Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Dutch
Nisha is the Vice President – Impact and Influence. She is passionate about amplifying the voices of girls, financial inclusion, and gender equity. Her role focusses on driving EMpower’s ambitions to better capture and communicate learnings, expertise and lessons learned by EMpower, grantee partners and youth protagonists, in the 15 countries where EMpower works; in order to influence broader change in programming and philanthropy. In her role, she works to build collaborations to influence the sector through building evidence, co-learning and sharing.
In her time at EMpower, which began in 2012 – she has been the Country Director of EMpower, the Director of the Adolescent Girls and Gender Initiatives where she worked collaboratively with the global programme team in centering the voice, choice and wisdom of girls and the Senior Program Officer for India and Regional Advisor, Asia with responsibility for developing and managing grantee partnerships and collaboratively conceiving and operationalizing programmatic initiatives such as the Adolescent Girls Learning Community and the Girls Advisory Council.
Nisha began her career working at Deutsche Bank and Barclays in London where she managed relationships with regulators and exchanges. Nisha is a TedX speaker – where she shared her passion about enabling girls’ voices to be heard.
She holds a PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology – Delhi in Sociology. Her Doctoral research focused on the role that Non-Traditional Livelihoods plays in advancing the project of gender equity. She holds an MSc. in Gender, Development and Globalization from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA (Hons.) from McGill University in Montreal, in International Politics and Women’s Studies.
Nisha has always been a fierce champion for girls and finds her deepest satisfaction and joy from interactions about their dreams for the future. She loves quoting her favorite feminists and never fails to find an opportune moment to do so.
President and CEO
Development and Operations Assistant, UK
Senior Programme Officer, India
Development and Engagement Manager, UK
Programme Officer, East and Southeast Asia
Chief Financial Officer
Senior Programme Officer, South Africa
Vice President, Impact and Influence
Planning and Governance Officer
Global Grants and Operations Officer
Associate Director, Programmes Planning and Operations
Senior Development Manager, PAN Asia
Director Programme, India
Vice President, Global Development
Global People and Culture Lead
Development and Operations Associate, South East Asia
Development Manager, Initiatives and Events
Corporate Partnerships Development Manager, UK
Program Officer, Adolescent Girls & Gender Initiatives, India
Senior Specialist, Global Communications
Senior Manager, Programmes and Partnerships
US Development Manager, Corporate Partnerships
Regional Programme Director, Latin America
Programme Officer, Latin America
Programmes & Operations Associate, India
Global People & Culture Associate
Senior Programme Officer, Adolescent Girls
Development Manager, East and Southeast Asia
Head of Global Communications
Senior Programme Officer, East and Southeast Asia
Global Communications Associate
Senior Accountant, India and ESE Asia
Development and Operations Assistant
Director, Global Finance and Technology
Vice President, Programmes
Assistant Programme Officer, East and Southeast Asia
Programme Consultant, Ghana and Nigeria
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