Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Dutch
Nisha Dhawan is the Country Director for India. She is passionate about amplifying the voices of girls, financial inclusion, and gender equity. Prior to assuming this role, she was the Director of the Adolescent Girls and Gender Initiatives at EMpower where she worked collaboratively with the global program team developing girl-focused capacity-building workshops, providing technical assistance and promoting cross-pollination of learnings in all 15 countries where EMpower works. Nisha’s initial role at EMpower was as the Senior Program Officer for India and Regional Advisor, Asia with responsibility for developing and managing grantee partnerships and programmatic initiatives. Nisha began her career working at Deutsche Bank and Barclays in London where she managed the Banks relationship with regulators and exchanges. Nisha is a TedX speaker – where she shared her passion about enabling girls’ voices to be heard.
Nisha holds has a PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology – Delhi in Sociology. Her Doctoral research focussed 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, Canada in International Politics and Women’s Studies.
President and CEO
Country Director, India
Senior Program Officer, Africa & Russia
Manager, Programs & Learning
Senior Program Officer for East & Southeast Asia
Program Officer, India
Global Operations Manager
Development Manager, Initiatives and Events
Director of Finance
Hong Kong Development and Engagement Manager
Senior Program Officer, Latin America
Global Programs Associate
UK Development and Engagement Specialist
India Communications and Operations Specialist
Communications and Operations Assistant
Senior Program Officer, India
Vice President, Global Operations and Finance
Vice President, Programs
Corporate Development Manager
Hong Kong Development and Operations Assistant
E/SE Asia Programme Associate
Vice President, Global Development
Global Communications Specialist
Development and Engagement Manager, India
Director of Adolescent Girls and Gender Initiatives
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