About Us

Srujna About Us

Srujna was started in 2011 by Jyotika Bhatia and Vaishali Gandhi as a project with the aim to support women from vulnerable communities to gain skills and become financially independent. " We met women rescued from human trafficking and were overcome with a feeling to help them. Their biggest concern was that since they were not educated their livelihood options were limited. So we started Srujna", Jyotika Bhatia, Srujna has since then evolved into a NGO with a holistic approach towards women empowerment through livelihood generation.

Vision: A world where every woman has the resources and the ability to lead a meaningful life
Mission: To transform women in poverty into independent, confident and contributing members of their communities, through skill and business training, livelihood support & development of market linkages

Our Impact:

Trained 800 underprivileged women in vocational skills

Organised 425 NGO Melas across 8 cities in India

Linked 5000 rural and urban women artisans to market

Generated job worth INR 1.6 Million for underprivileged women

Legal Information:
Srujna Registration certificate
Srujna 80G
Audited Report 2014-15

Board of Trustees:
Jyotika Bhatia
Jyotika Bhatia, Executive Trustee (Impact) - MBA (social entrepreneurship), NMIMS

Jyotika is passionate about creating impact in the lives of underprivileged women. At Srujna, she oversees the development and execution of the annual plans, streamlines training & production units, builds key partnerships to enhance market linkage opportunities and implementation of training programs.

Vaishali Gandhi
Vaishali Gandhi, Executive Trustee (Resource Mobilisation) - MBA (social entrepreneurship), NMIMS

Vaishali is dedicated to creating creative solutions for poverty. At Srujna, she heads the design & growth of core programs, stakeholder management, resource mobilisation and brand development. Zeeshan supports Srujna in providing expertise on how to scale impact & sustain change in the lives of women in poverty.

Zeeshan Sumrani
Zeeshan Sumrani, Trustee, Senior Program Manager, Educate Girls

Over 10 years of experience working with NGO's like Aga Khan Education service, Times Foundation, Magic Bus, ITREB India.

Board of Advisors:
Ronak Gandhi
Ronak Gandhi, Vice President, HSBC Commercial Banking

Passionate towards social change, Ronak has been a part of Srujna from its inception. With expertise in finance and an insight in marketing he brings forth visionary planning and strategic thinking skills to the table.

Lisa Rodricks
Lisa Rodricks, Independent Not for profit consultant

With a back ground in branding and communication, and more than 3 years leading a not profit, Lisa is the brain behind streamlining the impact strategy of Srujna.

Kishan Desai
Kishan Desai, Co-Founder, Protofact

Co-founder of a full scale software and web development company, Kishan is not only a professional IT entrepreneur but also a passionate change maker.

Consultant: TechnoServe

TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries.

Our Awards:

Rotary Club of Seattle Prize at Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC) (organized by Foster School of Business, University of Washington (USA))

1st Prize in Meraki 2012 pan India business competition (organized by Fortune Institute of International Business (Udaan E-cell) Delhi) a

1st Prize in i2I 2012 International Business Plan Competition (organized by IIM Entrepreneurship Cell at Kolkata)

2nd Prize in Pinnacle Business Plan Competition (organized by Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management at Gwalior)

2nd Prize in Social Entrepreneurship Competition (organized by TERI University Delhi)

3rd Prize in Power to Empower Business Plan Competition (co-organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), supported by Ernst & Young and Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad)

Incubated by Unltd for 3 consecutive years