Sanjna is an award-winning digital strategist and designer who loves using her skills to create a better world. Equipped with 4+ years of experience in strategising and using digital tools to create impact, Sanjna conceptualised Daan while pursuing her MA in Media Practice for Development & Social Change at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom.
When not designing and teaching herself/reading about the latest UX trends or development communications, she can be found enjoying her cup of coffee and dreaming up a new illustration or reveling a good meal while muttering a joke or two to a friend. Forever a compulsive optimist, Sanjna believes in the power of technology to aid collaborations, which her own experience of working with grassroots communities in Delhi, India has taught her. She is also a recipient of Sussex India scholarship, Young India Fellowship and has been a valedictorian during her under-graduation in Journalism at the University of Delhi. Know more about her on www.sanjnasudan.com
Diksha Dutta is an independent journalist and a diversity & corporate communication trainer. Based in Berlin since 2017, she is intrigued by the tech and startup scene in Europe after writing extensively on the Indian ecosystem. After a six-year stint as a full-time business journalist with publications like News Corp, since 2015, she has been writing independently on startups for international media publications. Her work is published in publications such as Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes and The Huffington Post. She works with corporates and international companies towards a diverse and inclusive workplace. Know more about her on www.dikshadutta.com.
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Head of People Experience
Apoorva is an entrepreneur with 5+ years of experience in the Development sector. She stepped into the development sector as an education and leadership consultant for government schools in the tribal belt of India where she learned what social impact truly meant. Her journey in this field gave her opportunities to work on projects with a diverse set of stakeholders ranging from tribal groups, government officials, educators, NGOs, publishing houses to eventually artisans/cobblers to fashion houses.
She loves challenges and believes that one should be dedicated to a cause and not an industry.
Apoorva has previously designed interactive workbooks for school management, an online business model for a leading publishing house in India and has also co-founded a successful social enterprise called Karmantikthat provided sustainable livelihood opportunities for Indian artisans. Apart from being a Young India Fellow, a Gandhi Fellow, she was chosen as the Entrepreneur-in-residence by Ashoka University to scale up her social enterprise that was eventually also supported by Upaya Social Ventures.
She was featured in leading magazines and newspapers such as Pool, The optimist citizen, Youthkiawaaz, NDTV, The Indian Express etc. for her work.
In her free time, Apoorva is busy making a disastrous recipe, dreaming of fluffy dogs and enjoying extremely strange comics.
Aayushi is currently pursuing her masters in Media Practise for development and Social Change at the University of Sussex. A recipient of the Chevening Scholarship by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of UK, she is passionate about social change and has worked in the social sector in India for four years. Aayushi truly believes that a change in mindset can lead to a change in society, and is keen to make an impact in the world.
A big Bollywood fan, Aayushi enjoys watching documentaries and tv shows, and can be found scouting the internet for ‘something different’ to watch. Her interest in learning about new cultures and breaking out of her comfort zone comes from her experience as a Gandhi Fellow, working in rural Udaipur, and has been able to form bonds with people from different nations and walks of life.