About Us: Our Team

Director Programme, India
Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Heera has over 22 years of experience in non-profit and for-profit organizations, focusing on various thematic areas including Gender, Education, Human Rights, Governance, Urbanization, Impact investing and Livelihoods. In her last assignment at RTI International, she served as Director Grants and Finance for the “South Asia Regional Partnership Fund (SAREP),” a USAID-funded project aimed at improving access to sustainable and clean energy in six South Asian countries.

Prior to RTI, Heera worked for Ford Foundation for over 12 years where she managed grants for India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. At Ford, she had the opportunity to engage with a wide range of women’s rights, youth and adolescent groups focusing on gender justice, sexual rights, health, child/early marriage, non-traditional livelihood for women, and violence against women. She has extensive experience in advising and assisting partners in their strategic planning for long-term sustainability and risk mitigation.

In the initial phase of her professional career, she has worked in various capacities with the European Commission, American Institute for Research on Reach India, a USAID-supported primary education initiative in India, GE Capital and Oswal Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited.

She has been a regular guest speaker at the India School of Development Management, India. She is passionate about her work and believes in a world of equality, justice and dignity for all.

She holds a master’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization in finance.

When she’s not at work, Heera enjoys listening to good music and travelling.

More Team

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

President and CEO

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Programme Officer, India

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

UK Development Manager, Corporate Partnerships

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Director of Adolescent Girls and Gender Initiatives

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

UK Development Manager

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Programme Officer, East and Southeast Asia

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Chief Financial Officer

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Senior Accountant

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Senior Programme Officer, Africa & Russia

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Programme Officer, South Africa

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Country Director, India

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Global Grants Associate

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Senior Specialist, Human Resources and Talent Management

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Associate Director, Programmes Planning and Operations

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Development and Engagement Manager, India

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Development Manager, South East Asia

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Director Programme, India

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Vice President, Global Development

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Development and Operations Associate, South East Asia

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Development Manager, Initiatives and Events

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Girl Fellow, India

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Senior Specialist, India and Global Communications

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Senior Manager, Programmes and Partnerships

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

US Development Manager, Corporate Partnerships

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Senior Programme Officer, Latin America

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Consultant, Latin America

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Operations Associate, India

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Senior Programme Officer, Adolescent Girls

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Development Manager, East and Southeast Asia

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Strategic Communications and Marketing Lead

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Senior Programme Officer, East and Southeast Asia

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Global Communications Associate

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Development and Operations Assistant

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Director, Global Finance and Technology

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Vice President, Programmes

Screen Shot 2016-07-13 at 10.29.37 PM

Programme Associate, East and Southeast Asia

More About Us

Board & Underwriters

Find Out More

Our Staff

Find Out More

Reports & Financials

Find Out More

Latest News
View All News
Upcoming Events & Webinars

No upcoming public events listed currently.
Check back soon!

Recent Events & Webinars

View All Recent Events & Webinars

Connect with EMpower

Stay up-to-date on the latest EMpower news, highlights from our grantee partners, upcoming events, and more.

Sign up for our Newsletter

Make a Difference with EMpower

Our Underwriters pay for all of our administrative and fundraising costs, so 100% of your donation goes directly to empowering marginalised young people.

Make a Donation

See more ways to make a difference

×