Swati Agarwal Social Development Expert

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.


Why Should You Know Which Bucket People in Your Network Belong to?

All of us have a small group of people who are close to us - people who we work with; we value; we like; we spend time with; or we maybe envy. I like to divide these people in three buckets - 


Labour Force Gender Gap Challenges

Hyderabad has been revamped into a city of pride, illuminated by the presence of bright stars from all over the world - the entrepreneur participants of Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017, the top level officials from US, media persons from worldwide, volunteers, workers and organizers of the event, many other key political officials from India and abroad, Governor and Chief Minister of Telangana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and of course, the lady herself, the elegant Miss Ivanka Trump.


The Truth of Social Development Sector in Developing Countries

It was a scorching summer evening in Delhi. I had completed one year at Teach For India - as a "Didi" (read Teacher) in a government school in an urban slum in Delhi – with my kids (students), their parents, the community, the school-staff, the TFI fellows, and everyone who was important in my students' life.


To Hell with Your CV

Off lately I have been finding the mention of ‘entrepreneurship’ at every other article, talk, paper etc that I come across. Recently I read a post that said, “Everybody must learn to think entrepreneurially!” I so agree with that.


The Indian Digital Dream

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a talk at ISB Hyderabad by Dr. Ganesh Natarajan on the digital transformation India is experiencing. He made a great point that if every techy Indian just makes two people digitally literate, we might soon live in a different nation we all like to dream about, blame others for, and discuss in big conference rooms etc! I couldn’t agree more!