We are Aspire For Her.
We are a gender-diversity movement – and we use the power of communities to enable women to enter, persevere and thrive in the workforce. In doing so, we aim to uplift the economy.
• To add $5 billion to India’s GDP through increased participation of women
• To achieve these goals by 2025
• To turn their career aspirations into actions
• To enable them be a part of at least one of the 3Es – Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship
Our origin story
We were born in March, 2020. But the idea behind this initiative was a long time sparking.
Meet our founder, Madhura DasGupta Sinha.
She grew up in a highly gender-equal household, with a feminist dad and a powerful, career-focussed mom. The idea of biases was wholly alien to her and she believed that women could do whatever they wanted to, if they were determined about it.
But then she started working. And she started having first-hand experiences with biases that only grew more prominent, the higher up the ladder she got. Eventually, she started hitting glass ceilings.
Although she continued striving, she now realised that determination and grit were not enough to get a woman where she wanted to be. The world needed to change to keep up with women’s ambitions.
She decided to do something about it. And on her 50th birthday, she did. She left her high-flying banking career to start Aspire For Her, together with her mother and her daughter.
The women who run the show
A few key things about us