Swarnlata Mahilkar joins EMpower as the Girl Fellow, India. She is responsible for managing EMpower’s girl-led initiative, the Adolescent Girls Learning Community in India. Her role involves facilitation of participatory processes with adolescent girls and the grantee partners to strengthen the gender-focused programmatic innovations from the Adolescent Girls Learning Community (LC) and work closely with the global teams to incubate the LC model in other geographies.
Prior to EMpower, she has worked with CREA, a global feminist human rights organization, and led its programmes - It’s My Body and SELF Academy with girls and young women for advancing SRHR through sports, collectivization, and leadership building. She is a feminist activist with a decade long experience working on issues related to Gender Justice, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Feminist Leadership, Women’ Education, Gender-Based Violence, and Women& Girls Empowerment. She has worked extensively with girls and young women in different contexts and communities through innovative programmes, capacity building and training, knowledge resource development, and implementation.
She has a Masters in Sociology from the Delhi School of Economics and holds a degree in law.
EMpower Global Ambassador
President and CEO
UK Development Manager, Corporate Partnerships
Director of Adolescent Girls and Gender Initiatives
Vice President, Global Operations and Finance
Hong Kong Development and Engagement Manager
Senior Program Officer, Africa & Russia
UK Development Manager
Country Director, India
Global Operations Manager
Development and Engagement Manager, India
Global Communications Specialist
Corporate Development Manager
Vice President, Global Development
Hong Kong Development and Operations Assistant
Development Manager, Initiatives and Events
Communications and Operations Assistant
Senior Program Officer, India
Girl Fellow, India
Senior Specialist, India and Global Communications
Manager, Programs & Learning
Senior Program Officer, Latin America
Senior Program Officer, Adolescent Girls
Senior Program Officer for East and Southeast Asia
Assistant Program Officer
Director of Finance
Vice President, Programs
Program Assistant, East and Southeast Asia
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