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Diversity is having a seat at the table, inclusion is having a voice, and belonging is having that voice be heard. Women are resilient, women are powerful, women are courageously leading change in their respective communities. I hope to strive towards advocating for a future that is inclusive, empowering, and sustainable.
- Raashi Saxena
Raashi Saxena was born and raised in India. She received a Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunication from the BMS Institute of Technology and Management at Visvesvaraya Technological University in 2015. As a Consultant at Gapminder Foundation supporting its Dollar Street initiative in the Asia-Pacific region, Raashi is responsible for data localization, community and content management, and curriculum. As a Strategic Engagement and Partnerships Manager of Education Initiatives at Humanity Lab Foundation, she works on marketing strategy, digital advertising, global engagement and outreach, and contact relationship management. Additionally, Raashi is Vice Curator at the Bangalore Chapter of the Global Shapers Community, TEDx Organizer at TED Conferences, India Ambassador for Campus Party, and supporter of Anna Nackt.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
I still recall interviewing the top management during my first job and finding a massive gender gap. There were no women present in top leadership roles. The wages and hikes given to women were abysmal and gave no encouragement to stay on. Moreover, my personal encounter with sexual harassment at work made me realize how fractured our systems are for achieving equality and justice.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
I have been championing the TEDxWomen conference in my local community for the last three years. I empower local people by giving them a platform to share their ideas to a global network, pushing them towards amplifying radical change.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
I enjoy baking, reading philosophy, and exploring museums worldwide.
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