Anna Meiyappan

Founder, Co-President, Board Director

Hey! My name is Annapoorni Meiyappan and I am the founder, board director, and president of FEMchess. I am a junior at Mission San Jose High School. I’ve been playing chess competitively for more than a decade now and the gender inequality in chess has always troubled me. Whenever I participate in a tournament or in a chess club, I have noticed that the number of boys would significantly outnumber the girls. This gender gap only grew as I went into high school. I wanted to change this so I decided to found FEMchess. FEMchess works towards increasing female representation in chess. I’m looking forward to bringing more females into the world of chess.

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Anna Meiyappan