About Founder

Ms. Gayathri Hariprakash

Social Technopreneur – Women, Children & Elderly Safety.

Gayathri Hariprakash, a compassionate founder committed to building a safer world for women, children, and the elderly. With a background in Computer Science and Engineering, Entrepreneurship and a deep commitment to Sustainable Development, Gayathri established “BeWitness,” an organization dedicated to creating safety products for vulnerable populations.

Gayathri’s innovative approach integrates technology, community engagement to build a more resilient and equitable society. Through BeWitness, she envisions a world where safety serves as a catalyst for transformative change, fostering sustainable development. Her dream extends to a society where safety is not merely a privilege but an essential right, establishing the foundation for a more inclusive and compassionate future.

Educational Background

College of Engineering Guindy –  Anna University, Chennai. 
B.E. Computer Science & Engineering, 2015-2019.

Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode.
Advance Program on Entrepreneurship Development for Women, Oct 2022 – Jan 2023.

Greenpark Matriculation Girls Higher Secondary School, Namakkal.
12th Grade, Bio Math,  2013 – 2015.

St.Anne’s Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Kumbakonam.
10th Grade, 2008 – 2013.

Professional Background

Founder & CEO BeWitness, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India.
Apr 2021 – Present.
Developing a platform with advance technology to reduce Crime Index across Countries in the World. www.bewitness.world
BeWitness – Let’s Make the World a Safe Place.
BeWitness is an initiative to build a platform using Advanced Technology and Make the World a Safe Place for Women, Children, and Elderly BeWitness invites all Women Volunteers to join hands to build a Safe World.

Sr. Software Engineer R&D, Logic Research Labs, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India.
Mar 2021 – Present.
Architecting and Leading LRL Advance Technologies Projects
1. NextGen Wireless Nurse Call System – Embedded R&D
2. Healthcare Home Service Android & iOS App
3. Realtime Employee Performance Kiosk
4. Meeting Room Video Conferencing Kiosk Architecting.

Software Engineer R&D, Logic Research Labs, Kumbakonam.
1. Developed a network monitoring tool to check the network connection between Server and Client machines at hospitals with graph representation and generate reports on hourly and daily basis.
2. Lead a Bangalore based startup – Mobile app transforming the Sugar industry ecosystem Worked on Google Maps created a widget to draw polygon over the map, calculate area and centroids. a widget to overlay GIS information from the GeoServer over the polygon area drawn and masking the area outside polygon. Created a Google Maps widget to get the Sugarcane Crop Row Direction in degrees to get SugarCane Yield Prediction.

Associate Platform Engineer,  ADP – Lifion, Chennai.
Jun 2019 – Aug 2020.
Developed various UI Components for Rapid Application Development Platform using React.js. Worked with UI Team of Lifion – Next Generation HR Management Solutions.

Achievements & Certificates

UN Women Promising Concept Award 2022
Issued by UN Women & MyGov India · Jun 2022.
BeWitness got Recognition as a Promising Concept from UN Women & MyGov India in Amrit Mahotsav Shri Shakti Challenge 2021. Received grant of INR 6,00,000 for further R&D.

Girl Safety Awareness Award 2022
Issued by Shrimathi Devkunvar Nanalal Bhatt Vaishnav College for Women, P.G. Department of Social Work · May 2022
Shrimathi Devkunvar Nanalal Bhatt Vaishnav College for Women, P.G. Department of Social Work, in collaboration with Ayanavaram ARUWE (NPO), invited for the “Girl Children Safety Awareness” Programme, organized by Ms. Keerthana., M.S.W., to create awareness among community girls at Siruvakkam village near Chennai on 15th May 2022.

Women Entrepreneur Award 2022
Issued by BNI – Business Network International · Mar 2022
Honored by BNI Crown Chapter on Internation Women’s Day March 8th 2022 for Contribution to the Society through BeWitness – Public Safety Platform.

Innovation Award 2017
Issued by Indian Culture Organization · Oct 2017
Received Award and Certificate from Indian Culture Organization.

Google Science Fair 2012
Issued by Google, CERN, LEGO, National Geographic & Scientific American · May 2012
Over 1000 people around 100 countries participated. Received appreciation certificate for the project.

INSPIRE (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research) Award 2010 – 2011
Issued by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Tamilnadu Science and Technology Centre · Jun 2011.
Received Cash Award of Rupees 5000 from Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi and Tamilnadu Science and Technology Centre, Chennai on 10th June 2011.