Divya is Saheli’s new co-executive director. She holds an MPA degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). She brings more than 12+ years of global non-profit management experience passionately working on a range of gender issues from microfinance, domestic violence and gender research, to leadership development at a number of world’s leading international organizations and academic institutions like UNDP, UNIFEM, Ford Foundation, and Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) to name a few.
Divya has managed budgets of over $1 Billion at New York City Office of Management and Budget, managed a Ford Foundation and CGAP global microfinance project working with organizations in over 31 countries, and has developed and delivered leadership training programs for women executives and professionals in the non-profit sector at Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Divya has a long-term commitment to the cause of reducing domestic violence and the economic empowerment of women. Prior to accepting her current role at Saheli, she served as a volunteer for many months where she has offered financial management training to domestic violence survivors and assisted survivors in obtaining full-time employment.