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Monica Hemrajani

2022 Fellow

Deputy Manager, Chief Minister's Good Governance Associate Programme, Haryana

monica hemrajani

A chartered accountant by education and a social change maker by choice, Monica works with the Chief Minister’s Office, Haryana, spearheading the Chief Minister’s Good Governance Associate Program. Driven by a desire to empower marginalized women, Monica plunged full-time into the development sector, after spending two years as an investment banker. At the Chief Minister’s Office, she leads strategic interventions across verticals such as entrepreneurship, education, health, and livelihood sectors. Working with senior bureaucrats and policy heads on schemes focused on empowering women and vulnerable communities, she has spearheaded the establishment of a one-stop center for women survivors of violence and worked with self-help groups facilitating rural entrepreneurship in Haryana. Monica has previously worked on financial inclusion and women’s education with the Grameen Foundation for Social Impact. There, she worked with women entrepreneurs to facilitate opportunities for market access and business growth to empower rural women in villages in Maharashtra. Monica hopes to be an agent of demonstrable, enduring change, working towards the betterment of the world by working with women leaders. Her goal is to strengthen government capacity and forge collaborations between the Government and private sectors for the socioeconomic prosperity of women in India.