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Shveta Raina

Founder & CEO, Talerang

India

Shveta Raina is the Founder of Talerang with the vision to get 20 million graduates work-ready by 2020. Talerang has impacted over 2 million students in the past 3 years, through partnerships with colleges, corporates, the media and the United Nations Development Program. Shveta is a graduate of Harvard Business School, where she graduated with Honours (~top 15% of her graduating class) and the Horace Goldsmith Fellowship for Social Enterprise. She led an independent research project under the guidance of Professor Das Narayan Das to find a solution to India’s employability crisis, which grew into Talerang. Her pilots were funded by a
grant from Harvard’s Social Enterprise Initiative. She also graduated Magna cum Laude from Brown University in Applied Mathematics, International Studies and Economics. Shveta has been recognized as one of India Inc’s Rising Women Leaders by the Economic Times, and a Woman of Courage by India Today. She has been a speaker at TedX, the Harvard India Conference, UN Young Changemakers and the Women Economic Forum and writes a weekly national column on student issues. She is part of the Mumbai Youth Forum, The IMC Start-up Committee and IMC Skill Development Committee. She was awarded Young Womenpreneur 2017 by the DICE Ecosystem and the Governor of Maharashtra.
Previously, Shveta was a Director on the start-up team of Teach For India. She was a consultant at McKinsey’s New York City office where she founded and ran the Female Business Analyst Mentorship Program (North America).