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SHARDA VISHWANATHAN

Business Development Lead - coLABS

SHARDA VISHWANATHAN

Sharda joins coLABS as the Business Development Lead. She has worked with nonprofit organizations, impact advisory firms and grant-making foundations in India, Singapore and Malaysia in areas as diverse as gender, governance, citizenship and human rights. Having designed community engagement programs and managed outreach for organizations in the social impact space, Sharda will be contributing to partnership outreach, business development and providing entrepreneur support for the coLABS portfolio. 

Sharda is passionate about using the digital space for improving citizen participation at varied levels. She strongly believes in the power of education and the ways in which it can act as a catalyst in driving social change. She has a Master's degree in Gender, Media and Culture from the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Along with her husband, Sharda co-founded an initiative called Tale Weavers that aims at using storytelling to address themes of gender equality and literacy on various aspects of life skills that include financial literacy, safety, and menstrual hygiene among others.