4 PIOs on list of 100 Leading Global Thinkers

INGENninaTanNina Tandon co-founder of Epibone, New York; Rajan Anandan managing director of Google Southeast Asia and India; and Ayesha Khanna founder of the Civic Accelerator, are featured on Foreign Policy magazine’s list of 100 Leading Global Thinkers whose innovations have advanced global progress.

Nina Tandon created a way of growing new bones to reconstruct damaged bones, by using patients stem cells that essentially form new bone and that requires just one surgery, and reduces pain and complications.

Rajan Anandan founded the Civic Accelerator, an investment fund for socially conscious enterprises. He was born in Sri Lanka and used his stewardship of Google in India to improve tech access for the poor.

Ayesha Khanna and Shannon Schuyler, head of corporate responsibility at PricewaterhouseCoopers, pooled resources to help women gain access to capital, and have pledged that at least half of future Accelerator-supported ventures will be owned by women.

Zainab Ghadiyali has featured on the list among ‘Challengers’ who have proved that even sacred cows can be toppled by cracking the STEM ceiling. She and Erin Summers, both engineers at Facebook, are running ‘wogrammers’ a movement to end the ‘brogrammer stereotype.