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

Managing Director,
Clariant India
Mumbai

Aditi Gaur

Founder,
Kanai Organics
Mumbai

Dr. Angana Bhattacharya

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

Anita Golani

Founder,
Anita's Aromatic Solutions & iORA
Mumbai

Archana Chandra

CEO,
Jai Vakeel Foundation & Research Centre
Mumbai

Aparna Bhatnagar Saxena

CEO, Torajamelo;
Asia Pacific Lead, She Loves Data
Jakarta

Dr. Aparna Rao

Desai Sethi School of Entrepreneurship,
IIT Bombay
Mumbai

Anju Sabharwal

Founder & CEO,
People Bridges
Delhi

Bhageerathi D R

Director - IT, Employee Experience,
Unilever Industries Private Limited
Bengaluru

Bharati Mongia

Regional Sales Manager,
Air France KLM
Mumbai

Cecilia Azavedo

Global Head of HR Business Partners,
Biocon Biologics
Mumbai

Charu Gulati

Group Head Human Resources,
Everstone Capital Advisors Private Limited
Mumbai

Chhitra Subramaniam

Senior Vice President Creative & Production,
Reliance Entertainment
Mumbai

Deepa Narsimhan

Lead, Inclusion and Diversity,
MiQ
Bengaluru

Divya Sampath

Sponsor & Partner - Portfolio & Venture,
AWE Funds
Singapore

Sangeeta Prasad

Group Chief Executive Officer,
Runwal Developers Pvt. Ltd.
Mumbai

Geeta Gurnani

Country Head - Modern Work,
Microsoft India
Noida

Irina Ghose

Chief Operating Officer,
Microsoft India
Bengaluru

Jacintha Jayachandran

Corporate Advisor, Social Impact Professional,
HopeWorks Foundation and Skills Café
Bengaluru

Jane De Suza

Author,
Columnist & Creative Consultant
Singapore

Jaya Janardanan

Chief Operating Officer,
IndoStar Capital Finance Ltd.
Mumbai

Jayati Chatterjee

Global Delivery Leader - Quality Engineering & Assurance, Cognizant
Kolkata

Jean Fernandes

Chief Financial Officer,
Digibank
Singapore

Jhuma Mallik Dutt

Senior General Manager - Commercial Design & Architecture, Puravankara Limited
Bengaluru

Jyoti Narain Kapoor

Country Director,
Better Cotton Initiatives
Mumbai

Kavita Dorai

Professor - Physical Sciences,
IISE & 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

Mahashweta Roy

Project Advisory &
Account Quality Lead,
IBM India,
Kolkata

Mala Balakrishnan

Vice President,
Capgemini
Mumbai

Malini Vijay Shankar, IAS

Vice Chancellor, Indian Maritime University; 
Board of Directors, IL& FS
Mumbai

Manisha Girotra

CEO,
Moelis & Company
Mumbai

Manushree Singh

Senior Director- Diversity & Inclusion,
Capgemini
Hyderabad

Mathangi Sri

Chief Data Officer,
CredAvenue
Bengaluru

Maya Vengurlekar

Chief Operating Officer,
CRISIL Limited
Mumbai

Meenal Majumdar

Founder,
The Innovation Story
Mumbai

Megha Tata

Managing Director,
Discovery Communications India
Mumbai

Meghna Ghai Puri

President,
Whistling Woods International
Mumbai

Mitul Chatterjee

Director - Regulatory Affairs,
Baxter Pharmaceuticals
Ahmedabad

Monisha Banerjee

CEO,
Anudip Foundation
Kolkata & Bengaluru

Moutushi Sengupta

Director,
MacArthur Foundation India
Delhi

Naheima Sears

CEO & Chief Impact Officer,
87 Degrees
Brooklyn

Nandina Biswas Ramchandran

CEO,
Salaam Bombay Foundation
Mumbai

Nandini Dasgupta

Senior Teacher,
Modern High School for Girls,
Kolkata

Nandini Kini Nayak

Global Head - Operational Risk,
Commercial Banking & Climate Risk, Citi
United States

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
United States

Neelambaree Prasad

Director - Program Management & Strategy,
Piramal Critical Care
United Kingdom

Neeraja Ganesh

Head - Education Initiatives,
Aspire For Her
Bengaluru

Neharika Vohra

Vice Chancellor,
Delhi Skills & Entrepreneurship University
Delhi

Nidhi Mota

President, Executive Coach & Leadership Facilitator,
Orbit
Delhi NCR

Paroma Roy Chowdhury

Senior Vice President - Corporate Communications
& Public Affairs, BYJU'S
Delhi

Poornima Shenoy

CEO, Hummingbird Advisors;
Board Member
Bengaluru

Prachi Jatania

Communications Specialist,
Vital Strategies
Mumbai

Prerna Goel

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

Haripriya Bhimani

Consultant, Personal Branding
Self Employed
Mumbai

Priyanka Anderson

Vice President - Data Analytics Product,
J.P. Morgan Chase
New York

Priyanka Bhartia

Managing Director - India, Africa & MENA,
AcceptU
Mumbai

Raell Padamsee

Managing Director & CEO,
ACE Productions,
Mumbai

Radhika Shukla

Co-Founder,
XEOM Consumer Pvt. Ltd.
Singapore

Ramalatha Marimuthu

Director,
iExplore Foundation for Sustainability Development
Coimbatore

Ramya Kannan

Industry Leader - Manufacturing,
UST
Hyderabad

Rashmi Lamba

India Council Lead, Geena Davis Institute;
Founder & Director, Rushes Inc.
Mumbai, Canada & United States

