Swati is the General Manager of Social Venture Partners (SVP) Hyderaad, where she builds powerful partnerships with non-profit organisations to tackle India's most pressing social challenges. SVP is the world's largest network of engaged philanthropists, with over 3,200+ investor-donors across more than 40 cities worldwide. Swati is a Teach For India Fellow - she has taught 100 girls for two years in a slum community in New Delhi. She has previously worked with Hedge Funds for four years as a consultant in New Delhi and New York. Swati holds a bachelor degree in Computer Science from the Institute of Engineering and Rural Technology.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken many sectors up and down, left and right, and, as the result, has left many people out of jobs.
I had an overwhelmingly gratifying kick-off to my new year! I attended the Global Action against Poverty (GAP), a 3-day event held at Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad. I am really grateful to SVP for providing me with the opportunity to attend full program. In my corporate job, I have taken such opportunities for granted. But thankfully, now my lens has changed, for better! I have come back feeling so deeply inspired that I feel I am a different person today than I was last year. As Ms. Meera Shenoy, Founder of Youth4Jobs, who was also a speaker at GAP, rightly said that the mind automatically switches to reflective mode when you are at Gandhi's humble abode, the Sabarmati Ashram.