Lumikai Pathbreakers Edition IV
“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together” — Vincent Van Gogh
A decade ago, only 32% of women in India had access to smartphones and tech gadgets. As of 2022, 2 in 3 households in India have women using smartphones.
Within gaming itself, India is home to 507 million gamers, 43% of them being women.
The rise in the ratio of women consuming content in the country makes it imperative to build content for this audience, and at the same time highlight stories of those creators who are paving the path to growing representation.
We are proud to bring to you the Fourth Edition of Lumikai Pathbreakers, an initiative to showcase some of the bold, brilliant, and fierce women in the Indian gaming and interactive media industry.
The women role models we needed as young girls.
This blog is an inside look at some women who have made and continue to make invaluable contributions to the world of gaming and interactive media in India.
The Fourth Edition of Pathbreakers completes the milestone of featuring 100 trailblazing women from the world of interactive media in India. We could not be prouder to feature them.
Aaruni Khare, Product Manager, Bombay Play
Aditi Bhargava, Senior Product Manager, Zynga
Anjaly Elizabeth Saju, Experience Designer, Zynga
Ankita Kumari, Vice President, Product, MPL
Ankkita Chauhan, Game Streamer, YouTube/Loco
Ann Alex, Senior UX Designer, Playsimple Games
Anupriya Sinha Das, Head of Corporate Development, Nazara
Anuradha Exwaized, Co-founder, PlayCKC
Aparajita Chattopadhayay, Lead Product Manager, Zynga
Bhavana Jindal, Senior Software Engineer, Zynga
Divya Nair, Lead Producer, Zynga
Geeta Kanwar, Lead — Public Policy, InMobi
Ishita Jain, Associate Director, Partnerships, Eloelo
Dr Jyoti Joshi Dhall, Founder & CEO, Kroop.AI
Kaashvi Hiranandani, Game Streamer, YouTube
Kalyani Nimbalkar, Senior Product Manager, Zynga
Kirti Mathur, Associate Game Designer, Zynga
Krutika Ojha, Game Streamer, YouTube
Kshitija Kulkarni, Associate Brand Marketer, Loco
Mala Sen, Art Director, Game Designer, Niku Games
Monika Chouhan, Senior Product Manager, Games 24x7
Monika Jeph, Game Streamer, YouTube/Loco
Namratha Swamy, General Manager — India, MPL
Nupur Verma, Strategic Partnerships Manager, VC & Startups, Google India
Panchami Pradeep, PlayStation, LiveOps Systems Designer
Payal Dhare, Game Streamer, YouTube
Princi Khandelwal, Senior Technical Artist, Bombay Play
Priya Goel Sheth, Co-founder, HobSpace
Priya Rawat, VP of Product, Bombay Play
Radhika Toshniwal, Product Data Scientist, Loco
Rashi Chandra, Senior UI Artist, Garena
Ritu Chowdhary, Director Quality Control, Ubisoft
Rounak Magoo, Creative Producer, Virtual Production, Green Rain Studios
Shifa Garg, Chief Business Officer, FanClash
Shreyanka Choudhary, UA and Growth Strategist, Stellarplay Games
Shuchita Baranwal, VP Design, Gameskraft
Sonakshi Nathak, Publishing and Product Manager, Homa Games
Soumya Tiwari, Senior VP of Design, PlayShifu
Surbhi Jain, Founder & CEO, Neend
Swetha Tibrewal, CTO, FanClash
May this tribe of Pathbreakers prospers and grows. We hope they continue to inspire future generations to become change makers of the future. #LumikaiPathbreakers #ChangingTheGame #100Pathbreakers
Video Montage — watch here. Pathbreakers I — read here. Pathbreakers II — read here. Pathbreakers III — read here.