100% Biodegradable Sanitary Pads

Saathi manufactures 100% biodegradable and compostable all-natural sanitary pads from banana fiber. We create impact which affects women health , community and environment.

3 Ways to Support Indian Women Entrepreneurs for the Future

3 Ways to Support Indian Women Entrepreneurs for the Future

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Let’s start with the statistics: India is home to close to 18% of the world’s population and 50% of it is female. Currently, only 39% of Indian women are formally employed, compared to 81% of Indian men. Less than 20% of women are entrepreneurs and of those that are, only 9% sit at the helm of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the social sector.

4 Reasons Why Grantmakers Need Feedback to Create Meaningful Change

4 min read

It’s hard to imagine a for-profit company that does not incorporate customer feedback into its business model. Whether it’s Apple smoothing out glitches in a software update based on user experience or hotel staff responding to comments posted on TripAdvisor, customer reviews are integral to a company’s success and in turn enhance those customers’ engagement and empowerment.  

A.T.E. Chandra Foundation

A.T.E. Chandra Foundation (ATECF) anchors the philanthropic giving of Chandra Family. Strategic "portfolio approach” to social investments has helped advance and maximise its impact through various interventions. The Foundation works in collaboration with many leading Indian and Global organisations in the social sector such as Centre for Social Impact & Philanthropy (CSIP), The Bridgespan Group […]

Aavishkaar Venture Management Services

Aavishkaar Capital is the equity arm of The Aavishkaar Group which manages in excess of US$1 billion in AUM across equity and credit. The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Shell Foundation, Triodos Bank and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank. Aavishkaar Capital is one of the global pioneers in taking an entrepreneurship based approach to scaling businesses for […]

ADB Ventures

ADB Ventures is the venture arm of the Asian Development Bank. We invest in bold technology startups solving the Asia’s biggest unsolved problems with a focus on tackling climate change and gender inequality. We back game-changing climate technology entrepreneurs across multiple rounds including seed, early and early-growth stage capital to help them scale up while […]

AgFunder Asia Pte Ltd

AgFunder is one of the most active venture capital investors focused on global foodtech and agtech with offices in San Francisco, Singapore and New York. Our primary business model involves venture investment and asset management in agrifood technology. We are also the leading voice globally in agrifood technology development, investment and startup news through our […]

AI for Mental Health

Empower smartphones to identify the voice biomarker of users’ psychological conditions, and support users with relaxation content. It is designed to benefit the mentally sub-healthy population.

Aid Distribution

Duithape enables our clients to distribute aid digitally. Our strength is our ability to cater to non tech-savvy users from ages 5 to 80 years old and even the disabled.


Alsisar Impact logo

ALSiSAR IMPACT is a pioneer in the social entrepreneurship ecosystem and has been instrumental in building the ecosystem from the early stages 12 years ago. We are market leaders in South Asia in Transaction Advisory in impact investing and social enterprise landscape. Focus work includes: Due Diligence; CFO Advisory; Blended Finance; Legal documentation; Regulatory Advise; […]

Amoli : Gainful Employment

Amoli Handicrafts began as a urgent need to to provide viable job opportunities to survivors of trafficking. We provide survivors with a steady income source while in the process developing their skills.

Anudip Foundation: Women in Technology

Anudip’s Women in Tech programme develops technology-driven skills for at-risk young women between 18-30 years from very conservative and deprived backgrounds, building a pathway to secure sustainable digital livelihoods.

APCO Worldwide

APCO Worldwide is an advisory and advocacy communications consultancy helping leading public and private sector organizations act with agility, and build organizational reputations, brands, relationships and solutions to succeed. APCO is an independent and majority women-owned business. Most importantly, we are a trusted partner to our clients. We help them anticipate, plan, execute and secure […]

Artha Platform

An online community dedicated to building relationships between resource providers and SPOs working on or in India.


Arthan (www.arthancareers.com) is a social enterprise committed to transforming the human capital landscape in the impact sector in India. Arthan enables impact-driven organisations to strengthen how they hire, retain and develop talent through its work in hiring and HR advisory including policies, processes and organisational development.  Arthan’s non-profit arm (​www.arthan.in​) equips students from underprivileged communities […]

Arts for All

Leverages art and low tech mediums (WhatsApp, IVRS, Radio) to foster socio-emotional well being and 21st century skills in children from disadvantaged backgrounds during the pandemic.


Project Asbah is a dynamic self-replicating endeavor with the aim of providing affordable clean drinking water to urban slums and rural households of India by establishing community filtration plants.

Asian University for Women (AUW): Empowering Women

The Asian University for Women (AUW) seeks to educate and empower women who will become skilled and innovative professionals, service-orientated leaders in their businesses and communities, and promoters of sustainable development in Asia.

Athena Global Alliance

Athena Global Alliance (Athena) is a 10 year old niche consulting firm focusing on access to finance for SME in emerging markets. We have areas of expertise in gender, impact fund structuring and analysis, Islamic financing, and financial institution risk management. Athena has been graciously awarded grant funding to start a lending platform for gender […]

Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies QUT

ACPNS • is a Queensland-based national teaching and research centre in QUT’s Business School • exists to build the capability and leadership acumen of the nonprofit, philanthropic and social enterprise sector in Australia and beyond • helps community organisations and companies drive transformative change and social impact • has delivered the benefits of its teaching […]

Australian Communities Foundation

Australian Communities Foundation (ACF) was established in 1997 as the Melbourne Community Foundation. It was renamed to ACF to more accurately reflect our current work, which continues to grow nationally and reach globally. ACF offers individuals, families, groups, corporations and not-for-profit organisations an easy and satisfying way of giving something of real value back to […]


A leader for 65 years, AVI is an Australian not-for-profit organisation committed to achieving economic and social development outcomes across Asia, the Pacific and the world. AVI invites change. We connect people to bring about change by sharing their skills, knowledge and experience through international pathways and networks. We combine our extensive cross-sector networks with […]

AVPN Webinar: Empowering Rural Women through Entrepreneurship and Political Leadership

AVPN Webinar: Empowering Rural Women through Entrepreneurship and Political Leadership

The two biggest challenges women in rural India face are the lack of financial independence as well as lack of say in local governance. Both of these push women towards dependency for access to resources, be it in the family or the public space. Supporting women in rural areas through creating entrepreneurship opportunities, an enabling ecosystem, and systemic capacity building is an effective way of ensuring financial independence for them.