Sahana Mishra is a civil society activist from India. During her time in the United States, she worked with Lugar Strategies to further her understand of how private corporations participate in the promotion of women and girl’s leadership development. Since returning to India in September 2016, she has provided leadership and economic empowerment trainings to approximately 4,000 women. Her Leadership Action Plan seeks to empower young women and girls in the poorest regions of India to achieve economic independence through education, employment, and venture enterprises.

Mishra is a recipient of the COVID-19 In The Arena Grant. With this micro-grant, Mishra will supply food and sanitation kits to 175 families in the hard-hit impoverished rural state of Bihar, where COVID-19 has particularly affected migrant laborers.

Placement Organization: The Lugar Series and Hathaway Strategies

If you would like to be connected to a Next Generation Leader, please email [email protected].