Nisha Dhawan

Nisha Dhawan


Nisha is the Country Director, India for EMpower. She is passionate about amplifying the voices of girls, financial inclusion, and gender equity. Prior to assuming this role, she was the Director of the Adolescent Girls and Gender Initiatives at EMpower where she worked collaboratively with the global program team developing girl-focused capacity-building workshops, providing technical assistance and promoting cross-pollination of learnings in all 15 countries where EMpower works. Nisha began her career working at Deutsche Bank and Barclays in London where she managed relationships with regulators and exchanges.

Nisha is a TedX speaker and holds has a PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology – Delhi. Her doctoral thesis focused on the role that Non-Traditional Livelihoods play in advancing gender equity. She holds an MSc. in Gender, Development and Globalization from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA Hons. from McGill University in International Politics and Women’s Studies.

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