Sudha Murthy 

Renowned author, philanthropist, and social worker. Co-founder of Infosys Foundation, involved in numerous charitable initiatives.

Sunitha Krishnan 

Co-founder of Prajwala, an organization that rescues and rehabilitates victims of sex trafficking.  An activist committed to the fight against human trafficking and sexual exploitation. 

Shakuntala Devi 

Known as the "Human Computer," she made significant contributions to mathematics.  Advocated for the importance of mathematics education, especially for girls. 

M. Sarada Menon 

A pioneering psychiatrist, instrumental in establishing the National  Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) in Bangalore. 

Nina Nayak 

Child rights activist and former chairperson of the Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights.  Worked extensively on issues related to child welfare and education. 

Dhanvanthi Rama Rau 

Social worker and the first Indian woman to be the President of the International Planned Parenthood Federation.  Contributed significantly to family planning and women's health. 

Yashodhara Dasappa 

Freedom fighter and social reformer.  – Worked towards the upliftment of women and the eradication of social evils.

Snehalata Reddy 

Contributed to the development and empowerment of women and marginalized communities. 

Prema Cariappa 

An advocate for women's rights and social justice.  Worked towards the betterment of women's lives, especially in rural areas.

Anasuya Shankar

Anasuya Shankar, popularly known by her pen name as Triveni, was an Indian writer of modern fiction in Kannada language.