Mentors

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Mentors at AFH

Our mentors and role models are amazing women who have built and navigated workplaces over the last 20 -25 years. They (CEOs, Founders, CHROs, CXOs and business leaders) come from financial services, banking, health, pharmaceuticals, technology, FMCG, airlines, entertainment and the social sectors. They have followed different (and difficult!) paths, but they are united by their passion to bring more diversity in the workforce.

Madhura DasGupta Sinha

Chief Mentor, Aspire for Her Foundation

Mandira DasGupta

Director, Aspire for Her Foundation

Aarti Madhusudan

Founder
Governance Counts
Chennai

Dr. Achala Danait

Vice President
Regional Innovation Center - Clariant,
Mumbai

Aditi Gaur

Founder
Kanai Organics
Mumbai

Dr. Angana Bhattacharya

Consultant Community Paediatrician, Named Doctor for Safeguarding Children in NHS Trust, UK

Anita Golani

Founder
Anita's Aromatic Solutions
Mumbai

Anju Sabharwal

Founder &
CEO, People Bridges
Delhi

Dr. Aparna Rao

Desai Sethi School of Entrepreneurship,
IIT Bombay,
Mumbai

Archana Chandra

CEO
Jai Vakeel Foundation & Research Centre
Mumbai

Bhageerathi D R

Director - IT, Employee Experience
Unilever Industries Private Limited
Bangalore

Bharati Mongia

Air France KLM Group
S&W India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives
Mumbai

Cecilia Azavedo

Head Human Resources - Janssen India
Johnson & Johnson
Mumbai

Charu Gulati

Head - Human Resources
Private Equity
Mumbai

Chhitra Subramaniam

Senior Vice President Creative & Production
Kross Pictures India
Mumbai

Deepa Narsimhan

Lead, Inclusion and Diversity
MiQ
Bangalore

Devayani Tilak Sengupta

Regional Head of Executive & Leadership Development APAC, Credit Suisse
Singapore

Divya Sampath

Venture Partner/ Angel Investor
AWE Funds, TiE Singapore Angels
Singapore

Geeta Gurnani

Country Head - Modern Workplace
Microsoft
Noida

Irina Ghose

Country Head - Modern Workplace
Microsoft
Bangalore

Jacintha Jayachandran

Corporate Advisor, Social Impact Professiona
HopeWorks Foudnation and Skills Café
Bengaluru

Jaya Janardanan

Chief Operating Officer
IndoStar Capital Finance Ltd.
Mumbai

Jayati Chatterjee

Senior Director – Projects,
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Kolkata

Jean Fernandes

Regional CFO, ASEAN and South Asia
Standard Chartered Bank
Singapore

Jyoti Narain Kapoor

Country Director
Better Cotton Initiatives
Mumbai

Kavita Dorai

Professor - Physical Sciences
IISE and Research IISER Mohali
Mohali

Dr. Kavita Gupta Ghadale

Consultant (Obstetrician, gynaecologist & laproscopic surgeon)
Bombay Hospital
Indore

Lalita Raman

Transitions Coach, Communications and Leadership Facilitator
Transitions Intl. Limited.
Hong Kong

Lovleen Walia Joshi

Director HR,
Citibank
Mumbai

Mahashweta Roy

Project Advisory / Account Quality Lead, IBM India,
Kolkata

Mala Balakrishnan

Partner Financial Services
IBM
Mumbai

Malini Vijay Shankar, IAS

Non Executive Director
IL & FS,
Mumbai

Manisha Girotra

CEO
Moelis & Company
Mumbai

Mathangi Sri

Head of Data GoFood
Gojek
Bangalore

Maya Vengurlekar

Senior Director,
CRISIL Limited
Mumbai

Meenal Majumdar

Chief Risk officer
ICICI Securities Primary Dealership Limited
Mumbai

Megha Tata

Managing Director
Discovery Communication India
Mumbai

Meghna Ghai Puri

President
Whistling Woods International
Mumbai

Mitul Chatterjee

Head - Regulatory Affairs
Baxter Pharmaceuticals
Ahmedabad

Monisha Banerjee

CEO
Anudip Foundation
Kolkata/ Bangalore

Moutushi Sengupta

Director, India
John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation
Delhi

