Shadhika Shadhika

When she leads, change follows

  • COVID-19 Response

    Whether we are in India or the U.S., we are all in this together.

  • Our Mission

    To inspire a culture shift in India by ensuring every young woman is empowered to realize her full potential.

  • Join the Groundswell

    When we invest in a young woman’s capacity to make her own decisions, her success creates a groundswell of change that starts with you.

  • The Stakes are High

    Our world faces a myriad of challenges. Studies show the best way to create change is to invest in young women.

Creating local solutions

Investing in young women creates a ripple effect of change across families and communities. And because more than 20% of the world's adolescent girls live in India, we believe that by investing in young women there we can create a global movement toward gender equality. We partner with local organizations to empower young women personally and professionally.

Investing in the whole girl

We know that when we invest in young women they invest in the world around them. That’s why we’re empowering them to make their own decisions, succeed in school, contribute to the economy, and transform their communities. She will drive a groundswell of change across India.

Building local partnerships

Investing from adolescence to adulthood, we partner with local women-led organizations to unleash the potential of a generation of young women, each of whom lifts up a generation beside and behind her.

Igniting global change

One young woman at a time, our bottom-up approach is creating a culture shift toward gender equity that starts in India and ripples around the world.

Impact Indicators

$1.4 million

in grants awarded


young women served


of young women escaped child marriage