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An education and social services academic, Freny is the founder and former Dean of the Faculty of Home Science, SNDT Women’s University, Pune. She serves on the advisory boards of several universities, professional bodies, and educational and health organizations in Gujarat and Maharashtra.
As a member of Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA), Jyotsna supported the welfare of families of troops. She has worked with Spectrum for over twenty-five years to enrich the lives of its members by organizing learning programs and implementing welfare programs in disadvantaged communities.
Secretary of the Kannada Sangha’s Kaveri Group of Institutes for over twenty years, Malati initiated training programs in education and mental health to help children and adolescents. She has served in organisations such as 2morrow 2gether, Connecting, and the Indian Federation of University Women’s Association (IFUWA) that work for the benefit of women and youth.
Sonali has a background in Computer Engineering & Telecommunications. She returned to Pune to work on traffic, waste management and sustainability after studying, living, and working in the United States for twenty-two years. She organized the first large scale TEDx Pune event in 2013 and subsequently founded “Pune Inspire” to host an annual event around civic issues to effect change at a grass-roots level.
A chartered accountant with over 25 years’ experience in audit and taxation and seven years of direct experience in information system audits, Sharmila executes internal audits of several foreign companies’ Indian operations. She has served as visiting faculty in Accountancy and Statistics at the SNDT college of Arts and Commerce and on the boards of Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Sanstha and Maharashtra Girls Education Society.