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Wg Cdr Anupama Joshi as Wing Commander
in Indian Air Force
B A Psychology – St Beds College, Shimla
M A Psychology – Jabalpur University
Mphil Psychology – JNU
MDP - IIM, Ahmedabad
PGHRM - IGNOU
Wing Commander Anupama Joshi joined the Indian Air force in 1993, when the government opened its doors to women in the armed forces. She is from the first batch of women to join the armed forces. She served in major Air Force bases. For her dedication and hard work, she was commended by Chief of Air Staff for selfless devotion to service. She took the fight for gender discrimination in the armed forces to its conclusive end. She was instrumental in getting permanent commission for women in the armed forces. It was a seven year battle in the Delhi high court which has opened doors for women to have equal place as men in the Defence services. She is truly an inspiration!
She was the founder and CEO of a financial company, Sahastradhara Khetriya Gramin Financial Service, based out of Dehradun, the mission being “To maximize the financial well-being of every individual and enterprise in rural remote parts of Uttarakhand”. The company is working in remote hills to bring financial inclusion. She is presently Director Personnel at The Doon School. She did her masters in Psychology, and while pursuing her MPhil from JNU, she joined the Air Force and has done her Management Development Programme from IIM (Ahmedabad).