Rashmi Mathur

Managing Director,
Goldman Sachs
Bengaluru

Reema Sen

Lead - Not Alone community,
Aspire For Her
Mumbai

Rema Subramanian

Co-Founder & Managing Partner,
Ankur Capital
Mumbai

Rica Roy

Sports Editor,
NDTV
New Delhi

Rimjhim Ray

Co-founder & Chief, Product and Marketing,
Spotle.ai
Kolkata

Rinel Rodrigues

Vice President,
TresVista Financial Services
Mumbai

Tanya Singhal

Founder & Director,
SolarArise
Gurugram

Roopa Raj

Head of Engineering, Enterprise
SaaS Transformation, VMWARE
Bengaluru

Rukmani K. Narayan

VP & Leader Credit Audit,
Equitas Small Finance Bank
Chennai

Sailaja Manacha

Executive Leadership Coach & Bestselling Author,
Physis
Bengaluru

Sangeeta Maheshwari

Founder, Author & 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 & Magnetic Fields Festival
New Delhi

Dr. Sejal Ajmera

Consultant, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist;
Director - IAVA
Mumbai

Sevashree Mohapatra

Chief - Brand & Content Strategy,
Axetue
Delhi

Shalini Chhabra

Managing Partner, Incipia Advisors LLP;
Managing Partner, 3i Partners
Mumbai

Shalu Manan

VP - HR Transformation,
Genpact
Gurugram

Sharda Agarwal

Co-founder,
Sepalika
Mumbai

Shilpa Jain

Executive Director,
Indusion Consulting Services
Mumbai

Shohini Dasgupta

Operations Head,
Aspire For Her
Kolkata

Shunali Nagarkatti

Director,
Avendus
Mumbai

Shyamasri Das Sharma

Founder,
Artha Solutions Pte Ltd
Singapore

Smitha Hemmingae

Head of Marketing,
ANSR
Bengaluru

Sneh Sharma

Founder, Asili;
Founder, Vividhta Consulting
Delhi

Soma Pandey

Head- Talent Management,
Cognizant
Bengaluru

Sonali Mittra

Director,Greenique by Mojopanda;
Founder, Treta Foundation
New Delhi

Soumya Prasada

Senior Solution Architect,
IBM
Bengaluru

Soumya Rajan

Founder & CEO,
Waterfield Advisors
Mumbai

Soundari Mukherjea

CEO,
Soundbytes11
Hong Kong

Sreerupa Sen

Distingushed Engineer,
Q2e Banking
Bengaluru

Kuntal Malia

Co-founder,
Style Nook
Mumbai

Suman Gopalan

Chief HR Officer,
Freshworks
Chennai

Sunetra Sarkar

Professor - Aerospace Engineering,
IIT Madras
Chennai

Sutapa Banerjee

Independent Director
& Ex-CEO, Private Wealth
Mumbai

Dr. Swarnali Dasgupta

Image consultant & Soft skills trainer,
Dr. Swarnali Dasgupta Image Consultancy
Singapore

Tamarai GV

Data & AI Business Lead APAC,
Microsoft
Singapore

Tina Mansukhani Garg

Founder & Chief Creative Storyteller,
Pink Lemonade Communications Pvt. Ltd.
Bengaluru

Usha Amin

Co-founder,
SAHA Fund
Bengaluru

Valerie Pinto

CEO,
Weber Shandwick India
Mumbai & Delhi

Vani Gupta Dandia

Founder Director & CEO,
CherryPeachPlum Growth Partners
Delhi

Sonya Dutta Choudhury

Author & Journalist;
Founder, Sonya's Book Box
Mumbai

Vasudha Madhavan

Founder,
Ostara Advisors
Bengaluru

Divya Miglani

Media Consultant;
Board Member, Indian Motor Sports Federation
Delhi

Gauri Rajadhyaksha

Deputy General Manager,
Tata Sons Limited
Mumbai

Kasturi Borkotoki

Senior Manager - Diversity & Inclusion,
Reliance Industries
Mumbai

Geeta Ramakrishnan

Motivational & Wellness Coach,
Coaching with Geeta
Dubai

Vandana Rajadhyaksha

Founder & Co-Head,
Colossa Ventures LLP
Mumbai

Nupur Bartwal

Certified Life Coach;
Marketing & Communications specialist
Noida

Lucinda Alison Sowerbutts

Head of Operations,
OSCAR International
United Kingdom

Dr. Deepa Sharma

Director,
Inclusive IndiaHR Consultants
Mumbai

Viven Li

Head of HR, Water Quality APAC,
Danaher Corporation
Singapore

Gazal Kalra

Founder,
Stealth Startup
Gurugram

Rakhee Vaswani

Chef & Proprietor,
Palate Culinary Academy
Mumbai

Kanika Radhakrishnan

CEO & Founder,
Evergreen Valley Law Group (EVLG)
United States

Jayanthi Krishnan

Vice President - Group Operations Manager,
Bank of America Continuum India Pvt Ltd
Gurugram

Simran Jindal

Executive Partner,
IBM
Sweden

Dr. Sahana Prasad

Adjunct Faculty,
BNM Institute of Technology
Bengaluru

Shivangi Nadkarni

Co-Founder & CEO,
Arrka Infosec Pvt Ltd
Pune