Program Manager @ Katalyst, Bangalore

Katalyst started in 2007, with the intent of liberating women from low income communities, through the pursuit of professional education. The initiative prepares young women for leadership roles, thereby bridging the gender diversity gap in corporate India. Katalyst achieves this objective through a blend of unique development interventions, including our proprietary and scientifically researched curriculum. In addition to the 600 hours of blended learning that the girls undergo, over their four years in the program, Katalyst also provides one-to-one mentorship, access to best in class technology, assistance with internships, industry exposure and corporate interactions.

Set up with 10 young women, Katalyst now has chapters in Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Delhi and has directly impacted the lives of over 900 girls. Katalyst alumni now occupy important positions in prestigious companies both in India and abroad and even in the Civil Services. The current cohort is 400 across all 4 cities and will further grow to 550 this year.

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