Programme Coordinator- Women’s Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Energy
A social scientist by profession, Suhela has an extensive experience in management of large-scale transformational programmes on women’s economic empowerment. She integrates feminist principles and strategies in programmes to enable women to recognize and challenge discrimination and gender based violence; as a pre-requisite to advance their economic rights. Her expertise lies in the areas of programme development, implementation, monitoring, measuring impact and partnership building.
She has previously worked with Central and State Government and currently, at UN Women, she is leading the Global Programme on Women’s Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Energy in India. Her experience has enabled her to develop a close understanding of the intersectionality of gender and other forms of identity, and the challenges faced by them. She has provided technical inputs and edited several publications on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. Suhela is a Ford Fellow and holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan.