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When She Leads: Vanitha

May 7, 2024

Reading Time: 5 minutes This interview is part of our When She Leads: Shadhika Scholar collection. Learn more. Last year at the 2023 Leaders for Change Summit, we met with Vanitha to ask how her experience of participating at the Summits over the past few years has been. Vanitha is a Shadhika Scholar from Shadhika’s local partner Baale Mane in Karnataka. and   

When She Leads: Investing in Women’s Leadership: Why Us? Why Now?

October 9, 2023

Reading Time: 7 minutes “Invest in Girls’ Rights: Our Leadership, Our Well-being”, proclaims the tagline for this International Day of the Girl. Across the globe, the percentage of seats held by women in national parliaments in 2022 was at just 26.5%. The current global labor force participation rate for women is under 47% – 25 percentage points lower than   

When She Leads: Shaista

September 22, 2023

Reading Time: 5 minutes This interview is part of our When She Leads: Shadhika Scholar collection. Learn more. Shaista is a Shadhika Scholar from our Partner Site Milaan in Uttar Pradesh. She was interviewed by Communications Manager Urmila Reghunath. My name is Shaista. I am from Milaan Foundation and live in the Mau District of Uttar Pradesh. What has been your experience/journey   

When She Leads: Nasreen, Sakhi Trust

April 10, 2023

Reading Time: 12 minutes This interview is part of our When She Leads series. Learn more. Nasreen is a Youth Program Coordinator with our Partner site in Karnataka, Sakhi Trust. Nasreen was interviewed by Communications Officer Vanita Ganesh.  Sakhi Trust is a women-led, grassroots organization providing educational, vocational, health, social and economic support to adolescent girls in order to save them   

When She Leads: Meet the Shadhika Staff

January 6, 2023

Reading Time: 6 minutes This interview is part of our When She Leads series. Learn more. Meet the Shadhika Staff who work tirelessly to make everything we do possible and read what the year was like, behind the scenes! Personally and professionally, I think that this past year was a big year of growth for me, so ‘We rise,   

When She Leads: Juthica Stangl

October 20, 2022

Reading Time: 6 minutes This interview is part of our When She Leads series. Learn more. 30 years ago, Shadhika founder Juthica Stangl took the first step in what would become a three-decade-long pursuit of gender justice for women across India. Read more about this incredible journey spanning 30 years and how it came together from Juthica and Peter Stangl. Tell us   

When She Leads: Shadhika Scholars’ Community Leadership Projects

Reading Time: 9 minutes This interview is part of our When She Leads series. Learn more. UNICEF’s call to action for this year’s International Day of the Girl includes “greater attention, investment and action on letting girls lead by putting girls in the forefront of change efforts, hearing their voices, responding to their asks, and welcoming them in decision-making spaces,” among others.   

When She Leads: Radha Venkatesh

September 6, 2022

Reading Time: 8 minutes This interview is part of our When She Leads series. Learn more. Radha is an Independence Coordinator with our Partner Site in Karnataka Baale Mane. Radha was interviewed by Digital Media Coordinator Vanita Ganesh. Could you introduce yourself to Shadhika supporters? I am Radha from Bangalore, currently associated with Baale Mane Trust – Girls’ Home (I don’t want   

When She Leads: Lekha & Tasmiah

March 31, 2022

Reading Time: 11 minutes This interview is part of our When She Leads Series. Learn more here. Can you introduce yourself to the Shadhika supporters? Lekha: My name is Lekha Masoudi and I’m a senior at Phillips Exeter Academy, a boarding school in New Hampshire. I’ve lived in Denver, Colorado since I was a baby. I started the Shadhika Club along   

When She Leads: Nirashi, Puja, Sumitra

March 16, 2022

Reading Time: 9 minutes This interview is part of our When She Leads: Shadhika Scholar collection. Learn more. Nirashi, Puja, and Sumitra are Shadhika Scholars from our Partner Site Jabala in Jharkhand. They were interviewed by Director of Operations Kendra Nicolai and Digital Media Coordinator Vanita Ganesh. Hi everyone! Can you introduce yourself to our Shadhika readers? Namaste, my name is