Suhani Jalota (Class of 2019)
In 2015, Suhani Jalota founded the Myna Mahila Foundation an Indian social enterprise that transforms the lives of women by breaking taboos and social stigma, creating employment opportunities, and building women networks. Through Myna Health, Jalota has helped provide women with health education and access to affordable menstrual health products at their doorstep.
Suhani has been awarded the 2017 Queen's Young Leader Award and has been featured in the Forbes Asia 30 under 30 List in the Social Enterprise category in 2018. Her foundation was also the only Indian charity to be recognized as part of the 7 charities chosen to benefit from donations marking the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle in 2018.
Addressing the Covid-19 crisis, Myna Mahila’s response activities included Covid sensitization, facemask manufacturing, disease surveillance and setting up a mobile health application. Committed to the cause of public health and social entrepreneurship, Suhani is currently pursuing a PhD in health policy at Stanford School of Medicine and an MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
The Asia Society India Centre wishes her luck in all her future endeavours!