Effectively working to incorporate social change across India, with 10 years of leadership and management, and by creating a platform that connects NGOs and donors.
Vidya Shah did her MBA from IIM Ahmedabad and her BCom from RA Podar College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai.
Earlier, Vidya was the CFO of Edelweiss Group, and had worked with ICICI, Peregrine, and NM Rothschild India as an investment banker.
She serves on the board of prominent organisations including Edelweiss, helping with sustainable solutions.
She was awarded the ‘Financial Inclusion Award by CNBC TV 18’ in 2016, the ‘Woman Achiever of the Year’ by ABP BFSI Awards in 2017, and ‘India’s Top 100 Women in Finance by Association of International Wealth Management of India (AIWMI)’ in 2019.
Striving to bridge the gap between the corporate world and the social sector, Vidya writes mainly on philanthropy and social issues that she strongly identifies with. She has written for a number of publications including YourStory, Mint Lounge, and HuffPost India.
The topics she generally explores include women and children welfare and security and equal rights and opportunities for women, with a strong focus on feminism.
In an article titled ‘Measuring the Social Poverty of Women’, she discusses how women experience poverty more acutely and differently from men.
In an article in She the People titled ‘Women need to challenge and disrupt norms’, Vidya talks about how women in teams and groups need to come together to change the way their roles are perceived in society.
Further, she states that unless women come to the forefront to challenge existing norms they will continue to be dominated and experience stagnated growth.