Founder & Partner, Dasra
Neera plays a leading role in bringing managerial skills, knowledge and critical analysis to Dasra. She initiated and led the launch of the Dasra Social Impact Leadership Program with Harvard Business Publishing, a first-of-its-kind executive education program for social sector leaders in India; and has supported the analysis of over 50 Dasra sector reports in education, health and livelihoods enabling over USD $50 million of funding for hundreds of social enterprises.
She has closely worked with Dasra's portfolio organizations such as Educate Girls, SNEHA, Magic Bus and Aangan Trust to refine their strategies and accelerate their growth by 15 - 30x. In addition, Neera has played a pivotal role in engaging with USAID, Piramal Foundation and Kiawah Trust to form the Dasra Girl Alliance, a $14 milliion collaborative partnership that focuses on adolescents girls and maternal and child health in India.
Neera holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School, is an Indian Leadership Initiative Fellow (ILI 3) with the Aspen Institute. She is a recipient of the Canadian Governor General's Medallion for her dedication to addressing the persistent challenges of poverty in India and has also been awarded the Forbes Philanthropy Award in in the 'Crossover Leaders' category for 2014.
Clean Energy • Clean Water • Early Childhood to Primary Education • Financial Services • Health Delivery • Human Rights • International Justice • Livelihoods • Living Conditions • Post-Secondary Education • Sanitation • Secondary Education • Sustainable Markets • Women's and Girls' Education • Youth Job Skills