WomenLift Health is about action

Action taken by women, men, organizations and societal leaders that, together, add-up to transformative change.

Meet the WomenLift Health South Asia team
Powering change.

Shagun Sabarwal

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning & South Asia Director

Sanaya Chandar

Senior Communications Coordinator, India

Neha Dass

Facilitator, India

Avantika Dhingra

Senior Program Manager, India

Senior Communications Coordinator, India

Sanaya is a strategic communications professional, specialising in content creation, editorial planning, and social media. She has over four years of experience working in public relations, journalism, and development communications.

Prior to joining WomenLift Health, Sanaya worked as a Senior Communications Associate at J-PAL South Asia, where she helped formulate and execute the organisation’s communications strategy. Sanaya has worked as a reporter at Quartz India, covering the intersection of renewable energy and mobility in India as well as popular technology and new media trends in the region. She has also worked with Antenna Group in New York City, a public relations firm specialising in communications for cleantech, advanced mobility, and other smart technology startups in North America.Sanaya holds a double Master’s in Global Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Southern California. She also holds a BSc in Economics from the Symbiosis School of Economics.

Facilitator, India

Neha is an experienced professional with over 18 years of experience in Leadership Development, Learning and Development and Talent Management.

She has worked with reputed IT MNCs, Media Houses and the Healthcare sector, leveraging end to end initiatives to strengthen the leadership pipeline, developing high potentials and other talent pools.

 An MBA specializing in Human Resources and Organization Behaviour, Neha is also a Psychometric Practioner, an Image Consultant and a Storyteller.

Senior Program Manager, India

Avantika has over 14 years of experience, most of which has been focused on human capital development.

Before joining WomenLift Health, Avantika was a Senior Manager at J-PAL where she worked on a national programme to build capacity and support career journeys of public officials using a competency-driven approach. Prior to that, she led the classroom instruction & practice team at Central Square Foundation, where she worked with private foundations, nonprofits and government institutions, to improve foundational literacy and numeracy outcomes for students.
Avantika holds a MA in Public Policy from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS.

Prachi Sharma

Program Manager, India

Program Manager, India

Prachi comes with eight years of experience in program management, knowledge management, and advocacy. Her expertise range across several thematic areas including sexual reproductive health and rights, maternal and child health, violence against women and education across India and Africa. Prior to joining WomenLift Health, Prachi worked with Piramal Foundation on the Aspirational Districts Programme and The Tribal Health Collaborative where she extensively engaged with NITI Aayog, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, the Government of India and various leading development partners. A proud feminist, Prachi was recognised as a young gender leader by the Swedish Institute in 2019.

She holds a master’s degree in Women Centred Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and has also been a GRO GEST Scholar at the University of Iceland. Always on the lookout for crime thrillers, she is an avid consumer of cinema. 

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Unlocking innovation: Elevating Women Leaders in Science

Some glimpses from a thought provoking conference organised in collaboration with the Department of Biotechnology and WomenLift Health in December 2022 titled ‘Women Leaders in Health and Science’. It boasted an inspiring panel that saw discussions on personal experiences, insights, and perspectives on the challenges women face in leadership and the sciences; the progress that has been made so far, the barriers that still exist, and the strategies that can help more women break through the glass ceiling and increase their power of influential leadership!


Our mission is to expand the power and influence of talented women in global health and catalyze systemic change to achieve gender equality in leadership.


Our vision is a world where diverse, accomplished leaders collectively transform global health outcomes.

Where we work

We are establishing partnerships to support Country Implementation Hubs, beginning with the United States, India, and East Africa.