Jayanti Mala Chapagain
Inspired by her ardour for know-how, Chapagain began her profession within the subject as an internet developer. After working for a couple of years as one in varied IT corporations, she finally began her personal IT agency: Spiker Options.
One of many largest initiatives that she has undertaken could be the Nepali Speech Synthesizer software program, a challenge initiated by the Nepali Affiliation of the Blind (NAB). Because the Lead Software program Engineer for the challenge, she hopes to offer entry to information, course books, and Nepali content material from the web to the neighborhood of visually challenged individuals. Whereas she has accomplished the preliminary part of the challenge, the pilot part nonetheless must be applied for varied college degree college students in Pokhara. She hopes that by the software program, she can assist make computer systems and know-how accessible to visually challenged customers who’ve all the time had difficulties utilizing these methods as a consequence of language limitations.
Chapagain has additionally been concerned with the Federation of Ladies Entrepreneurs’ Affiliation of Nepal (FWEAN) the place she helped revive their e-commerce web site focused to girls entrepreneurs all throughout Nepal.
Rai is a researcher, author, programmer and designer. She is at the moment working as a Analysis Fellow at World Institute for Interdisciplinary Research (GIIS), coordinating a analysis group on ‘AI and Rising Applied sciences for Sustainable Future’.
With a PhD from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), US, by the Fulbright Science and Expertise PhD Scholarship, Rai’s analysis is on the intersection of instructional psychology, recreation design, and Synthetic Intelligence. She has designed and developed instructional video games and clever studying environments and explored college students’ actions, feelings, engagement and studying.
She is captivated with making high quality training accessible and labored at OLE Nepal, the place she designed instructional software program for public colleges in Nepal. Until date, she has created know-how platforms for youth training, empowerment and engagement, and organised instructional programmes for information science, machine studying and AI.
Roja Kiran Basukala
Basukala works because the Deputy Director at Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA). For greater than a decade, she has served the Authority the place she has held duty for extremely technical facets, equivalent to radio frequency spectrum administration, telecom tools standardisation, telecom service monitoring, and gender equality in ICT.
A working mother, Basukala has to face many challenges the previous yr as a result of pandemic. Do business from home orders pushed her to stability family chores alongside her skilled obligations regardless of her working hours. From house, she dealt with the investigation of billing complaints of cellular companies, inspected worldwide web bandwidth import and repair supply whereas additionally inspecting radio frequency spectrum utilization and electromagnetic radiations of cellular towers, and recommending actions towards non-compliance to the authority. Whereas investigating cyber incidents within the telecom sector, she felt the need for correct cybersecurity laws within the sector and therefore labored within the formulation and implementation of Cyber Safety Byelaw, 2020.
Final yr, she was additionally elected because the Vice President of the Centre for Cyber Safety Analysis and Innovation and was appointed as an advisor of the Ladies in ICT Committee of the Federation of Laptop Affiliation of Nepal. Up to now yr, she additionally graced many digital occasions associated to gender equality in ICT, youngster on-line security, cybersecurity, and e-readiness as a panelist.
Thapa is the CEO of Kimbu Tech. She returned to Nepal after working for 14 years within the tech business in america. When she finally returned to Nepal, beginning her personal enterprise was not one thing that she had thought of, however after discovering out that the tech subject in Nepal had so few girls, she determined to create alternatives for ladies herself and thus based Kimbu Tech with a imaginative and prescient of making high quality jobs.
As we speak, she leads a high quality crew of Nepali ladies and men who present software program growth, upkeep, and assist companies for corporations in Nepal, Israel, and the US. Having already created an area for ladies in tech, she goals of a time when girls not solely work as IT specialists and programmers but additionally grow to be leaders within the subject. To this impact, she is main an effort to ascertain a global degree IT programme at Gandaki College, in Pokhara.
A proud mom to 2 daughters, she additionally hosts the Ladies in Tech Fb group the place she encourages extra girls and women to community and collaborate within the tech sector.
Singh intertwines her love for frontier know-how and her ardour in communication to deal with social affect. As a part of Rumsan Group, she based Hamro LifeBank, an internet service that makes use of a data-informed method to chop out the stress concerned find and managing blood for sufferers. Hamro LifeBank launched a data-centric blood hotline in 2020 with assist from America Nepal Medical Basis. The hotline has been instrumental in supporting Covid-19 plasma requests in Kathmandu throughout the ongoing pandemic.
As well as, throughout the lockdown, Singh launched Katha4Nepal, a web-based community-driven platform for youngsters to study by tales. Katha4Nepal promotes Learn-Alouds of empowering youngsters tales from inspiring leaders. Katha4Nepal was featured as an “progressive mannequin of training in response to Covid” from Nepal by Harvard College, South Asia Institute. Singh and her crew have additionally been actively pushing the idea of blockchain know-how. Final month, her crew piloted a blockchain challenge that tracked the farm-to-finger journey of ‘junar’ by scanning QR codes on the fruit.
Singh has over 15 years of expertise in main manufacturing groups within the US and has efficiently managed instructional programmes, together with monetary literacy programmes that includes Warren Buffett and STEM applications for Intel & Disney. She labored with PepsiCo within the international communication crew at New York and led sector PepsiCo shopper relations in Dubai earlier than shifting again to Nepal.
Singh at the moment works as the pinnacle of QA (High quality Assurance) for Keela, a know-how firm primarily based in Canada. In her present function, she is answerable for high quality assurance for each product and have to return out of the corporate.
