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Prachi Singhal

Prachi Singhal


At the Council, Prachi leads the gender integration vertical in Powering Livelihoods, a $3 million initiative to transform India's rural economy with clean energy solutions. Prior to joining the Council, she worked at Zone Startups India, an international joint venture between Toronto-based Ryerson University and the Bombay Stock Exchange.

At Zone Startups, Prachi led multiple social impact and corporate innovation programs, including two first-of-their-kind programs focused on supporting women entrepreneurs - empoWer, a tech accelerator for women entrepreneurs (supported by DST-Govt. Of India, Gov. of Canada, GIZ, and multinational corporations) and POWERED - a capacity building program for energy entrepreneurship, focussed on women entrepreneurs, in partnership with Shell Foundation (and funded by DFID UK). Through her work, Prachi has engaged with over 300 women entrepreneurs since 2016, while directly supporting 90 women entrepreneurs to scale up their ventures and access funds worth $1.5 million. Her efforts led to the creation of over 500 jobs for women.

Prachi is a Chevening Scholar with an MSc in Public Policy from SOAS, University of London. Passionate about the bottom-top policy building approach, she resonates with active citizenship, and progressive feminist politics. She also wishes to diversify our political and civic arena and contribute towards creating a thriving support ecosystem for policy, politics, systemic, and behavioural change. She also runs a small community called Timshel (meaning, power of choices) in her free time to support and build youth (especially women) solidarity ideas and actions.

  • 12Cities she have made a home in
  • 90Women entrepreneurs directly supported
  • 03Times tried to start her own organisation
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    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

    Margaret Mead