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Welham Girls' Alumni

  • Prashansa Sharma

    International Film & Theatre Director
    Batch of 2009

    A graduate of The Drama School, Mumbai and The Prague Film School, Prashansa has performed across reputable theatres in India and Greece and runs a theatre company called Kuhu.

  • Ritwika Sen

    Country Economist, International Growth Centre (Uganda)
    Batch of 2009

    Recipient of the Inlaks Scholarship, Ritwika holds a B.A. (H) in Economics from the University of Delhi, and an M.Sc in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to joining the IGC, Ritwika worked as an Overseas Development Institute Fellow at the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources in Rwanda, focusing on aid coordination, planning & budgeting, and monitoring & evaluation. “Not all those who wander are lost,” she believes.

  • Jyoti Ann Burret

    Striker, Indian Women’s Football Team
    Batch of 2007

    Armed with a masters degree from England, Jyoti decided to turn her back on the bucks and follow her passion that interesting started with juggling a football during moments of intense boredom.

  • Gauri Gopal Agrawal

    Founder - Skilled Samaritan Foundation Business Development - Medicine Patents Pool
    Batch of 2005

    Gripped by ‘cabin suicide’, Gauri quit her job as an analyst with Deutsche Bank to start Skilled Samaritan Foundation to uplift local communities.

  • Shivani Rawat

    The Visionary, The Sundance Kid
    Batch of 2004

    A graduate of New York Film Academy and The New School, Shivani has impressed filmmakers by turning the vision of filmmakers into a reality by working on a shoestring budgets.

  • Mahima Kaul

    Head, Public Policy & Government, Twitter India
    Batch of 2001

    The young, new face of digital India, Mahima joined Twitter after a stint at the Observer Research Foundation where she led the cyber and new media initiative.

  • Yashaswini Chandra

    Historian, Sahapedia
    Batch of 2000

    Armed with a PhD in art history from SOAS, University of London, Yashaswini has recently co-authored the book ‘Right of the Line: The President’s Bodyguard’.

  • Shweta Rawat

    Chairperson, Hans Foundation
    Batch of 1998

    With an aim to ‘give and not count the cost’, Shweta started the Hans Foundation that specialises in developmental projects across the country.

  • Swati Dhingra

    Assistant Professor of Economics - London School of Economics
    Batch of 1998

    Swati specialises in international trade and industrial development and is a leading voice in the UK and EU on Brexit economic policies and its impact. She is also the recipient of the FIW Young Economist Award and the Chair Jacquemin Award.

  • Alankrita Shrivastava

    Writer / Filmmaker
    Batch of 1997

    Since her directorial debut with ‘Turning 30!!!’ in 2011, Alankrita has been committed to telling stories about women from a woman’s gaze. She has recently made the critically acclaimed Lipstick Under My Burkha.

  • Arti Dogra

    Managing Director - Jodhpur Power Distribution Company
    Batch of 1996

    As the District Collector of Bikaner, Arti was responsible for executing a massive sanitation programme to make the city Rajasthan’s first open defecation free district under the Swachh Bharat Mission. She is the recipient of the prestigious Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in the field of Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) and was selected as one 15 Women of Courage by India Today magazine.

  • Priya Seth

    Batch of 1993

    With much acclaimed films like Chef and Airlift under her belt, Priya is also the foremost Underwater Cinematographer in India.

  • Anuranjita Kumar

    Corporate Executive
    Batch of 1989

    Author of ‘Can I Have It All’, Anuranjita let go of a seat in Medical College to pursue Psychology and finally landed at XLRI, Jamshedpur.

  • Parul Bhargava

    Professor of Clinical Laboratory Medicine and Director of Clinical Lab - University of California
    Batch of 1989

    The high point of Parul’s career was when she was awarded the Golden Test Tube Award for Best Teacher in Clinical Pathology by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Boston.

  • Shivani Gupta

    Founder & Chief Consultant, AccessAbility
    Batch of 1988

    Recipient of the prestigious Helen Keller Award and the Neerja Bhanot Award, Shivani Gupta author of ‘No Looking Back – A True Story’ is the founder of AccessAbility, and one of India’s best-known access consultants. With post graduate degrees in inclusive environments (design and management) from the UK, and diplomas in architecture technology and hotel management, Shivani has spent most of her professional life in working towards improving accessibility of public spaces such as educational institutions, hotels and retail and other commercial spaces in India.

