Program Manager of Central Square Foundation
Puloma Chakrabarty is a Project Consultant at Central Square Foundation – a nonprofit organization, the mission of which is to create effective, scalable, and sustainable change in the school education system in India, ensuring that all children get equal access to learning opportunities with a focus on Foundational Literacy & Numeracy (under the National Education Policy 2020) across 12 states. Puloma works in Maharashtra with the Department of School Education/Partner NGOs and leads Monitoring & Data for the overall mission in the state. Puloma began her career as a Management Consultant at PwC India and worked there for 3 years in domains such as Telecom, Pharma, Blockchain, Supply Chain Management, Employment Generation, Cyber Security, Data Analytics and Higher Education across private and government clients. Puloma beyond her work is passionate about theatre and was a former professional dancer with Shiamak Davar’s dance academy. Puloma piloted a dance movement therapy for children suffering with cancer and for young girls rescued from Asia’s second largest red-light area in Asia-Kamathipura. Puloma is passionate about women’s leadership and has been a part of several competitive programs such as: selected by Mckinsey & Company as a Next Generation Women Leader in 2022; selected by Y-Combinator for their Future Female Founders Conference in 2020; and being a part of the organizing committee of Sheryl Sandberg’s first Lean In Conference 2017 in Mumbai. Puloma holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Brand Management and Marketing from Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad.