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Vidya Subramanian

2024 Fellow

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Focus Areas

Economic Empowerment
Social Entrepreneurship

Vidya Subramanian is founder of Vidya Subramanian Academy(VSA), a women-led social enterprise imparting online training in traditional Indian arts and languages while empowering artists and teachers through work-from-home opportunities. Team VSA trains students worldwide in Carnatic and Hindustani music, Bharatanatyam dance, Indian languages, chants, Yoga, and Konnakkol in a customized format. Subramanian’s mission is to promote India’s arts and culture to a global platform.

An accomplished Carnatic vocalist, Subramanian is a Chartered accountant with an MBA from Boston College, USA. She has made available several free self-study music lessons, and launched VSA Exams, VSA Sabha concerts, and VSA Workshops. Subramanian was conferred the Women Transforming India award by NITI Aayog and United Nations – India.

“As a visionary leader, I strive to share India’s rich arts, culture, and heritage with the world while empowering more women to participate in the work force by harnessing the power of the internet.”