Naheima Sears

CEO
Amutra
Brooklyn

Nandina Biswas Ramchandran

CEO
Salaam Bombay Foundation
Mumbai

Nandini Dasgupta

Senior Teacher
Modern High School for Girls,
Kolkata

Nandini Kini Nayak

Vice President
Enterprise Risk Management
On Deck Capital, USA

Dr. Nandita DasGupta

Professor - Electrical Engineering
IIT Madras
Chennai

N.S.Nappinai

Advocate - Supreme Court of India
Founder - Cyber Saathi
Mumbai & Delhi

Dr. Nayan Mitra

Founder Director,
Sustainable Advancements
Kolkata

Navneet Kaur

Managing Director,
Barclays Investment Bank
New York, USA

Neelambaree Prasad

Director - Program Management and Strategy Piramal Critical Care
London, UK

Neeraja Ganesh

Director - Relationships
National Education Society of Karnataka
Bangalore

Neharika Vohra

Vice Chancellor
Delhi Skills and Entrepreneurship University
Delhi

Nidhi Mota

President, Executive/Leadership Coach
Orbit
NCR Delhi

Paroma Roy Chowdhury

Chief Communications & Public Affairs Officer
Dream Sports (Dream11)
Delhi

Poornima Shenoy

CEO - Hummingbird Advisors
Board Member
Bangalore

Prerna Goel

Co-Founder
Ravyn, Clinica Fai & Vriksh Impact Partners
London

Priya Bhimani

Consultant
Self Employed
Mumbai

Priyanka Bhartia

Managing Director - India,
AcceptU
Mumbai

Raell Padamsee

Managing Director & CEO of ACE Productions, Director of Academy of Creative Expression,
Mumbai

Radhika Shukla

Senior Executive,
Singapore

Ramalatha Marimuthu

Secretary
IEEE Computer Society
Coimbatore

Ramya Kannan

Vice President
UST
Hyderabad

Rashmi Lamba

Director / India Council Lead
Rushes Inc. / Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
Mumbai / Toronto

Rashmi Mathur

Head Of Engineering KYC and GFCO
Barclays
Pune

Reema Sen

Founder and Managing Partner
RSSG BFSI Advisory Services LLP
Mumbai

Rica Roy

Deputy Editor,
NDTV
New Delhi

Rimjhim Ray

Co-founder and Director
Spotle.ai, N7 - The Digital Company
Kolkata

Rinel Rodrigues

Vice President
TresVista Financial Services
Mumbai

Ritika Khosla

Leading Institutional Relationships
Aspire for Her Foundation
Mumbai

Rukmani K Narayan

Vice President
Equitas Small Finance Bank
Chennai

Sailaja Manacha

Leadership Coach
Physis
Bangalore

Sangeeta Maheshwari

Founder, Author and Motivational Speaker
Life A Spiritual Gym
UK/UAE

Sangita Pal

Founder
Arteastic.in
Mumbai

Sanjam Sahi Gupta

Director - Sitara Shipping
Founder Maritime SHEeo
Mumbai

Sarah Elizabeth Chawla

Co-founder
Wild City and Magnetic Fields Festival
New Delhi

Dr. Sejal Ajmera

Consultant, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Director - IAVA
Clinic @ Juhu
Mumbai

Sevashree Mohapatra

Head - Corporate Communications
SUEZ India
Gurugram

Shalini Chhabra

Managing Partner
Incipia Advisors LLP
Mumbai

Shalu Manan

VP HR Transformation
Genpact
Gurugram

Sharda Agarwal

Co-founder
Sepalika
Mumbai

Shilpa Jain

Executive Director,
Indusion Consulting Services
Mumbai

Shohini Dasgupta

Social Worker
Self-Employed
Kolkata

Shunali Nagarkatti

Head - Corporate Finance
Flemingo Dutyfree Shop Pvt Ltd
Mumbai

Shyamasri Das Sharma

Chief Venture Partner - Financial Inclusion InfraBlocks Capital Pte Ltd,
Singapore

Smitha Hemmingae

Head of Marketing
ANSR
Bangalore

Sneh Sharma

CEO & Founder
Vividhta Consulting/ Diversijob
New Delhi

Soma Pandey

Chief Human Resources Officer
Firstsource Solutions
Bangalore

Sonali Mittra

Therapist,
Transpersonal Regression Therapy
New Delhi

Soumya Prasada

Senior Solution Architect
IBM
Bangalore

Soumya Rajan

Founder & CEO
Waterfield Advisors
Mumbai

Soundari Mukherjea

Founding Partner – Tsol (Tvameva Solutions Overseas Limited),
Hong Kong

Sreerupa Sen

Distingushed Engineer
Q2e Banking
Bangalore

Sripriya Janakiraman

Leading Institutional Relationships
Aspire for Her Foundation
Mumbai

Suman Gopalan

Chief HR Officer
Freshworks
Chennai

Sunetra Sarkar

Professor - Aerospace Engineering
IIT Madras
Chennai

Sutapa Banerjee

Independent Director & ex CEO Private Wealth
Godrej, JSW, Axis, Manappuram
Mumbai

Tamarai GV

Application Innovation - APAC Lead
Microsoft
Singapore

Tina Mansukhani Garg

Founder & CEO
Pink Lemonade Communications Pvt. Ltd.
Bangalore

Usha Amin

Co-Founding Partner
SAHA Fund
Bangalore

Valerie Pinto

CEO
Weber Shandwick India
Mumbai/Delhi

Vasanti Sundaram

Author / Actor / Media Specialist
Aspire for Her Foundation
Bangalore

Vasudha Madhavan

Founder
Dhruva Advisors
Bangalore