Though within the early phases of her profession, she holds an optimistic view of the know-how scene in Kathmandu and is continually impressed by an increasing number of of her feminine friends becoming a member of and progressing within the business. Bandana herself has huge goals within the subject as properly and her propensity for problem-solving has led her to work on a number of facet initiatives and impressed a dream in her to enterprise into areas of software program know-how and grow to be a profitable technological entrepreneur sooner or later.
Twenty-five-year-old Shrestha works as a Software program Engineer at Cotiviti Nepal Pvt Ltd, one of many main well being care informatics corporations in Nepal. At Cotiviti, she is concerned with a progressive and energetic crew that works on Community Intelligence options with a specialisation in offering superior information analytics to assist payers and suppliers collaborate to create and handle value-based healthcare supply and fee. She can also be concerned in Dallo Tech Pvt Ltd, a younger progressive tech startup that focuses on problem-solving companies for the Nepali neighborhood.
Regardless of affected by a uncommon genetic illness referred to as Spinal Muscular Atrophy which has restricted her alternatives, she believes that so long as she has the hope and zeal to pursue her goals, she will obtain no matter she needs. Regardless of being wheelchair-bound, she has all the time pushed herself past her limits and has managed to realize success regardless of her bodily limitations. She feels humbled that her story has impressed younger girls to embrace the sector of know-how and show that their concepts are price sharing. She says that this in itself has been a significant component that retains pushing her ahead to attempt for higher in life.
Baniya graduated from faculty solely not too long ago, in late 2019, and is already working as a software program developer at Younger Improvements Pvt Ltd. One in all her main achievements has been co-founding Swastha Naari, a programme initiated to bridge the hole between digital innovation and ladies’s well being. She began the challenge by launching an utility for Feminine Group Well being Volunteers (FCHV) to maintain monitor of pregnant girls. When this challenge didn’t go as deliberate, Baniya discovered that innovation comes by educating folks and never growing merchandise. Inside a yr, she had reached out to greater than 535 younger girls educating varied facets of Sexual and Reproductive Well being and Rights (SRHR), operating campaigns in Jyamire Hetauda, conducting Ladies Hygiene Code, and coaching 20 women about SRHR. She, alongside together with her crew, additionally developed an Android app referred to as ANC Tracker, an app that tracks Ante Natal Checkup visits of pregnant girls.
Baniya and her crew are additionally recipients of Ladies LEAD Nepal’s Sujata Baskota Changemaker Awards 2019, GenUnlimited Youth Problem 2020 nation winner, Ladies in World Well being finalist, and have been featured by UNICEF.
Joshi at the moment works as a Knowledge Scientist on the World Financial institution, Nepal. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Arithmetic and Physics from Randolph Faculty and a PhD in Utilized Arithmetic and Computational Science from Texas A&M College. She labored as an Assistant Professor at Temple College within the Division of Arithmetic earlier than shifting again to Nepal.
Her analysis pursuits lie in mathematical modeling and simulation, machine studying, statistical strategies and optimisation. And she or he is at the moment concerned in varied instructional outreach applications in Nepal. She was an teacher on the Second Nepal Winter College in AI organised by Nepal Utilized Arithmetic and Informatics Institute (NAAMI). As a part of an effort to advertise information use and information literacy in Nepal, she was concerned within the Nepal Knowledge Literacy Program, the place she taught programs in Statistics, Python and Machine Studying, and served as a mentor within the Nepal Solveathon, each organised by the World Financial institution.
She additionally collaborates with different information scientists to conduct introductory workshops in information evaluation and machine studying, primarily to encourage and assist younger graduates to start out a profession in information science. She advocates for ladies in STEM (Science, Expertise, Engineering and Arithmetic), management and has participated in a number of panels, together with the Ladies in Science dialogue organized by Martin Chautari and the spherical desk dialogue on feminine entrepreneurs organized by The World Financial Discussion board. She serves as a dissertation supervisor for the Masters in Info Expertise programme on the British Faculty.
Timila Yami Thapa
Thapa’s service to the Nepali IT and tech business has been in depth. She has served Nepal by a novel mixture of being a national-level coverage planner, a pioneering educator within the space of knowledge know-how and laptop engineering, an industrial administrator, an entrepreneur, and a social reformer working for the upliftment of ladies, child-education and youth employment. She has pioneered and initiated new instructional programmes since 1979. Her efforts to enhance technological infrastructure culminated into the first-ever Laptop Engineering programme within the historical past of Nepal on the Institute of Engineering beneath Tribhuvan College.
As a national-level coverage planner, she labored for a yr as a Member of ICT Advisory Board beneath the Prime-minister’s workplace. As an academic coverage planner, she served as a member of the Tutorial Council and the Analysis Council beneath the College Grant Fee, Nepal. She additionally labored as a governing member of the Nepal Engineering Council for 3 years.
As an educator, she served the Engineering school of Institute of Engineering (IOE) of Tribhuvan College, Nepal, from 1979 till her retirement in 2015—first as a professor within the Electronics and Laptop Engineering Division and later because the assistant Dean when she managed 4 state-owned and 10 TU-affiliated engineering faculties. She additionally labored at Pokhara college for 4 years designing the course-curriculum for BE Software program Engineering, Laptop Engineering, BCA, BE in Info Expertise. Amongst a plethora of different influential contributions to the IT subject, she has additionally been operating her software program firm Designco Nepal since 1991.