Sohini Bhattacharya

Sohini Bhattacharya

Intrepid Entrepreneur

New Delhi, Delhi, India

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​​Sohini Bhattacharya is CEO of Breakthrough India, a global human right’s organization working to end violence against women and girls. She brings 30 years of experience of working in human rights and her deep knowledge on the issue of violence against women, fundraising, and entrepreneurship. 

Before Breakthrough, she worked with Ashoka Innovators for the Public for a decade to raise awareness on social entrepreneurship across India and ramp up its operations in South Asia. She is also the co-founder of  Sanhita Gender Resource Centre — the first of its kind in Calcutta; working closely with traditional craftspeople and building artisan-market interfaces across India with Dastkar; and building communications, raising funds and helping set up livelihoods programmes for rural women with CINI-Child In Need Institute. Sohini also worked as the India strategy advisor for the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network from 2010-2013. Sohini is a board member for 3 small and mid-size organisations, sharing everything she has learnt with them.


Culture change work

How to engage men and boys on gender equality

How media can change the narrative on violence against women and girls

Sohini is a true and committed leader who is intent on having impact.
- S. Mona Sinha
True change won't just come simply by giving girls more opportunities -- we also need to change the hearts and minds of people. And that starts with young people.
- Sohini Bhattacharya

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