  • Rasina Uberoi Bajaj

    Managing Director, Media Transavia Thailand Ltd.
    Batch of 1986

    Considered the first lady of publishing in Thailand, Rasina is an editorial powerhouse with a magazine empire that spans more than 30 titles.

  • Abhilasha Bisht

    Inspector General of Police Telangana State Special Police
    Batch of 1985

    ‘Choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong’ is what defines the charismatic and undaunted Abhilasha, who lives by her principles.

  • Dr. Arti Trehan

    Associate Professor Pathology Army Hospital R&R
    Batch of 1985

    After completing her medicine from the prestigious AFMC, Pune, Dr. Trehan started her career as a doctor at the military hospital in Sama. She has even done a fellowship with WHO and is currently serving as an Associate Professor of Pathology in the Army Hospital, R&R.

  • Dr. Sheena K. Aurora

    Batch of 1984

    Ms. Sheena K. Aurora, MD serves as Co-Director of Swedish Headache Center and a Member of Medical Advisory Board of eNeura Inc. Dr. Aurora is Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences at Stanford School of Medicine and a consultant in neurology at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. She was voted in best doctors, Women's Health Magazine and twice voted in Seattle's Best Doctors.

  • Shagun Butani

    Odissi & Chhau Exponent Founder- Director, Sudhaaya Dance Foundation
    Batch of 1983

    An acclaimed exponent of Orissi and Seraikella Chhau, Shagun has performed on prestigious platforms across India and extensively in countries such as USA, Mexico, Italy, Malaysia, South Africa and Japan. Recently, she performed in the Festivals of India at Peru, Cuba, Vietnam, South Africa and Mauritius. A constant endeavour to stay rooted in the traditional dance forms that she practices, paradoxically pushed Shagun into studying American Contemporary Dance in New York.

  • Malvika Rajkotia

    Lawyer & Author
    Batch of 1979

    One of the country’s most successful divorce lawyers, Malvika Rajkotia, the author of ‘Intimacy Undone: Law of Marriage, Divorce and Family in India’, has been practicing law for 32 years prior to which she was an amateur theatre artiste.

  • Sujata Kulshreshtha

    Founder & CEO, Wide Angle Films
    Batch of 1979

    An alumna of National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, India’s premier design school, Sujata’ s expertise lies in creating compelling visual narratives. The company has accomplished a large number of award-winning productions written and directed by her

  • Reena Mithal

    Managing Director, Sankhya Capital
    Batch of 1979

    Reena founded Sankhya Capital which invests in and works closely with small enterprises in skill development, financial inclusion and healthcare in India and the U.S.

  • Manjeet Kriplani

    Co-Founder & Executive Director, Gateway House
    Batch of 1976

    Prior to the founding of Gateway House, Manjeet Kripalani, an alumna of Columbia University, was India Bureau Chief of Businessweek magazine. During her extensive career in journalism, she was the recipient of several awards, including the Gerald Loeb Award, the George Polk Award, Overseas Press Club and Daniel Pearl Awards.

  • Anita Dayal Soin

    Director, Ibex Expeditions Private Ltd.
    Batch of 1975

    Having received a degree in Fine Arts, Anita continues to explore her creativity and artistic eye, designing journeys that become works of art themselves.

  • Renu Basu

    Global Vice President Sales, Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts and Safaris
    Batch of 1975

    Renu has been a dynamic leader in the hospitality industry and is a quintessential peoples’ person with a passion for travel and contemporary art.

  • Rajni Sekhri Sibal

    Additional Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development, Govt. of India.
    Batch of 1975

    Ms Sibal was conferred the NDTV LIC ‘Unsung Hero’ of the Year Award in 2013 for her unwavering commitment to fighting corruption in Haryana.

  • Mandakini Puri

    Batch of 1975

    A graduate of the prestigious Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Mandakini is a Private Equity investor in the US and is on the board of two NYSE listed public companies. She has also been involved in promoting and sponsoring girls’ education in India for the past several years.

  • Tavleen Singh

    Author and Columnist
    Batch of 1964

    Tavleen Singh’s career as a journalist spans more than four decades. She is the best-selling author of ‘Durbar’ and ‘India’s Broken Tryst’.

  • Laila Tyabji

    Co- Founder & Chairperson, Dastkar
    Batch of 1962

    Awarded the Padma Shri for her commitment to the revival of crafts in India, she has tried to build a connection between traditional crafts, our civilisational identity and the sustainability of livelihood.