Our Team

Our Team

Meet the showrunners. Aspire for her is run completely by women and for women.

The Fabulous Founders

Madhura Dasgupta Sinha

With a mission to change the diversity equation of our country, AFH was launched to motivate young women to enter and persevere in the workforce, to unleash India’s huge economic opportunity. With over 25 years of experience in the banking industry, her career includes ‘building' one of India's youngest banks, of leading the merger of the bank with an NBFC and of 17 years in an MNC Bank in various business leadership roles including growing the P&L to a $100M business.

Mandira Dasgupta

Joined the workforce in 1973 in the West Bengal Civil Services, she was the first woman Deputy Commissioner in the Commercial Taxes Department. In 1997, she was 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.

Proteeti Sinha

A third-year undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, she is actively involved in human-computer interaction research and is currently studying algorithmic bias on online media platforms. She is also pursuing a minor in Business Administration and is interested in working at the intersection of business, technology and human-computer interaction. She is also a national gold medallist in swimming, and has competed at 10 national aquatic championships.

The Core Team

Ruchita tandon

Head, Alliances and Partnerships

Abha Bagroy

Head, Strategic Initiatives

Shohini DasGupta

Head, Institutional Learning

The Showrunners

Girisha Maheshwari

Manager: Alliances & Partnerships
Pursuing Economics - Statistics with an inclination towards Marketing, Girisha is always looking for ways to explore her full potential. She is creative, responsible, an artist and a vlogger, with the hope to become an influencer and leave a mark on the world. She leads the Regional Activation Vertical and manages Alliances and Partnerships, with the aspiration to bring gender equality in the society.

Jayita Gupta

Lead: Content, Member Acquisition & Engagement
She is a first year undergrad student studying Bsc in Economics and Bsc in Programing and Data Science from KC college and IIT Madras respectively. At AFH she leads the Member Acquisition and Engagement department and the Content department. She is a music freak, loves all things creative and is always super energetic and hyped.

Jennifer Jagose

Social Media Strategist
A recent bachelor of management studies graduate along with a diploma in Advertising and sales promotion the love for marketing runs deep in my veins. I love playing sports especially basketball, football and throwball and have been a district level player. I’m deeply passionate about acting and public speaking, probably ‘Drama queen’ would be the perfect word to describe me.

Palak Kabra

Lead: College & Community Acquisition
An undergraduate student currently pursuing her BE in Computer Engineering. Apart from the technical aspects, she is always vigilant for new opportunities and on the look out for new social media trends. Ready to learn and execute things as and when she hears about them. With a hands-on approach and an amazing sense of responsibility, she leads College Acquisition and Community Outreach.

Pankti Salia

Manager: Member Acquisition & Engagement
Connecting with people gives us a sense of inclusion,interaction and community. Your vibe attracts your tribe. Pankti is the go to person to reap positive relations with people around the world and empower this community. Diversity brings the best out of best and she is responsible for engaging that diversity in the right manner to spread the cause of AFH to the maximum people out there.

Rasmi Dhulipudi

Lead: Data & Performance Management
I am a 2nd year undergraduate student studying Mechanical Engineering at Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore. I am an electric vehicle enthusiast, and I build Formula Student cars with my college team. I spend most of my time drooling over food videos online and food blogging. I can play over 7 sports and gain instant energy though organizing things meticulously.

Shravani Sawant

Lead: Social Media
My life is a constant battle between the thrill of checking off my to-do list and the nagging need to add more things to do. I'm a software developer and am passionate about all things technology, journaling and literature! When not obsessing over my to-do list, you can find me coding, reading, writing, baking and journaling – sometimes all at once.

Simran Shah

SM Strategist
Simran is a Masters student at the Kelley School of Business. A conscientious and motivated woman, Simran is inspired by the evolution and advancement that a carefully curated blend of business and technology can bring out. She aspires to develop herself professionally as well as personally with various life experiences. She believes in excellence and expects nothing short of it.

Yashasvi Ghadale

Lead, Learning & Tech
Yashasvi is a second-year undergraduate student at IIT Delhi. She is absolutely crazy about physics and astronomy. Her deepest interest lies in exploring the physical universe at the ultra micro and the ultra macro scales! She loves to play around with tech and is also a Machine Learning enthusiast. When not doing physics, you might find her writing poetry, playing the guitar or even swimming!

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