Our Story

Our journey began when our Founder, Varsha Adusumilli, wrote her game-changing book Wonder Girls (Juggernaut Books) in 2018 to introduce young girls from all across India to relatable female role models and their extraordinary career paths. Since then, as a group, we have been working passionately to impact adolescent girls and their future trajectories. We have spent hundreds of hours interviewing and having deep-dive conversations with adolescent girls, parents, educators, social scientists, and industry leaders, and created what we believe is a definitive platform and opportunity for adolescent girls.

Our team and our group of advisors come from institutions such as BITS Pilani, Indian Institutes of Management, Harvard Business School, University of Oxford, and Columbia University. Our council of educators includes some of the brightest and most respected leaders in the industry. Collectively, we are extremely passionate about girls’ accomplishment and long term achievement.

Read Varsha’s views on boosting women’s workforce participation in India, published in the Hindustan Times, hereTo learn more about our past cohort experiences, click here.

Educator Council

  • Prof. Indira J Parikh

    Prof. Indira J Parikh

    Former Professor & Dean, IIM Ahmedabad

  • Dr. Ranjini Krishnaswamy

    Dr. Ranjini Krishnaswamy

    Director, Dosti Foundation, National Award Winner, Best Principal, Govt. of India

  • Vashima Goyal

    Vashima Goyal

    Founder Director, EduRetreat, Singapore

  • Sanyukta Bafna

    Sanyukta Bafna

    Head of Citizenship Program, The Acres Foundation

  • Fiona Reynolds

    Fiona Reynolds

    Former Deputy Head at American School Bombay

  • Nita Balmohan Rajesh

    Nita Balmohan Rajesh

    Principal Program Manager - Global HR, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure & Cloud Platform and Visiting Faculty, IIM Udaipur

  • Rosa Abraham

    Rosa Abraham

    Assistant Professor, Economist, Azim Premji University

  • Iris Madeira

    Iris Madeira

    Board Member, Center for Civil Society & Praja Foundation, Counsellor, Hill Spring International School, Founding Director, Madhavi Desai Counselling

Team

  • Varsha Adusumilli

    Varsha Adusumilli

    Founder

  • Manasi Thacker

    Manasi Thacker

    Head, Operations

  • Stuti Agarwal

    Stuti Agarwal

    Content & Communications Lead

  • Sahana Shetty

    Sahana Shetty

    Marketing Associate

  • Vasundhara Joshi

    Vasundhara Joshi

    Marketing & Communications Associate

Senior Advisors

  • Aparna Piramal Raje

    Aparna Piramal Raje

    Design Thinker, Philanthropist, Bestselling Author, Columnist HT Mint

  • Rachana Bhide

    Rachana Bhide

    Organizational Psychologist, Broadcaster, Ex-Bloomberg

Charity Partner