Our core team comprises successful entrepreneurs, who have experience working with:

  • The for-profit and non-profit sectors
  • Local, state and national governments
  • National and international institutions and organizations
  • Running diversity initiatives
  • Other women as mentors, advisors, trainers and guides
  • Personally experiencing- and then overcoming the 6 Access Hurdles described above.


Our team brings an unrivalled depth of knowledge, technology and breadth of skills. Combined we have more than 500 years of experience in finance, technology, sales and marketing, and entrepreneurship.


Ambassadors are successful globally recognised entrepreneurs who support and promote CWE’s vision and mission.

Ms. Dipali Goenka

Ms. Dipali Goenka

CEO and Jt. Managing Director of Welspun India Limited

Mr. V. Shankar

Mr. V. Shankar

Founder of CAMS,Angel Investor,President TiE Chennai and Startup Mentor


T R Narayanaswamy (Rahul)

Co-Founder and Group Managing Director of the Tattva Group. Member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and Young Indians (Yi)

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Ms. Farzana Haque

Global Head of Europe Telecom Business Unit and the Global Head for Strategic Group Accounts: Telenor, Telia and Hutch. Co-Founder Stree Shakti


Advisors offer guidance by reviewing goals, objectives, and the progress of the organization.

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Revathy Ashok

Co-Founder Strategy Garage

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Fran Pastore

Founder, President and CEO of the Women’s Business Development Council, USA.

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Sanjay Anandaram

Seriel entrepreneur, investor, corporate executive and startup mentor


Sanjoy Hazarika

Human Rights Activist, Scholar, Author, journalist and filmmaker. Director of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative

Shailesh Shah

Shailesh Shah

Founder and Senior Partner of Strta Consulting Services, a consulting advisory and an investment bank

Virginia Littlejohn

Virginia Littlejohn

Founder and CEO of Quantum Leaps Inc. A trailblazing advocate for women’s entrepreneurship, based in Washington DC


Catalysts bring their diverse experience for the women entrepreneurs to help them mould their ideas, start up and scale up their business.

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Preeti Sawhney

Brand Strategist, Startup Mentor and Advisor

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Vijay Ladha

A chartered accountant and a first generation entrepreneur for 30+ years

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Aparna Devagiri

Aparna has 26+ years of experience in Human Resources across various sectors, focused on issues relating to Diversity and Inclusion, Change Management, and developing leadership capabilities

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Sanjay Prasad

Serial Entrepreneur, Advisor, Startup Mentor and Business Strategist

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Aruna Raghu

Personal Coach and Motivator

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Divya Hegde

Founder and CEO -The Integrated Penguin (TIP), Digital Marketer, Entrepreneur and Mentor

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Reenu Singh

Director at Metmould Packaging Pvt Ltd, Mentor and Entrepreneur

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Shweta Shetty

Mentor, Business Development Leader and Advisor

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Smitha Raja

Engineer,IT Strategist, Mentor and Advisor

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Anasuya Gupta

Chairperson and MD of CICO TECHNOLOGIES LTD. Founder Trustee of the Amit Gupta Foundation. Startup Mentor and Advisor

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Sundharesan Jayamoorthi

Life Coach,Trainer, Advisor


City Champions are collaborators whom we work with to carry the CWE banner  in different cities and states.

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Anusuya Gupta

Chairperson and MD of CICO TECHNOLOGIES LTD. Founder Trustee of the Amit Gupta Foundation.


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Dr Vaijayanti Pandit

A Ph.D in Women Entrepreneurship Management from JBIMS


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Anitha Kanagaraj

Founder of Smart Start Consulting Services


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Farah Khan

An Army Wife and an entrepreneur.