Meera Shenoy - Founder & Board of Directors

Meera Shenoy, Founder-CEO, is  an acknowledged pioneer in market- linked skill trainings for rural, tribal and disabled youth and linking them to sustained livelihoods, at scale. She is one of the few in the country who work  on policy, strategy and implementation of large projects, integrating technology and markets ,for supporting livelihoods of the vulnerable. Her most recent work was supporting the Advisor to the Prime Minister in his capacity as Chairman, NSDA. She was also Senior Advisor, UNDP, Youth Skilling where she focussed on integrating rural girls into government schemes.  She worked as the World Banks  specialist  in their poverty alleviation projects . She has written several learning notes for the World Bank, which were circulated globally. Meera Shenoy began her work in skilling as Executive Director of EGMM, the countrys’ first job mission for rural and tribal youth, which she helped set up from scratch for the Andhra Pradesh government in 2004. She took it to scale, influencing policy.

She has spoken at TED events, at the UN, Stanford, MIT amongst others and won several prestigious awards, national and international, for her work. Her last book “You Can Be Smarter & Wiser”,a Bloomsbury publication, is a bestseller in its third edition. It captures inspirational stories of entrepreneurs with disabilities and Company leaders who integrate disability into their businesses. She is also founder of Not Just Art, which supports creative talent of photographers with disabilities.

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