Neha Barjatya

As the Chief Internet Saathi, Neha is on a mission to build a sustainable model of livelihood for women across rural India through technology.
Neha Barjatya is the Chief Internet Saathi at FREND, a foundation supported by Google and Tata Trusts to enable rural women in India to access technology. After completing an executive programme at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, she dived into taking up a post-graduate diploma course from Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad. Neha covers a wide arena of topics like rural sustainability, innovation, and women empowerment in her writing.


Awards and Recognitions
YourStory’s 100 Emerging Voices of 2019
Neha Barjatya has penned down her thoughts surrounding rural development and livelihoods. In her article on India’s gig economy, she has written about how the market offers a huge potential for women owing to digitisation. In her stories related to participation of women in workforce, she has pointed out all the factors that limit the female counterparts from contributing to the GDP of the nation and about how the Internet Saathi initiative is tackling this using education and technology.