Innovator, Social Entrepreneur and Inventor
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Here at Raising Smart Girls, we are aiming to elevate and encourage the new generation of smart girls who will change the world for the better. However, it is also important to look back at the generation before us who made our present possible!
Who is Trisha Prabhu?
In the autumn months of 2013, thirteen-year-old Trisha Prabhu read the unfortunate story of Rebecca Sedwick’s suicide. After enduring cyberbullies for over a year, twelve-year-old Rebecca could not continue. As a victim of cyberbullying herself, Trisha was devastated, shocked, and furious. She decided that she simply had to do something. She could no longer stay on the sidelines and be a bystander. It was from this conviction that ReThink was born.
ReThink is a technology product that detects and stops online hate before it is ever posted. It is a custom keyboard with the ability to determine what is an offensive message and what isn’t. Using ReThink’s technology, 93% of the time, adolescents will decide not to post an offensive message. It has been featured on TED and Shark Tank, securing partnerships with acclaimed groups like Scholastic and the U.S Statement Department. It’s also inclusive, being offered in six languages!
Being a first generation Indian immigrant and current Harvard student, Prabhu is a beautiful example of a smart girl finding a problem and making her own solution. Today, she has received worldwide notoriety and prestige. President Obama and the U.S State Department invited her to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit to showcase her work and share her story. In 2021, she was the youngest ever honoree to be named in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Social Impact List!
3 Things We Love About Trisha Prabhu?
TED and Shark Tank are not the only place Trisha has shared her battle cry against online bullying — she has shared on platforms like the Aspens Ideas Festive, La Ciudad de Las Ideas, SAP, Girls Who Code, and even more!
Outside of ReThink, Trisha was elected Illinois’s Youth Governor — the state’s first female one in 28 years.
Trisha is currently pursuing her undergraduate education at Harvard University!