Mandira DasGupta

Self confidence is a

 super power. 

Once you start believing in yourself. Magic starts happening.

Director, Aspire for Her Foundation 

BA, MA in Economics from Calcutta / Jadavpur University 

Joined the workforce in 1973 (when very few women went to work), in the  West Bengal Civil Services. Was the first woman Deputy Commissioner in the Commercial Taxes Department.  In 1997, selected for the India Administrative Services (IAS), starting with Additional District Magistrate in Birbhum district (West Bengal), subsequently holding posts of Joint Secretary and Director in Health, Labour & Employment departments.

An accomplished Rabindra Sangeet artiste, she topped her class in Gitabitan and swam nationally for Bengal. She lives in Kolkata with her husband – who is her biggest motivator.