The films will also be available on Disney+ Hotstar. The short films have been launched with the aim to showcase the sheer grit and passion of these women, their will to persevere and the ambition to create impact by building something from scratch. By spotlighting these role models, She Builds seeks to put entrepreneurship on the agenda for a wider group of women and girls.
The series, which will air over two weeks, will feature innovative and inspiring entrepreneurs like:
- Neetu Yadav & Kirti Jangra, Animall
- Ashwini Asokan, Mad Street Den
- Ghazal Alagh, Mamaearth
- Prukalpa Sankar, Atlan
- Rashi Narang, Heads Up For Tails
- Divya Gokulnath, BYJU’S
“At National Geographic, it is our constant endeavour to bring stories that take our audiences on an immersive, inspiring and sympathetic journey. With ‘She Builds’, we are delighted to bring motivational stories of seven women entrepreneurs who have contributed in changing the narrative of women leadership in India. We understand that short-form content presented in an interesting manner are appreciated and preferred by our audiences, so we are bringing these stories in bite-size formats and premiering them on our highly engaged social media platforms –said Kevin Vaz, Head – Network Entertainment Channels, Disney Star
The films were produced in collaboration with Guneet Monga, CEO & Founder, Sikhya Entertainment Private Ltd. and Executive Producer for an Academy award winning film, and directed by Vijayeta Kumar.
“At Sequoia India we have been privileged to meet ambitious and successful women entrepreneurs who challenge the status quo every day, building game-changing businesses to be the pioneering leaders they are. Their stories are inspiring, relatable, and incredibly uplifting. But they just don’t get told often enough. We are very grateful to our founders for giving us this opportunity – and sparking a flame that we hope will inspire many.” said Gayatri Yadav, CMO, Sequoia India and Southeast Asia.
“As a film maker, I get a lot of creative satisfaction in telling stories that can inspire conversations and shape perceptions. With ‘She Builds,’ I am taking the opportunity to present the stories of seven exceptional women who are defining what it means to be a leader in 21st century India. I hope that by shining the spotlight on these role models, we can inspire other women to own their place in life and work. It was great to collaborate with National Geographic India and Sequoia India on this important project,” said Guneet Monga, CEO & Founder, Sikhya Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
National Geographic and Sequoia India’s series of short films titled ‘She Builds’ will be premiered on National Geographic India’s social media platforms from 22nd of February 2022 and will simultaneously be available on Disney+Hotstar
Sequence of films
- Feb 22 – Kirti Jangra and Neetu Yadav, Animall
- Feb 24 – Ashwini, Mad Street Den
- Feb 26 – Ghazal, Mamaearth
- March 1 – Prukalpa, Atlan
- March 3 – Rashi, HUFT
- March 5 – Divya, BYJU’S
About National Geographic Partners
National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivalled portfolio of media assets. . NGP returns 27% of the proceeds to the non-profit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. In India, National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild are available across five languages and have a wide-ranging mix of international shows which are made local relevant and shows that are developed and created locally
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About Sequoia India
Sequoia helps daring founders build legendary companies, from idea to IPO and beyond. Sequoia India operates in Southeast Asia and India where we actively partner with founders from a wide range of companies, across categories, including BYJUs, Carousell, Druva, Gojek, OYO Rooms, Tokopedia, Truecaller, Zilingo, Zomato and more.
We spur founders to push the boundaries of what’s possible. In partnering with Sequoia, startups benefit from over 49 years of tribal knowledge and lessons learned working with companies like Airbnb, Alibaba, Apple, Dropbox, Google, LinkedIn and Stripe early on.
From the beginning, universities, endowments and other non-profits have been the backbone of our investor base, which means founders’ accomplishments make a meaningful difference. For more information on Sequoia’s work in India and SE Asia, visit sequoiacap.com/india
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New Delhi/Updated on: February 23rd 2022