India Skills Series | Ms. Monisha Banerjee, CEO- Anudip Foundation

By auther pic. CSRBOX

July 31, 2020

Monisha has over 25 years’ experience in executive and education management and is widely recognized as a leading woman mentor cum pioneer. Currently she is the CEO of Anudip Foundation, a social enterprise in India & US, with the mission of generating digitized livelihood opportunities for the unemployed and marginalized youth and young women through training in information technology.  


She holds a Master’s Degree in Nuclear Physics from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and is an alumna of the Haas Business School, University of California, Berkeley. She has spent over two decades in the area of education management donning various hats of academics, quality, product, business development. Her first involvement with the development sector was with LabourNet, where she established the Consulting, Quality and CSR Solutions teams. Prior to LabourNet, she led The Princeton Review (South Asia), a prominent player in the overseas education test preparation and advisory services space for 12 years. During her stint with The Princeton Review, she set up an employability skills vertical to cater to engineering graduates. Earlier, she was appointed by Educational Testing Services to conduct Train the Trainer workshops across India for the TOEFL test. Monisha is a member of the Advisory Council of the Center for Education Growth and Research. In her spare time she also mentors young girls from difficult backgrounds to help them ignite dreams.


In the interview, she answers the following questions:

1. How is Anudip trying to improve livelihoods through skill training?


2. Why has Anudip targeted marginalised minority communities when it comes to skill development? What have been certain challenges in working with these communities ?


3. How are digital literacy skills being prioritised through the DIYA program?


4. How is the SAVE program at Anudip contributing to a more equitable and inclusive vision?


5. How is the BEST program restoring hope and building lives for vulnerable members of society?


6. How has the foundation partnered with NSDC for their skill development training?



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