Anu and Naveen Jain announce the winner of the Women’s Safety XPrize

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American Indians Anu and Naveen Jain will present the winning team of the Women’s Safety XPrize on June 6 at the United Nations.

“I have always been passionate about empowering girls and women around the world, and today I am inspired by the potential of technology to find a solution for the safety of girls and women around the world”, says Anu on his website.

“The Anu & Naveen Jain Women’s Safety XPRIZE challenges teams to leverage technology to keep women and communities safe,” the website adds.


The competition started about a year ago and featured five teams.

Each team had to come up with a technology solution to advance women’s safety by: triggering accurate location alerts in emergency situations, even in low connectivity scenarios, transmitting those alerts to a network of responders, and quickly providing response to user within 90 hours seconds that help is on the way, then present a new approach to create or combine existing and/or emerging technologies to better connect users and responders at less than $40 of cost of the device.

The teams’ work is judged by Lauren C. Anderson, internationally renowned geopolitical and international security consultant and former distinguished FBI leader; Judy Feng, antenna engineering program manager at Apple, Inc.; Sunish Issac, Chief Engineer at RLE International and Dr Shruti Kapoor, award-winning gender equality campaigner, economist and social entrepreneur.

The winning team will receive $1 million.

“The United Nations views gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls as a key sustainable goal. Security is a stepping stone to achieve this. The goal of the award is to use technology to find a solution that would allow communities to respond quickly to threats against any of its members, ensuring that help is always available,” he says. on the website.

According to their website, Anu is an active entrepreneur and philanthropist who is also the chairwoman of the Anu Jain Family Foundation and founder of the Anu and Naveen Jain Women’s Safety XPRIZE.

Anu holds a BA in Business Administration and Economics from SUNY and an MBA from Rutgers University as she grew up in Jerusalem and lived in many different countries, being a child of the United Nations.

Naveen is also an entrepreneur and philanthropist who is also the founder of Moon Express, World Innovation Institute, iNome, TalentWise, Intelius, Infospace, in addition to serving as a UK Longitude Prize Advisor and Explorer Club member, according to their website. .

He is also a regular contributor to Forbes, WSJ, INC and Huffington Post, and focuses on finding entrepreneurial solutions that address global challenges in health, education, poverty, agriculture and access to food. drinking water, for which it has been recognized worldwide.

Together, Anu and Naveen have three children who reflect the views and qualities of their parents.

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Mara R. Wilmoth