Shrushti is a trained psychologist from Fergusson College and comes with an unconventional mix of private and public sector experience. In her most recent role, she is working with Ashoka Innovators for the Public, the organization that pioneered the sector of social entrepreneurship 30+ years ago. She is building the world’s largest network of 3,700+ leading social entrepreneurs, amplifying and connecting a global community that is leading the everyone a changemaker movement. Shrushti has organized one of the biggest global events in collaboration with the C&A Foundation, the Fabric of Change Globalizer, to support innovators for the sustainable apparel industry. Shrushti recognized the unarguable economic market opportunity and environmental benefits of recycling waste and co-founded Reash, a company that is working on waste management and building circular systems across South Asia. Reash is a digital waste management platform incentivizing recycling in countries that lack safe or reliable waste disposal systems by offering redeemable points. She began her career as therapist and manager at Santulan, the only free de-addiction institutions in India, where she created a system that pairs college students with patients to help them find jobs that fit their profile. She started her first initiative at the age of 13, with the idea of creating a community-led tree plantation movement to save her neighborhood from the draughts. Yoga has a major influence in her life, where she has been trained under BKS Iyengar Yoga School. She has been teaching yoga to underprivileged children since the age of 18, with the intention of helping children and young adults develop a problem-solving attitude through the art form. Shrushti has build expertise in fundraising at global NGOs like Ashoka Innovators for the Public, Reash, and Santulan.
Host Org: Ashoka
Role at Ashoka:
Shrushti will work closely with Ashoka’s DC-based Global Venture and Fellowship Team to support the Fellow selection process and drive partnership development and various fundraising initiatives