Vanita Shinde joined Mann Deshi Foundation in 2006 and serves as it’s Chief Administrative Officer. As part of the senior management team she oversees the overall development, implementation and administration of Mann Deshi’s programmes; manages a staff of a hundred, and monitors targets and assessments. She plays a key role in developing various partnerships, funder engagements as well as business expansion. With a Bachelor of Commerce and a Diploma in Cooperative Management and Accountancy from Mumbai University, Vanita has a background in business and bilingual translation. In 2009, she was invited to participate in the Global Social Entrepreneurship Course at Yale University. Vanita is regularly invited to national as well as international conferences to share her experience on financial inclusion and supporting entrepreneurship for women. She is passionate about women’s empowerment and enjoys travelling, cooking and music.