3 Indian women selected among Facebook’s Global Community Leaders

Social networking giant Facebook has selected three Indian women among five global leaders for $1 million award as part of its Community Leadership Programme. They are Adhunika Prakash, Chetana Misra and Tamanna Dhamija.

They were awarded $50,000 in fellowship each. The three are among 115 people selected by Facebook into its programme as community leaders in residence, fellows and youth participant to work for community resilience or issues, civic engagement health and wellness parenting education.

Key Facts

Adhunika Prakash: She had founded non-profit Breastfeeding Support for Indian Moms in Pune. It is a peer-to-peer support group primarily for breastfeeding parents. The group has more than 80,000 people from across the country.

Chetana Misra: She had founded Mompreneurs India. It is community of like-minded women, allowing them to network, share knowledge and contacts and benefit from partnerships to start business and take it online.

Tamanna Dhamija: She had created Baby Destination. It helps mothers exchange information and support one another.

Global Community Leaders Programme

It was launched by Facebook in February 2018. It is designed to enable extraordinary leaders advance their initiatives and build stronger communities through social networking giant’s family of apps and services. The selected participants will spend time at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park (California), and work with team to help develop their community initiatives.

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