Women in Indian Social Entrepreneurship Network


Virtual workshops,
expert sessions,
best practices


Member showcase with successes, wins, milestones, vicories


Grow & scale with  knowledge, networks & mentors


Entrepreneurs, funders, research & collaboration partners


      – access to information,
      – opportunities,
      – capital &
      – community

for Indian women social entrepreneurs to: 
      – sharpen leadership skills &
      – scale their impact



Learn how best to manage energy & strengthen wellbeing for personal & organisational leadership

Business Growth

Scale through knowledge of business models, best practices, fundraising techniques & more

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Access other networks, resource library & support from a peer group of fellow founders

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Social Impact

Collaborate & bring hope, opportunity, change, social and economic equity to communities across India

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Promote credibility of members before investors, government agencies, & collaborators

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WISEN Supporters

WISEN is the result of a program that provided the inaugural class of 40 women social entrepreneurs across India with the leadership and management skills for scaling their businesses. That project was co-led by Amani Institute and the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) with support from the U.S. Consulate General, Chennai. The three partners continue to support the network after the completion of the formal program. WISEN is growing to add new members, help members support each other and build a community of women social entrepreneurs across India.

WISEN Core Group

Core group will work on behalf of the network to lay the foundation for the futureCore group will work on behalf of the network to lay the foundation for the future


Deepa Pant

Program Coordination
Founder & CEO of SVATANYA


Anju Bist

Program Coordination
Co-Director, Amrita SeRVe

Divya P Venkat

Communication & PR
Co-Founder, ViDhai Recycling

Bhavini Parikh

Communication & PR
Co-founder & CEO, Bunko Junko

M Padmavathi

Managing Trustee, COROAT


Natasha Zarine

Director, Ecosattva

Rema Sivaram

Network Coordination
Co-Founder, Ethic Attic

Usha Devi Venkatachalam

Network Coordination
Founder, Krishi Janani

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Latest News

News, wins, announcements, and more
from WISEN network & members

ICGE II: Gender in Sustainable Entrepreneurship & Social Business: The Mediating Role of Empowerment

WISEN was invited for the second edition of International Conference on Gender Equality (ICGE), a three-day conference organized by the Gender Park, an initiative of the Department of Women and[…]

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February 28, 2021 0

WISEN Enterprise Bunko Junko Wins Visa Grant

Visa Announces Grants and Resources for Women-Owned Businesses in India In partnership with IFundWomen, women-led small businesses receive grants to grow their businesses Mumbai, Maharashtra, India: Business Wire India Visa[…]

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February 9, 2021 0

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