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Sulata Dhakal

2023 Fellow

VV Visionaries

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Focus Areas

Gender Equality & Women's Rights
Social Entrepreneurship
STEM & Innovation

Sulata Dhakal is the Director of Program at Smart Cheli, a non-profit social enterprise that aims to balance the gender gap in STEM fields through mentorship and STEM-based workshops. The organization not only strives to encourage young girls to pursue STEM careers but also introduces virtues that help them develop problem-solving and collaborative skills in order to make them global citizens.

Sulata holds a Master’s degree in Structural Engineering and is also an Erasmus+ Scholar. Her passion has led her to become a mentor at the 1000 Girls 1000 Future program by the New York Academy of Sciences as well as a One Young World Ambassador where she uses her voice to make STEM more diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

“As a visionary leader, I envision a world where young girls are supported to pursue their passions, break barriers, and become the architects of their dreams.”