Every year, India’s leading business magazine, Business Today recognizes powerful women through the Most Powerful Women Impact Awards. We are honored to share that this year, co-founder of SocialCops, Prukalpa Sankar was recognized with this award! The award is given to fierce and powerful women who have been contributing and bringing change through their work.

We are honored to share this award with some of the most inspiring women including Sumita Ghose (RangSutra), Rani Bang (SEARCH), Rukmini Banerji (Pratham) and Latika Thukral (Iamgurgaon). The complete list will be featured in Business Today Magazine in their 23rd September 2018 edition.

It feels great to know the impact that our work creates in making this world a better place, and sometimes getting recognized for the work motivates us to continue doing what we do with more enthusiasm. We are so grateful to get our work also featured in Business Today through their feature titled “An Algorithm for Social Change”.

“The company, with 150 partners across 26 countries, recently tied up with the UNDP and the Business Council of Papua New Guinea, to create a dashboard, which can track contribution of businesses to the country’s development. ”

Devika Singh, Business Today

The feature gives a glimpse of how Prukalpa and Varun, the Co-founders of SocialCops moved back to India from Singapore as 21-year-olds to start SocialCops back in 2013. It also talks about some of our projects including the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna and our partnership with the Ministry of Rural Development for monitoring the implementation and progress of the 42 flagship government schemes through the DISHA Dashboard.

“For example, we can identify the affluence of an area, and what kind of health patterns there. How many buildings are getting contracted in an area? How much growth is happening?

Then you look at information from the satellites, and you can actually see how lighted up an area is in the night. This is a measure of economic growth. We can look at a lot of part healthcare data to actually start seeing in the future as to what kind of diseases may break out in an area.”

–Prukalpa Sankar, SocialCops

You can read about the works of all the inspiring women who have been recognized through this award here. The features will also be published in the print edition of the magazine that will be available from 23rd September 2018. Do grab your copies!