HerRights Inc. is a registered nonprofit in the state of Arizona, USA (since July 2016), with a volunteer Board of Directors, and operations in the United States as well as India. The organization is tax-exempt, 501c3 certified, and welcomes contributions from foundations, business collaborators, and individual philanthropists. If you are interested in volunteering for HerRights, please connect with us.

Board of Directors

Tanushree Ghosh, Founder and President

Dr. Tanu Ghosh works for the Intel Corporation. She has a Ph.D. from Cornell University in Material Science/Chemistry, and has served on the boards of several multichapter NGOs (ASHA and AID). She is also an author and a blogger for the Huffington Post.

Ruia Gautam, Chair, Outreach, Projects & Programs Committee

Ms. Prasad is a community organizer and communications specialist focused on crucial causes including women’s rights, immigration, mass incarceration, economic justice, and voting rights.

 

Angelina E. Brandwein, Chair, Board Development, Strategy & Media Committee

Ms. Brandwein is an innovation strategist with a passion for social justice via health. She received her Master of Healthcare Innovation at Arizona State University, and serves as Chief Operating Officer for the Institute for Mental Health Research.

Banoo J. Parpia

Dr. Parpia is the Director of International Development at Cornell University. She received her Ph.D. from Cornell University, and spent a good part of her early career on the research faculty in the Division of Nutritional Sciences there.

 

Prem C. Dhall

Dr. Dhall is a veterinarian by training, and is now retired after more than 30 years of service for the State Bank of India. He engages in and supports important social causes from his hometown of Chandigarh, India.

Her Rights has four autonomous divisions working in close collaboration with one another across Board and staff. Each division is headed by committee chairs as listed below. Brief bios are included below.

Project & Partnership

Ruia Prasad

Angel Brandwein

Accounting & Compliance

Tanushree Ghosh

Publicity & Awareness

Angel Brandwein

Madhumanti Ghosh

Fundraising & Outreach

Ruia Prasad

Core Team 2021

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Tanushree Ghosh, PhD
Founder & Board President

Tanushree Ghosh is a senior leader at the Intel Corporation in the U.S. She has a doctorate in chemistry from Cornell University, is an alum of the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, and is a social activist and author. Dr. Ghosh has been a regular contributor to the Huffington Post in the U.S., and a women's rights advocate worldwide. Her book, From An-Other Land: Making Home in the Land of Dreams was published in 2018. Writings and other offerings from Dr. Ghosh are available on her website:

www.thoughtsandrights.com.

Ruia Gautam
Chair, Outreach,
Projects & Programs 

Ruia Gautam is a communications specialist for a nonprofit in Arizona. She has served as a community organizer in the Phoenix metropolitan area for many years, focusing on issues such as immigration, mass incarceration, economic justice, and voting rights. She previously served as Project Director and Communications Coordinator for OCA Greater Phoenix, the Arizona chapter of one of the oldest national civil rights organizations advocating for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).

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Angel Brandwein, MHI
Chair, Board Development,
Strategy & Media 

Angel Brandwein is a growth strategist with expertise in operations management, startup leadership, board development, and tactical marketing. She currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for the Institute for Mental Health Research (IMHR) in Arizona. Prior to her work with IMHR, she established and managed the Health Futures Council at Arizona State University. Her areas of passion include social justice, gender rights, and mental health and healthcare disparities.

Madhumanti Ghosh, MA
Web Development

 

Madhumanti Ghosh is a talented designer based in Bangalore, India. She is well-respected in the design community for her innovative solutions that elevate across-the-board customer experience. An alum of the National Institute of Fashion Technology, as well as the National Institute of Design, she currently serves as a Senior User Experience Consultant at Deloitte Digital. She has an avid interest in the utilization of art as a tool to promote gender equity.

HerRights Alumni

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SURAVI CHANGLANI

Suravi works as an advocate for survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault in central Maryland.

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SHAIKAT CHAKRABORTY THAKUR

Saikat is a physicist by profession, working as a research scientist at the Center for Energy Research at the University of California at San Diego.

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RITI SINGH

Riti is an attorney who has long held a passion for helping children and families.  She is excited about the impact HerRights will have on the global community by virtue of empowering and advocating for women.

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ROSHNI GHOSH

Roshni works for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals as a patent agent. She has a PhD from St. John's University in Developmental Genetics, and is pursuing a JD from Fordham Law school, part time in the evening. She also acts as a volunteer for Lawyer for a Day program in Westchester Supreme Court and International Refugee Assistance Project. 

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KIRTI JAYAKUMAR

Kirthi is a Lawyer from Chennai, India with a keen interest in peace and conflict, public international law, and gender issues. She is the founder of Red Elephant Foundation and an accomplished author.

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SIDDHARTHA SENGUPTA

Sidhartha completed an M. Tech Biotechnology degree from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra. He is currently working on the Chikungunya Virus as a junior research fellow in the Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine.

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ROSHNI RAY

Roshni  is an Applied Artist and an alumni of National Institute of Design, India. She is presently working as a User Experience Consultant in Mumbai.

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HEATHER MATTISSON

Heather is Chief of Staff at Gusto. She is a leadership Coach with 20+ years experience in Diversity & Inclusion, Product Management, and Information Technology. Previously, she served as Program Manager at Intel where she managed a student mentoring program focused on multi-year partnerships with education partners and nonprofits.

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