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Anushree Rai

2022 Fellow

Independent Policy and Research Consultant, currently a Research Consultant with Gender at Work

Anushree Rai

Anushree Rai is working towards eliminating gender and education inequality through small and large-scale initiatives. She has worked with Teach for India at the grassroots level by teaching more than 60 students language and mathematic studies. She also adopted a top-down approach through her work with the Ministry of Higher Education, Andhra Pradesh, UNICEF, and UNESCO, where she worked as a policy and research consultant targeting equity and inclusion issues.

Anushree worked with the Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC), where she was instrumental in developing a thoroughly researched vision document and manifesto for Tamil Nadu and West Bengal with a goal of developing a more nuanced understanding of how policy formulation takes place at a state level.

As a black belt and a national gold medalist in karate, Anushree is also an ardent believer of achieving women’s empowerment through sports, and works to spread and promote gender equity in the sports industry.

Anushree has completed her bachelor’s degree in political science from Miranda House followed by her master’s in international development from Sciences Po, Paris. Her passion for social equity and development led her to volunteer with programmes such as the Bright Burundi Scholarship, where she helped raise resources to fund Burundi high school students to pursue tertiary education. With an extensive experience in research, policy formulation, stakeholder management, government liaison, and strategizing, Anushree is on a path to becoming an entrepreneur working towards achieving a holistic women’s empowerment goal.